Released on the cusp of a new millennium, ‘The Slim Shady LP’ found Eminem starting one of the greatest runs in hip-hop history.
A pioneer of gangsta rap and the G-funk sound, rapper-producer Dr. Dre put West Coast hip-hop on the map. Here are some of his career-defining collaborations.
With a PhD in emotional honesty, she keeps it street and soulful. The best Mary J Blige songs show why the singer remains a unique force in R&B.
Widely used by discerning crate-diggers and hip-hop heads, the best Blue Note samples have become part of the cultural fabric.
Eminem's latest landed at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, right behind Taylor Swift’s 'Evermore' and Paul McCartney’s 'McCartney III.'
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The 2003 hit is the second-ever Hip Hop video from the pre-YouTube era to achieve the rare milestone.
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.
With a knack for reinvention that has made him one of the longest-lasting rappers of all time, the best Snoop Dogg songs show that his art has no bounds.
There have been few stars as outrageously controversial as Eminem, but who was the real Marshall Mathers, and who was Slim Shady?
The pre-eminent hip-hop label for the better part of the last three and a half decades, the best Def Jam songs define the evolution of the genre.
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.
Thanks to technological loopholes of the CD, bands could include Easter eggs on their albums. Here are 10 hidden tracks worth breaking out your Discman for.
From backseat singalongs to nomadic anthems, the best road trip songs capture the feeling of freedom that’s sometimes just a car ride away.
The rapper’s best-selling seventh studio album found him taking an introspective new direction.