best hip-hop debut albums

The 50 Best Hip-Hop Debut Albums

A chronicle of landmark firsts through 50 years of hip-hop

El-P Fantastic Damage

On Fantastic Damage, El-P paired stygian themes with apocalyptic beats

A debut set of bangers wrought from an apocalyptic mood.

El-P vinyl reissues

El-P announces vinyl reissues of his solo albums

Three albums back in print and available on vinyl

el-p i'll sleep when you're dead review

El-P’s Fantastic Damage now on streaming services

The rapper/producer’s solo debut hits streaming services for the first time.

El-P reissues

El-P announces reissues of solo albums

I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead back on streaming services.

10 Essential Brooklyn Albums

The best albums from the most populous borough.

Company Flow Funcrusher plus 20th anniversary

Company Flow’s ‘Funcrusher Plus’ was an epochal, inimitable debut

A look back at an underground hip-hop catalyst on its 20th anniversary.

10 Essential Twin Peaks-influenced songs

10 Lynch-inspired songs paired with the characters they most closely embody.

Digging for Windows

Zack de la Rocha releases new track, “Digging for Windows”

New El-P produced track from upcoming debut album.

10 Essential Rap-Rock Hybrids

The mixture of rap and rock music is one with more than its share of…


El-P announces winner of Pokemon Rap Remix contest

It’s been a really weird week for El-P. After poking fun at Pokemon Go users…

Meow the Jewels most anticipated albums of spring 2015

Watch the amazing Meow the Jewels trailer

El-P and Killer Mike’s cat remix album is happening.

LISTEN: Run The Jewels’ “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry”

Killer Mike & El-P’s track for Adult Swim features sound effects legend Michael Winslow. This…

Run the Jewels interview

Run the Jewels announce new album details

Hip-hop duo also announce fall/winter tour dates.

Run the Jewels Blockbuster night pt1

Endless Playlist: Run the Jewels – “Blockbuster Night Pt. 1”

El-P and Killer Mike are still better rappers than you, whoever you are.

Death Grips live at FYF Fest 2015

10 Essential Industrial Hip-Hop Albums

The loudest beats and harshest bumps that hip-hop ever detonated.