Hip Hop History

Every great boxer knows the power of a 1-2 punch. In the world of Hip-Hop, the right artist combined with a skilled DJ packs the perfect pairing for a knockout hit.

In this special Hip-Hop History Month feature, we explore one of its pillars by hitting up the Red Bull BC One breaking competition in NYC.

Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, E-40 & Too $hort, aka Mount Westmore, hosted a virtual Q&A and even answered our Hip-Hop History Month question.

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.

As we celebrate Hip-Hop History Month, let's look back on the Bad Boy era and 15 amazing rap remixes that came from the iconic label.

November is Hip-Hop History Month, and we're taking a look at one of the most vital portions of modern day on-air radio: the mix show!

Hip-Hop legend Doug E. Fresh is speaking out about why he and fellow rap icon Slick Rick grew apart after fame.

LL Cool J wants y’all to know that despite earlier reports, he never landed a lip balm endorsement because “they didn’t like my black lips.” After 13 studio albums and more than 30 years in the game, LL is considered one of the greatest rappers of all time. At the height of his career, the Queens-native  […]

“Now what you hear is not a test/I’m rapping to the beat…” If you can complete not just this sentence, but the verse before and the rest of the song, then you know the seminal hip-hop classic “Rapper’s Delight,” perhaps the most addictive sing-along song ever recorded. Big Bank Hank, Master Gee and Wonder Mike […]

DJ Spinderella, born Dee Dee Roper, is one of hip-hop’s most enduring pioneers. As the longtime deejay for hip-hop duo Salt N Pepa, Spin has had a front row seat to many of hip-hop’s most historic moments. Her turntable skills have allowed her to travel all over the world, both with the rap duo and […]