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In The Cut: Songs You Need To Hear From February 2014
In The Cut: Songs You Need To Hear From February 2014
We can’t believe it’s already March. Last month was pretty busy. We saw the end of 50 Cent’s run with Interscope, as he is now signed to Caroline Records through an indie deal. Other big moments included an unexpected album release from Kid Cudi, a long-awaited major label debut from ScHoolboy Q, and the Air Yeezy II Red Octobers surprisingly dropped and sold out in mere minutes...
In The Cut: Big Sean & Juicy J Made XXL’s Top Songs Of The Week
In The Cut: Big Sean & Juicy J Made XXL’s Top Songs Of The Week
As the world recovers from Kendrick-mania, nearly ten full days after the verse that stopped the world dropped, we're still catching up on new music. This week, Drake—as he likely will for the weeks to come before the release of his upcoming album Nothing Was The Same—made major headlines after he pushed the release date of his LP back a week and revealed the album's cover art, which is as upbeat
In The Cut: Earl Sweatshirt & Chief Keef Made XXL’s Top Songs Of The Week
In The Cut: Earl Sweatshirt & Chief Keef Made XXL’s Top Songs Of The Week
What is there to say that hasn't already been said about Kendrick Lamar and his epic, industry-inspiring and headline-terrorizing verse on Big Sean's "Control"? For five days, Kendrick—who has no project or tour to promote—has singlehandedly inspired just about all of the stories posted on hip-hop websites, including XXL's...
In The Cut: Drake & Rick Ross Made XXL’s Top Songs Of The Week
In The Cut: Drake & Rick Ross Made XXL’s Top Songs Of The Week
There's no sense in fighting it any longer—Drake has, is and will continue to dominate rap, and we're going to have to openly accept it. And as he showed us earlier this week with his 2 Chainz- and Big Sean-assisted new single, his peers have accepted it too, as their verses on Drake's single got them more attention than anything they've put out as of late (no shots at "Feds Watching").
In The Cut: Azealia Banks And Curren$y Made XXL’s Top Songs Of The Week
In The Cut: Azealia Banks And Curren$y Made XXL’s Top Songs Of The Week
Yes, we know. Jay-Z over everything and J. Cole is the new God. We know, we know. What we also know is that you've most likely been listening to a very limited number of songs in these past few weeks, so we've taken it upon ourselves as curators of this hip-hop culture to make sure you're not missing out on the new tunes you might've overlooked in your hunt for the Yeezy Red Octobers MCHG... Read
In The Cut: Travi$ Scott And Rick Ross Made XXL’s Top Songs Of The Week
In The Cut: Travi$ Scott And Rick Ross Made XXL’s Top Songs Of The Week
It's been a busy week at the XXL offices. As we close out our upcoming issue and continue to gear up for more dates of the XXL Freshmen Live Tour—which recently stopped in New York City and saw performances from the entire Freshmen class alongside special guests like Fat Trel, Troy Ave and Riff Raff—we've also been working hard to stay up on all the new music and news that dropped this week... Re
In The Cut: Wu-Tang And A$AP Ferg Made XXL’s Top Songs Of The Week
In The Cut: Wu-Tang And A$AP Ferg Made XXL’s Top Songs Of The Week
We're not sure why, but it feels like this next week is going to be a really important one for new music. It could be Kanye's upcoming appearance on SNL, where he's rumored to be premiering a brand-new single ("I Am God"?), or maybe it's the release of Daft Punk's anxiously awaited Random Access Memories (we've heard it on the low, and it's awesome), but something's definitely in the ai

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