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.

Today, XXL kicks off the third episode of what we’ve deemed the rule book for rappers dying to blow up.  Narrated by XXL Editor-in-Chief, Vanessa Satten, and Editor Miranda J., the third installment is titled “Owning & Getting Out of Your City.” Listen above as Kid Ink plus Riggs Morales, the VP of A&R at Atlantic Records, and Zach Quillen, manager of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, offer expertise on the primary things to focus on when trying to expand beyond your city as a new artist. Listen to The Break Podcast on iTunes here.

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