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.
Other attendees included Fat Joe, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and more.
On their debut record ‘The Platform,’ LA trio Dilated Peoples reenergized the rap underground, bringing alternative hip-hop back to the mainstream.
This year's especially diverse class of honorees also includes Kraftwerk, Charley Patton, LL Cool J, and Foo Fighters.
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.
Time to celebrate mothers and the songs that have celebrated them with a playlist of the best songs about moms for Mother’s Day.
Stubblefield joined the Godfather's band in 1965 and became one of his two drummers of choice into the early 1970s.
‘Mr. James Smith has been eligible for induction since 2010 and he's been nominated for inclusion six times. But he's never been voted in,’ explains Cohen.
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.
LL Cool J is one of hip-hop’s most popular and enduring MCs. These timeless songs are essential listening for hip-hop fans.
The star-studded live-stream will also include appearances by Brittany Howard, Adam Lambert, Cher, and Dolly Parton, among others.
LL Cool J’s debut album, ‘Radio’, turned the MC into a hip-hop superstar and put the emerging Def Jam record label on the map.
The subject of evil will remain one of interest to songwriters, no matter how controversial & unsettling. The Devil does indeed get some of the best songs.
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.
From Nirvana to Billie Eilish, here are some of the best SNL musical performances from late-night TV’s grandest show.