Lakeyah Aims to Be the Biggest Artist in the World as Quality Control Music’s Next Up
Read the exclusive interview.
A Look Back at Hip-Hop’s Role in This Presidential Election – No More Politics as Usual
Hip-hop played a major role in the 2020 presidential election. As Joe Biden takes office as President, XXL looks back at the wild ride to get here.
How the Coronavirus Changed Hip-Hop
From touring coming to a halt to rappers thinking creatively on how to interact with their fans, this is how the coronavirus changed hip-hop.
Hip-Hop’s Race to Get a No. 1 on the Billboard Charts Continues Amid a Complex System
Hip-hop's obsession with sitting on top of the Billboard singles chart.
Denzel Curry Will Drop Three More Albums Before He Stops Rapping
Denzel Curry chops it up about plans after rap.
Key Glock Recalls the Moment He Knew Rap Was His Calling
Key Glock speaks things into existence.
Fetty Wap Aims to Reclaim His Spot at the Top
Ahead of Fetty Wap's new album, King Zoo, the rapper speaks on his new "elevated" sound, the change in his voice and taking care of business.
Rich The Kid Focuses on Making Good Music: “I’m Not Trying to Be Lyrical”
Rich The Kid just wants to make good music.
Flipp Dinero’s Religion Helps Keep Him Grounded
Flipp's still humble despite the success of his break out single "Leave Me Alone."
A History of How Hip-Hop and Fashion Brands Started Working Together
Fashion brands are accepting rappers now more than ever.
Inside Hip-Hop’s Complicated Mental Health Complex
Is hip-hop ready to talk about mental health?
Rico Nasty’s Perfect Blend of Sugar and Spice Leads to Major Label Success
After signing with Atlantic Records in June of 2018, Rico Nasty's perfect blend of sugar and spice is reaching an even wider audience.