The world icon has had a powerful impact on the genre.
In 2013, Uncle L released his 13th album, Authentic, including a controversial cut with country singer Brad Paisley and a feature from fellow King of the Mic Chuck D.
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Lupe Fiasco's new song makes it feel like it's 1990 again.
The same year N.W.A painted their gritty portait of a dealer, Public Enemy was talking of the destruction crack was causing Black America specifically. "Homeboys playing the curb/ The same ones that used to do herb/ Now they're gone/ Passing it on...
Nowadays, rap-rock collaborations are almost a cliché, but when pioneering raptivists Public Enemy hooked up with heavy-metal band Anthrax to remake their 1988 classic "Bring the Noise" in 1991, it was big news. The cover was a hit and was hugely ...
Justin Bieber's got a new song with R. Kelly, and much more.