To celebrate the 30th anniversary ‘Paul’s Boutique’, the Beastie Boys will be releasing six rare EPs from that era on streaming.
One of South Africa's biggest stars has passed away – Mandoza, 19 January 1978 – 18 September 2016.
Celebrating 30 years since Beastie Boys became one of the biggest bands on Def Jam, ‘Licensed To Ill’ is receiving a 30th-anniversary reissue on 14 October.
On 30 September, The Black Eyed Peas’ six albums will be reissued on vinyl, tracing their evolution from local heroes to globe-straddling megastars.
Attrell Cordes, better known as Prince Be, the co-founder of hit 1990s duo P.M. Dawn, died on 17 June, 2016 in New Jersey at the age of 46.
Guitarist John Berry, a founding member of hip-hop pioneers the Beastie Boys, died 19 May. He was 52 and had been suffering from dementia.
Released on the Rawkus imprint in 2000, 'Lyricist Lounge 2' amplified the "backpacker rap" scene and its obsession with collaboration and improvisation.
Released in 1997, Company Flow’s ‘Funcrusher Plus’ pushed hip-hop’s envelope, laying the groundwork for the boldly experimental music that would follow.
Released in 2004, Ghostface Killah’s ‘Fishscale’ was part of a stunning run that was hip-hop’s equivalent to Stevie Wonder in the 70s, or Dylan in the 60s.
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'.
J Dilla's death, on 10 February 2006, robbed the world of a talent it was only just beginning to comprehend. We pick some of his landmark productions.
We’ve put together our pick of the best hip hop albums. Take a look and find out whether an album you love has made it onto our top 10 hip hop albums.
Common released 'Be' in 2005, returning to "conscious hip-hop" for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to record with both Kanye West and J Dilla as producers.
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.
Straight Outta Compton, the gritty biopic telling the story of gangsta rap pioneers N.W.A, makes it to DVD and Blu-ray on 11 January 2016.