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.
On ‘Teflon Don,’ Rick Ross lived up to his mafia moniker with outsized charisma and a lush, cinematic album to sell his rap fantasy.
It was an album that changed the trajectory of the dancehall artist's career... and also transformed dancehall and reggae forever.
Guru and DJ Premier are among hip-hop’s most iconic duos, with albums like ‘Hard To Earn’ and songs like ‘Mass Appeal.’ Here are their best songs.
Known as “The Clown Prince of Hip-Hop,” Biz Markie’s larger-than-life persona was equally matched by his musical brilliance.
Hip-hop in South Africa mixes unique sounds beloved in the country and key elements of the genre’s New York’s origins.
Beastie Boys always seemed to be pushing their music forward, while simultaneously borrowing heavily from their past.
‘The Tipping Point’ is populated by hip-hop’s forgotten heroes, and catches The Roots still finding their place in the pop culture pantheon.
A memorial to an era that was already passing when it was released, The Harder They Come’ is an irrepressible record that gets you on your feet.
One of New York’s finest street rappers tranformed his raw stories into indelible hits. These are just a few of his greatest moments.
This soundtrack lynchpin for Spike Lee's ‘Do The Right Thing’ remains one of Public Enemy's most searing anthems. Here's the story of how it got made.
Though 7” singles often drive a rabid reggae collectors market, the best reggae vinyl can take the shape of classic albums – as this guide to 10 essential reggae LPs shows.
Whether fighting for the legalisation of cannabis or battling dark forces in politics, the best reggae protest songs spoke to their times yet continue to resonate today.
It emerged from just one island in the Caribbean, but reggae music has become a worldwide phenomenon – so pervasive that you might not even know it’s there.
This introduction to The Godfather of Soul contains some of the most important music of the 20th century.