It's impossible to tell the history of any genre in a single article, but these 20 songs provide a roadmap for listening... and further exploration.
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.
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.
Beginning 17 April, LiveXLive Media and TikTok will present over 35 artists performing in support of MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund.
Poetic and provocative, Common rose from underground hip-hop to become the music’s fiercest custodian. The best Common songs reveal how.
‘Chilombo’ features an all-star lineup of guest talent, including Future, Miguel, Nas, Big Sean, John Legend and Ty Dolla $Ign.
Only the best from the 90s are in this classic hip-hop playlist
Amazon Studios have announced a forthcoming Mary J Blige documentary, directed by Vanessa Roth and executive produced by Blige and Sean Combs.
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.
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.
The new album is set for release on 15 November through Mass Appeal Records.
Nas gives a history lesson in the newest visual for his single ‘War Against Love’, off his new rarities compilation, ‘The Lost Tapes 2’.
‘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.