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.
A&R Riggs Morales Has Built a Career Looking for the Next Big Thing in Hip-Hop
Vice President of A&R and Artist Development at Atlantic Records Riggs Morales speaks on his come up in the business in the latest episode of Shot Callers.
Can SoundCloud Survive as Rappers Depart for More Profitable Streaming Services?
Will SoundCloud survive as rappers are enticed to go to more profitable streaming services?
From Biology Student to Managing Nipsey Hussle, A&R Steve Carless Is the Ultimate Hustler
Steve-O breaks down his come up in the industry and working with the likes of Nipsey Hussle, Dave East and more.
G-Eazy Solidifies His Spot in Hip-Hop With “No Limit”
G-Eazy graces the cover of XXL's Spring Issue while securing his position in hip-hop.
From Unpaid Intern to Jay-Z’s Right-Hand Man, Lenny S on How You Can Get Into (and Stay) i…
Lenny S, Roc Nation Senior Vice President of A&R, is latest guest on XXL's podcast 'Shot Callers.'
Spotify’s Tuma Basa Shares How Artists Can Get on the RapCaviar Playlist
Tuma Basa, global programming head of hip-hop at Spotify, reveals how rappers can get their music on the RapCaviar playlist.
Check Out the First Episode of XXL’s ‘Shot Callers’ Podcast With Guest Angela Yee
Radio personality Angela Yee stars as the first guest on the premiere episode of XXL’s podcast 'Shot Callers.'