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XXL’s Songs Of The Week
XXL’s Songs Of The Week
There’s plenty of new music to sift through. How do you know what is good or bad? Well, that’s where we come in. Aside from a busy week of interesting news, there’s always a plethora of dope music that drops. Sometimes it’s out of nowhere, and sometimes it is promoted and released right when we expect it...
A Guide To Chicago’s Hip-Hop Scene
A Guide To Chicago’s Hip-Hop Scene
When XXL released its 2014 Freshmen Cover last month, one of the biggest talking points among hip-hop fans was the strong presence of Chicago rappers. With Chance The Rapper, Lil Bibby, Lil Durk and Vic Mensa all making our list this year, it marked the first time in the cover's seven-year history that a single city was rewarded with four XXL Freshmen, and brought Chicago's total Freshmen tally up