Before hip-hop and R&B got together, the rap ballad showed the softer side of hip-hop. The best hip-hop love songs prove that MCs need love too.
Hip-hop’s original storyteller, Slick Rick has carried the narrative torch for over three decades. The best Slick Rick songs reveal how.
‘Mind-Body-Sole’ celebrates the pioneering rapper and style icon’s Bronx roots.
‘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 pre-eminent hip-hop label for the better part of the last three and a half decades, the best Def Jam songs define the evolution of the genre.
In Def Jam’s docu-series ‘Through The Lens’, photographer Janette Beckman talks documenting the early days of hip-hop.
As ‘The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick’ celebrates its 30th anniversary, The Ruler talks about taking his environment “and turning it into a story”.
A decade after his trailblazing debut, ‘The Art Of Storytelling’ saw Slick Rick return to the hip-hop fold with some new tales to tell.
The Bronx rapper is widely regarded as one of the best and most influential rappers of all time, emerging during hip-hop's golden age.
Hip-hop has always been politically charged, but with racial and social divisions becoming ever more fractured, conscious hip-hop is making a return.
In the late 90s, ‘Mos Def And Talib Kweli Are Black Star’ forged a new path in which culture and unity took precedence over hip-hop’s beefs and disses.
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.
The hip-hop icon is celebrating the 30th anniversary reissue of his ground-breaking album, 'The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick' coming out on 26 April.
Nas has released an arresting new music video for the single Cops Shot the Kid off his album Nasir featuring an appearance by Slick Rick.
The follow-up to 2016’s Life Of Pablo was not without some Kanye trademarks: sample-leaning beats and a laundry list of featured artists.