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Hip-Hop Reacts to Prodigy’s Death

Rest in peace Prodigy!

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Astrid Stawiarz / Brad Barket, Getty Images (2)

16 Rappers Reuniting With Other Rappers in the Past Two Years

Here's a look at rappers who've reunited over the last two years.

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images

20 Best Smooth Talkers in Hip-Hop

These 20 rappers have a penchant for smooth-talking on tracks and making the ladies go crazy.

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Scott Gries / Chelsea Lauren / Angela Weiss, Getty Images (3)

20 First Moments in Hip-Hop You Should Know

XXL highlights 20 of the more publicized firsts in hip-hop.

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Big Daddy Kane Sounds Off on Critics Bashing Macklemore’s ‘Downtown’ Homage

Big Daddy Kane blasts critics who don't like Macklemore's new song "Downtown" and gave props to the Seattle native for paying homage to Kool Moe Dee, Melle Mel and Grandmaster Caz.

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Theo Wargo / Earl Gibson III / Jason Merritt / Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images

100 Hip-Hop Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

From the random to the serious and everything in between, check out 100 Hip-Hop Facts That Will Blow Your Mind.

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20 Rappers’ Real Names Revealed [PHOTOS]

We reveal some of your favorite rappers' not-so-cool-sounding legal names.

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20 Most Stylish Rappers of All Time

Just as important as charisma, rhymes and beats, personal style is one of the most important elements of a rapper's allure. An MC must also have impeccable taste to really flourish in the visual world of hip-hop. But following popular trends and bragging about brand names isn't enough to earn a spot in our Style Hall of Fame.

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Big Daddy Kane’s ‘Long Live the Kane’ Turns 25

As a member of the Juice Crew, legendary rapper Big Daddy Kane has provided the world with not only a number of memorable performances but also a collection of great music. However, despite the seven albums that are under his belt, it's the first LP, 'Long Live the Kane,' that's given some special recognition today as it turns 25.

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