The best Christmas hip-hop and R&B songs find Kanye giving the gift of a guest spot and Kurtis Blow doing a different kind of Christmas wrapping.
The ceremony takes place on 26 January at Staples Centre, hosted by R&B superstar Alicia Keys.
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.
LL Cool J is launching a new channel 'Rock The Bells Radio' on SiriusXM, dedicated to pioneering hip-hop sounds from the 1970s, 80s and 90s.
The immortal soul landmark 'My Girl' by the Temptations, written by Smokey Robinson, is among 2018's new additions to the National Recording Registry.
From Rihanna to Metallica, the Billboard Music Awards cut across all genres. Here are just a few of the highlights from the show's almost 30-year history.
Hip-Hop artists have always waged war on conventional music – and each other. Braggadocio is always there, but it got out of control and ended in tragedy.
With the likes of DMX, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Nelly, and 2Pac all selling albums in their tens of millions, hip-hop around the early 1990s became a game changer.