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.
Travis Scott’s Most Essential Songs You Need to Hear
From "Maria I'm Drunk" to "Drugs, You Should Try It" and more, these are the most essential Travis Scott songs that every fan needs to know.
Here Are 10 Rappers That Almost Signed to Other Rappers
XXL highlights the rappers who almost signed with another rap star but didn't.
9 Times Rappers Changed Their Album Titles Following Backlash
XXL takes a look back at several albums with controversial titles that were changed.
Here’s What You Need to Know About Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter Album Series But Probably Didn’t
XXL digs up 20 facts about Lil Wayne's Tha Carter album series you may not know.
A Definitive Guide to the Best Rapper Nicknames
From Travis Scott to Megan Thee Stallion to Future and more, here's a look at the best rapper nicknames in the game.
Young Thug’s Most Essential Collaborations You Need to Hear
XXL highlights some of Young Thug's most unforgettable collaborations.
Lil Wayne Albums Worth Listening to and Those You Need to Skip
This is the cheat sheet to Lil Wayne's catalog.
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.
25 Essential The Notorious B.I.G. Songs
XXL highlights 25 of the The Notorious B.I.G.'s greatest songs for your listening pleasure.
Here Are the Rappers You Might Not Know Had Signed Record Deals With Professional Athletes
XXL looks back on 11 instances in which a notable rap artist struck a record or management deal with a professional athlete.
12 Rap Rivalries That Caught Hip-Hop by Surprise
Check out memorable rivalries between rap artists that kept the competitive juices flowing.