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.
Cardi B’s Private Jet Forced to Make Emergency Landing in Chicago
Luckily Bardi is okay.
Kanye West Gives Impromptu Speech at Apple Store in Washington, D.C.
Yeezy visits an Apple Store in Washington, D.C., and gives an impromptu speech while standing on a table following his meeting with President Trump at the White House.
Meek Mill Covers XXL Magazine’s Fall 2018 Issue
Meek Mill brings his fight for justice to XXL magazine as he graces the cover of the fall 2018 issue and writes a letter to his younger self.
Meek Mill Writes a Letter to His Younger Self About Perseverance and Race in America
Meek Mill pens a letter to his younger self.
Cardi B to Perform “I Like It” at 2018 American Music Awards
Cardi B will perform "I Like It" at the 2018 American Music Awards alongside J Balvin and Bad Bunny.
Kanye West and Kid Cudi Trade Places on ‘Kids See Ghosts’ Album
Kanye and Cudi make good music.
2018 XXL Freshman Class: We Got Clout
Welcome the 2018 XXL Freshman Class!
Eminem, The Weeknd, Migos and More to Perform at 2018 Coachella
Eminem, The Weeknd, Migos are more will take the stage at Coachella this year.