The pre-eminent label for much of hip-hop's history, the best Def Jam songs are the evolution of the genre.
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.
From stoner anthems to good-natured novelties, the best songs about marijuana are perfect for indulgers – or those with just a contact buzz.
Artists set to perform during the tribute include Method Man, Busta Rhymes, Griselda, and more.
The best songs from one of the most talented hip-hop MCs to ever emerge from New York.
This list of the best Redman songs reveal a New Jersey rapper that is witty, deranged, hilarious, and an excellent writer of rhymes.
With a PhD in emotional honesty, she keeps it street and soulful. The best Mary J Blige songs show why the singer remains a unique force in R&B.
With her sex-positive image, unbridled confidence and elite lyricism, Foxy Brown’s ‘Ill Na Na’ became the blueprint for female MCs in hip-hop.
The fourth Wu-Tang Clan solo album, ‘Liquid Swords’ is an out-and-out masterpiece.
The rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member is also one-half of the duo Method Man & Redman and won a Grammy for his Mary J. Blige collaboration 'I'll Be There For You/You're All...
A new deluxe vinyl 45s box set, The Singles Collection, is to be released by UMG to celebrate GZA's landmark hip-hop album Liquid Swords
Hip-Hop opened a can of concrete honesty and emotional turmoil with gritty soundscapes that at times felt like a Martin Scorcese movie filmed in the ghetto.
With the coming of the new millennium it was obvious that hip-hop had come a long way and now became a commercial powerhouse in mainstream culture.