20 Most Shocking Hip-Hop Moments of 2016

Dec 16, 2016
Tim Mosenfelder / Allen Berezovsky / Johnny Nunez, Getty s (3) 2016 was the best times, with a number high-prile projects and events helping to shape, shift and strengthen hip-hop culture. Drake, Kan...

Here Are Hip-Hop’s Best Diss Tracks of 2016

Dec 15, 2016
Brian Ach / Grant Lamos IV / Taylor Hill, Getty s (3) Rappers flexed their lyrical muscle through diss tracks in 2016. So much so that it’s kind surprising when you look back it. The range the ...

Top Tracks: December 5 – December 11

Dec 12, 2016
December heated up more than expected this past week, with J. Cole, Ab-Soul, The-Dream, Hodgy (Beats), Post Malone, Tech N9ne, CJ Fly, and Lloyd all dropping new projects. Even with Drake removing him...

50 Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2016

Dec 8, 2016
Gabe Ginsberg / Shareif Ziyadat / Kevin Mazur / Leon Bennett / Robin L Marshall / Laura Cavanaugh, Getty s (6) With 2016 coming to close, XXL takes a look back at the year in hip-hop. This was a s...

Charts Don't Lie: December 7

Dec 8, 2016
The Weeknd’s Starboy absolutely crushed its debut, selling 200k physical copies and clockings 347k TAEU (total album equivalent units) when factoring in the massive amount streams...