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.
The best Lil Wayne songs find the self-proclaimed “best rapper alive” mastering hooks, dominating guest spots, and out-rapping the competition with ease.
With his third mixtape, ‘So Far Gone’, Drake edged ever closer to world domination, teaming up with Lil Wayne and Young Money Entertainment.
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.
On ‘Queen’, crossover artist Nicki Minaj reclaimed the hip-hop crown with her most rap-oriented album yet, and demanded fealty from the newcomers.
The best Justin Bieber songs have, in a startlingly short space of time, turned the teenage heartthrob into a global megastar commanding all the shots.
Drake was now carrying the rap-R&B torch and starting to find his footing as a vocalist.
‘Dangerous Woman’ found Ariana Grande moving into edgier territory and forging a new musical identity though genre exploration.
Some artists toil their whole careers to make a classic album, while others hit it straight out of the gate, here are some young musicians who got it right.
In anticipation of the summer dates, the two artists also shared an unlikely mash-up between Blink’s smash hit ‘What’s My Age Again’ and Lil Wayne’s 2008 hit, ‘A Milli’.
A sign of things to come, with ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded’, Nicki Minaj led the way for female rappers and helped hip-hop consume pop completely.
The annual festival returns to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park from 9-11 August.
The Chicago festival will return to Grant Park this summer from 1-4 August with tickets on sale now.
New Orleans music has a rich history. Whether you’re in town for Mardi Gras, or seeking authentic jazz performances, it’s the gift that keeps on giving.