On his sophomore solo album, ‘2001’, Dr Dre was back for the throne with a new generation of talent and a record that would define an era.
A “lost album” of the 00s, Kelis’ Neptunes-produced ‘Wanderland’ foretold the fusion of pop and hip-hop, and more then deserves its due.
The best Lil Wayne songs find the self-proclaimed “best rapper alive” mastering hooks, dominating guest spots, and out-rapping the competition with ease.
Recorded live with a 17-piece orchestra, ‘Late Orchestration’ was an early sign that Kanye West would create art that transcends time.
After 30 years of pioneering pop music, modern-day Motown still shapes “The Sound Of Young America”, thanks to the slew of new artists storming the charts.
The ‘Comeback Season’ mixtape is not only a testament to Drake’s longevity, but to how long he’s been on top with his versatile approach to hip-hop & R&B.
A decade in the making, ‘Watch The Throne found the two titans of hip-hop, Kanye West and Jay Z, joining up to create hip-hop’s grand spectacle.
On their 2001 debut album, ‘In Search Of…’, hip-hop hitmakers N*E*R*D subverted the genre’s clichés to create a new sound – becoming rock stars in the process.
In its quest for a fresh start, Tame Impala’s ‘Currents’ reveals layers of hope, uncertainty and anxiety beneath its warm, inviting surface.
‘The Tipping Point’ is populated by hip-hop’s forgotten heroes, and catches The Roots still finding their place in the pop culture pantheon.
‘Scorpion’ allowed Drake to reconcile both side of his personalities: the tough-talking MC and the vulnerable R&B singer, all in one slick package.
‘Yeezus’ is proof that hip-hop can take any form. Kanye West’s exercise in minimalism was polarizing to some, but uncompromising in its sonic mission.
The best Tupac songs reveal a complex body of work straddling mediations on life and death, party jams, and some of the most thoughtful hip-hop in history.
Having owned the early 00s with their unstoppable run of singles, ‘The END’ was both a comeback and a victory lap for The Black Eyed peas.
A decade after his trailblazing debut, ‘The Art Of Storytelling’ saw Slick Rick return to the hip-hop fold with some new tales to tell.