9/11’s Impact on Hip-Hop Is More Serious Than You Think
Whether it's using their lyrics to address terrorism head on or demonstrate compassion for the deceased, deading violence or uniting for movements that promote social justice, the hip-hop community proves that 9/11 may be behind us, but it's hardly forgotten.
25 Historic Moments in N.W.A’s Career
N.W.A's story will be put on display for the world to see in the much-anticipated biopic, 'Straight Outta Compton'. In celebration of this monumental milestone, check out 25 Historic Moments in N.W.A's Career.
Five Best Songs from Guru’s ‘Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2′ Album
When speaking of East Coast hip-hop of the '90s, Gang Starr is likely to come up as one of the preeminent duos from that era. Comprised of the late Guru and DJ Premier, the pair would help cultivate the sound that was prevalent throughout the second golden era of New York rap...
How 2 Live Crew’s ‘Banned in the U.S.A.’ Album Gave the Finger to the Powers That Be
When it comes to raunchiness in hip-hop, 2 Live Crew reign supreme. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the group's 'Banned in the U.S.A.' album, we take a look at how they gave the finger to the powers that be.
100 Hip-Hop Facts That Will Blow Your Mind
From the random to the serious and everything in between, check out 100 Hip-Hop Facts That Will Blow Your Mind.
Dr. Dre, Ice Cube Named in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Suge Knight
Suge Knight's hit-and-run case is getting worse. A wrongful death lawsuit has been brought against him and Dr Dre and Ice Cube are also named.
25 Years Later: Why ‘Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em’ Cemented Rakim as Rap’s Preeminent MC
Twenty-five years have passed since Eric B. & Rakim delivered their third studio album, 'Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em.' On the anniversary of the lauded album, we take a look at how it cemented Rakim as rap's preeminent MC.
Five Best R&B Albums Released in First Quarter of 2015
As the first quarter of the year comes to a close, we took the time to run through the major R&B albums we could find and present the best long players that are perfect for the lover in you. Check out the five best R&B albums released in the first quarter of 2015.
Five Best Hip-Hop Albums Released in First Quarter of 2015
We've come to our conclusion of which artists put forth the most quality material over the last three months. Here are our choices for the five best hip-hop albums released in the first quarter of 2015.