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At 48, E-40 Continues To Defy Rap Legend Logic With New Gold Record

The Bay Area ambassador of Hip Hop culture celebrates his latest W with the Gold certification of his hit record, "Choices (Yup)."

Story To Tell: How Angie Martinez Became A Hip Hop Legend Through Radio

When you hold down a consistent job interviewing current and future torchbearers in Hip Hop, you're bound to come away with a few great moments to pass down to your children. This is the interview of a professional interviewer.

Don’t Expect Oddisee To Give Opinions On Your “Odd Tape” Freestyle

Following the three-peat of “The Good Fight,” “Alwasta” and “The Odd Tape,” the rapper/producing multi-talent breaks down his approach to recording and the theme for his next full length album.

Up Next By DX: Marvelous Mag

The Miami-based emcee just dropped his "420 (Roll Up)" track from his "I Shine" project on DX.

Up Next By DX: Chino'o Of Malitia Malimob

Seattle on the rise.

RiFF RAFF Knows You Don’t Take Him Seriously. Here’s What He’s Doing About It

Jody Highroller is focused on the future. With the "Peach Panther" album and movie on the way, the future looks brighter than ever. But should Hip Hop's biggest troll be taken seriously?

Russell Simmons On RushCard's $20.5 Million Settlement: “I Put Aside $25 million”

The RushCard catastrophe appears to be coming to a close. What's next for the pioneering Virtual Bank.

Unbreakable: Former No Limit Star Mac Tells All From Prison

Fifteen years after being found guilty for a killing he insists he didn't do, Mac is banking on a petition being dangled in the Louisiana Governor's eyesight. HipHopDX goes in-depth about the past and future of the New Orleans rapper's journey to freedom.

Up NeXt By DX: Ervin Mitchell

If Tim Burton and Danny Elfman made a movie about a trap house, what would it sound like?

RJ Proves Again Why He’s Mr. LA On “OMMIO 3”

On my momma, he’s still on.

John Potash Believes The FBI Monitored Afeni Shakur Until Her Death

The author of “The FBI War on Tupac Shakur and Black Leaders” says Tupac’s mother laid low out of fear following Tupac’s murder.

Up NeXt By DX: Marv Mack

26-year-old calls himself a mix of Method Man, D' Angelo and three black baby angels.

Up NeXt By DX: Verse Muney

Newport News, VA representer is all street and soul.

Homeboy Sandman Is More Peaceful While Retaining Lyrical Bite

Moments that inspired sixth studio album “Kindness for Weakness" explained by the lyrically sharp emcee from Queens.

Jason Mitchell Doesn't Like Being Typecast But He'll Take All The Hip Hop Movies He Can Get

The "Straight Outta Compton" star switches up the seriousness for silliness in Key & Peele's "Keanu."

Up NeXt By DX: Alexis Ayaana

College Park native just dropped "You Mad" featuring Lil Debbie.

Up NeXt By DX: G-Scott

Rapper and producer is putting on for his hometown of Gary, Indiana.

How Master P Risked Death & Conquered The Ghetto To Make "Ice Cream Man"

Today, marks the 20th anniversary of Master P's "Ice Cream Man." The Colonel of the No Limit empire checked in with HipHopDX to revisit touring with Tupac, recording amid crackhead background noise and risking having guns in his face, just to sell a tape out of his trunk. Now that's what you call being "Bout It, Bout It."

Open Mike Eagle Names Shawn Michaels & Ric Flair His All Time Favorite Wrestlers

Oh yeah, he continued his string of acclaimed projects through “Hella Personal Film Festival” alongside producer Paul White.

Daye Jack Is The Internet’s Next Underdog

EXCLUSIVE: Recently dropping his “Finish Line” video, the Warner Brothers signee is on the way to his gold medal.

Maino & Uncle Murda Are Starting With Brooklyn To Rebuild NYC Hip Hop's Reputation

Both rappers explain being a fan of each other’s music and the wild recording sessions.

Up NeXt By DX: Ace Clark

Brooklyn native is more about impact than fame.

Elzhi Is Already Finishing Up His Next Album

Prepare for more lead!

Kosha Dillz Went From Slanging Dope To Teaching Rap Classes & Getting ISIS Threats

The New Jersey native’s story goes all over the place, yet manages to end at teaching young kids rap basics, getting hacked by ISIS and new album.