The vaunted Wu-Tang Clan member is one of the most accomplished MCs in hip-hop history.
The great pianist and composer Horace Silver was, among other things, a genius with melody. Here are some of his best.
In little more than two initial years of success, the creative intensity of The Mamas and the Papas created a timeless songbook.
The best David Ruffin songs prove that the Motown singer most remembered for his time with The Temptations recorded some majestic work under his own name.
Celebrating a man who was part of a golden period for the Rolling Stones, and far more besides.
Hip-hop’s original storyteller, Slick Rick has carried the narrative torch for over three decades. The best Slick Rick songs reveal how.
The best Rob Zombie songs take a trip through the eye-opening career of the larger-than-life heavy metal legend.
A strong case can be made for Max Roach as the most complete drummer in jazz history.
With a PhD in emotional honesty, she keeps it street and soulful. The best Mary J Blige songs show why the singer remains a unique force in R&B.
One of the finest artists on the illustrious Chess label, Howlin’ Wolf shaped the blues, as this playlist of 20 of the best Howlin’ Wolf songs makes clear.
Blondie took the pop playbook and ripped it to shreds, here are some of their career-defining songs.
If ever a band proved you can play rock’n’roll and retain your integrity, that band was R.E.M. as the best R.E.M. songs prove.
An introduction to the man who brought an elegant style and rhythmic grace to the trumpet, in addition to a fragile, unique singing voice that made him a jazz celebrity.
From biting satire to loving homage, the best Frank Zappa songs prove exactly why he’s one of the few artists who truly deserves the epithet “genius”.
Emerging from Bristol in the late 80s, Massive Attack combined genres into something sleek, modern, and classic. These are some of their best.