A pioneer of gangsta rap and the G-funk sound, rapper-producer Dr Dre put West Coast hip-hop on the map. Here are some of is career-defining collaborations
Only the best from the 90s are in this classic hip-hop playlist
Truly iconic album covers don’t just define an album, they define an era, a generation and, in some cases, an entire musical genre.
‘Efil4zaggin’ was more than a full stop to NWA's career. It bridged hip-hop's early golden age and the sound that would dominate the West Coast in the 90s.
A history of Blaxploitation film soundtracks that helped define the genre, and the musicians who asserted their street cred by writing their scores.
'Smoke On The Water,' 'I Get Around' and 'Jailhouse Rock' are among the classic songs newly announced as additions to the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Deep Purple, Cheap Trick, Chicago, Steve Miller, N.W.A. and the late Bert Berns were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night (8 April).
Hip-Hop artists have always waged war on conventional music – and each other. Braggadocio is always there, but it got out of control and ended in tragedy.
British hard rock trailblazers Deep Purple and rap pioneers NWA are among the five acts newly announced as 2016 inductees into the Rock and Roll of Fame.
Straight Outta Compton, the gritty biopic telling the story of gangsta rap pioneers N.W.A, makes it to DVD and Blu-ray on 11 January 2016.
The Game returns with his most ambitious statements yet: ‘The Documentary 2’ and ‘The Documentary 2.5’, solidifying his status as hip-hop royalty.
The new global hip-hop/R&B campaign from Universal Music Group on iTunes includes ‘2001,’ the landmark multi-platinum set by Dr. Dre from November 1999.
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.
With the likes of DMX, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Nelly, and 2Pac all selling albums in their tens of millions, hip-hop around the early 1990s became a game changer.