20 Times Kendrick Lamar Stole the Song From Your Favorites
K. Dot has always been a monster--even when he doesn't have center stage. You sure you wanna share a track with Kendrick?
5 Best Songs From Kodak Black’s ‘Painting Pictures’ Album
What are the best tracks from Kodak's album?
Rick Ross Climbs Towards Legendary Status With ‘Rather You Than Me’
Nine albums removed from anonymity, 'Rather You Than Me' secures Rick Ross' slot within the list Top 5 of rap soloists to emerge from the South over the last 20 years.
20 of the Best Jay Z Subliminal Disses
To celebrate Jay Z's most sneakiest digs, we've compiled 20 of the more notorious subliminal disses he's levied against your favorite rapper.
10 Critically-Acclaimed Books Rappers Live By
XXL highlights 10 critically-acclaimed books that have impacted the way your favorite rappers live, think and how they view the world.
20 Songs From Rappers We Love That Missed the Mark
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.
Here’s a Timeline of Bobby Shmurda’s Criminal Case So Far
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.
13 Rappers Who Recently Scored a Movie Role
Here are a few rappers that have scored movie roles in recent years and others making big moves in 2016. Look for Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent and more at a theater near you.
Phife Dawg, Remembering the Legacy of the Five-Foot-Three Brave MC
"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.
10 Lyrics That Name-Drop Presidents
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.
20 Most Anticipated Albums of 2016 According to Fans
After asking the readers through Twitter for their most anticipated albums this year and taking their thoughts into account, we've compiled the 20 albums that have the people talking most.
Kanye West’s Nude Photos Are in the Hands of Former Porn Star Lisa Ann
Former adult film star Lisa Ann is one of the more noteworthy people to comment on the Wiz Khalifa and Kanye West beef, revealing she has the latter's nudes.