The Rhyme

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The Rhyme
The rhyme.png
Broadcast area off-air
Branding xL The Rhyme
Slogan Hip Hop from Day One
First air date


frequency = XM 65
Format Classic Hip-Hop
Class Satellite Radio Station
Owner XM Satellite Radio

The Rhyme was the name of XM Satellite Radio's Commercial-free Uncensored Classic Hip-Hop channel. The executive producer of the channel was Snoop Dogg. [1] This was one of five channels to have an "xL" marking, which means the Channel is Uncensored,and includes Explicit Language. The Rhyme was on Channel 65 on XM Satellite Radio and on Channel 845 on DirecTV.

The format was scrapped on November 12, 2008 as part of the Sirius/XM merger, and this paved for Sirius XM to launch its temporary Christmas music channels. The format was brought back with Sirius's channel for Old School Rap music, BackSpin on January 15, 2009.

Featured Shows[edit]

  • Spitkicker Radio
  • DJ D-Sharp : Mo' Knock Radio
  • DJ Kam's Rap Attack
  • DJ Shame: Vinyl Reanimations
  • DJ Woody Wood: Rap Explosion!
  • Dennis Blaze: BACKYARD BOOGIE
  • Dig A Little Deeper
  • Funkregulata Celo/Dj Bee
  • The Rhymeline with KB
  • Prince Paul's The Ill Out Show
  • Subsoniq Classix
  • Welcome to Da Chuuch with Big Snoop Dogg

Featured artists on this channel: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Run DMC, Boogie Down Productions, Public Enemy, De La Soul, and A Tribe Called Quest.


  1. ^ "XM SATELLITE RADIO "PROMOTES" SNOOP DOGG TO EXECUTIVE PRODUCER" (Press release). XM Satellite Radio. 2005-12-08. Retrieved 2007-03-22. 

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