Our take on 'Reaper,' the Equal Vision debut from the Vermont songwriter
With a rhyme career going since the late Eighties, Jay-Z's songs have been reflective, pop, confessional, hard-edged and indelible. Here are his best
"These 800,000 kids are like me, you know what I mean?"
It took Nicki Minaj nearly a decade to grow into one of the biggest rap stars of the 2010s
A look back at the MCs and rappers who influenced his Southern hip-hop style
The 10th anniversary edition of the San Francisco music festival was full of surprises
What we saw at the 10th anniversary edition of the San Francisco music festival
Early, untimely deaths – and the questions and legacies left behind – from Janis Joplin to Elvis Presley to Whitney Houston to Chris Cornell
"We're trying to sell rap songs, not trying to sell no Sprite."
Navigating the Toronto rapper's output from 2006's 'Room for Improvement' to 2015's 'What a Time to Be Alive'
"I wanted to open the gate back up to Meek Milly rapping, what people know me for, actually spitting and ... touching the heart"
"I want to do films that ... inspire people to stand up for what's right in our country," 21-year-old actor says
From Common to Chance the Rapper, we look at what formed the city's scene
Navigating the Compton rhymer's underground output from 2004's 'The Hub City Threat' to 2010's 'OD: Overly Dedicated'
Our take on the 13th solo album from the hip-hop veteran