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) in Hip-Hop
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.'
Lil Peep, a Tragic New Talent Gone Too Soon
It’s reductive to categorize Peep as simply a rapper with a drug problem.
Eminem’s Battle Cry: “We F!*#ing Hate Trump”
The line in the sand has been drawn. How will Donald Trump and—more importantly—his base respond to Eminem's battle cry?
This Is How Streaming Became the New Platinum Standard
This is how streaming changed the music industry.
Rappers and the 2016 Presidential Election: Was Hip-Hop Woke Enough?
Were rappers woke enough during the 2016 presidential election?
Drake Performs “Started From The Bottom” and “Hold On We’re Going Home” During 2013 MTV Video Music Awards (Video)
Drake showed off his singing and rapping skills by performing "Started From The Bottom" and "Hold On We're Going Home" during 2013 MTV Video Music Awards tonight. Set against a background resembling the artwork for his Nothing Was The Same album, the Toronto star kept his set short and sweet...