Snoop Dogg fans can rejoice, as the legend debuts his COOLAID album a few days ahead of its July 1 release.
Hopsin is fed up with the state of Hip-Hop and he’s prepared to put his money where his mouth is.
Rick Ross digs into the stage and returns with a visual for “Quintessential” from his 2014 album Hood Billionaire.
Rick Ross revisits 2014’s Hood Billionaire with his new clip for “Phone Tap.”
2 Chainz is back to his fire starting ways and returns with a visual for “Trap House Stalkin” from the T.R.U. Jack City compilation mixtape.
Rising Atlanta artist Raury returns bearing a thoughtful clip for “PSA (Seven Suns)” from his breakout 2014 project Indigo Child.
Bay Area rapper IamSu! debuts a psychedelic visual for “Stop Signs” from his 2014 album Sincerely Yours.
Brace yourselves for bars on a new, collaborative project from the minds of 2013 XXL Freshman Dizzy Wright and Nas’ newly signed Mass Appeal artist Bishop Nehru. Titled BrILLiant Youth, the three-song EP is presented by LRG and produced by 9th Wonder.
It’s hard to believe that this edition of The Wrap Up: Hip-Hop Wired’s Top 10 Videos of the Week marks the last one of April. Where is the time going? With the increasing load of video content picking up as artists all battle for summer radio dominance, it makes easy to get fixated on trying […]
If you’re looking for Dizzy Wright these days, you can catch him puffing a blunt while overseeing the employees at his very own car wash. Where as most business owners have stringent rules that prohibit their workers from actually have fun on the job, the Funk Volume all-star is actually very liberal with his staff’s […]
Ever since Puff Daddy dubbed himself to be the game’s one and only “Big Homie,” he’s been looking to spread love amongst the culture’s future leaders. The multiple-nicknamed mogul made sure to do it in a major way at the Flagship Store of Los Angeles’ Popular Demand hub located in Hollywood’s street fashion nucleus of […]
Dizzy Wright has been carefully playing chess with his career since his XXL cover left him with an extra avenue to steer on. Which brings us to the current moment in time where the rhyming phenom from Vegas begins to unload all the contents currently weighing on his brain.
Spring and summer festivals harbor good music and lighthearted times. But during the height of the 2014 show season, the Broccoli City Festival, an event purposed with promoting the importance of good health and environmental protection, reemerges for a second year with big news.
Springtime means class is back in session for another crop of XXL Freshmen and Twitter is definitely buzzing in anticipation for the unveiling of the 10 rappers whose lives and careers will be permanently altered.
Funk Volume are well on their way to become independent mainstays in the rap game like Strange Music and Top Dawg Entertainment before them.
As he’s been known to do, French Montana returns with a full fledged posse cut via the “Ain’t Worried About Nothin” remix. Affectionately titled the “Skeemix” by DJ Skee, the track features west coasts MCs The Game, Problem, Dizzy Wright and Crooked I.
Brooklyn wears the festival crown once again as the Brooklyn Bodega announced today that the 9th Annual Hip-Hop Festival will commence this Summer on July 13. Bring your sunscreen and love of hipsters, as Brooklyn Bridge Park will be holding the event featuring the old school and the new school of Rap greats including Redman, […]
As is custom in the Hip-Hop world, XXL’s yearly Freshman list is the center of heated debates from board rooms to barbershops. Although the magazine cover was just revealed days ago, people are questioning some of the selections. To address the noise, XXL Editor-In-Chief Vanessa Satten sat down in a brief interview yesterday (March 28) […]
I’m going to be one hundred percent honest on this one, Jarren Benton initially caught my attention from his hilarious mix tape title along with the equally hilarious artwork. However, a couple of plays through and this kid Jarren Benton can go. Freebasing With Kevin Bacon features appearances from Dizzy Wright, 2 Chainz, Rittz, Freeway, Aleon Craft, Gangsta […]