It's impossible to tell the history of any genre in a single article, but these 20 songs provide a roadmap for listening... and further exploration.
The Chicago Bulls docuseries scores big when it comes to nostalgia, thanks to an effective dose of old-school hip-hop.
Before hip-hop and R&B got together, the rap ballad showed the softer side of hip-hop. The best hip-hop love songs prove that MCs need love too.
Reflecting and commenting on the world around them, the most gifted and charismatic MCs have taken the politics of hip-hop into the mainstream.
Truly iconic album covers don’t just define an album, they define an era, a generation and, in some cases, an entire musical genre.
The ever-popular 'Galvanize' won a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording in February 2006.
Through sampling, hip-hop has the power to bring old music to new years, helping music to evolve while paying respects to the artists that came before.
The hip-hop legends have also dropped a brand new album 'Masters Of The Sun Vol.1' through Interscope.
Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde, the influential hip-hop album from The Pharcyde is receiving a 25th anniversary deluxe reissue with a host of extras
Legendary Grammy-Winning Mastering Engineer Tom Coyne, credited for cutting albums for Adele, Sam Smith, Keith Urban and Mark Ronson has died Aged 62.
Blue Note jazz stylist José James is recast as a powerful contemporary R&B figurehead on Love in a Time of Madness, to be released on 24 February, 2017.
J Dilla's death, on 10 February 2006, robbed the world of a talent it was only just beginning to comprehend. We pick some of his landmark productions.
Smack bang in the "Golden Age" 1990 was a good year for hip hop, so here's five hip hop albums that showcase the diverse paths that the genre was taking.
Hip-Hop opened a can of concrete honesty and emotional turmoil with gritty soundscapes that at times felt like a Martin Scorcese movie filmed in the ghetto.