Hip-Hop and mean-muggin go hand in hand. Ice grills might as well be the fifth element, behind MCing, DJing, graffiti and breakdancing. You hear that KRS-One, it’s time to update the hip-hop bible. So if you want to be a rapper, you better work on getting your face right. XXL put together a slideshow to help you practice. Say cheese!

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50 Cent

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T.I.

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Trick Daddy

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Slim Thug

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Treach

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Three 6 Mafia

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The Game

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Tech N9ne

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Snoop Dogg

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Rza

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Young Buck

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Ja Rule

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Rick Ross

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Raekwon

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Prodigy

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Plies

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Ol' Dirty Bastard

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Nicki Minaj

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Mike Jones

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Method Man

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Lil Flip

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Juvenile

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Jim Jones

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Ice Cube

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Ice-T

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Freeway

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Fat Joe

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DMX

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David Banner

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Canibus

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