2Pac, Biggie, Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, Missy, Outkast, Dre, Snoop: The 90s were a decade in which hip hop became one of the biggest genres in the world.
The music video was directed by Emmanuel Afolabi.
Not often a label thought of in hip-hop terms, the best Motown samples prove that Berry Gordy’s empire had more than enough beats for the crate-diggers.
Common released 'Be' in 2005, returning to 'conscious hip-hop' for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to record with both Kanye West and J Dilla as producers.
‘It is music to uplift, heal, and inspire listeners dealing with racial injustices as well as other social injustices,’ says Common.
Blue Note and hip-hop have become inextricably linked. The label has been sampled countless time and now signs artists that merge jazz and rap.
Common hit reset on hip-hop with his ‘Like Water For Chocolate’ album, paying tribute to the black trailblazers who came before him.
Poetic and provocative, Common rose from underground hip-hop to become the music’s fiercest custodian. The best Common songs reveal how.
A watershed moment in hip-hop, ‘Things Fall Apart’ combined the raw energy of The Roots’ live shows with peerless production to birth a classic album.
Academy Award-winner Common is set to executive produce the untitled project.
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.
Cannily deployed to create touching moments and forge connections, the best romantic comedy songs have defined iconic romcoms.
J Dilla’s death robbed the world of a talent it was only just beginning to comprehend. Here are just a few of his greatest productions.
The star-studded online event on February 6 features the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Julie Andrews and more.
Widely used by discerning crate-diggers and hip-hop heads, the best Blue Note samples have become part of the cultural fabric.