Two men have been convicted of murdering Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay. Karl “Lil D” Jordan and Ronald “Tinard” Washington were charged with the 2002 killing...
Forty years ago, in August 1983, jazz keyboard legend Herbie Hancock released 'Future Shock', a genre-defying album that introduced audiences around the world to vinyl scratching, hip-hop beats and sampling. It ushered in a new era of production techniques and studio exploration, and laid a blueprint for the following decade's hip-hop explosion. Here, Marke Bieschke explores the record's incredible legacy
30 years after their debut, four rappers from Oakland, California, remember how they became one of the first crews on the West Coast to make a particularly conscious, lyrical strand of hip-hop, with an album that influenced generations of artists
Tampa duo They Hate Change made an international impact in 2022 with their album, ‘Finally, New’, showcasing an exhilarating mix of Floridian rap and breaks with flourishes of jungle, drum & bass and UK rave. They talk to Eoin Murray about the birth of the Gulf Coast sound, learning from the DIY scene, and joining a global community of artists pushing innovative genre fusions
Introducing the MCs, DJs and producers set to make an impact on the global rap scene in 2023. From voices that can move between dancehall and drill, and those challenging industry shortcomings, to a DJ mixing hip-hop and R&B with amapiano, and producers pushing localised hip-hop sounds into the future, these are the artists daring to be different and set to make the global rap scene theirs this year
Although it features guests like A$AP Rocky, Run The Jewels and Raekwon, the best moments on Danger Mouse and The Roots legend Black Thought's new LP are in its filmic rhymes, woozy psychedelic loops, soul snippets and jazz and blues rhythms. Here, Ben Murphy speaks to them about their long-awaited collaboration
In his new book, Lance Scott Walker tells the story of DJ Screw, the maestro of Houston’s chopped ‘n’ screwed ‘90s rap scene. Here, Marke Bieschke speaks to the author about this unique moment in hip-hop history, and Screw's incredible legacy
For over three decades, DJ Premier has consistently proven himself to be one of hip-hop’s greatest producers. As he releases his new EP, 'Hip Hop 50: Vol 1', celebrating the genre’s 50th anniversary, he speaks to Arielle Lana LeJarde about evolving with the culture and the hip-hop/dance music connection