20 of the Best Lyrics From YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s ‘AI YoungBoy’ Mixtape
Here are 20 of the lyrics from 'AI YoungBoy' that stack up as the best on YoungBoy Never Broke Again's latest offering.
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Company Flow shunned the mainstream while embracing hip-hop's against-the-grain ethos.
5 Best Songs on French Montana’s ‘Jungle Rules’
Here are five of the best songs from French's new album.
20 of the Best Lyrics from 21 Savage’s ‘Issa Album’
After giving 'Issa Album' a spin, XXL highlights 20 of the best lyrics from 21 Savage's solo debut that stand a cut above the rest.
Vince Staples Bolsters His Reputation With ‘Big Fish Theory’ Album
One of the more skilled and intriguing wordsmiths in rap today, Vince Staples continues to bolster his reputation on his sophomore effort, 'Big Fish Theory.'
5 Best Songs from DJ Khaled’s ‘Grateful’
Khaled's latest album is star-studded and jam-packed. We chose our favorites. Did your favorite make the cut?
20 of the Best Lyrics From 2 Chainz’s ‘Pretty Girls Like Trap Music’ Album
After listening to 2 Chainz's third album, XXL highlights 20 of the most potent lyrics from 'Pretty Girls Like Trap Music.'
5 Best Songs From SZA’s ‘CTRL’
We've highlighted what we feel are the five best cuts from the songstress's smoky album. Did your favorite make the cut?
‘The Eminem Show’ Solidified Marshall Mathers’ Legacy As a Rap God
Em's first two classics confirmed that he was the real deal, his third one proved he was an all time great.
20 of the Best Lyrics From The Underachievers’ ‘Renaissance’ Album
With The Underachievers' latest LP hot off the press, here are 20 of the lyrics from 'Renaissance' that stand out as the best thus far.
5 Best Songs From Snoop Dogg’s ‘Neva Left’
Snoop invites an array of guest stars to the party on his 15th album.
20 Covers of Hip-Hop Songs Using Instruments
From violins to harps and more, XXL highlights 20 covers of rap songs in which varying instruments capture the vibe.
5 Best Songs From Wale’s ‘SHINE’
We picked our favorite cuts from Wale's 'SHINE.'
20 Hip-Hop Personalities Share Memories of Nas’ ‘Illmatic’ [EXCLUSIVE]
Artists, producers, DJs and journalists share some of their thoughts on a classic.
5 Best Songs From Joey Bada$$’ Album ‘All-Amerikkkan Bada$$’
We picked the five best tracks from Joey Bada$$' 'All-Amerikkkan Bada$$.'
Kodak Black Illustrates His Trials and Tribulations on ‘Painting Pictures’ Album
Kodak Black's 'Painting Pictures' album is an admirable effort and indicative of the path that the rapper is on.
20 of the Best Lyrics From Raekwon’s ‘The Wild’ Album
Here are 20 of the best lyrics from Raekwon's 'The Wild' album that fans should take note of. Get your pause and rewind buttons ready.
50 The Notorious B.I.G. Songs Every Fan Should Know
With the 20th anniversary of the rapper's death here, check out 50 of the most essential songs from or featuring The Notorious B.I.G.
The Life of a Hot Boy: An Inside Look at Fallen Rapper Bankroll Fresh’s Rise to Fame
As the one-year anniversary of Atlanta rapper Bankroll Fresh's death draws near, his mother speaks with XXL about his childhood, his come up and keeping his legacy alive.
20 of the Best Eminem Songs
After taking a dive into his discography and making a few tough decisions, here are some of the 20 definitive Eminem songs he's released to date.
20 of the Best Future Songs
In celebration of his new album, we've compiled a list of 20 of the best songs that are essential in Future's catalog. Did your favorite make the cut?
20 Great Rap Lyrics for Die-Hard Boxing Fans
XXL highlights 20 unforgettable rap lyrics celebrating boxing's biggest icons and the sport as a whole.
6 Newer Rappers Who Upset Old School Hip-Hop
A number of today's brightest stars have made waves for their perceived lack of respect for the legends and the culture of hip-hop as a whole. We've highlighted a few of the more notorious instances here.
‘One In a Million’ Pushed Aaliyah to the Forefront of R&B’s New School
'One in A Million' found Aaliyah at a crossroads and with Timbaland she found her new sound.
Who Killed It? ‘Watch For the Hook’ – Cool Breeze Featuring OutKast, Goodie Mob, Witchdoct…
We highlight Cool Breeze's unforgettable single and break down who had the best verse.
10 Best Moments in Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill’s Relationship
Now that Omeeka is no more, here are 10 of the best moments in Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill's relationship over the past two years.
10 Biggest Hip-Hop Social Media Meltdowns of 2016
With a crazy year of tweets, Instagram posts and status updates behind us, here are 10 rappers who experienced social media meltdowns in 2016.
20 J. Cole Songs That Made You a Fan
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A Tribe Called Quest Give a Wake-Up Call on ‘We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service…
A Tribe Called Quest's new album, 'We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service,' is equal parts a wake-up call to America as it is a dedication to a fallen soldier.
10 R&B Artists That Defined Hip-Hop Soul
By 1993, hip-hop soul had fully usurped New Jack Swing as the popular sound in R&B. Here are ten definitive artists who put the style at the forefront.