Rap Music

Revisiting Snoop Dogg’s ‘Doggystyle’: A 30-Year Retrospective

Snoop became a hip-hop legend after ‘The Chronic’ and delivered a classic debut album.

Revisiting A Tribe Called Quest’s Midnight Marauders: A 30-Year Perspective

Only their third album, the Queens natives defied the odds with another bona fide classic project.

Hip Hop & Activism: Tracing the Role of Music in Social Movements

Since its inception, rap music has contributed to the soundtrack of movements for social change.

#Unboxed Vol 30: Shaboozey Remains True To His Artistic Vision That Has No Limits

Influenced by hip-hop, Afrobeats, country, and more, the native Virginian transcends all definitions and restrictions with his music.

Revisiting Too $hort’s ‘Get in Where You Fit In’: A 30-Year Perspective

As one of the Oakland native’s best works, "Short Dog” continues his master storytelling about the good, the bad, and the ugly of the hood.

Meet iCandy: The Viral Sensation Who’s Making Major Waves in The Rap Game

The Florida native garnered over 3.5 billion views on her TikTok viral hit “Keep Dat” and is set to leave her imprint on the music scene.

Director’s Cut: How Dave Meyers Became One of Hip Hop’s Most Acclaimed Video Directors

The renowned director behind several classic rap videos discusses his love of hip-hop culture and his passion for filmmaking.

Director's Cut: Chris Robinson is The Mastermind Behind Hip Hop's Iconic Videos and Beyond

With over three decades in the industry, the legendary director opens up about his iconic music videos, the art of storytelling, and making the transition to TV and film.

Kendrick Lamar: The Immediate Impact of the Imperfections in ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’

On his fifth album, he strives for the freedom to simply be, forcing us as listeners to accept him for who he is and not what we want him to be.
Kendrick Lamar on BET Breaks 2019.

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’ Is Available For Streaming Now

After a five-year wait, his last TDE album has contributions from Summer Walker, Baby Keem, Thundercat, and more.