The pre-eminent label for much of hip-hop's history, the best Def Jam songs are the evolution of the genre.
In the early days of hip-hop, female rappers were essential to the genre’s biology, unapologetically detailing their experiences of the world they lived in.
Foxy Brown’s erotic lyrics, commanding flow, and confidence made her one of the greatest female rappers of all time. These are her best songs.
On ‘Queen’, crossover artist Nicki Minaj reclaimed the hip-hop crown with her most rap-oriented album yet, and demanded fealty from the newcomers.
The best musical interpretations of the lawless couple, in country, hip-hop and more.
With her sex-positive image, unbridled confidence and elite lyricism, Foxy Brown’s ‘Ill Na Na’ became the blueprint for female MCs in hip-hop.
Lyrically deadly with a flow as cold as the winter streets of New York she was raised on, Foxy will go down as one of the most honest, controversial and sexually explicit...
Minaj’s follow-up to 2014’s 'The Pinkprint' boasts a feast of appearances by Eminem, the Weeknd, Future, Foxy Brown, Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee and others.
The self-titled fifth album by the Commodores will be released as a vinyl LP and in a special blue vinyl collectors' edition by UMe on 16 June 2017.
Hip-Hop opened a can of concrete honesty and emotional turmoil with gritty soundscapes that at times felt like a Martin Scorcese movie filmed in the ghetto.