ALL: Hip-Hop 1983

Best Rap Singles: Class of 1983

These nine artists were early sprouts of what would soon be called the “new school,” a generation of musicians who’d remake hip-hop culture.

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.