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A Look at Why Sampling in Hip-Hop Sounds More Familiar Than Ever in 2023
Sampling in hip-hop has been going on since the genre’s inception, but in 2023, it’s been more prevalent than ever. XXL dives deep to discuss why everything sounds familiar.
Here Are the Best Hip-Hop Producers of 2023
As 2023 winds down, there are a lot of talented people behind the boards that deserve recognition for contributing to some of the year's best albums.
DD Osama Is Out to Prove That Drill Rappers Can Do Everything
DD Osama discusses how he got into rap, growing up with his late brother Notti, evolving as a drill rapper and more in a interview with XXL magazine.
Here Are the Best Hip-Hop Projects of 2023
It's been a monumental year for hip-hop.
ScarLip Turns Pain Into Power as She Creates Her Debut Project Scars & Stripes
ScarLip speaks to XXL in an exclusive magazine interview about the success of her song "This Is New York," Swizz Beatz's support and more.
Kanye West and Ty Dolla Sign’s Vultures Album Did Not Drop and Fans Are Mad
No album after all that wait.
Latto Covers XXL Magazine’s Winter 2023 Issue and Curates All-Women Cypher
Cover girl Latto lands on XXL magazine's Winter 2023 issue.
Drake Calls Out Kanye West for Calling a Truce But Realizing It’s Premeditated on ‘Red Button’
Drizzy puts Ye on blast.
5 Things to Pay Attention to in Drake and J. Cole’s ‘First Person Shooter’ Video
Drizzy and Cole's vid is packed with Easter eggs.
70 of Drake’s Most Clever Lines From His Best Verses
Drizzy's nice with the wordplay.
Drake Fans Think He’ll Diss Pusha T on For All the Dogs Opening Song ‘Virginia Beach’
Will Drake kick off For All the Dogs with a diss track?