On their debut record ‘The Platform’, LA trio Dilated Peoples reenergised the rap underground, bringing alternative hip-hop back to the mainstream.
Andre Harrell, founder of Uptown Records, was a massively influential record executive that shaped the sound of R&B and hip-hop.
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.
The Chicago Bulls docuseries scores big when it comes to nostalgia, thanks to an effective dose of old-school hip-hop.
“Hip-hop was forever changed by the unique sound and charisma the Beastie Boys brought to the game,” said host LL Cool J.
Premiering 10 April, the three-part series will span 35-years, highlighting three legendary photographers who documented the iconic hip-hop label’s artists.
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.
Only the best from the 90s are in this classic hip-hop playlist
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.