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Rap Lyrics on Trial Are Altering Careers of A-List Rappers

Moment of TruthSince its early days, rap lyrics have been used by prosecutors to build narratives with criminal trials. With the genre's popularity booming,...

The Breakfast Club 'As You Know It' Is Over, Says Angela Yee

It looks like popular hip-hop radio show The Breakfast Club might be done.According to a tweet from one of the show's co-hosts, Angela Yee, earlier...

Go Deep Into the World of NFTs With Rappers Buying and Selling

To the MoonOver the last two years, NFTs have become an inescapable part of life online. Though some critics dismissed them as a trend,...

Styles P Steps in to Protect a Woman Being Detained by Police

Styles P is beginning to trend after a video has gone viral of him stepping in to protect a woman being detained by police.The...

25 of the Best Hip-Hop Diss Tracks of the 2000s

The hip-hop diss track can trace its roots all the way back to playing the dozens. At its best, a diss track can offer...

Attempted Rape Victim Drops Lawsuit Against Nicki Minaj

Jennifer Hough, the woman who filed a lawsuit against Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty, who is also Petty's rape victim, has dropped her legal...

Cardi B and Cuban Doll Beef Reignites

Cardi B and Cuban Doll have reignited their beef in quite the spectacular fashion on Twitter.Earlier this evening (Jan. 8), it appears the entire...

Bizzy Banks Arrested on Drug, Weapons, Money Laundering Charges

Bizzy Banks has been arrested on drug, weapons and money laundering charges as part of a SWAT raid in Hackensack, N.J.The 23-year-old Brooklyn rapper, born...

Actress Julia Fox Reveals What It's Been Like Dating Kanye West

Actress Julia Fox has given a brief statement to Interview Magazine that reveals what it has been like dating Kanye West for the last week.Earlier tonight (Jan.6), Interview Magazine published...

Feel Empowered With Rico Nasty and Puma

Look no further than Rico Nasty for a lesson in fearless self-expression. The Largo, Md.-bred rapper has built a career off her empowering lyrics and innovative style. Wearing ’fits that...

Meet Some Members of the XXL Awards Board on XXL Magazine Cover

The XXL Awards 2022 will kick off in the new year, and to celebrate the occasion, XXL has established an official board to choose...

Eve, Brandy and More Celebrate Hip-Hop Sisterhood in Queens

The golden age of hip-hop birthed some of the game's most beloved female rappers. Back in the 1990s, everyone from Eve to Rah Digga to Yo-Yo were making...

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