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40 Over 40

Who’s Having the Best Rap Career After 40?

These 40 MCs prove relevance is a state of mind

LEVEL Editors
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27 min readJul 28, 2020


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Back in 2006, The Game made clear hip-hop’s sentiment regarding the aging MC. “You 38 and you still rappin’? Ugh!” the…