For Us, by Us: How Fox’s Answer to ‘Must See TV’ Validated Hip-Hop Culture
Recalling Fox's early black-centered TV lineup and how it amplified hip-hop culture.
How ‘The Miseducation’ Influenced the R&B Landscape, Creativity
John Legend, D'Angelo, Jazmine Sullivan and more credit Hill's album for their approach to honest songwriting.
Tale of the Tape: Lauryn Hill Vs. Best R&B Album Grammy Nominees
This is not a competition, but albums by Erykah Badu, Brandy, Aretha Franklin and Maxwell were also great and deserve recognition.
Exploring Aretha Franklin’s Undeniable Influence on Hip-Hop
While the iconic singer's impact on soul, pop R&B is well-documented, her considerable contributions to hip-hop are often overlooked.
Diddy’s Best Song Ever? A Breakdown of ‘It’s All About the Benjamins’
The song and video solidified the Bad Boy Records mogul as a fearless hip-hop visionary.
How The Pharcyde’s ‘Labcabincalifornia’ Exemplified Growth
The group's sophomore album show growth from the foursome, but also marked the beginning of the end for the West Coast rap group.
The South Got Something to Say: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of Atlanta’s Dungeon Family
While it’s difficult to pinpoint precisely when it was that Southern hip-hop seeped into the collective consciousness of the rap industry and asserted its dominance, only one crew can lay claim to putting Atlanta on the map: The legendary Dungeon Family.