Straddling the chart-savvy and the underground, Kanye West’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ remains a masterpiece that’s both amazing and appalling.
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.
Featuring her classic 1990s singles, the new set tells the story of Blige as she first established herself as a tour de force of ‘90s R&B.
Intelligent, sonically diverse and socially aware, the band recently released their soulful sophomore album, 'American Love Call'.
Not often a label thought of in hip-hop terms, the best Motown samples prove that Berry Gordy’s empire had more than enough beats for the crate-diggers.
Hitting upon his perfect meld of street-tough gangsterism and hook-heavy commerciality, ‘Vol.2… Hard Knock Life’ turned Jay Z into a superstar.
The best Lil Wayne songs find the self-proclaimed “best rapper alive” mastering hooks, dominating guest spots, and out-rapping the competition with ease.
The ‘Comeback Season’ mixtape is not only a testament to Drake’s longevity, but to how long he’s been on top with his versatile approach to hip-hop & R&B.
‘Pon De Replay’ revealed Rihanna’s prowess as a hitmaker, but her debut album, ‘Music Of The Sun’, album proved she was a Caribbean queen in the making.
Many record labels run by musicians have been little more than vanity imprints, but the most important of them have pioneered artists’ rights in the music industry.
Jay-Z and Roc Nation have partnered with the NFL to advise on the league's social justice initatives and future Super Bowl halftime performances.
A decade in the making, ‘Watch The Throne found the two titans of hip-hop, Kanye West and Jay Z, joining up to create hip-hop’s grand spectacle.
This year OVO presents two days of music across 4 and 5 August at Toronto's Budweiser Stage.
A snippet of the track featured in the latest episode of 'Tales', an anthology series created for BET by writer Irv Gotti.