Exploring Aretha Franklin’s Undeniable Influence on Hip-Hop
While the iconic singer's impact on soul, pop R&B is well-documented, her considerable contributions to hip-hop are often overlooked.
Ghostface Killah Announces New ‘Lost Tapes’ Album, Drops ‘Saigon Velour’ With Snoop Dogg, …
The Wu-Tang vet's new album, 'The Lost Tapes' is kickstarted by a new single with E-40, Snoop Dogg and LA the Darkman.
Nas Names His Top Five Hip-Hop Songs of All-Time [VIDEO]
Slick Rick, Public Enemy, Run DMC, Eric B. and Rakim and MC Shan all make the cut for Nas' Top 5.
Big Boi’s 10 Best Guest Verses of the 2000s, Ranked
For 20 plus years, Big's been consistent, lyrically remaining true to his brand of street savvy, futuristic realism.
Andre 3000’s Best Guest Verses of the 2000s, Ranked
Andre 3000 just might have the best guest spots in rap history.
How the Soulquarians Changed Hip-Hop and Soul Music During The Turn of The Century
The soulful, late '90s collaboration between the diversely talented musicians who made up the Soulquarian collective changed the landscape of current music.
8Ball & MJG Helped Lay Down the Blueprint for Southern Rap: Show Some Respect
Ball & G helped lay a blueprint for southern rap as we currently know it with their syrupy beats, perceptive rhymes about life, and signature flow.
How Biggie’s ‘Warning’ Convinced His Engineer Hip-Hop Was Legit: ‘This Dude Is Like Shakes…
Biggie's engineer, funk star Prince Charles Alexander, didn't exactly get hip-hop— until he listened to 'Warning'.
The 15 Most Influential Rap Producers of the ’90s
From the often overlooked legacy of Daz Dillinger, to Q-Tip, Erick Sermon, Dr. Dre and Easy Mo, Bee, these are the most influential hip-hop producers of the 90s.
Home Where Michael Jackson and Prince Recorded Can Be Yours for $1.9 Million
The home that helped create career-defining albums by Prince and Michael Jackson is now up for sale.
Why Are Jay-Z and Beyonce Trying to Rent the Roman Colosseum?
The Carters have filed requests with local authorities to rent out the iconic Italian landmark for an unknown reason.
The 25 Most Iconic Janet Janet Jackson Videos
We know she's an icon. But does Janet Jackson have the greatest video catalog of all time?