Ranging from hardcore punk to jazz instrumentals and their trademark DIY hip-hop, ‘Ill Communication’ found Beasties defining a decade.
‘Rap God’ now joins Slim Shady’s other chart-topping hits from 2010, ‘Love the Way You Lie’ featuring Rihanna and ‘Not Afraid’, that previously passed the one billion mark.
A pioneer of gangsta rap and the G-funk sound, rapper-producer Dr Dre put West Coast hip-hop on the map. Here are some of is career-defining collaborations
DMX was that rare commodity: a commercial powerhouse with artistic and street credibility to spare.
Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. was 2Pac's first certified platinum album, where he perfected his flow and claimed his throne in hip hop royalty.
As yet, though the artist is still to reveal the release date for the new record, which is the follow-up to 2016's 'Starboy'.
Drake’s first mixtape, ‘Room For Improvement’, captured the young phenom in the making, discovering his voice and experimenting with forms he would master.
The much-acclaimed album features the singles ‘Good Stuff’, ‘Get Along with You’ and the signature track ‘Caught Out There’.
Common (originally Common Sense) was a highly influential figure in rap’s underground during the ’90s, keeping the sophisticated lyrical technique and flowing syncopations of jazz-rap alive.
Revising ‘The Life Of Pablo’ in the weeks after its release, Kanye West kept his promise to create a “living, breathing, changing creative expression”.
Malone’s most-streamed Spotify song is his 2017 cut ‘Rockstar,’ which features 21 Savage.
Drake’s surprise mixtape ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’ saw the Toronto MC get existential, toeing the line between introspection and aggression.
A creative and commercial peak, MC Hammer’s ‘Please Hammer Don't Hurt ’Em’ included ‘U Can’t Touch This’ and introduced the world to “Hammer time”.
This year’s line-up includes Philly’s own Meek Mill, along with rising R&B star Summer Walker, DaBaby, Snoh Aalegra, Burna Boy and Thundercat.
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.
Out now on Young Money Records/Republic Records, the new record marks Wayne’s 5th No. 1 album success on the U.S. Billboard 200 Chart.