From Ma$e to Ludacris to Ice Cube and more, here are 20 instances in which rappers we love released a song that proved to be a mistake, were considered a blemish on their resume or just missed the mark.
The ongoing war between Bobby Shmurda and the justice system is a lengthy one that has taken an innumerable amount of twists and turns. XXL compiles an extensive recap of all of the notable events that have taken place during Bobby Shmurda's fight for freedom.
"Hip-hop will never die, yo, it's all about the rap," rhymes Phife Dawg on A Tribe Called Quest's cut "We Can Get Down." A piece of the genre feels missing today upon hearing the news of the rapper's death on Wednesday (March 23). XXL remembers his legacy.
In celebration of President's Day (Feb. 15) -- and since XXL has plenty of love for those dead presidents (word to Jay Z) -- we’ve selected 10 lyrics from hip-hop songs that name-drop the former and current leaders of the U.S. in one way or another.
Meek Mill has been mysteriously quiet in the aftermath of his rap feud with Drake in 2015. But the MMG rhymer has popped up with a new EP, '4/4,' which takes aim at the Toronto rapper, as well as 50 Cent.
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