The Game’s best songs are the product of a fearless rapper from Compton who has never stopped pitting himself against the world.
'My Life' moved 90s R&B out of its adolescence, effectively marking the moment when New Jack Swing grew up and became hip-hop soul.
LL Cool J’s debut album, ‘Radio’, turned the MC into a hip-hop superstar and put the emerging Def Jam record label on the map.
Mixing hip-hop with R&B, New Jack Swing dominated the US charts between 1989 and 1993, and its innovations have left an indelible influence on modern music.
We tapped a host of change agents to discuss the powerful link between women, music, and socio-political movements.
The album was both a celebration of the joys of success and a testament to the wounds it can never heal.
Queen Latifah can still spit hot fire as effortlessly as she belts a note. The beauty is, she’s proven she doesn’t have to choose between the two.
Uneasy listening on a mission, ‘Death Certificate’ shocked many at the time, with Ice Cube kicking ass musically, verbally, and politically.
‘Expansion Team’ was Dilated Peoples’ most commercially successful album, beloved by fans with a fondness for hip-hop’s Golden Age.
The barriers women face in sports don’t differ much from that of the music industry, and they will be knocked down all the same.
A coming-of-age tale set to thumping bass and wheezing synths, ‘Kaleidoscope’ saw Kelis set the standard for a new era of experimental R&B.
With a knack for reinvention that has made him one of the longest-lasting rappers of all time, the best Snoop Dogg songs show that his art has no bounds.
The new initiative highlights grassroots activism, leadership innovation and self-determination from women who have redefined industry, sports and political activism.
‘The Velvet Rope’ reaffirmed Janet Jackson’s position as the pre-eminent top-selling female recording artist of her generation.
Scrapped in favor of the ‘Sex Machine’ album, the recently unearthed ‘Live At Home With His Bad Self’ finds James Brown in his full funky glory in Augusta, Georgia.