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Today in Hip-Hop: Eminem Drops ‘The Slim Shady LP’ Album
On this day, Feb. 23, in hip-hop history, Eminem dropped his major debut by releasing his iconic second studio album 'The Slim Shady LP.'
20 of the Best Hip-Hop Deep Cuts of 2017
The best song wasn't the single.
20 of the Best Crossover Hip-Hop Collaborations of 2017
The winning combinations.
Maino and RRose RRome Call Out Rappers in New Song “No Time”
Maino and RRose RRome put a spin on Lil Kim and Diddy's classic track ''No Time.''
Paper Paulk Treats Fans With “Push the Button,” Drops ‘Stay Committed’ EP
Paper Paulk gives two for the price of one.
Flipp Dinero Drops His Fiery New Song “A Man”
Flipp Dinero is back with new song.
ShaqIsDope Counts His “Blessings” on New Song
'ShaqIsDope' EP drops Nov. 17.
Open Mike Eagle Uses His Platform to Address the Good, the Bad and the Ugly in America
Open Mike Eagle talks with XXL about his 'Brick Body Kids Still Daydream' album, problems with society, Black representation and President Trump.
Ty Dolla Sign, Future and Swae Lee Just Want to Have Fun for New Single “Don’t Judge Me”
'Beach House 3' drops Oct. 27.
Lil Wop Channels His Inner Monster for New Song “Friday the 13th”
Lil Wop is making noise.
Kendrick Lamar Wins Album of the Year for ‘DAMN.’ and More at 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards
This is another big win for Kendrick Lamar.
Keak Da Sneak and Mozzy Bounce Back for New Song “Him Not Them”
'Withdrawl' album is due out Nov. 3.
Audio Push Slow Things Down for “Stay” Video
'Last Lights Left 'LP drops today (Sept. 1).
Consequence Delivers a Freestyle Over MC Lyte’s “Paper Thin”
Never disrespect Consequence.
2017 Panorama Festival Features Big Improvements, Hip-Hop’s Best Hitting the Stage
Tyler, The Creator, Frank Ocean, Vince Staples, A Tribe Called Quest and Desiigner, among others, performed at 2017 Panorama Music Festival.
Trinidad James and ManMan Savage Take a Ride Around the Hood in “Father Figga” Video
'Father Figga' EP drops today (July 28).
Ice Cube Shares His Views on Floyd Mayweather Versus Conor McGregor and NBA Super Teams
In XXL's newest franchise, 'Views,' rapper/actor Ice Cube shares his point of view on several of the biggest topics in the world.
John Singleton Defends R. Kelly, Says Singer Isn’t Doing Anything Illegal
John Singleton comes to R.Kelly' fast
Stalley Raps On Top of a Mountain in “New Wave” Video
'New Wave' drops July 28.
Trae Tha Truth Teams Up With Young Thug and Skippa Da Flippa for “Thuggin,” Drops ‘Tha Tru…
Snoop Dogg, T.I., and Rick Ross are all featured on Trae's new album alongside quality up-and-comers like G-Eazy, D.R.A.M., Dave East, Post Malone, RaRa and more.
Punch Shares His Thoughts on New Song “2010 Vision”
Punch drops a new track.
D Savage 3900 Is “Emotionless” on New Song
'D Phoenix' coming out soon.
Big Sean Performs ‘Bounce Back,’ ‘Moves’ and More at 2017 BET Awards
Big Sean has so many hits.
Gucci Mane and Chris Brown Brag About Their Rich Life on New Song “Tone It Down”
Gucci Mane continues to bless fans with new music.
Ludacris Puts a New Spin on MTV’s ‘Fear Factor’ Reboot
Ludacris talks to XXL about hosting the MTV reboot of 'Fear Factor.'
Listen to Frank Ocean’s Solo Version of “Biking”
Frank Ocean has been releasing a ton of new music.
Gucci Mane Reminisces About His Time at “Coachella” for New Song
Long live the flute.
Hear Lil Pump’s New Song “Boss”
Lil Pump drops more heat.
Levi Carter Gets Trippy in “You Not Gang” Video
Levi Carter keeps on getting better.
Hear Frank Ocean’s New “Experiences” Skit
What's going on in this skit?