As we head into 2012 having no idea what to expect, we can only hope the new year holds as many amazing hip-hop moments in store as 2011. 

To recap all the highs and the lows, we've teamed up with our family over at HipHopDX to bring you The 25 Biggest News Stories Of 2011.

Starting from January all the way through December, we're taking you back through the people and events that kept us talking this year. So have a look inside as we rewind all the moments that shaped the culture in chronological order.