How the "Cop Killer" controversy, Dre and Snoop's family connection, and the D.O.C.'s raspy new voice played into the 1992 gangsta-rap landmark
Notes on superstar cameos, Trump tirades, personal drama, blistering rhymes on Rick Rubin-produced LP – his first in four years
The best from the bloody, bombastic, brilliant career of the hip-hop troublemaker
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
The sample he had to write a letter to clear, the song Ne-Yo and John Legend make a cameo on and more.
From Katy Perry's spotty debut as host to Kendrick Lamar's victory to a Chester Bennington tribute, here's the evening's highs and lows
The Beastie Boys rapper and bassist would have turned 53 on August 5th.
Who turned down the chance to write "I'll Be Missing You," which hard rock band inspired Puffy's opulent videos and more
Which mogul tried to sign her first, why "The Rain" didn't chart and how quickly the rapper-singer's debut LP was recorded
Notes on samples, guests and notable lines on the latest from the veteran MC
Jay Z, Eminem, Nicki Minaj and more LPs that may drop before 2018
Rapper Prodigy died at the age of 42, but his legacy of mixing street-level grit with emotional heft lives on
"I didn't wanna make this album. I was scared to make this album, period."
Neko Case, Ledisi join music benefit in support of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in Washington, D.C.
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