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Top 15 Free Music Download Sites
Looking to download free music legally? Here are 15 websites that actually work.
The 50 Greatest Rappers of All Time
Counting down the top 50 MCs of our time.
The 12 Most Embarrassing Moments in Hip-Hop...
From dirty photos to dirty secrets, here are the most painfully embarrassing moments in hip-hop history.
The 25 Greatest Rap Groups
From De La Soul to Wu-Tang Clan, here are the 25 greatest rap groups of all time.
22 Greatest 2Pac Songs
The best Tupac Shakur songs exemplify the rapper's place in hip-hop history. Here are the 22 best 2Pac songs.
The 10 Richest Rappers in the World
Rhyme pays. Here's a countdown of the world's richest rappers, from Diddy to Dr. Dre.
The 25 Worst Rap Lyrics of All Time
Check out the worst rap lyrics in hip-hop history. These are 25 lyrics your favorite rappers wish they could take back.
100 Greatest Rap Songs
The greatest rap songs of all time are those songs that make us smile, laugh, cry, think, move and shake what our mama gave us.
10 Hip-Hop Albums Everyone Should Own
Counting down the 10 essential hip-hop albums every fan should own.
10 Rappers You Didn't Know Were Straight Edge
A list of rappers who don't do drugs or drink alcohol.
The 10 Saddest Rap Songs Ever
Need a good cry? Here are 10 of the saddest rap songs in hip-hop history.
The 50 Best Hip-Hop Dance Songs
House party? Office dance off? Bedroom boogie? Here's a playlist of the best hip-hop dance songs to get you moving and grooving.
100 Best Hip-Hop Albums of All Time
From Ice Cube's cage-rattling debut to Nas' classic album, here are the 100 best hip-hop albums of all time.
Top 50 Summer Rap Songs of the 90s
Check out the best summer rap songs of the 90s.
165 Best Summer Rap Songs
Whether you plan on soaking up rays on the beach or having a BBQ party by the pool, these summer hip-hop playlists will help set the mood.
The 10 Most Underrated Rappers of All Time
Let's all just take a moment and appreciate the most underrated rappers of all time.
25 Most Romantic Rap Songs
Hip-hop has a soft side, too. Here are the 25 most romantic rap songs ever.
Eminem's Top 10 Songs
Eminem is one of the greatest rappers of our time. Lose yourself in this selection of Eminem's 10 best songs.
The 50 Best Hip-Hop Producers of All Time
See our Top 50 Hip-Hop Producers list.
The 10 Greatest Rap Duos of All Time
Two rap heads are better than one. Here are the 10 best hip-hop duos of all time.
The 20 Best Biggie Smalls Songs Ever
The Notorious B.I.G. could weave a tale about bagging groceries and make it sound like the greatest story ever. Here are the best Biggie Smalls songs of all time.
The History of Hip-Hop: 1925 to Now
A timeline of hip-hop history, from 1925 to now.
Kanye West's Top 10 Songs
The 10 best Kanye West songs of all time....OF ALL TIME!!
The 15 Scariest Rap Songs
Ghosts, ghouls and pirates. Behold: 15 spooky and scary hip-hop songs for your Halloween party playlist.
Singer Meets Rhymer: The 50 Best Rap and...
Top rap and r & b collaborations.
Shots Fired: Top 10 Rap Battles
See the 10 best rap battles in hip-hop history and the winner of each showdown.
11 Rejected Album Titles
Here are some rejected album titles of famous rap albums.
25 Rap Songs That Will Get You Pumped Up
Nothing, and I mean nothing, makes for the best pump up songs quite like rap music. Here are 25 rap songs that will get you pumped up for a workout.
Top 10 Rap Songs About Dads
Here are 10 great hip-hop songs about dads.
40 Best Hip-Hop Workout Songs
Looking to add some fun to your gym routine? Here are the 40 best hip-hop workout songs to get you started.
Jay Z vs. Nas: The Real Story Behind the Feud
The Jay Z vs. Nas feud was a gladiatorial event between two titans. Here's a historical timeline of rap's greatest rivalry.
20 Awkwardly Hilarious Rap Album Covers
See some of the most unintentionally funny hip-hop album covers.
25 Best Rap Songs for Your BBQ
'> Camp Lo's Uptown Saturday Night had no shortage of warm tunes, but this is my go-to when I'm trying
The Worst Rap Albums by Great Rappers
Every great artist has a clunker. Here are the worst rap albums by great rappers.
90 Best Rap Albums of the 90s
90 Best Rap Albums of the 90s. Can you guess the No.1?
The 10 Best Eminem Music Videos
Eminem's music videos are not your average hip-hop videos. Here's our list of Slim Shady's best videos.
Top 10 Biggie Smalls Collaborations
The Notorious B.I.G. always brought his A-game when teaming up with other rappers. Here are Biggie Smalls' 10 best collaborations.
Eminem vs. Mariah Carey: A Complete Musical...
Eminem and Mariah Carey have been exchanging insults for several years now. Here's a brief timeline of their relationship and feud.
The Best Rap Albums of 2015 (So Far)
Here are the best rap albums of 2015 so far. Hear them now or we can't be friends.
2. MC Lyte
Best female rappers photo gallery. Page 9.
10 Hilariously Bizarre Rap Lyrics
The most hilariously bizarre rap lyrics ever.
10 Rappers to Watch in 2015
The 10 best new rappers to watch in 2015.
5 Royalty-Free Music Sites You Should Bookmark
Looking for royalty-free music for your videos or projects? Here are my go-to sources for free, legal music instrumentals.
10 Rappers to Watch in 2014
This year's best new rappers include: a Charlotte cult-rap leader, a Chicago wunderkind and an unGoogleable New York rapper.
10 Great Rappers Who Died Too Young
Hip-hop has witnessed some devastating tragedies over the years. From Big L to Big Pun, here are 10 great rappers that died too young.
13 Great Hip-Hop Albums You've Never Heard
From obscure titles by well-known rappers to unknown releases by obscure rappers, here are the best hip-hop albums you've (probably) never heard.
1. Lauryn Hill
Here are the 10 best female rappers of all time. Page 10.
3. Queen Latifah
Here are the 10 best female rappers of all time. Page 8.
The 25 Best T.I. Songs
Trap music. Street jams. Tear-soaked tributes. Here are the 25 best T.I. songs of all time.
4. Missy Elliott
Here are the 10 best female rappers of all time. Page 7.
10 Rappers Who Have Killed People
Here are some rappers who have actually killed people.
The 25 Greatest Nas Songs
The best Nas songs of all time.
5. Rah Digga
Here are the 10 best female rappers of all time. Page 6.
6. Lil' Kim
Here are the 10 best female rappers of all time. Page 5.
The 10 Best Sophomore Rap Albums
From Ice Cube to De La Soul, here are 10 hip-hop artists that overcame the sophomore slump.
Top 10 Hip-Hop Songs of the Week
Check out the best new hip-hop songs of the week.
25 Places to Listen to Music for Free
From Spotify to Pandora, here are my 25 favorite sources for free music online. Includes free music streaming sites and Internet radio services.
9. Da Brat
Here are the 10 best female rappers of all time. Page 2.
7. Jean Grae
Here are the 10 best female rappers of all time. Page 4.
The 10 Best Producers on the Mic
From J Dilla to Kanye West, here are the 10 best producers on the mic.
15 Most Anticipated Rap Albums of 2015
The most anticipated rap albums of 2015.
8. Foxy Brown
Best female rappers photo gallery. Page 3.
The 50 Best J. Cole Songs
A list ranking and counting down rapper J. Cole's best songs with a quotable line from each song.
Top 10 White Rappers Not Named Eminem
There's Eminem. Then there's everyone else. Here are the 10 best white rappers not named Eminem.
The 10 Most Stylish Rappers
From crisp suits to hard bottoms, here are 10 hip-hop fashion icons to inspire your style.
The 5 Best Songs on Jay Z's Reasonable Doubt
Picking the best songs on Jay Z's best album is like picking Michael Jordan's best dunks. Here are the five best songs on Jay Z's Reasonable Doubt.
Beef or BS: What You Need to Know About the...
The Diggy vs. J. Cole beef explained.
10. Eve
Here are the 10 best female rappers of all time.
The 20 Best Lyrics on Illmatic
Nas' precocious rhyming on Illmatic ensures a slew of memorable lyrics. Here are the 20 best lyrics on Illmatic.
The Definitive Guide to Hip-Hop Subgenres
No two MCs are alike. Rappers are products of different environments and attitudes. Here's a comprehensive guide to hip-hop subgenres and styles.
What Conscious Rap is a Double-edged Sword
What exactly is conscious rap? Rap/Hip-Hop.
Biography: A\$AP Rocky
A$AP Rocky dug his way out of the crime-infested Harlem neighborhood to become one of the most popular rappers of his time. Here's a brief biography.
Gangsta Rap
Gangsta rap is one of the most condemned forms of hip-hop. Find out why.
9 Questions You Should Never Ask a Rapper
Here are 9 questions you should never ask a rapper.
10 Facts About Nicki Minaj
How well do you know Nicki Minaj? Here are 10 quick facts about Nicki Minaj, from her current boyfriend to her net worth.
Thank Ya: Hip-Hop's 10 Most Thankful Songs
Grab a plate of turkey, sit back, and enjoy these thankful rap songs. Happy Thanksgiving, yo.
The 50 Best Rap Songs of 2013
From our list of the best rap songs of 2013, a breakdown of 31 through 40, including Chance the Rapper, Jay Z, and Young Jeezy.
Who is Nicki Minaj?
Who is Nicki Minaj? Here's a primer on Lil Wayne affiliate and Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj.
The 10 Best Michael Jackson Samples in Rap
Michael Jackson was an omnipresent force in hip-hop music. Here are 10 rap songs that sampled the King of Pop.
10 Things You Didn't Know About The Notorious...
Unless you're Biggie's mother or his BFF, you probably never knew any of these things. See 10 things you didn't know about The Notorious B.I.G.
If You Like Jay-Z, Then Try These Rappers
Ten of Jay-Z's rap disciples. If you like Jay-Z, you should try these rappers.
#4. T.I. and Tiny
A rundown of the most fabulous hip-hop couples of 2007. Page 7.
25 Best Hip-Hop Movies Streaming on Netflix...
These are the best hip-hop movies and documentaries streaming on Netflix right now.
Top 10 Rappers of the 90s
Counting down the 10 best rappers of the 90s.
Top 10 Rap Songs About Brooklyn
Brooklyn. Crooklyn. Whatever you call it, BK is home to many rap greats. Celebrate the birthplace of Biggie with the 10 best rap songs about Brooklyn.
7 Weird Facts About Eminem
Here are 7 little-known Eminem facts.
Video: 50 Cent Proves He was Really Shot 9 Times
A reader wrote to ask if 50 Cent was really shot nine times. This video answers the question.
Eminem
All you need to know about Eminem aka Marshall Mathers.
10 Adorable Rap Songs Mom Will Love
Mamas and hip-hop go together. Here's a playlist of the most adorable rap songs for moms to celebrate this Mother's Day.
#3. Jay-Z and Beyonce
A rundown of the most fabulous hip-hop couples of 2007. Page 8.
#2. Nas and Kelis
A rundown of the most fabulous hip-hop couples of 2007. Page 9.
Top 10 New Hip-Hop Albums for June
Check out the 10 best new hip-hop albums for June.
Hip-Hop's Biggest Grammy Snubs
A list of hip-hop artists who have surprisingly never won a Grammy.
Top 10 Rap Songs About President Obama
Obama and rap music have a lot in common. No wonder there are so many rap songs about Obama. Here are 10 you need to know about.
Top 10 Sentimental Rap Songs
10 rap songs that tug at your heartstrings.
Study: Hip-Hop is More Important Than The Beatles
Is hip-hop more important than the Beatles? A new study says on the Fab 4 says so.
The Complete List of BET Awards Winners
Check out the complete list of winners below. Did your favorites take home any trophies?
#1. Kanye and Alexis
A rundown of the most fabulous hip-hop couples of 2007. Page 10.
The 10 Best Female Rappers
From Queen Latifah to Lauryn Hill, here are the 10 best female rappers of all time.
The Game
Short profile of Compton rapper the Game.
The 25 Worst Hip-Hop Trends
Here are the most annoying hip-hop trends of all time.
6 Hip-Hop Records Preserved at Library of...
See the hip-hop records preserved at the National Library of Congress.
Who Is J. Cole?
Get to know Roc Nation's heir apparent J Cole.
Eminem's Albums Ranked from Worst to Best
Eminem's catalog is full of gems and duds. Here's a ranking of all Eminem albums, from worst to best.
The 10 Best Lil Wayne Songs
Here are the 10 best Lil Wayne songs ever.
Nas Bio
Get to know legendary New York rapper, Nas, widely recognized as one of the greatest rappers of all time.
Review: Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp a Butterfly' is depressing in its timeliness, strident in its storytelling, beautiful in its blackness.
Emceeing
What is emceeing, and who pioneered it?
Jay-Z
Born Shawn Corey Carter in Brooklyn in 1969, this well-known rapper is an African-American role model and successful businessman.
9 Albums Every New Hip-Hop Fan Should Buy
New to rap? Great. I made this list with you in mind. Because you're beautiful. Here are 9 hip-hop albums you should listen to right now.
13 Rising Female Rappers You Should Know
The best new female rappers out right now.
Top 10 Rappers of 2014
Here are the 10 best rappers of 2014.
10 Hip-Hop Songs Inspired by Isaac Hayes
Chuck D called him his music godfather. Here are 10 classic hip-hop songs that sampled Isaac Hayes.
East Coast Hip-Hop
Learn more about the east coast style of hip-hop.
Worst to Best: Jay Z's Albums Ranked
Jay Z is one of the greatest rappers of our generation. What follows is a rundown of his albums, ranked in a descending order of superiority.
What's the Real Cost of a Record Deal?
Major labels offer few benefits beyond the spoils of fame and visibility.
Battle Rap
Battle rap is one of the most original forms of hip-hop.
The Science Behind Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen"
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Top 10 New Rap Albums for March 2015
Here are 10 best new rap albums to check for in March.
Beef Timeline: Havoc vs Prodigy
Details of the feud between Mobb Deep's Havoc and Prodigy.
#5. Snoop Dogg and Shante Broadus
A rundown of the most fabulous hip-hop couples of 2007. Page 6.
10 Best Rap Albums of 2014
From Isaiah Rashad's Cilvia Demo to Open Mike Eagle's Dark Comedy, here are the best rap albums of 2014.
Hip-Hop Artists React to 'President Barack Obama'
Hip-hop speak on the significance of President Barack Obama as the first African-American President of the United States of America.
Jay-Z Albums
An overview of Jay-Z's discography.
Lil Wayne - Brief Profile
Lil Wayne is one of the most visible rappers of our time. Learn about his rise to stardom.
Nas' Discography
Nas' discography reveals something most of his peers would kill for: a rich variety of albums that touch on diverse topics all across the board. Here's an annotated list of Nas' albums.
Eminem's Discography
Eminem's rich, diverse, enviable discography.
The 5 Best "Control" Replies
Kendrick Lamar trolled the rap game so hard when he called out a bunch of rappers on Big Sean's " Control
Southern Rap
Southern rap is one of the most popular forms of hip-hop.
The 7 Weakest Links in Hip-Hop
Not everyone was born to be a genius. Here are 7 rappers that were surrounded by more talented peers.
The Roots
History of The Roots, a hip-hop group co-founded by rapper Black Thought and drummer Questlove in Philadelphia. The Roots are currently Jimmy Fallon's house band on Late Night.
100 Ways to Save Hip-Hop
100 things you can do to save hip-hop.
Hyphy
What is hyphy? Rap / Hip-Hop.
Ladies' Men: 10 Women-Friendly Rappers
Here are 10 rappers who know how to make the ladies feel special.
Hip-Hop Biography: Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre's bio. Learn more about one of the most important figures in hip-hop history.
Why You Hear the Same Songs on the Radio
How do songs get on the radio? Here's a look at the history of radio, why you hear the same songs over and over and how to reverse this trend.
#6. Ice T and Coco
A rundown of the most fabulous hip-hop couples of 2007. Page 5.
Here's How Much Trinidad James Gets Paid for...
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Throwback Classic: De La Soul - De La Soul Is...
The story of De La Soul's cage-rattling second album, De La Soul Is Dead.
Top 10 Nicki Minaj Songs
Here are the 10 greatest Nicki Minaj songs.
10 Young Rap Acts You Need to Know in 2013
Here are 10 hip-hop artists you should know about in 2013.
Top 10 New Rap Albums for April 2015
Behold this month's 10 best new rap and hip-hop albums.
Nicki Minaj Photo Gallery
An assortment of Nicki Minaj photos.
50 Cent
Read more about one of the most powerful artists in hip-hop today.
#7. JD and Janet
A rundown of the most fabulous hip-hop couples of 2007. Page 4.
Biography: The Notorious B.I.G.
A biography of Christopher Wallace, best known as The Notorious B.I.G. or Biggie Smalls. Get familiar with one of the greatest rappers of all time.
Profile: Kanye West
Kanye West, the self-proclaimed hip-hop savior, is often credited with revitalizing the careers of Jay-Z and Common.
Crunk
What Is Crunk?: The word crunk is supposedly a combination of crazy and drunk. True to its name, crunk
Snoop Dogg
Details on the life and music career of top notch west coast lyricist, Snoop Dogg.
Every Kanye West Album Ranked from Worst to Best
What's Kanye West's worst album? Here's a ranking of all of Kanye's albums.
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