How ‘Jazzmatazz Vol. 1′ Established Guru As Rap’s Preeminent Jazz Man
The album which celebrates an anniversary today is one of the essential projects that bridged the gap between hip-hop and jazz music.
20 Years Later: The Bulworth Soundtrack Is Underrated
The "Bulworth" soundtrack created some legends and legendary moments in hip-hop. Here's why it is an underrated soundtrack.
How Big Pun’s ‘Capital Punishment’ Album Established Him as A Cultural Icon
Big Pun's debut album solidified his spot in hip-hop but also open doors for Latino rappers.
What Ever Happened to Karrine ‘Superhead’ Steffans?
While the start of her writing and teaching career may have been unconventional, Steffans continues to successfully blaze her own trail and play by her own rules.
1993: The Year Women in R&B Ran the Music Industry
From Janet to Whitney and Mariah, women dominated R&B in 1993.
Sade’s ‘Stronger Than Pride’ Album Still Strong After 30 Years
30 years after its debut, 'Strong Than Pride' remains a testament to Sade's greatness.
LL Cool J’s ’14 Shots to the Dome’ Remains His Most Criminally Slept-On Album
It still sounds fresh enough to warrant an occasional spin more than two decades after its release.
DJ Jazzy Jeff: “He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper” Was Initially Just About the DJ
On the 30th anniversary of the release of 'He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper,' the legendary hip-hop DJ reveals what it was like in the early days of the genre; how the label tried to pigeonhole DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's sound; and why 'Parents Just Don't U…
Revisiting Common’s ‘Like Water for Chocolate’ 18 Years After Its Debut
Common's classic album stands as arguably one of the best hip-hop releases of the past 20 years.
Why A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘Low End Theory’ Is Better Than ‘Midnight Marauders’
It's an argument that's been going on for decades—but 'Low End' is the best album Tribe ever produced.