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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.
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.
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.
The 50 Greatest Rappers of All Time
Counting down the 50 greatest rappers of all time.
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.
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
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.
2. Lauryn Hill
Here are the 10 best female rappers of all time. Page 9.
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 Hip-Hop Producers of All Time
See our Top 50 Hip-Hop Producers list. Page 8.
3. Queen Latifah
Here are the 10 best female rappers of all time. Page 8.
1. MC Lyte
Best female rappers photo gallery. Page 10.
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.
Singer Meets Rhymer: The 50 Best Rap and...
Top rap and r & b collaborations. Page 5.
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.
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.
Best of the Decade: The 90 Best Rap Albums of...
90 Best Rap Albums of the 90s. Can you guess the No.1?
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.
7. Rah Digga
Here are the 10 best female rappers of all time. Page 4.
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.
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.
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.
The 25 Best Nas Songs
The best Nas songs of all time.
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.
10 Moving Rap Songs About Grief and Loss
Top rap songs about grief and tragedy.
Praise Yeezus: The 10 Best Kanye West Songs
Here's a list of the best Kanye West songs ever.
Halloween Hip-Hop Soundtrack: 10 Spooky Rap Songs
10 spooky and scary rap songs that gave you the shivers as a kid.
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.
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.
The 11 Most Embarrassing Moments in Hip-Hop...
A rundown of the 11 most embarrassing exposures in hip-hop history.
10. Foxy Brown
Best female rappers photo gallery.
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 15 Greatest Songs by Biggie Smalls
Counting down the Notorious B.I.G.'s 15 best songs.
10 Best MCs of 2014
Here are the 10 best rappers of 2014.
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.
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.
Beef, Anyone? The 10 Best Hip-Hop Battles of...
A countdown of the greatest battles in hip-hop history.
11 Rap Songs Dads Will Love
Dads need love too. Here are 10 great hip-hop songs about fatherhood.
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.
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.
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?
Gangsta Rap
Gangsta rap is one of the most condemned forms of hip-hop. Find out why.
Here's What You Need to Know About A\$AP Rocky
Who is A$AP Rocky? Rap / Hip-Hop.
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.
5 New Rap Songs to Download Right Now
A five-pack of the best new rap songs that should be making rapid blips on your radar. Peep game.
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.
Nas Bio
Get to know legendary New York rapper, Nas, widely recognized as one of the greatest rappers of all time.
10 Hip-Hop Songs Mom Will Love
Hip-hop songs mom will love.
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.
10 Young Rap Acts You Need to Know in 2013
Here are 10 hip-hop artists you should know about in 2013.
Emceeing
What is emceeing, and who pioneered it?
The 10 Best Sophomore Rap Albums
A countdown of 10 sophomore albums that were remarkably better than than their predecessors.
Top 10 Sentimental Rap Songs
10 rap songs that tug at your heartstrings.
Jay-Z
Born Shawn Corey Carter in Brooklyn in 1969, this well-known rapper is an African-American role model and successful businessman.
10 Rap Albums to Check for Right Now
Here are 10 new rap albums you should check for right now.
#3. Jay-Z and Beyonce
A rundown of the most fabulous hip-hop couples of 2007. Page 8.
Watch American Hero Busta Rhymes Show Random...
Is the Swagger wagon the greatest commercial ever? You betcha.
#4. T.I. and Tiny
A rundown of the most fabulous hip-hop couples of 2007. Page 7.
#2. Nas and Kelis
A rundown of the most fabulous hip-hop couples of 2007. Page 9.
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
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.
Beef or BS: What You Need to Know About the...
The Diggy vs. J. Cole beef explained.
Eminem Discography
Eminem's rich, diverse, enviable discography.
Get to Know Common
Common is one of Chicago's greatest rappers. Get to know the man born Rashid Lynn.
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.
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.
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.
A Primer on the Art of Breakdancing
Whip out your pen and pad, Breakdancing 101 is now in session.
25 Songs for Your Summer BBQ Playlist
'> "Summertime" is, well, the ultimate summer rap song. No summer/BBQ playlist list is complete without
Kanye West
Kanye West, the self-proclaimed hip-hop savior, is often credited with revitalizing the careers of Jay-Z and Common.
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
The 25 Worst Hip-Hop Trends
Here are the most annoying hip-hop trends of all time.
Raekwon - 'Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II'...
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II is a certified Wu banga.
25 Rap Songs to Get You Pumped Up
Prepping for a big game? Ready to turn up? Here are 25 hip-hop songs guaranteed to get you pumped up.
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.
Nicki Minaj - Bio
Who is Nicki Minaj? Here's a primer on Lil Wayne affiliate and Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj.
Lil Wayne - Brief Profile
Lil Wayne is one of the most visible rappers of our time. Learn about his rise to stardom.
10 Denver Rappers to Watch
Ten new rappers to watch in Denver.
Earl Sweatshirt - 'Doris' (Tan Cressida/Columbia)
A review of Earl Sweatshirt's 'Doris.'
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.
10 Rap Songs That Give Thanks
Grab a plate of turkey, sit back, and enjoy these thanksgiving rap songs. Happy Thanksgiving, yo.
There's an Iggy Azalea Sex Tape
There's an Iggy Azalea sex tape, y'all.
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