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Top 10 Free Music Download Sites
Looking to download free music? Here are 10 websites that actually work.
100 Best Hip-Hop Albums
The greatest hip-hop albums of all time
22 Best Tupac Songs
Here are the 22 best songs by Tupac Shakur.
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.
'Lose Yourself' in Eminem's 10 Best Songs
A selection of Eminem's best 10 songs.
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.
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 50 Greatest Rappers of All Time
This list focuses on each artist's lyrical ability instead of sales or mainstream success. Here are the top five MCs of 1987 - 2007.
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.
10 Essential Hip-Hop Albums Everyone Should Own
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.
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.
2. Lauryn Hill
Here are the 10 best female rappers of all time. Page 9.
Singer Meets Rhymer: The 50 Best Rap and...
Top rap and r & b collaborations. Page 5.
The 25 Best Nas Songs
The best Nas songs of all time.
The 50 Best J. Cole Songs
A curated list ranking and counting down rapper J. Cole's best songs, with a brief background of and a quotable line from each song.
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 25 Best T.I. Songs
Trap music. Street jams. Tear-soaked tributes. Here are the 25 best T.I. songs of all time.
1. MC Lyte
Best female rappers photo gallery. Page 10.
3. Queen Latifah
Here are the 10 best female rappers of all time. Page 8.
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.
10 Rap Albums to Check for Right Now
Here are 10 new rap albums you should check for right now.
4. Missy Elliott
Here are the 10 best female rappers of all time. Page 7.
A Brief History of Hip-Hop
The question of who invented hip-hop is a complicated one.
5. Da Brat
Here are the 10 best female rappers of all time. Page 6.
6. Jean Grae
Here are the 10 best female rappers of all time. 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.
The 11 Most Embarrassing Moments in Hip-Hop...
A rundown of the 11 most embarrassing exposures in hip-hop history.
The 10 Most Underrated Rappers of All Time
A celebration of the unsung heroes in hip-hop, including some of the most under-appreciated rappers ever.
Praise Yeezus: The 10 Best Kanye West Songs
Here's a list of the best Kanye West songs ever.
13 Great Rap Albums You've Never Heard
The 13 best hip-hop albums you've never heard.
Halloween Hip-Hop Soundtrack: 10 Spooky Rap Songs
10 spooky and scary rap songs that gave you the shivers as a kid.
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.
7. Rah Digga
Here are the 10 best female rappers of all time. Page 4.
9. Eve
Here are the 10 best female rappers of all time. . Page 2.
8. Lil' Kim
Here are the 10 best female rappers of all time. Page 3.
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.
Beef, Anyone? The 10 Best Hip-Hop Battles of...
A countdown of the greatest battles in hip-hop history.
The 15 Greatest Songs by Biggie Smalls
Counting down the Notorious B.I.G.'s 15 best songs.
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.
10. Foxy Brown
Best female rappers photo gallery.
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.
Best of the Decade: The 90 Best Rap Albums of...
90 Best Rap Albums of the 90s. Can you guess the No.1?
The 25 Worst Hip-Hop Trends
Here are the most annoying hip-hop trends of all time.
10 Best MCs of 2014
Here are the 10 best rappers of 2014.
11 Rap Songs Dads Will Love
Dads need love too. Here are 10 great hip-hop songs about fatherhood.
50 Cent
Read more about one of the most powerful artists in hip-hop today.
A Guide to Hip-Hop Genres and Styles
No two good MCs are exactly alike, because their musical styling are products of different environments and attitudes. Here's a comprehensive guide to hip-hop genres.
What is Conscious Rap?
What exactly is conscious rap? Rap / Hip-Hop.
Biggie's Greatest Collaborations
Biggie Smalls always brought his A-game when teaming up with other rappers. Here are his greatest collaborations.
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.
Eminem
All you need to know about Eminem aka Marshall Mathers.
Jay Z's Best Albums
Jay-Z's The Blueprint album dropped on 9/11/2001. Where does it rank in his discography?
Top 10 Sentimental Rap Songs
10 rap songs that tug at your heartstrings.
Gangsta Rap
Gangsta rap is one of the most condemned forms of hip-hop. Find out why.
History of Jay Z vs. Nas Beef
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.
Here's What You Need to Know About A\$AP Rocky
Who is A$AP Rocky? Rap / Hip-Hop.
If You Like Kanye West, You'll Like These...
If you like Kanye Wests's production style, then you should try these hip-hop beatsmiths.
10 Young Rap Acts You Need to Know in 2013
Here are 10 hip-hop artists you should know about in 2013.
Nas Bio
Get to know legendary New York rapper, Nas, widely recognized as one of the greatest rappers of all time.
25 Most Anticipated Rap Albums of 2013
The 25 most anticipated rap albums of 2013.
10 Hip-Hop Songs Mom Will Love
Hip-hop songs mom will love.
9 Rap Albums Every Non-Rap Fan Should Listen to
Don't like 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.
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.
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.
The 10 Best Sophomore Rap Albums
A countdown of 10 sophomore albums that were remarkably better than than their predecessors.
5 New Rap Songs to Download Right Now
Here are five new rap songs you should download right now.
There's an Iggy Azalea Sex Tape
There's an Iggy Azalea sex tape, y'all.
Jay-Z
Born Shawn Corey Carter in Brooklyn in 1969, this well-known rapper is an African-American role model and successful businessman.
What Dame Dash Thinks of "Ether"
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Dame Dash knows
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.
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.
Get to Know Common
Common is one of Chicago's greatest rappers. Get to know the man born Rashid Lynn.
Red Gone Wild: Interview with Redman
Interview with Redman. Rap / Hip-Hop.
Eminem Discography
Eminem's rich, diverse, enviable discography.
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
Top 10 Brooklyn Rap Songs
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.
25 Songs for Your Summer BBQ Playlist
'> "Summertime" is, well, the ultimate summer rap song. No summer/BBQ playlist list is complete without
Nicki Minaj Photo Gallery
An assortment of Nicki Minaj photos.
How to Know If You're Listening to a Rap Album
Not sure if you're listening to a rap album? Here's a scientific checklist to help you decide.
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.
#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.
Kanye West
Kanye West, the self-proclaimed hip-hop savior, is often credited with revitalizing the careers of Jay-Z and Common.
100 Ways to Save Hip-Hop
100 things you can do to save hip-hop.
Beef or BS: What You Need to Know About the...
The Diggy vs. J. Cole beef explained.
Emceeing
What is emceeing, and who pioneered it?
#4. T.I. and Tiny
A rundown of the most fabulous hip-hop couples of 2007. Page 7.
A Primer on the Art of Breakdancing
Whip out your pen and pad, Breakdancing 101 is now in session.
The Game
Short profile of Compton rapper the Game.
Jay-Z Albums
An overview of Jay-Z's discography.
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