Dave Lifton, who writes for both Ultimate Classic Rock and Diffuser, is a podcaster and author of several books. A native of New York, he now lives in Chicago, where he's usually staring out at Lake Michigan from his apartment or getting into arguments with Bears fans. Also, he likes Bruce Springsteen and pulled pork sandwiches.
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We look at some of the most important "firsts" in hip-hop, from its origins to the present day.
The Rap History of ‘Sorry to Bother You’ Director Boots Riley
With Boots Riley's star on the rise thanks to 'Sorry to Bother You,' we look at his long history as the leader of the Oakland political hip-hop group the Coup.
July 9 in Hip-Hop History: ‘Boyz N The Hood,’ OutKast, Mary J. Blige + More
July 9 is an important day in throwback Hip-hop and R&B history for Ice Cube, Mary J. Blige, OutKast, Prince and many others.
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We've found 24 extremely diverse and creative covers of songs from Public Enemy's 1988 classic 'It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back.'
Prince Year by Year: 1977-2016 Photographs
We've got photos of Prince from every year of his legendary career.
2018’s New Hip Hop Albums
Some of the biggest names in hip-hop and R&B are gearing up to release new music in 2018.