The new collection includes landmark tracks by Gang Starr, Eminem, Public Enemy, Snoop Dogg and many more.
Reflecting and commenting on the world around them, the most gifted and charismatic MCs have taken the politics of hip-hop into the mainstream.
‘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.
The special 2,500 square foot installation touches down in Long Beach, California in November.
Not often a label thought of in hip-hop terms, the best Motown samples prove that Berry Gordy’s empire had more than enough beats for the crate-diggers.
Too often remembered for its clichés, 80s music actually has far more to offer than many remember – and it's cooler than you think.
Measuring up to anything laid down a quarter century ago, the best Eric B And Rakim songs remain timeless and hugely influential.
Co-frontman Chuck D says: “As with many songs, this was formed out of a conversation amongst ourselves about the level of passion fuel it takes to create."
Unlike most other eras, the notion of 90s music is hard to pin down. Oddball and eclectic, the decade defies easy categorisation, but it’s this cross-pollination of sounds that left a boundary-breaking...
Hitting like a hip-hop apocalypse, ‘It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back’ found Public Enemy unleashing arguably the greatest hip-hop album ever.
An album beyond compare, ‘Fear Of A Black Planet’ found Public Enemy issuing calls for a survivable lifestyle amid tremendous pressure… Sound familiar?
Dropped during the peak of coastal beef in hip-hop, Questlove breaks down the perfect storm that produced The Roots’ breakout album, ‘Things Fall Apart’.
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.
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.