5 Reasons Janet Jackson Belongs in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
When you list the artists who've been snubbed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, one of the most jaw-dropping has to be Janet Jackson.
Eazy-E Clowns Dr. Dre: Oct. 19 in Hip-Hop History
Black Moon debuts, Erick Sermon goes solo, Eazy-E releases a scathing Dr. Dre diss, MeShell Ndegeocello creates a new soul standard, U-God and Pharoahe Monch make their solo debuts.
How the Beastie Boys Wasted ‘So. Much. F—ing. Money’ on ‘Paul’s Boutique’
After taking forever to make their 1989 second album, the Beastie Boys got pushed aside for Donny Osmond.
Prince’s ‘Controversy': A Guide to Every Track
'Controversy' is an important title in Prince's vast catalog, showing glimpses of the crossover superstardom that would greet him just three years later.
Mos Def Drops a Hip-Hop Classic: Oct. 12 in Hip-Hop History
George Clinton paints the white house black, Spice 1 is 'Immortalized,' Warren G wants it all, Salt-N-Pepa continue to prove they're 'Very Necessary.'
Pras Says a Fugees Reunion Will Never Happen: ‘It Was the Most Dysfunctional Energy’
'It was the most dysfunctional energy. That s---'s not good for your emotional state.'
Music’s Greatest Afros
The Afro has always been more than just a hairstyle. It's a statement.
Snoop Dogg & Pharrell Make You ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot': Sept. 12 in Hip-Hop History
On this day, Mariah Carey breaks records with "Fantasy," Kool G Rap continues his lyrical reign, Snoop Dogg and Pharrell make everyone "drop it like it's hot" and Jennifer Hudson is born.
Hip-Hop Pioneer Jimmy Spicer Battling Advanced Brain & Lung Cancer
Kurtis Blow has called on the hip-hop community to aid the pioneering rapper, whose works have been sampled by Busta Rhymes and Wu-Tang Clan.
Why 2Pac’s Shooting Still Haunts Hip-Hop
For over 20 years now, rumors and elaborate conspiracies about Pac's unsolved murder have circulated, only adding to his legend.