‘Yeezus’ is proof that hip-hop can take any form. Kanye West’s exercise in minimalism was polarizing to some, but uncompromising in its sonic mission.
Unafraid to tackle the big subjects, artists like Curtis Mayfield and Kendrick Lamar are as brave in their music as they are in their politics.
From landmark releases by Jay Z, Common, Missy Elliot and Wu-Tang Clan, here's why 1997 will be remembered as the greatest year in hip-hop history.
The hip-hop icon became a global ambassador for the Toronto Raptors in 2013 and has been seen on the side lines of many games.
Robert Glasper talks about R+R=NOW’s debut album, ‘Collagically Speaking’, and why it’s rare to be “so good at what you do but with no ego”.
Common returns with the new single ‘Her Love’, featuring guests Daniel Caesar and Dwele over an unreleased beat by the late J Dilla.
A high watermark in the band's career, the album debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 in 2004 with 360,000 copies sold in its first week.
The award will be presented during the 19th annual BET Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on 23 June.
These laureates are the latest honorees to win the prize founded by ABBA manager, music publisher and lyricist Stig “Stikkan” Anderson.
The Houston, Texas outfit also placed seven albums on the Billboard 200, with 'Resurrection' blasting to No. 6 in 1996.
To mark the 25th anniversary of 'Ill Communication', Beastie Boys members Mike “D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz appear in the short documentary, 'Still Ill: 25 Years of Ill Communication'.
Following the news of their joint tour this summer, Mary J Blige and Nas debuted their new track, ‘Thriving’.
In anticipation of the summer dates, the two artists also shared an unlikely mash-up between Blink’s smash hit ‘What’s My Age Again’ and Lil Wayne’s 2008 hit, ‘A Milli’.
The track also features prominently on the recent 'For The Throne' compilation album.
‘Homicide’ arrives after the pair first linked up when Logic opened for Eminem during his Hawaii shows.