Debating is a huge part of hip-hop. Time and time again we’ve witnessed the top 5 MCs conversation go down in the barbershop with each one more heated and intense than the last. For this reason alone, XXL decided to launch The Great Hip-Hop Debates.

Each week XXL‘s EIC Vanessa Satten and Sirius XM’s Torae sit down with some of the top experts in the music industry to hash out some of rap’s age old controversies. It’s a no-holds-barred everything goes type of discussion with every panel, featuring new guests and new topics each sit-down. We’re shooting it real and giving it to you straight.

On the second episode of “The Great Hip-Hop Debates,” we linked up with Power 105's DJ Self, Queens rapper Consequence and coveted Fox News reporter Lisa Evers. In the second episode of XXL's podcast, Vanessa, Torae and guests discuss whether or not rappers should be labeled as role models and the impact rappers play in today's society. Guests and hosts share some interesting point of views on this topic with plenty of subjects to debate on.

This is the second episode of XXL’s debate podcast, “The Great Hip-Hop Debates.” Check out the video above or listen to it on iTunes here.