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Has the Competitive Landscape Changed for Women in Hip-Hop?
Women rappers are taking over the game bar by bar, beat by beat. XXL takes a deep dive into how they've accomplished this feat.
SSGKobe Plans to Keep the People Invested With Upcoming U4EYA Album
SSGKobe gives a few details on his upcoming major label debut album, U4EYA, in his XXL magazine interview.
KenTheMan Preps New Tour With Cosigns From 2 Chainz and Snoop Dogg Behind Her
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Shelley FKA DRAM Interview: Comes Clean About New Album, Battling Drug Addiction and Fitness as Therapy
Shelley, formerly known as DRAM, is coming off five years of ups and downs, but with new music and a new moniker, he’s ready to come clean.
Saweetie Commands the Social Media Crowd Ahead of Pretty Bitch Music Album
Saweetie didn’t let a pandemic and quarantine knock her hustle in 2020.
How Hip-Hop Songs Both Old and New Are Taking Over TikTok
In two years time, TikTok has become the premier app for content creators. Now, hip-hop songs both old and new are taking over.
Rapsody Turns to a Special Tupac Shakur Story as a Reminder She’s on the Right Path
Rapsody discusses the happiness she's experiencing at the moment, her venture into acting and a special Tupac Shakur story.
Young M.A Enters a New Phase in Her Music Career: “Don’t Think It’s All Gangster”
Young M.A speaks to XXL about having more fun in her music, accomplishing her entrepreneurial ambitions and maturing in the fickle music industry.
How Ebro Darden Went From Fish Mascot to Hip-Hop Gatekeeper
Ebro's grinded his way from his early days of being a fish mascot to being known as a gatekeeper in hip-hop.
Are Women Finally Getting the Respect They Deserve in Hip-Hop?
Women have been making some serious noise in hip-hop.
Vic Mensa Evolves From Rapper to Activist and Women’s Equality Proponent
Vic Mensa chops it up with XXL about his new journey.