Mac Miller Shows His Newfound Maturity on ‘GO:OD A.M.’
Mac Miller finds his happy place and a newfound maturity on his third album 'GO:OD AM.'
A History of Kanye West Cosigns
Do artists benefit from Kanye West's cosign? XXL takes a look at the hits and misses.
Label Releasing DMX’s ‘Redemption Of The Beast’ Album Says It’s Real
Get ready to be confused. So first we thought DMX was releasing an album next week, then reps from DMX's camp told XXL that X has nothing to do with the project and "he was unaware of the upcoming announcement of the Redemption Of The Beast album," in addition to Swizz Beatz saying that the project wasn't legitimate, and now we have word that the project is in fact, authentic... Read Mo
Trailer For Tyler, The Creator And Erykah Badu’s Musical In Adult Swim’s ‘Black Dynamite’ Is Out
We previously reported that Adult Swim would be airing a special episode of Black Dynamite featuring voice overs from Tyler the Creator and Erykah Badu, and now we have a sneak peek of the hour long episode. The episode, which is titled "The Wizard of Watts," focuses on police brutality and also features voiceovers from J...
Ghostface Killah And BADBADNOTGOOD Featuring MF DOOM “Ray Gun”
The hip-hop gods have blessed us today with a brand new track from Ghostface Killah and MF DOOM entitled "Ray Gun." The track, which is off of Toronto jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD's upcoming Sour Soul LP, features Ghostface and DOOM spitting in their respective signature styles for about 45 seconds each over jazzy drums and horns, before the track goes off into instrumental bliss...
Kid Ink Featuring Chris Brown “Hotel”
When Kid Ink and Chris Brown get together, it's bound to be a hit, as demonstrated with collabs such as, "Main Chick" and "Show Me," and it seems as if they have another banger on their hands with Kid Ink's latest joint entitled "Hotel." On "Hotel," Ink and Breezy wonder out loud why the thirsty women in the club are looking at them and their girlfriends, wi
THC Featuring Kent Jamz Of Overdoz And Childish Gambino “Perfect”
Los Angeles based production duo THC have dropped their latest joint entitled "Perfect" featuring Ken Jamz of Overdoz an Childish Gambino. The production is expectedly bumping; featuring an entrancing synth pattern, deep, thumping bass, and rolling hi-hats...
CyHi The Prynce “Credit ‘I’ Deserve”
CyHi Da Prince has been quiet over the last several months, but he's finally broken his silence in a big way with his latest joint, "Credit "I" Deserve." This track finds Cyhi rapping over a bumping instrumental, filled with marching band style rolling snares, and an autotune like sample that plays throughout...
Ghostface Killah Performs “Love Don’t Live Here No More” On ‘The Tonight Show’
On last night's edition of the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Jan. 8), rap legend Ghostface Killah hit the stage with chanteuse Kandace Springs to perform "Love Don't Live Here No More," a cut off of Ghost's 36 Seasons album. The performance, which was backed by the Brooklyn-based soul band The Revelations, juxtaposes gritty rhyme style of Ghostface and the soulful vocals of Springs
The White House Wants To Know How Pro Era Got Malia Obama’s Selfie
When most people take a selfie and post it on Instagram, the most exciting thing that happens is seeing the names that liked your picture. When a selfie of the President of the United States's daughter gets posted to Instagram, things get a bit more serious...
Ludacris’s Ex Says His Quick Marriage Is A Ploy To Gain Custody Of Their Daughter
We had previously reported that Ludacris proposed to his longtime girlfriend Eudoxie Agnan on Christmas, and later reported that they actually got married the same day. While some may think of the quick marriage as cute, others may think that there's some funny business going on as it pertains to the swiftness of the marriage after the proposal...
Happy Birthday Just Blaze!
Today is Just Blaze's birthday! The now 37-year-old Grammy Award winning producer made his name in the early 2000s, working very closely with Jay Z to produce classic tracks such as "Girls, Girls, Girls," "Song Cry," and "Hovi Baby." He also worked with many other Rocafella affiliated artists, providing his heavily sample based production to the likes of Beanie Sige