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Hip-Hop is 40 years old, and XXL Magazine paid homage to the culture with five covers of some of hip-hop’s most influential emcees.

While hip-hop has seen  its fair share of highs (Nas’ “Illmatic” Jay Z’s Reasonable Doubt, OutKast’s “Speakerboxxx/LoveBelow“) and lows (Anything Trinidad James does)  these five covers bring fans and readers down memory lane to showcase just how far the culture has come.

Hip-Hop is 40 and still looking good.

The magazines hits news stands Dec. 19


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