‘No Bad Energy’ is the opening track from The Lost Tapes 2, which the hip-hop star released through Def Jam/ Mass Appeal Records in July.
Like many of Blige’s soul-searching songs, ‘Know’ reflects a lifetime of pain and survival.
Though 7” singles often drive a rabid reggae collectors market, the best reggae vinyl can take the shape of classic albums – as this guide to 10 essential reggae LPs shows.
You’ll find answer records in all walks of music. Some are aggressive, some motivated by a sense of injustice, and others show contempt through wit.
Spawning megastars such as Snoop Dogg, 2Pac and Eminem, 90s hip-hop marked the point when the music came out of the suburbs and took over the world.
The award will be presented during the 19th annual BET Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on 23 June.
A decade after his trailblazing debut, ‘The Art Of Storytelling’ saw Slick Rick return to the hip-hop fold with some new tales to tell.
Following the news of their joint tour this summer, Mary J Blige and Nas debuted their new track, ‘Thriving’.
The North American tour spans 22 cities and kicks off on 11 July at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre.
Anyone wondering how to navigate hip-hop’s five decades needs some signposts to help point the way. uDiscover presents the history of hip-hop in 20 Songs.
Veteran producer Salaam Remi has paired up Amy Winehouse and hip-hip icon Nas once again on his new track ‘Find My Love’.
Widely used by discerning crate-diggers and hip-hop heads, the best Blue Note samples have become part of the cultural fabric.
Nas has released an arresting new music video for the single Cops Shot the Kid off his album Nasir featuring an appearance by Slick Rick.
Hip-hop has always been politically charged, but with racial and social divisions becoming ever more fractured, conscious hip-hop is making a return.
The best Beastie Boys songs catch one of hip-hop’s most inventive and charismatic groups constantly pushing the boundaries and reinventing themselves.