Rap Report Card From the 1990s Grades Jay-Z, DMX and More
How'd your favorite rapper score on the rap report card?
Wild Words Rappers Have Used That Made You Run to a Dictionary
Celebrating the vast vocabulary of artists like Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and more.
D.R.A.M. Spits Mean Freestyle Over a Keith Murray Classic
D.R.A.M. raps over Keith Murray's "The Most Beautifullest Thing in This World."
20 Rappers Showing Love to 'Seinfeld' in Their Lyrics
XXL highlights 20 rappers and songs that reference the classic comedy behemoth 'Seinfeld.'
19 Rappers Who Put Their Government Name in Album Titles
What's in a name? For most rappers, picking a stage name is one of the more defining representations of what's to come from an artist's career. Whether it's a childhood nickname or one gleaned from the streets, a take on their given name or an acronym for what they represent, stage names are important for a rapper's image and career...
Rick Ross, DMX, 2 Chainz And More Celebrate Def Jam’s 30th Anniversary
Def Jam Records, the influential label that cultivated hip-hop’s brightest stars, held their 30-year celebration at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center last night. The special concert mixed Def Jam’s past and present roster, including Warren G, Onyx, Foxy Brown, EPMD, Method Man & Redman, Ja Rule, Fabolous, DMX and many more surprises. ...