‘It is music to uplift, heal, and inspire listeners dealing with racial injustices as well as other social injustices,’ says Common.
In the late 90s, ‘Mos Def And Talib Kweli Are Black Star’ forged a new path in which culture and unity took precedence over hip-hop’s beefs and disses.
From landmark releases by Jay Z, Common, Missy Elliot and Wu-Tang Clan, here's why 1997 will be remembered as the greatest year in hip-hop history.
Common returns with the new single ‘Her Love’, featuring guests Daniel Caesar and Dwele over an unreleased beat by the late J Dilla.
Dropped during the peak of coastal beef in hip-hop, Questlove breaks down the perfect storm that produced The Roots’ breakout album, ‘Things Fall Apart’.
On the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr's death, Stevie Wonder and over 80 musicians, politicians and actors share their #DreamStillLives video.
Coltrane Culture, a one-day, multi-event festival celebrating the work of jazz titan John Coltrane, will take place in London on 17 February 2018.
The Robert Glasper Experiment's new album ArtScience will be out on Blue Note on 16 September. Listen to the first single 'Find You' here.
A new batch of 180 gram, heavyweight vinyl editions of classic hip-hop albums is out now as part of Universal’s Back To Black reissue series.
With the coming of the new millennium it was obvious that hip-hop had come a long way and now became a commercial powerhouse in mainstream culture.