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.
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.
‘Follow The Leader’ picked up from where ‘Paid In Full’ left off, ensuring that Eric B & Rakim dominated hip-hop in the 80s.
From indelible images to perfect portraits, the 100 greatest album covers provoke and awe just as much as the contents inside.
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.
The event will feature Rakim’s first public performance in over a year.
From 'Juice' to 'Wild Style' and '8 Mile,' here are some of the best hip-hop soundtracks that brought emerging artists to the mainstream.
Measuring up to anything laid down a quarter century ago, the best Eric B And Rakim songs remain timeless and hugely influential.
Widely used by discerning crate-diggers and hip-hop heads, the best Blue Note samples have become part of the cultural fabric.
The Chicago Bulls docuseries scores big when it comes to nostalgia, thanks to an effective dose of old-school hip-hop.
Orb mainman Alex Paterson gives uDiscover an exclusive run down of his Top 11 electronic music influences – with some surprise choices.
Vikki Tobak, author of the book ‘Contact High: A Visual History Of Hip-Hop’ talks hip-hop’s forgotten legacy in photographs and her new exhibition.
A history of Blaxploitation film soundtracks that helped define the genre, and the musicians who asserted their street cred by writing their scores.
“The credibility he brings to our team is mammoth,” museum chairman of the board Kurtis Blow said.
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