At its genesis, the worldwide appeal wasn’t foreseeable, but now, almost 50 years later, it’s impossible to imagine a world without hip-hop and rap music.
We break down the Hilltop Hoods' rhyme scheme on "Rattling The Keys To The Kingdom."
Life mandates–and art reinforces–the importance of stories outside of us.
Whatever happened to the places that helped shape hip-hop?
“Behind every great fortune, there lies a crime.”
JPEGMAFIA remains one of rap’s most confrontational, adventurous artists.
‘The Divine Feminine’ is more than a mere album about love.
“Right now, it’s the Wild West.”
Malone makes the most of his pliable vocal tone, pop-sensibilities, and curatorial ear while downplaying his greatest weakness: himself.
The South Carolina native is cruising down life’s windy highway searching for new experiences.
The Daegu native is an acclaimed emcee, a hotly pursued producer, and an activist pushing for social change.
Five more must-hear R&B artists.
“There’s a reason why all these people can be in one room.”
Paranoia paralyzes, striking fear deep into the heart of its victims. These three artists know this well.
These are the songs you hear in your head before bed, when you’re idly working, or when you start to get anxious.
Sometimes, we’re just fucked.
‘May The Lord Watch’ stands as a testament to Black brotherhood.
bLAck pARty’s ‘Endless Summer’ is a celestial mood board, unique to his idiosyncratic sensibilities.
After three years of steady releases, Jack Harlow finally looks the part of a budding star.
As a body of work, ‘So Much Fun’ lives up to its name and then some.
This is grown man rap; not just grown men rapping.
“Show & Prove” is a testament to the camaraderie that helps push emcees to greater heights.
You have to listen to understand.
Burna Boy’s entire career has always been bigger than him.
Hip-hop doesn’t expect artists to be good; hip-hop demands they are golden.
As the commonwealth clamors with questions, its public figures must remain indebted to its survival and reparation.
A beautiful summer is calling.
‘The Cave’ is a grassroots effort to unite artists and fans through memes and music.