30 First Moments in Hip-Hop You Should Know
Some monumental firsts in hip-hop.
8 Rappers Who Served in the Military
In celebration of the day and the people that protect this country, XXL highlights nine rappers who have served in the military.
These Are the Best Debut Hip-Hop Albums of All Time
50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Tryin', Kanye West's The College Dropout, Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle and more.
9 Times Rappers Changed Their Album Titles Following Backlash
XXL takes a look back at several albums with controversial titles that were changed.
Here Are 48 of the Greatest Hip-Hop DJs of All-Time
In celebration of their contributions to the culture, here are the greatest DJs in hip-hop history that every rap fan should know.
Eminem’s Most Essential Songs You Need to Hear
As Eminem continues to serve as one of the undisputed greats of all time, here are his essential songs.
40 Unforgettable Kanye West Tweets From the 2010s
Looking back on the decade's most attention-grabbing Twitter account.
Pour It Up: 15 Rappers Who Dominated the Alcohol Industry
Hip-Hop has spent many days repping for brands with no pay. These 15 rappers, traded in the mic for a glass and made major bank.
18 of The Best R&B/Rap Collabs For Your Spring Soundtrack
While spring is getting off to a cold and brisk start, these 18 rap and R&B collaborations are sure to head things up.
11 Most Successful Members of Disbanded Pop Groups
When a pop group breaks up, it's often a race to see which former member can make it to the top of the charts first. These artists did that and so much more.
Ranking the Songs of *NYSNC’s Debut Album ‘N Sync’ from Worst to Best
From 'Crazy for You' to 'I Want You Back,' here's how the 13 songs of *NSYNC's 1998 debut album, 'N Sync,' stack up twenty years later.