Hip Hop 50

Can Rappers Grow Old In Peace? Why Ageism Is a Neverending Debate in Hip-Hop

BET’s essay series, Uncomfortable Conversations, dives into the ongoing, difficult topics that have dominated and plagued hip-hop for decades. Here, we tackle stereotypes around ageism as we advance the culture.

Rap City: Is There Anything Left of Hip Hop?

In this edition of 'Rap City,' we explore the ongoing cultural journey, highlight influential voices, and discuss the resilience of a genre that refuses to fade.

Behind the Beat: The Role of Black Producers in Music Evolution

In BET's new series, 'Behind the Beat,' we're exploring the unsung heroes behind the sound of artists who shaped the sounds of hip-hop and R&B.

Juicy J Talks His New Book ‘Confessions Of a Juice Man’ And Three 6 Mafia’s Lasting Impact On Hip Hop

The Academy-award-winning rapper/producer released his memoir on September 5.

Little Brother Discuss Their ‘Made In Durham’ Block Party And Celebrating Hip Hop 50

The festival commemorates the 20th anniversary of their debut album, 'The Listening.'

Stic.man of dead prez on Legacy, Wellness in Hip Hop, and Partnering with eBay & Kirpa House for Hip Hop 50

From his iconic verses with dead prez to his dedication to wellness advocacy, Stic.man talks about Hip Hop's evolution, the importance of artifacts in preserving its legacy, and the vision for a healthier Hip Hop community.

Uncle Luke Calls Out Hip-Hop 50 for Overlooking Florida’s Pioneering Influence

The 2 Live Crew legend takes a stand for the Sunshine State's hip-hop trailblazers as Snoop Dogg weighs in, advocating for regional celebrations.

Hip Hop Turned 50 With An Incredible Concert At Yankee Stadium

Hip Hop Live 50 featured Run DMC, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Ice Cube, Fat Joe, Kid Capri, Lil Kim, Trina, and many more.

BET's ‘The Business of Hip Hop’ Explores the Journey of Kim Osorio

Journalist and producer Kim Osorio climbed the masthead to make her mark on hip hop History
DJ Envy

BET's ‘The Business of Hip Hop’ Explores the Journey of DJ Envy

His story starts in Queens, spinning at college parties, and escalates to hosting the hottest hip hop radio show in the nation.

Celebrating 50 Years of Hip Hop: The Formative Albums and Songs of the 1970s

Kool Herc forever transformed the ideology of music on August 11, 1973.