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.
“In the history of hip-hop, no two words have meant more to the culture than Def Jam.”
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.
From Nirvana to Billie Eilish, here are some of the best SNL musical performances from late-night TV’s grandest show.
Long before there were million-dollar studios or Pro Tools, there were great singing voices, whether they came out of barbershop quartets, Baptist churches or street corner doo-wop groups.
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.
“The credibility he brings to our team is mammoth,” museum chairman of the board Kurtis Blow said.
The two parties are collaborating on exclusive series that will feature variant covers for select collector’s editions of some Urban Legends' most legendary hip-hop releases.
During the phenomenally eventful years of 1965-67, the studio changed for musicians & producers from being a place of work to becoming a creative hub.
Def Leppard, The Cure, Roxy Music, Radiohead and LL Cool J are among this year's shortlist of possible inductees.
The winners will be announced in December, with the induction ceremony taking place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, on 29 March 2019.
While the clip is brief, the up-tempo ominous track features a small snippet of lyrics, with Eminem rapping the sinister verse “knock knock, let the devil in”.
Only the best from the 90s are in this classic hip-hop playlist