s a response to 21 Savage’s comments about Nas’ relevance, “One Mic, One Gun” is a pleasant surprise that works best as a statement of unity.
With his debut solo single, it was clear that 2Pac would be a very different artist from his Digital Underground crew.
In this Showtime documentary, Estevan Oriel struggles to encompass the complexity of a highly unique West Coast group.
The pair’s latest in a series of well-received collaborations is the hip-hop equivalent of cool jazz.
On his latest collaboration with DJ Pain 1, Sole delivers an anarchist broadside against global inequity and US hegemony.
Chubb Rock’s reputation as a solid, oft-underrated contributor to hip-hop’s golden era is belied by his best-known hit.
Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E., a Samoan family band from Los Angeles, are fondly remembered for their memorable role in early West Coast hip-hop.
The Jungle Brothers may have been underrated in America, but they found a receptive audience in Europe, leading to two top-40 UK hits.
While not as essential as the duo’s earlier work, this hit swings with the verve of a master craftsman stepping out of his comfort zone.
BWP’s sharp, raunchy shot at under-performing men remains catnip for fans looking for precursors to today’s smack-talking rap women.
This 12-inch is arguably Bronx heroes Boogie Down Productions’ last great single, and one of the finest story raps of the era.
On “Gold Digger,” EPMD sticks to their rugged jeep-funk formula with an amusing concept about devious ladies and a Funkadelic sample.