The best Tupac songs reveal a complex body of work straddling mediations on life and death, party jams, and some of the most thoughtful hip-hop in history.
A history of Blaxploitation film soundtracks that helped define the genre, and the musicians who asserted their street cred by writing their scores.
From awards-laden lyricists to those whose creativity has reached new heights of expression, these musicians could – and should – be considered poets.
A pioneer of gangsta rap and the G-funk sound, rapper-producer Dr. Dre put West Coast hip-hop on the map. Here are some of is career-defining collaborations
Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. was 2Pac's first certified platinum album, where he perfected his flow and claimed his throne in hip hop royalty.
From 'Juice', to 'Wild Style' and '8 Mile', here are some of the best hip-hop soundtracks that brought emerging artists to the mainstream.
In 1998, ‘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.
The Queens, New York duo have been cited as "the premier DJ/MC team in all of hip-hop."
Superstar rapper Eminem has revealed the full tracklist for his forthcoming album Revival, due for official release on 15 December 2017
Iconic singer Roy Orbison died in 1988, but will return to tour the UK during 2018, albeit in hologram form supported by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
The murders of hip-hop superstars Tupac Shakur (aka 2Pac) and Notorious B.I.G (aka Biggie Smalls) are examined in a new US TV special on Fox
A nine-storey mural depicting blues giant Muddy Waters has been unveiled in Chicago, as part of the Chicago Blues Festival.
Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen has been tapped to direct the new Tupac Shakur documentary, authorized by the family estate.
Lenny Kravitz will perform a tribute to Prince at the Rock Hall of Fame, along with other guests Alicia Keys, Pharrell and Dhani Harrison.
Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Journey, Yes, Electric Light Orchestra and Joan Baez will all join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2017.