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Every Best Rap Song Winner at the Grammy Awards Each Year

XXL celebrates 50 years of hip-hop with this feature. Although the Grammy Awards came out in 1959, The Recording Academy didn’t debut the Best Rap Performance award until 1989, a year in which it was awarded to DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince for “Parents Just Don’t Understand.” Next came the Best Rap Album category in 1996, […]

Definitive List of Rappers’ Bizarre Tweets

The dark web of social media is Twitter. There are no limits to the content that lives on the platform, which combines the random thoughts of millions around the globe. The app really started popping off in the late 2010s, a time when the music industry and the internet started joining forces. Around that time, […]

Offset Responds to Report He Fought Quavo at 2023 Grammy Awards

Offset is shooting down a report that he got into a physical altercation with Quavo backstage at the 2023 Grammy Awards. On Monday (Feb. 6), Offset hopped on Twitter to react to a report originally shared by TMZ stating he and Quavo threw hands at the award show due to a dispute over Offset’s appearance in Quavo’s Takeoff tribute […]

Funkmaster Flex Apologizes to Wu-Tang Clan for Old Beef

Funkmaster Flex has apologized to Wu-Tang Clan nearly 25 years after the tenured Hot 97 radio DJ and legendary rap group had beef. On Feb. 4, Funkmaster Flex shared a photograph sitting next to Wu-Tang Clan‘s RZA. In the caption, he broke the news that they have put their beef to bed. “I WANNA TAKE […]

GloRilla Meets Beyoncé, Plans to Get Tattoo of Their Conversation

GloRilla met Beyoncé at the 2023 Grammy Awards ceremony and she’s so thrilled, she says she wants to get a tattoo of their conversation. In the early hours of Monday (Feb. 6), immediately following a massive night at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles for both GloRilla and Beyoncé on Sunday (Feb. 5), Gloria Hallelujah […]

Quavo and Offset Fight Backstage at Grammy Awards – Report

Quavo and Offset reportedly got into a physical altercation backstage at the 2023 Grammy Awards. On Monday (Feb. 6), TMZ reported a scuffle went down between the Migos rappers backstage in the middle of the live airing of the famed award show. According to the celebrity news site, the incident happened right before Quavo went on […]

50 Cent Drops Get Rich or Die Tryin’ Album – Today in Hip-Hop

XXL celebrates 50 years of hip-hop with this moment: Feb. 6, 2003: It’s been 20 years since 50 Cent first made an impact in the game with his stellar debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin’. The nine-times platinum album delivered seven entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and four Grammy nominations (among a long list […]

Drake Wins First Grammy Since 2019 Despite Not Submitting Music

Drake‘s anti-Grammy stance didn’t stop him from winning an award at the 2023 Grammy Awards for the first time in four years. Last night (Feb. 5), the Grammy Awards aired live from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, with a number of rappers winning coveted gramophones. Drake won Best Melodic Rap Performance for his appearance on Future’s “Wait […]

J Prince Calls Out Offset in New Interview, Offset Responds

Rap-A-Lot CEO J Prince called out Offset while addressing Takeoff’s murder in a recent interview and Offset has appeared to respond. Last night (Feb. 5), the Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast released their latest episode featuring J. Prince, J. Prince Jr. and Mike Prince. The trio have been facing scrutiny due to internet speculation of their actions surrounding the […]

Jay-Z Performs ‘God Did’ With DJ Khaled at 2023 Grammy Awards

Jay-Z graced the stage at the 2023 Grammy Awards tonight to close out the ceremony’s live telecast by performing “God Did” alongside DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, John Legend and Fridayy. On Sunday (Feb. 5), Jay-Z came through in a major way for his friend and frequent collaborator, DJ Khaled. As part of yet another over-the-top Grammy […]