‘The Coming’: How Busta Rhymes’ Debut Album Foresaw The Apocalypse
With manic energy, Busta Rhymes’ debut album, ‘The Coming’, marked the arrival of one of hip-hop’s most unique and charismatic voices.
‘Miss E… So Addictive’: Behind Missy Elliott’s Habit-Forming Third Album
Missy Elliott’s third album, ‘Miss E… So Addictive’, all but demands repeat use. ‘My music could be a substitute for a drug,’ Elliott said.
‘Return To The 36 Chambers’: When Ol’ Dirty Bastard Dropped ‘The Dirty Version’
The debut album by Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard, ‘Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version’ was a hardcore hip-hop classic.
‘Invasion Of Privacy’: How Cardi B’s Debut Album Changed The Game
Unashamedly honest and startlingly inventive, Cardi B’s debut album, ‘Invasion Of Privacy’, smashed through glass ceilings in pop and hip-hop.
Hip-Hop History: From Golden Age To Digital Age, And The Rappers Who Led The Way
Hip-hop history is as twisted as DNA. From its rise in the Bronx to its future online, it has been a vital force for half a century.
Songwriters Who Are Poets: 20 Musicians Whose Lyrics Are High Art
As these songwriters who are poets have shown, lyrics can stand apart from music to be recognised as creative works in their own right.
Who Shot Ya? The True Story Behind Biggie’s Landmark Hip-Hop Song
A vicious song that fuelled tension in the hip-hop community, Who Shot Ya? put The Notorious B.I.G. in the crosshairs of controversy.
‘Victory Lap’: How Nipsey Hussle’s Debut Album Secured His Track Record
Nipsey Hussle’s sole album, ‘Victory Lap’, may have taken home the medal, but fans still mourn the loss of the much-missed victor.
Best Workout Songs: 50 Bangers To Help You Survive The Gym
Inspiring and motivational, the best workout songs have driven many a competitor to achieve their personal best – and then smash it.
Musicians To Watch In 2023: 10 Rising Artists You Need To Know
From TikTok viral sensations to alt-pop eccentrics bidding for chart glory, these are the musicians you need to watch in 2023.
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