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XXL analyzes the uneven playing field.
20 Rap T-Shirts Any True Hip-Hop Fan Should Have
Reppin' hip-hop on your chest.
36 of the Most Anticipated Hip-Hop Albums of 2020
Drake, Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole and many more.
63 Hip-Hop Songs That Defined the 2010s
How Social Media Changed Hip-Hop in the 2010s
And vice versa.
50 of the Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2019
Run it back.
How DaBaby Used Videos to Dominate 2019
Seeing is believing.
Blueface, Polo G, Rico Nasty and More Choose Writing Rhymes or Freestyling: Watch
Freestyling vs. written bars
50 Jay-Z Lyrics Every Hip-Hop Fan Should Know
Happy 50th birthday, Hov!
XXL’s 10-Year Rewind Hip Hop Quiz
Take XXL’s 10-Year Rewind quiz looking back at the past decade of hip-hop and see what you know.
35 of the Most Iconic Hip-Hop Guest Verses Since 2000
Two decades of show-stealing.
The New New: 11 Los Angeles Rappers You Should Know
West, west, y'all.
25 of the Best Hip-Hop Album Outros Since 2000
The 32 Best Eminem Songs, Ranked
The best of the best.
How NF Outsold Chance The Rapper to Land a No. 1 Album With ‘The Search’
You should've seen this coming.
Should Jay-Z Run for Political Office?
All hail Hov.
11 Hip-Hop One-Hit Wonders Who Aren’t Actually One-Hit Wonders
Check the résumé.
35 of the Best Hip-Hop Projects of 2019 (So Far)
From Freddie Gibbs' 'Bandana' to Tyler, The Creator's 'Igor'.
55 of the Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2019 (So Far)
From "Earfquake" to "Old Town Road (Remix)"
20 of the Most Iconic Reggae Samples in Hip-Hop
10 Hip-Hop Songs That You Didn’t Know Are Diss Tracks
How Eminem Peaked With ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’ and ‘The Eminem Show’
Em's creative and commercial apexes.
Hip-Hop Lost a Fervent Ally in John Singleton
Rest in power, John Singleton.
20 of the Most Important Hip-Hop Rivalries of All-Time
Rap's biggest battles.
9 Sets of Hip-Hop Siblings You Should Know
Keeping it in the family.
10 of the Biggest Hip-Hop Trolls of All Time
Dreamville Covers XXL Magazine’s Spring 2019 Issue
J. Cole and his Dreamville Records team cover the spring 2019 issue of XXL magazine.