These Are the Best Boondocks References in Hip-Hop
From J. Cole to Trippie Redd and more, here are the the best rap lyrics dedicated to The Boondocks.
These Are the Best SoundCloud Era Hip-Hop Deep Cuts
A throwback to the best hip-hop on SoundCloud.
A Comprehensive Look at the Best Songs Remade by Lil Wayne
The best Weezy remakes.
Here’s What the Ultimate 21 Savage Album Sounds Like
Here Are 25 Life Lessons We Learned From Run’s House
Look back on the gems Rev Run dropped from the tub.
These Artists Make the Most Creative Rapper-Inspired Artwork You Need to See
Artwork on a whole other level.
Here Are Memorable Hip-Hop Songs You Naturally Associate With Great Movie Scenes
Songs that make you mentally time travel back to the movie theater.
Here Are the Best Joint Hip-Hop Albums of All Time
From Mos Def and Talib Kweli's Black Star to Kanye West and Jay-Z's Watch The Throne, here are the best joint albums of all time.
Why Will Smith’s G.O.A.T. Status Isn’t Up for Debate
A Look Into the Best Flows From Rappers Who Usually Don’t Do Drill Music
Drake, Lil Tjay, Quavo and more are experimenting with the growing sound.
Here’s a Look at Where the 2019 XXL Freshman Class Is at Now
XXL assesses how the 2019 Freshman Class excelled or didn’t.
The Best Sung Hooks in Hip-Hop Over the Last Five Years
Juice Wrld, Fetty Wap and Lil Uzi Vert are just some of the game's best hook masters.
These Are the Most Entertaining Rappers You Need to Follow on TikTok
You need to be following these rappers on TikTok. Trust us.
Fivio Foreign, 24kGoldn, Mulatto and Calboy’s 2020 XXL Freshman Cypher
Watch Fivio Foreign, 24kGoldn, Mulatto and Calboy show and prove in their 2020 XXL Freshman cypher.
Every Travis Scott Project Ranked
Young Thug Projects Worth Listening to and Those You Need to Skip
The cheat sheet to Thugger's catalog.
Lil Keed Believes in the Power of Manifestation in His ABCs
Lil Keed cracks himself up, believes in the power of manifestation and calls out the lames in his ABCs.
Lil Keed’s 2020 XXL Freshman Freestyle
Lil Keed's money grows old like grandparents in his 2020 XXL Freshman freestyle.
Lil Tjay Wants Justice and to Stop Racism in His ABCs
Lil Tjay articulates his love for money, talks battling the opps, wants justice and to stop racism in his version of XXL's ABCs.
Lil Tjay’s 2020 XXL Freshman Freestyle
Lil Tjay flexes his luxurious lifestyle and vows to keep chasing chicken in his 2020 XXL Freshman freestyle.
These Are the Current Middle Children of Rap
In the words of Big Sean, these rappers fit in the middle like the line in a divide sign.
These Rappers Prove Best Friends Do Exist in Hip-Hop
From Young Thug and Gunna to A$AP Rocky and Tyler, The Creator and more, here's a look at the best friendships in rap right now.
A Deep Dive Into Rappers Using Other Rappers’ Flows
Flows are recycled in music just as much as plastic is recycled on Earth.
J. Cole’s Most Essential Mixtape Songs
The definitive soundtrack of J. Cole's mixtape run.
These Rappers’ Wild Twitter Rants Are Shocking
A look back at the many times rappers' Twitter fingers got a little too hot.
How Rappers’ Leaked Songs Got Them in Trouble
These rappers' leaked lyrics have gotten them into some serious trouble.
Here’s a Collection of Vince Staples’ Funniest Quotes on Twitter
These quotes are proof that there's no rapper on Twitter funnier than Vince Staples.
How High-Pitched Voices Found Their Way Into Hip-Hop
From sped-up sampling to the baby voice, XXL looks at how high-pitched voices became highly favored in rap.