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.
Guru's hybrid album of jazz and rap, Jazzmatazz Vol. 1 celebrates its 25th anniversary with a deluxe 3-LP edition featuring instrumentals, remixes and more.
Released on the Rawkus imprint in 2000, 'Lyricist Lounge 2' amplified the "backpacker rap" scene and its obsession with collaboration and improvisation.
Jeru The Damaja's confident and coolly crafted 1966 album 'Wrath Of The Math' made No.3 on the hip-hop chart and Top 40 on 'Billboard'.
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.
Hip-hop had waited four years for 'Moment Of Truth', an album on which everything Gang Starr strove for is present and utterly correct.
Smack bang in the "Golden Age" 1990 was a good year for hip hop, so here's five hip hop albums that showcase the diverse paths that the genre was taking.