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.
Widely used by discerning crate-diggers and hip-hop heads, the best Blue Note samples have become part of the cultural fabric.
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.
During the phenomenally eventful years of 1965-67, the studio changed for musicians & producers from being a place of work to becoming a creative hub.
Eminem has set his sights on his critics with the first visual off the new album for the controversial track ‘Fall’.
Interpolations on the album include Kendrick Lamar’s 'Humble,' and L.L. Cool J’s ‘I’m Bad.’
This marks the first film project authorized by the Gaye family.
Watch all the best performances from the festival from home.
Hip-hop has long been territorial & an arena for public feuds, so who has the ultimate knockout punch? Here's the Hip-Hop Throwdown, who wins is up to you!
Featuring hits such as ‘In Da Club’ and ‘21 Questions’, the ‘50 Cent Best Of’ is due for release on 24 March.
The dream-team combination of Snoop Dogg and Pharrell weighed in with the final Hot 100 chart-topper of 2004.
Leon Haywood, who had US R&B hits over nearly 20 years and was then sampled by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, died on Tuesday (5) in Los Angeles. He was 74.
Full of glossy, high-quality photos, and also an in-depth read, Motown: The Sound Of Young America recounts how the label became a global icon
We’ve put together our pick of the best hip hop albums. Take a look and find out whether an album you love has made it onto our top 10 hip hop albums.
Hip-Hop artists have always waged war on conventional music – and each other. Braggadocio is always there, but it got out of control and ended in tragedy.
Straight Outta Compton, the gritty biopic telling the story of gangsta rap pioneers N.W.A, makes it to DVD and Blu-ray on 11 January 2016.