‘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.
Along with producers Marley Marl, DJ Bobcat and MC Threat, the hip-hop icon shares an oral history of how the iconic song came to fruition.
The veteran Queens rapper has a career full of hit singles including 'Mama Said Knock You Out,' 'Going Back to Cali,' and 'Doin' It.'
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.
‘Goo’ challenged the idea of what a mainstream rock album could be without sacrificing the experimentalism that earned Sonic Youth a devoted cult following.
In Def Jam’s docu-series ‘Through The Lens’, photographer Janette Beckman talks documenting the early days of hip-hop.
The storied DJ and producer will spin over three decades of iconic tracks from the likes of JAY-Z, YG and Public Enemy on Friday.
On their debut record ‘The Platform’, LA trio Dilated Peoples reenergised the rap underground, bringing alternative hip-hop back to the mainstream.