XXL has always been on the pulse of the culture, featuring the biggest artists in the game on our covers for years and reporting on the biggest stories online as they break. As we document hip-hop in this fashion, we've always taken an objective approach so our readers can get the full, un-biased story—but sometimes, things need a little more context. That's why we launched the Hip-Hop Moments of Clarity podcast.

Though we've taken some time off since the show's launch in 2018, we figured there's no better time to relaunch than now after Eminem posted a cryptic tweet this week, the success of Young Thug's new album and Missy Elliott's memorable performance at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.

For the episode, XXL's Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Satten sits down with our Executive Editor John Kennedy (a.k.a JFK), veteran hip-hop journalist Shaheem Reid and former Revolt Senior Vice President Rahman Dukes, but cast members may change weekly.

The conversation focuses on Eminem and why so many rappers are coming at him, Missy getting her flowers at the VMAs, the big-time first-week success of Young Thug's So Much Fun album and more. There's a lot going down in the world of hip-hop, and XXL's got the rundown.

Check out the latest episode of XXL Hip-Hop Moments of Clarity below.

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