41 of Kanye West’s Best Songs
In celebration of Yeezy's 41st birthday, XXL highlights 41 of the Louis Vuitton Don's greatest hits and fan favorites.
50 Cent vs. Everybody: A Timeline of His Most Notorious Hip-Hop Beefs
On May 24, 2000, 50 Cent was shot nine times outside of his Grandmother's Jamacia, Queens home. Since then he has had some interesting feuds in hip-hop. We've compiled a list of 15 of those beefs.
15 Facts You Didn’t Know About Janet Jackson’s ‘Janet.’ Album
The classic album which celebrates an anniversary today is one of Jackson's most critically acclaimed works to date. We expound on 15 facts about the album
Let Them Fight: The 15 Best Hip-Hop & R&B Moments From MTV Celebrity Deathmatch
We're celebrating the 20th anniversary of "MTV Celebrity Deathmatch" with the 15 of the best R&B and hip-hop moments from the show.
Pour It Up: 15 Rappers That 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.
How Big Pun’s ‘Capital Punishment’ Album Established Him as A Cultural Icon
Big Pun's debut album solidified his spot in hip-hop but also open doors for Latino rappers.
15 of Hip-Hop’s Most Beloved Restaurants & Food Chains
Artists have always shouted out their favorite places to eat in their respective cities, many of which have gone on to become cultural institutions and hip-hop landmarks in their own right.
11 Fictional Hangouts From ’90s TV Shows We Wish Were Real
From the Pit to Andell's, these are the hangouts we wish we could hit up for real.
10 ’90s TV Shows That Embraced Hip-Hop
In the 90s, hip-hop emerged from the shadows and proved itself to be worthy of a slot on prime-time TV.
DJ Jazzy Jeff: “He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper” Was Initially Just About the DJ
On the 30th anniversary of the release of 'He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper,' the legendary hip-hop DJ reveals what it was like in the early days of the genre; how the label tried to pigeonhole DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's sound; and why 'Parents Just Don't U…
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.