For the 25th birthday of Mobb Deep’s ‘The Infamous,’ we speak with Havoc about the record and growing up in Queensbridge.
Five years later, we look back at ‘I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside,’ the album that helped Earl Sweatshirt see through the dark.
‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ wasn’t made to be ordinary, it was made to be exceptional.
A quarter of a century later, all heads realize.
On the tenth anniversary of ‘Bastard,’ we break down “VCR Wheels,” the song that has defined Tyler, The Creator’s search for love.
With ‘Some Rap Songs,’ rapper Earl Sweatshirt figured out how to gather an audience on his own terms.
One time for Rihanna's fearlessness.
The success of Dr. Dre’s ‘2001’ was hardly guaranteed.
For the expanded Wu universe to have existed at all, the noticeable missteps of Tical had to come first.
Mos Def understood that hip-hop was a culture built on connectivity.
“Behind every great fortune, there lies a crime.”
In celebration of 'The Warm Up,' the mixtape that launched a career.
“Regulate” sits alongside the greatest hip-hop narratives of all time, but there’s more to the story than just the exploits of Warren and Nate.
25 years after the song’s release, “Sabotage” still makes fans want to throw elbows with reckless abandon and put fists to drywall.
In the face of great loss, rapper Daniel Dumile perfected a formula.
We spoke with seven highly respected individuals in the music journalism space to hear their first impressions of 'Illmatic.'
The essence of 'Piñata' is found beyond Freddie Gibbs' seemingly endless tales of cocaine-slanging and gangbanging.