From sorrowful mourning to polemical rage, the best Martin Luther King songs deal with the death of the civil-rights icon in moving, revelatory ways.
The Gods Of Rap tour takes in shows in Manchester, Glasgow and London's SSE Arena.
Widely used by discerning crate-diggers and hip-hop heads, the best Blue Note samples have become part of the cultural fabric.
“The credibility he brings to our team is mammoth,” museum chairman of the board Kurtis Blow said.
Family bands have provided some of the greatest popular music of the past 100 years. As Sister Sledge once sang: “We are family. Get up everybody and sing.”
Through sampling, hip-hop has the power to bring old music to new years, helping music to evolve while paying respects to the artists that came before.
Hip-hop has always been politically charged, but with racial and social divisions becoming ever more fractured, conscious hip-hop is making a return.
Unafraid to speak up against injustice, the best protest songs take on the issues of their day, but transcend their eras to speak to future generations.
Reflecting and commenting on the world around them, the most gifted and charismatic MCs have taken the politics of hip-hop into the mainstream.
A deep playlist full of powerful protest songs including Public Enemy, Billie Holiday, Pete Seeger, Bob Marley, Bruce Springsteen, Sam Cooke and more...
‘The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick’ solidified the New York rapper as one of hip-hop’s most dynamic personalities and the world’s greatest storyteller.
Other celebrities involved are Steve Buscemi, Ben Stiller, Jarvis Cocker and Jeff Tweedy.
During the phenomenally eventful years of 1965-67, the studio changed for musicians & producers from being a place of work to becoming a creative hub.
The album was cited by many journalists as the best record of 1995 and the key release of an emerging musical style known as trip-hop.
Furious yet thought-provoking, ‘Prophets Of Rage’ took no prisoners, offering a much-needed shot of adrenaline for the body politic in these uncertain times.