Here’s a Look at the Surprising Moments Leading Up to Kanye West’s Meltdown
From jabs at Jay Z to throwing support behind Donald Trump and more, here is a rundown of the chain of events that point to our concern for Yeezy and his mental, physical and spiritual well-being.
10 Times Jay Z Kept His Cool Under Pressure
Jay Z's ability to keep his cool under stressful situations is quite impressive.
‘It Was Written’ Took Nas From Underground Sensation to Superstar
20 years later, take a look back at the album that pushed Nas to the top of hip-hop's commercial elite.
Here’s a Ranking of Every Jay Z Album
Which is your favorite album from Hov?
Songs of the Week: Vinny Cha$e, Nick Grant, Logic
Music releases may have been light this week, but we've still gotten our fair share of dope tunes.
20 Years Later: Why 2Pac’s ‘Hit ‘Em Up’ Is the Greatest Diss Song of All Time
20 years later, we take a look back at 2Pac's scathing diss song, 'Hit 'Em Up.'
20 Songs That Signal Summer’s Arrival
The smell of charcoal in the grill and trips to the beach are upon us, but it isn't officially summer until you hear your favorite rap songs.
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.
Rihanna and Drake Shoot “Work” Video With Director X
Drake links up with Rihanna for the video to her new single, "Work." Check the behind-the-scenes clips here.
Iggy Azalea Says She Partially Agrees With Macklemore’s “White Privilege II’
Iggy Azalea agrees with some of the issues detailed in Macklemore's "White Privilege II." Cameras caught up with her at LAX.
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.