From party anthems to political critique, hip-hop had everything in 2014. Newcomers held their own while OGs proved that rap is anything but dead. To top it off, we even got a surprise album or two. Vote for Hip-Hop Album of the Year in the 2015 The Boombox Fan Choice Awards.
J Dilla may be gone, but he's not forgotten. The legendary producer’s legacy in hip-hop has been celebrated every February since his death in 2006, during an unofficial holiday dubbed "Dilla Day" in Detroit. This year, Dilla Day is expanding to a full weekend in Miami.
The Sample: The Manhattans - Wish That You Were Mine
The Manhattans are one of the best slept-on soul groups of the '60s and '70s. Groups with bigger profiles, like The Impressions, The Temptations, and The Blue Notes tend to get more recognition, while other groups like The Emotions and The O'Jays had bigger hits, but The Manhattans kept it simple with a warmth that still glows today...