Reflecting and commenting on the world around them, the most gifted and charismatic MCs have taken the politics of hip-hop into the mainstream.
Were the censors right? These banned songs caused controversy at the time, but they ultimately beat the authorities, earning their place in music history.
The best 80s music videos not only defined the decade, they influenced fashions and elevated the music video to the status of high art.
Too often remembered for its clichés, 80s music actually has far more to offer than many remember – and it's cooler than you think.
A question of boundaries lays at the heart of music censorship, but artists have always pushed back, fighting for the freedom to express themselves.
‘Straight Outta Compton’ arrived like a road crash: you couldn’t ignore it. It launched gangsta rap and made the West Coast matter in hip-hop.
Measuring up to anything laid down a quarter century ago, the best Eric B And Rakim songs remain timeless and hugely influential.
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.
Did he really just say that? Decades on from its release, Ice Cube’s debut album, ‘AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted’, still has the power to shock.
As the Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ proved, the best music biopics can have a cultural impact that goes far beyond devoted fans. Here are 30 must-sees.
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.
Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. was 2Pac's first certified platinum album, where he perfected his flow and claimed his throne in hip hop royalty.
From 'Juice', to 'Wild Style' and '8 Mile', here are some of the best hip-hop soundtracks that brought emerging artists to the mainstream.
The former NWA rapper, Ice Cube continues to push the political envelope with his latest single ‘Arrest The President’.
8 May 1965. When DA Pennebaker pointed his camera at Bob Dylan in a London alley, did he realise he was making what many consider to be the most influential music video...