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.
Widely used by discerning crate-diggers and hip-hop heads, the best Blue Note samples have become part of the cultural fabric.
The track features a never before heard verse from late Gang Starr member MC Guru and appears on the group’s instrumental album ‘One of the Best Yet.’
The trumpeter took jazz music out of tiny clubs and up the R&B charts…and even onto the dance floor.
‘Expansion Team’ was Dilated Peoples’ most commercially successful album, beloved by fans with a fondness for hip-hop’s Golden Age.
The new collection includes landmark tracks by Gang Starr, Eminem, Public Enemy, Snoop Dogg and many more.
Guru and DJ Premier are among hip-hop’s most iconic duos, with albums like ‘Hard To Earn’ and songs like ‘Mass Appeal’. Here are their best songs.
Jeru the Damaja is a Brooklyn rapper affiliated with rap duo Gang Starr and known for classic solo albums like The Sun Rises in the East.
With a legacy nothing short of legendary, Gang Starr are considered to be one of the finest DJ/MC partnerships Hip Hop has ever been witness to.
Trailing the new record, the hip-hop pioneers' new single, 'Bad Name' is released today.
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.
“This record means so much to me. It’s a continuation of what I never wanted to end” DJ Premier says of the track.
Gang Starr laid the blueprint for grassroots hip-hop and all stayed true to their mission of being “dedicated ministers of underground sound”.
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.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary 3-LP reissue of Guru’s Jazzmatazz Volume 1, Urban Legends has premiered a new lyric video for the track 'No Time To Play'.