This past Saturday (November 9) was the 20th anniversary of Wu-Tang Clan’s debut album, Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers, undoubtedly one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time and the launching pad for nine of Shaolin’s finest. Grounded by RZA’s sample-heavy and dirty production (as well as his drive to make the business side work), the Wu-Tang movement took a ramshackle collection of up-and-coming MCs and morphed them into… Read more »
On this day, November 6, in hip-hop history… 2007: Released less than a year after Kingdom Come, American Gangster became Jay- Z’s tenth solo album to be certified platinum in the U.S. The critically-acclaimed album helped to solidify him as one of the best in the game not only in just the eyes of his fans but the industry as well. As Jay’s first concept album, American Gangster was named after the 2007 biopic… Read more »
As tomorrow brings upon the release of The Marshall Mathers LP 2, the project marks Eminem’s 8th studio album and also means the Detroit spitter has been in the rap game for well over 15 years now. Looking back over the rapper’s career, dating back to The Slim Shady LP, XXL could help but realize this man has hardly aged since breaking out onto the hip-hop scene and looks almost identical to… Read more »
Happy Halloween! Here your chance to see Rick Ross with the 1500 or Nothing Band for the Mastermind Tour that starts Tuesday November 15 at the Beacon Theatre in NYC and ends Saturday November 23, 2013 at James L. Knight Center in Miami, FL. Tickets On Sale Now! More Info: http://www.aeglive.com/artists/view/251430/ XXL is offering a fans the chance to win a pair of tickets to select dates to see Rick Ross with the 1500 or Nothin Band…. Read more »
Ed. Note: The following interview with Ab-Soul and Jay Rock is pulled from the outtakes from XXL‘s TDE cover story in our upcoming Oct/Nov issue. There was no real rhyme or reason to how we grabbed the members of TDE for conversations during the photo shoot for our Oct/Nov cover story. We pulled who we could, when we could and let whatever order could come present itself. So it’s telling that… Read more »
The Anaheim tour stop on Kanye West’s “Yeezus” tour is being postponed and rescheduled until December 13. Anaheim’s Honda Center announced via Twitter that Kanye’s stop at the arena will be postponed, citing production logistics that would prevent the tour from making its scheduled appearance on November 1. The Honda Center announced that it will be honoring all tickets for the original date so fans who paid will be able… Read more »
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