XXL’s The Great Hip-Hop Debates: Is Ghostwriting Okay to Do in Hip-Hop?
On the fourth episode of XXL’s debate podcast, “The Great Hip-Hop Debates,” the group discusses ghostwriting in hip-hop.
XXL’s The Great Hip-Hop Debates: Should Internet Babies Do Their Hip-Hop Homework?
On the third episode of The Great Hip-Hop Debates, we linked up with Jack Thriller and DJ Suss One to discuss whether or not the Internet babies should be doing their hip-hop homework.
XXL's The Great Hip-Hop Debates: What's The Best Kanye Album of All Time?
XXL's Vanessa Satten and Sirius XM's Torae sit down with renowned DJ Mister Cee and journalists Sowmya Krishnamurthy and Shaheem Reid on the first episode of "The Great Hip-Hop Debates."
Skyzoo And Torae Hit The Court For “Memorabilia”
Only the best of the best are allowed to step foot in The Cage, one of the New York City's most famous courts behind Rucker Park. That doesn't only concern basketball skills; Skyzoo and Torae are slick-tongued, quick-witted rhymers. They, too, get to breathe the air that occupies the City's best courts (it's that serious; basketball is a way of life, guys)...
Torae Asks “Who Are You Waking Up Next To?” At BET Hip-Hop Awards 2014
Our tour guide Torae headed out to Atlanta for the BET Hip-Hop Awards this year, and it looks like it was a blast. Aside from his dope interviews on the green carpet, the Barrel Brothers MC also wanted to have some fun. Since we all know that the A is known for turning up, Torae asks "Who'd you wake up next to...
Torae Hits The Green Carpet For BET Hip-Hop Awards 2014
The BET Hip-Hop Awards kicked off last Tuesday night and the ninth edition was filled with a lot of excitement. Before the show started, XXL sent our tour guide Torae on the red turned green carpet to interview some of your favorite hip-hop artists...
KNOE Featuring Skyzoo And Torae “End Of The Beginning”
Australia isn't a well-known place that produces hip-hop's next stars, but KNOE is looking to change that. Hailing from the suburbs of Perth City, KNOE is gaining traction in his hometown as the next one up. Previously, KNOE opened up for names like Action Bronson, Skyzoo and Heems from Das Racist...
The 25 Best Hip-Hop Albums Of 2014 (So Far)
This time last year, albums from Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, J Cole, Mac Miller and Wale—with a Jay Z album right around the corner—had already dropped, providing hip-hop heads with plenty to talk about at the halfway mark of the year. In 2014, the focus has been less on established acts bolstering their resumes—though Rick Ross, Kid Cudi, The Roots and Tech N9ne have all submitted solid efforts—and
23 Rappers And Producers On The Music That Changed Their Lives
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