From "Pon de Replay" to "Umbrella"
Our take on 'Blood,' the second album from moody soul project
New music from Justin Timberlake, Jack White and Cardi B, and other records we can't wait to hear
"People had given up hope that someone out there was still around who is doing it the way we had done it"
Migos, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and more of the year in rhymes
Sharon Jones, Khalid, SZA, Miguel and more
Notes on superstar cameos, Trump tirades, personal drama, blistering rhymes on Rick Rubin-produced LP – his first in four years
"I've been through a lot in 29 years, so I got a lot to talk about," says Harlem native, whose 'Paranoia' LP channels golden-era Rotten Apple rap
The best from the bloody, bombastic, brilliant career of the hip-hop troublemaker
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