With his third mixtape, ‘So Far Gone’, Drake edged ever closer to world domination, teaming up with Lil Wayne and Young Money Entertainment.
Chess Records laid the foundation for rock’n’roll, and its influence can still be felt today, as this guide to the 10 best Chess blues records shows.
Mixing hip-hop with R&B, New Jack Swing dominated the US charts between 1989 and 1993, and its innovations have left an indelible influence on modern music.
The relationship between Motown and politics runs deep. At the heart of it was great music and a commitment to changing the world.
A seismic career shift and a bold new artistic direction brought an indelible classic.
The classically trained jazz pianist has always straddled the two worlds of jazz and hip-hop, most audibly on pathfinding albums the likes of ‘Black Radio’.
The Chess label more than held its own against the likes of Motown and Stax – as this run-down of the 10 best Chess soul records of all time shows.
For the ravenous Northern soul collector, one label consistently brought the goods: Chess Northern soul classics continue to epitomise the sound today.
Start your journey into one of the most influential labels in music with our list of the best Chess albums to own on vinyl.
In the way its music was presented and the universal themes its artists sang of, Motown broke racial barriers to move everyone, no matter their skin colour.
Boasting Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley, Chess Records is synonymous with rock’n’roll – as this list of the 10 best Chess rock’n’roll records proves.
The history of recorded jazz is hard to pin down. So many conflicting stories make up a rich patchwork that guides us towards the truth of how jazz began.
Son of Chess Records co-founder Leonard Chess, Marshall Chess offers an exclusive guide to the Chicago label that helped invent rock’n’roll.
If you’re suffering from heartbreak, trying to get next to someone, or dreaming about the unattainable, the best Motown love songs will suit your mood.
With ‘The College Dropout’, Kanye West singlehandedly set hip-hop on a new path, introducing himself as one of the 21st Century’s most innovative artists.