In a rich, varied career, from ‘Infinite’ to ‘Kamikaze,’ Eminem has traded verses with some of hip-hop’s finest.
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The best Lil Wayne songs find the self-proclaimed 'best rapper alive' mastering hooks, dominating guest spots, and out-rapping the competition with ease.
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Teacher Dalton Higgins said, “Ivy League universities have embraced hip-hop education, so we can do the same here.”
Foxy Brown’s erotic lyrics, commanding flow, and confidence made her one of the greatest female rappers of all time. These are her best songs.
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One of the most controversial rappers in history, the best Eminem songs have long proven he has more than shock tactics up his sleeve.
Before hip-hop and R&B got together, the rap ballad showed the softer side of hip-hop. The best hip-hop love songs prove that MCs need love too.
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.
The album received a surprise release on Sunday.
‘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.
It's impossible to tell the history of any genre in a single article, but these 20 songs provide a roadmap for listening... and further exploration.
Passionate and highly personal accounts of extraordinary lives, the best music memoirs offer everything from creative insights to rock’n’roll excess.