These Are the Best Debut Hip-Hop Albums of All Time
50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Tryin', Kanye West's The College Dropout, Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle and more.
Travis Scott’s Most Essential Songs You Need to Hear
From "Maria I'm Drunk" to "Drugs, You Should Try It" and more, these are the most essential Travis Scott songs that every fan needs to know.
Here Are 10 Rappers That Almost Signed to Other Rappers
XXL highlights the rappers who almost signed with another rap star but didn't.
9 Times Rappers Changed Their Album Titles Following Backlash
XXL takes a look back at several albums with controversial titles that were changed.
Here’s Why the People Need Lil Bibby’s Free Crack 4 Project Right Now
The people want Free Crack 4.
Here’s What You Need to Know About Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter Album Series But Probably Didn’t
XXL digs up 20 facts about Lil Wayne's Tha Carter album series you may not know.
A Definitive Guide to the Best Rapper Nicknames
From Travis Scott to Megan Thee Stallion to Future and more, here's a look at the best rapper nicknames in the game.
Young Thug’s Most Essential Collaborations You Need to Hear
XXL highlights some of Young Thug's most unforgettable collaborations.
Lil Wayne Albums Worth Listening to and Those You Need to Skip
This is the cheat sheet to Lil Wayne's catalog.
Here Are 48 of the Greatest Hip-Hop DJs of All-Time
In celebration of their contributions to the culture, here are the greatest DJs in hip-hop history that every rap fan should know.
Here Are the Rappers You Might Not Know Had Signed Record Deals With Professional Athletes
XXL looks back on 11 instances in which a notable rap artist struck a record or management deal with a professional athlete.
12 Rap Rivalries That Caught Hip-Hop by Surprise
Check out memorable rivalries between rap artists that kept the competitive juices flowing.
15 Weakest Albums by Great Rappers
From Eminem's Encore album to Jay-Z's Kingdom Come and more, here are 15 weak albums by great rappers.
10 of the Best Albums to Come From Dipset
Diplomatic Immunity to Cam'ron's Come Home With Me and more.
30 of the Most Shocking Hip-Hop Album Covers of the 2010s
Judge these works by their covers.
50 Hip-Hop Albums With No Weak Songs
Play them from front to back.
8 Artists Who Should Release a B-Sides Compilation Project
Clean the vaults.
Here’s a Timeline of Kodak Black’s Legal Troubles
Bodak orange jumpsuit.
Wiz Khalifa Opens Up on Overstuffed ‘Rolling Papers 2′ Album
A hit of vulnerability.
20 of the Blackest Lyrics From ‘Black Panther: The Album’
Payroll Giovanni and Cardo Have a Completed Album With Jeezy and YG
The rapper-producer duo breaks down their own collaborative album, 'Big Bossin', Vol. 2.'
10 Biggest Rap Snubs in Grammy History
The Grammys have a checkered past with rap, and these are the most egregious hip-hop snubs in Grammys history.
15 Best ‘In Living Color’ Performances
Here are the 15 most legendary guest performances in 'In Living Color' history.
12 Best Hip-Hop Halftime Performances
The big ticket.
20 Greatest Hip-Hop Moments on ‘In Living Color’
Take a look back at the iconic TV series that inspired Bruno Mars and Cardi B's "Finesse (Remix)" video.
20 of the Biggest Hip-Hop Achievements in 2017
Hip-hop on a higher level.