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Notable Hip-Hop Albums of 2023

In 2023, hip-hop fans found themselves wondering whether small leaps in evolution can be as satisfying as the giant steps of the past.

Notable Hip-Hop Albums of 2023

In 2023, hip-hop fans found themselves wondering whether small leaps in evolution can be as satisfying as the giant steps of the past.

The 125 Best Rap Singles of 2003

As the industry slowly crumbled, action figures like 50 Cent and Lil Jon rolled off the assembly line with muscular, eardrum-popping sounds.

The 60 Best Rap Singles of 1983

In a year defined by electro kingdoms and fresh wild styles, Run-D.M.C., Afrika Bambaataa and others sought to explore rap’s future.

The 125 Best Rap Singles of 2003

As the industry slowly crumbled, action figures like 50 Cent and Lil Jon rolled off the assembly line with muscular, eardrum-popping sounds.

The 60 Best Rap Singles of 1983

In a year defined by electro kingdoms and fresh wild styles, Run-D.M.C., Afrika Bambaataa and others sought to explore rap’s future.

SPOTLIGHT

Joseph Rathgeber on Caltrops

New Jersey writer Joseph Rathgeber discusses his zine Caltrops, which has become a key document of the underground rap renaissance.

The #HipHop50 Parade

The yearlong #HipHop50 celebration has become a microcosm of the myths and reality that continue to define the culture.

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Notable Hip-Hop Albums of 2023

In 2023, hip-hop fans found themselves wondering whether small leaps in evolution can be as satisfying as the giant steps of the past.

Best Rap Singles: Class of 2003

In an era when hip-hop was at a commercial peak, it was common for vital new voices to spend years working towards international attention.

2003 Ads for Lost Albums

From Ras Kass to De La Soul, the year 2003 brought plenty of announcements for albums that never appeared in stores.

Notable Hip-Hop Albums of 2023

In 2023, hip-hop fans found themselves wondering whether small leaps in evolution can be as satisfying as the giant steps of the past.

Best Rap Singles: Class of 2003

In an era when hip-hop was at a commercial peak, it was common for vital new voices to spend years working towards international attention.

2003 Ads for Lost Albums

From Ras Kass to De La Soul, the year 2003 brought plenty of announcements for albums that never appeared in stores.