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
From 'Juice', to 'Wild Style' and '8 Mile', here are some of the best hip-hop soundtracks that brought emerging artists to the mainstream.
Widely used by discerning crate-diggers and hip-hop heads, the best Blue Note samples have become part of the cultural fabric.
'Everythang’s Corrupt' is the multi-platinum artist’s 10th solo effort and 18th album overall.
A history of Blaxploitation film soundtracks that helped define the genre, and the musicians who asserted their street cred by writing their scores.
Reflecting and commenting on the world around them, the most gifted and charismatic MCs have taken the politics of hip-hop into the mainstream.
The former NWA rapper, Ice Cube continues to push the political envelope with his latest single ‘Arrest The President’.
Uneasy listening on a mission, ‘Death Certificate’ shocked many at the time, with Ice Cube kicking ass musically, verbally and politically.
Spawning megastars such as Snoop Dogg, 2Pac and Eminem, 90s hip-hop marked the point when the music came out of the suburbs and took over the world.
‘Efil4zaggin’ was more than a full stop to NWA's career. It bridged hip-hop's early golden age and the sound that would dominate the West Coast in the 90s.
LL Cool J is launching a new channel 'Rock The Bells Radio' on SiriusXM, dedicated to pioneering hip-hop sounds from the 1970s, 80s and 90s.
Rammstein cemented their global popularity with ‘Mutter’, one of the most important contemporary releases within heavy metal’s many subgenres.
Deep Purple, Cheap Trick, Chicago, Steve Miller, N.W.A. and the late Bert Berns were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night (8 April).
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.
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.