If there’s a lot of anything these days, it’s new rappers. XXL‘s The Break podcast is for those aspiring MCs who need a little help getting on. This is the place to hear valuable info on how to make it in hip-hop from some of the biggest and most experienced names in the game. Hosted by XXL‘s Vanessa Satten and Miranda J., The Break podcast is an essential tool for artists willing to listen and learn. XXL‘s The Break: Where New Artists Come First.

In episode 11, Big Sean, Kevin Gates and the manager of Lil Wayne (formally Drake and Nick Minaj), Cortez Bryant, give the keys to avoid drama. Here they reveal the most common problems rappers face after making it big and the best ways to navigate through them beforehand. From homeboy management to living your truth, this episode is dubbed "keeping the drama at bay."

Listen to the latest episodes of XXL’s new sports podcast, Ante Up, here. Watch the ten episode of The Break below.