25 years ago, Nas crafted one of hip hop’s greatest albums, ‘Illmatic.’Read More
With “My Heart Knows,” musician Mark U articulates his quest for balance.Read More
On his latest album, Jay-Z finds personal growth through introspection.Read More
20 years ago this month, Sean Combs released his album, 'No Way Out' - the first album I ever owned.
I have been listening to hip hop ever since.Read More
Happy 40th, Kanye West!
While Kanye is well-known as a great emcee, I've always admired and found inspiration from his work as a producer.
The following is a playlist of 25 select tracks that he produced for others.Read More
“I still got the hunger pains from my apartment / when me and 9th was broke, splitting cans of StarKist”
— Phonte, "The Animal"
Hip-hop producer 9th Wonder's name has been back in music news lately, and for good reason - he produced "DUCKWORTH" off Kendrick Lamar's latest album.Read More