Who is A$AP Rocky?
A brief biography of hip-hop's most idolized live band, The Roots.
A brief bio of Childish Gambino.
Who had the better debut? J. Cole or Drake. Two young rap stars go toe to toe in five categories.
Get to know Roc Nation's heir apparent J Cole.
A brief profile of Talib Kweli.
Lil Wayne is one of the most visible rappers of our time. Learn about his rise to stardom.
He made a song about skateboarding and took hip-hop to new heights. But who exactly is Lupe Fiasco?
Who is Nicki Minaj? Here's a primer on Lil Wayne affiliate and Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj.
Kanye West, the self-proclaimed hip-hop savior, is often credited with revitalizing the careers of Jay-Z and Common.
Jay-Z is the President/CEO of Def Jam Records, one of few African-Americans to assume the position of a label exec. Read more about his career as a rapper, role model, and successful business man.
All you need to know about Eminem aka Marshall Mathers.
Are you down with the Kings of Rock? Get to know the men of Run-DMC
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were not only leaders of a new school, but a new era in American music. Here's a brief profile of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.
Dr. Dre's bio. Learn more about one of the most important figures in hip-hop history.
Trick Trick is a major player in the Detroit rap league. His first big hit is "Welcome To Detroit" featuring Eminem.
Get acquainted with T.I., the self-proclaimed "King of the south."
The profile of New York rapper, Nas. Nas is often considered one of the greatest emcees of all time.
Short profile of Compton rapper the Game.
What is emceeing, and who pioneered it?
What is breakdancing?
Southern rap is one of the most popular forms of hip-hop.
Details on the life and music career of top notch west coast lyricist, Snoop Dogg.
The origin of hip-hop. The difference between rap and hip-hop.
A brief biography of Houston rapper Chamillionaire.