As the 50th anniversary of hip-hop comes to a close, we look back at 25 albums released in 2023 that showed what rap sounds like right now.

We wrap up our series honoring the women of Hip-Hop with Missy Elliott, a woman who thrives in pushing the sonic and visual boundaries in the culture.

As we continue to celebrate Hip Hop's 50th birthday, we'll look at one of the most fundamental elements of the culture: Emceeing. 

As we celebrate the women who helped shaped Hip-Hop, we cannot forget about the genre’s first female solo MC to go platinum…who also just so happens to be a member of the Radio One/Reach Media family! Hailing from the Windy City, Shawntae Harris-Dupart, better known as Da Brat, has blown the rap game away for over […]

In an in-depth interview, Dres of Black Sheep talks about his upcoming Paramount+ documentary, 'The Choice Is Yours.'

From the streets to global stages, the role of DJ remains a quintessential element to the genre of Hip-Hop.

It goes without saying that New York is the mecca of Hip-Hop. From that “Back to School” party in the Bronx in 1973 to today, the genre is synonymous with the Empire State. When it comes to record labels dedicated to Hip-Hop, there are more than a few on the East Coast: Def Jam, Roc-A-Fella, […]

In honor of Hip Hop History Month, we give a salute to Lil' Kim, one of the first femcees to mix fashion and sex appeal with brutal bars.

A label known for its influence and infamy, Death Row Records continues to have a strong presence in the culture to this very day.

The film, (allegedly) intended as a vehicle to further propel the careers of Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff, went from an indie rap flick to cult classic.

Hip-Hop History Month

In honor of Hip-Hop History Month, we explore individuals who played an integral role in the creation of Graffiti and its origins to hip hop.

New Orleans is known as one of the most culturally rich cities in the United States. From jazz and R&B to Dixieland and bounce, the music scene in the Big Easy is unmatched. Without a doubt, Cash Money Records is one of the city’s biggest success stories in the latter part of the 20th century, […]