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Top 10 Free Music Download Sites
Looking to download free music? Here are 10 websites that actually work.
The 50 Greatest Rappers of All Time
Counting down the 50 greatest rappers of all time.
100 Best Hip-Hop Albums
The greatest hip-hop albums of all time
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.
22 Best Tupac Songs
Here are the 22 best songs by Tupac Shakur.
The 20 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.
'Lose Yourself' in Eminem's 10 Best Songs
Eminem is one of the greatest rappers of our time. Lose yourself in this selection of Eminem's 10 best songs.
Bust a Move: 25 Hip-Hop Songs to Blast at the Gym
Looking to add some fun to your gym routine? Here are the 25 best hip-hop workout songs to get you started.
25 Most Romantic Rap Songs of All Time
Hip-hop has had its share of romantic tunes. Here are the 25 best rap love songs.
The 25 Best Rap Groups Ever to Rock the Mic
A comprehensive countdown of the 25 greatest rap groups of all time.
The Worst Rap Lyrics in Hip-Hop History
Behold the worst lyrics in hip-hop history. Your favorite rappers wish they could go back in time and rewrite these rhymes.
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.
2. Lauryn Hill
Here are the 10 best female rappers of all time. Page 9.
1. MC Lyte
Best female rappers photo gallery. Page 10.
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.
A History of Hip-Hop from 1925 to the Present
Who invented hip-hop? Where did it all start? And what does Flavor Flav have to do with fried chicken? Here's a comprehensive history of hip-hop.
3. Queen Latifah
Here are the 10 best female rappers of all time. Page 8.
10 Best MCs of 2014
Here are the 10 best rappers of 2014.
4. Missy Elliott
Here are the 10 best female rappers of all time. Page 7.
10 Essential Hip-Hop Albums
Find out what ten albums all hip-hop fans should have in their CD collection, including Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
The 50 Best Hip-Hop Producers of All Time
See our Top 50 Hip-Hop Producers list. Page 8.
The 15 Spookiest Rap Songs
Ghosts, ghouls and pirates. Behold: 15 spooky and scary hip-hop songs for your Halloween party playlist.
A Brief History of Hip-Hop
The question of who invented hip-hop is a complicated one.
The 25 Best T.I. Songs
Trap music. Street jams. Tear-soaked tributes. Here are the 25 best T.I. songs of all time.
10 Rap Album Cover Cliches to Avoid
It's the first thing that greets your eye when you're shopping for music. It sums up in one image an album's content, message, or theme. Time and time
5. Da Brat
Here are the 10 best female rappers of all time. Page 6.
The 25 Best Nas Songs
The best Nas songs of all time.
6. Jean Grae
Here are the 10 best female rappers of all time. Page 5.
8. Lil' Kim
Here are the 10 best female rappers of all time. Page 3.
9. Eve
Here are the 10 best female rappers of all time. . Page 2.
The 10 Most Underrated Rappers of All Time
Let's all just take a moment and appreciate the most underrated rappers of all time.
7. Rah Digga
Here are the 10 best female rappers of all time. Page 4.
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.
Singer Meets Rhymer: The 50 Best Rap and...
Top rap and r & b collaborations. Page 5.
10 Moving Rap Songs About Grief and Loss
Top rap songs about grief and tragedy.
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.
10 Rap Album Cover Clichés We Could Do...
A photo gallery of rap album cover cliches to avoid like the plague.
The 10 Best Female Rappers
They're strong, skilled, and sassy. Here are the 10 best female rappers of all time.
The 10 Greatest Rap Duos of All Time
A countdown of the 10 best hip-hop duos.
10. Foxy Brown
Best female rappers photo gallery.
Praise Yeezus: The 10 Best Kanye West Songs
Here's a list of the best Kanye West songs ever.
10 Haiku to Describe November's Top 10 Rap Albums
Here are 10 haiku to describe this month's top 10 new rap albums.
The 11 Most Embarrassing Moments in Hip-Hop...
A rundown of the 11 most embarrassing exposures in hip-hop history.
A Guide to Hip-Hop Sub-Genres and Styles
No two MCs are alike. Their musical stylings are products of different environments and attitudes. Here's a comprehensive guide to hip-hop sub-genres and styles.
Top 5 Christmas Rap / Hip-Hop Albums
Top 5 Christmas rap/hip-hop albums to check for this holiday.
Top 50 Summer Rap Songs of the 90s
Whether you plan to party hard or hit the beach this summer, these vintage tunes will help you set the mood right.
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.
Top 10 Rap Albums for October
This month's top 10 new hip-hop albums, including new releases by Vince Staples, Run the Jewels and Stalley.
A History of the Jay Z vs. Nas Feud
The Jay Z vs. Nas beef was a gladiatorial event between two rap titans. Here's a historical timeline of the feud that dates back to 1996.
What is Conscious Rap?
What exactly is conscious rap? Rap / Hip-Hop.
The 15 Greatest Songs by Biggie Smalls
Counting down the Notorious B.I.G.'s 15 best songs.
Rap Album Cover Clichés: Baby Pictures
A photo gallery of rap album cover cliches to avoid like the plague. Page 2.
The 10 Most Anticipated Rap Albums of 2014
2014 is super exciting in the new hip-hop department. From Q-Tip to Nas, here are the 10 most anticipated rap albums of 2014.
7 Must-Hear 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.
Gangsta Rap
Gangsta rap is one of the most condemned forms of hip-hop. Find out why.
11 Rap Songs Dads Will Love
Dads need love too. Here are 10 great hip-hop songs about fatherhood.
Best of the Decade: The 90 Best Rap Albums of...
90 Best Rap Albums of the 90s. Can you guess the No.1?
Rap Album Cover Clichés: Bling! Bling!!
Hip-hop album cover cliches to avoid like the plague. Page 3.
Shots Fired: The 10 Greatest Hip-Hop Battles
A countdown of the greatest battles in hip-hop history.
Rap Album Cover Clichés: Old English Font
A photo gallery of rap album cover cliches to avoid like the plague. Page 4.
Rap Album Cover Clichés: The Literal Cover
A photo gallery of rap album cover cliches to avoid like the plague. Page 5.
Rap Album Cover Clichés: Exposing Underwear
A photo gallery of rap album cover cliches to avoid like the plague. Page 7.
Rap Album Cover Clichés: Baby Pictures The...
A photo gallery of rap album cover cliches to avoid like the plague. Page 9.
Rap Album Cover Clichés: Futuristic
A photo gallery of rap album cover cliches to avoid like the plague. Page 6.
Eminem
All you need to know about Eminem aka Marshall Mathers.
Rap Album Cover Clichés: The Fly Ride Pose
A photo gallery of rap album cover cliches to avoid like the plague. Page 8.
25 Songs for Your Summer BBQ Playlist
Kicking back by the pool? Chillin' at the beach? Throwing a backyard barbecue party? You need the right tunes to set the mood. Fire up the grill and turn up
Do You Find J. Cole Boring?
I learned a valuable lesson many years ago: you lose friends by dropping J. Cole's name at a party. Upon mentioning Cole as a rapping human I enjoy listening to
Rap Album Cover Clichés: The Topless Pose
A photo gallery of rap album cover cliches to avoid like the plague.
Rap Album Cover Clichés: The Brooding Face...
A photo gallery of rap album cover cliches to avoid like the plague. Page 10.
Here's What You Need to Know About A\$AP Rocky
Who is A$AP Rocky? Rap / Hip-Hop.
Nas Bio
Get to know legendary New York rapper, Nas, widely recognized as one of the greatest rappers of all time.
Biggie's Greatest Collaborations
Biggie Smalls always brought his A-game when teaming up with other rappers. Here are his greatest collaborations.
Stream: Pharrell's Album Girl
Stream Pharrell's new album Girl in its entirety.
10 Best White Rappers (Not Named Eminem)
There's Eminem. Then there's everyone else. Here are the 10 best white rappers not named Eminem.
10 Young Rap Acts You Need to Know in 2013
Here are 10 hip-hop artists you should know about in 2013.
The Best Rap Songs of 2014 (So Far)
Future moved that dope down south. Troy Ave bigged up the Big Apple. These are best rap songs of 2014 so far.
Top 10 Sentimental Rap Songs
10 rap songs that tug at your heartstrings.
10 Hip-Hop Songs Mom Will Love
Hip-hop songs mom will love.
Nas Albums
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.
25 Best Hip-Hop Songs for Running
Running from a zombie? Just trying to shed a few pounds? Here are the 25 best hip-hop songs for running.
Emceeing
What is emceeing, and who pioneered it?
Nicki Minaj Photo Gallery
An assortment of Nicki Minaj photos.
The Ultimate Guide to Summer Hip-Hop
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.
Video: 50 Cent Proves He was Really Shot 9 Times
A reader emailed me to complain that my 50 Cent profile is misleading. The point of contention? Did 50 really get shot nine times? The reader claims that Fif
Eminem's Discography
Eminem's rich, diverse, enviable discography.
10 Rap Songs Inspired by Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson was an omnipresent force in hip-hop music. Here are 10 rap songs that sampled the King of Pop.
Jay Z's Best Albums
Jay-Z's The Blueprint album dropped on 9/11/2001. Where does it rank in his discography?
A Primer on the Art of Breakdancing
Whip out your pen and pad, Breakdancing 101 is now in session.
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.
Jay-Z Albums
An overview of Jay-Z's discography.
Top 10 Obama Rap Songs
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.
East Coast Hip-Hop
Learn more about the east coast style of hip-hop.
Jay-Z
Born Shawn Corey Carter in Brooklyn in 1969, this well-known rapper is an African-American role model and successful businessman.
Lupe Fiasco
He made a song about skateboarding and took hip-hop to new heights. But who exactly is Lupe Fiasco?
Biography: Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre's bio. Learn more about one of the most important figures in hip-hop history.
#4. T.I. and Tiny
A rundown of the most fabulous hip-hop couples of 2007. Page 7.
Nicki Minaj in Photos
An assortment of Nicki Minaj photos. Page 6.
Nicki Minaj - Anaconda
An assortment of Nicki Minaj photos. Page 11.
Beef or BS: What You Need to Know About the...
The Diggy vs. J. Cole beef explained.
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