On ‘Rising Down’, The Roots delivered a call-to-arms, with Black Thought leading the charge and bringing some friends along for back-up.
A watershed moment in hip-hop, ‘Things Fall Apart’ combined the raw energy of The Roots’ live shows with peerless production to birth a classic album.
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.
Hip-hop’s original storyteller, Slick Rick has carried the narrative torch for over three decades. The best Slick Rick songs reveal how.
In the late 90s, ‘Mos Def And Talib Kweli Are Black Star’ forged a new path in which culture and unity took precedence over hip-hop’s beefs and disses.
The three-disc 20th anniversary edition of The Roots’ classic comes with 10 bonus tracks.
Dropped during the peak of coastal beef in hip-hop, Questlove breaks down the perfect storm that produced The Roots’ breakout album, ‘Things Fall Apart’.
Released on the Rawkus imprint in 2000, 'Lyricist Lounge 2' amplified the "backpacker rap" scene and its obsession with collaboration and improvisation.
J Dilla's death, on 10 February 2006, robbed the world of a talent it was only just beginning to comprehend. We pick some of his landmark productions.
A new batch of 180 gram, heavyweight vinyl editions of classic hip-hop albums is out now as part of Universal’s Back To Black reissue series.