Hip-hop’s original storyteller, Slick Rick has carried the narrative torch for over three decades. The best Slick Rick songs reveal how.
Previous winners of the gong include Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Britney Spears, and Jennifer Lopez.
The new record features 19 tracks, including gospel versions of songs from the star's back catalogue like ‘Ultralight Beam’.
The past decade saw a breakdown in genres, conventions, musical borders and barriers to entry… as the best albums of the 2010s prove.
In a rich, varied career, from ‘Infinite’ to ‘Kamikaze’, Eminem has traded verses with some of hip-hop’s finest. Here are 15 of the best Eminem collaborations.
Metallica reportedly sold a colossal 1.7 million tickets around the world during the 12-month time frame that determined the chart's rankings.
Two decades into his career, Jay Z can truly claim to run this town. We look at his best collaborations, from Kanye West to Rihanna.
Hip-hop legend and music mogul Jay-Z celebrated his 50th birthday today with the release of his entire discography on Spotify.
Setting a new benchmark for live recordings, the best ‘MTV Unplugged’ performances remain cultural touchstones that shone a new light on classic songs.
Straddling the chart-savvy and the underground, Kanye West’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ remains a masterpiece that’s both amazing and appalling.
With her ‘Talk That Talk’ album, Rihanna continued her reign over pop music, throwing genre and romantic conventions to the wind.
With her sex-positive image, unbridled confidence and elite lyricism, Foxy Brown’s ‘Ill Na Na’ became the blueprint for female MCs in hip-hop.
One of the most controversial rappers in history, Eminem has long proven he has more than shock tactics up his sleeve, as the best Eminem songs show.
Hip-hop has always been politically charged, but with racial and social divisions becoming ever more fractured, conscious hip-hop is making a return.
The pre-eminent hip-hop label for the better part of the last three and a half decades, the best Def Jam songs define the evolution of the genre.