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.
2Pac, Biggie, Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, Missy, Outkast, Dre, Snoop: The 90s were a decade in which hip hop became one of the biggest genres in the world.
In the early days of hip-hop, female rappers were essential to the genre’s biology, unapologetically detailing their experiences of the world they lived in.
Thanks to the power of TikTok, social media, and film syncs, classic songs are getting reintroduced to a new generation of fans.
For every anthem and romantic ballad, female artists have also asserted their independence through empowering lyrics, challenging the constraints of gender stereotypes, bad relationships or the music industry itself.
‘Salt-N-Pepa’ details the journey of Queensborough Community College students Cheryl ‘Salt’ James and Sandra ‘Pepa’ Denton as they enter the world of rap and hip hop.
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Marilyn Horne, and Selena will also be recognized by the Academy.
With ‘Very Necessary’, the First Ladies Of Hip-Hop, Salt-N-Pepa, pushed the genre forward, creating a cultural legacy when many critics called it a fad.
The rap trio from New York City are comprised of Salt (Cheryl James), Pepa (Sandra Denton), and DJ Spinderella (Deidra Roper).
This year's Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020 will be a bi-coastal affair, featuring BTS, Post Malone and Sam Hunt.
Vikki Tobak, author of the book ‘Contact High: A Visual History Of Hip-Hop’ talks hip-hop’s forgotten legacy in photographs and her new exhibition.
US Channel Lifetime has approved the projects executive produced by Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott.
Hip-Hop opened a can of concrete honesty and emotional turmoil with gritty soundscapes that at times felt like a Martin Scorcese movie filmed in the ghetto.