Ludacris Becomes a Star With ‘Back for the First Time': Oct. 17 in Hip-Hop History
Whodini becomes the first hip-hop act to chart in the Top 40, Deltron 3030 visits the dystopian future, Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek team up, Ludacris drops his major label debut, and Eminem and Wyclef Jean are born.
Mase Scores a Hit for Bad Boy’s ‘Shiny Suit’ Era: Oct. 14 in Hip-Hop History
On this day, Prince released Controversy, LL Cool J dropped Phenomenon, Gravediggaz delivered their second album and Mase scored a major hit for Bad Boy's shiny suit era with "Feels So Good."
Mos Def Drops a Hip-Hop Classic: Oct. 12 in Hip-Hop History
George Clinton paints the white house black, Spice 1 is 'Immortalized,' Warren G wants it all, Salt-N-Pepa continue to prove they're 'Very Necessary.'
Wu-Tang Clan, Dipset and Lil Wayne: A Guide to the 2018 A3C Festival
From 8Ball & MJG to Trina, Talib Kweli, Lil Wayne, Dipset and Wu-Tang, we've combed through A3C's massive schedule to see which events you should definitely hit up.
20 Years Ago: OutKast Release Their Masterpiece, ‘Aquemini’
World-wise, wary, alien and earthy, 'Aquemini' is the quintessential OutKast album.
Missy Elliott ‘Defies Physics': Sept. 21 in Hip-Hop History
Faith Evans releases a signature ballad, Destiny's Child returns for their final album, and Missy Elliott delivers the goods with her second single.
Ice Cube Stays ‘True to the Game': Sept. 14 in Hip-Hop History
Ice Cube releases the scathing "True to the Game," Amy Winehouse and Nas are born, Destiny's Child cements their legacy and Michael Jackson faces sexual abuse claims.
Pras Says a Fugees Reunion Will Never Happen: ‘It Was the Most Dysfunctional Energy’
'It was the most dysfunctional energy. That s---'s not good for your emotional state.'
Music’s Greatest Afros
The Afro has always been more than just a hairstyle. It's a statement.
Snoop Dogg & Pharrell Make You ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot': Sept. 12 in Hip-Hop History
On this day, Mariah Carey breaks records with "Fantasy," Kool G Rap continues his lyrical reign, Snoop Dogg and Pharrell make everyone "drop it like it's hot" and Jennifer Hudson is born.
Jay-Z Tries to Kill Auto-Tune: Sept. 8 in Hip-Hop History
'New York Undercover' makes television history, Bushwick Bill drops his solo debut and Jay-Z releases the lackluster 'The Blueprint 3.'
Why 2Pac’s Shooting Still Haunts Hip-Hop
For over 20 years now, rumors and elaborate conspiracies about Pac's unsolved murder have circulated, only adding to his legend.