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The 50 Best Hip-Hop Debut Albums

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

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The 50 Best Albums of 2003

Looking back at the best albums from 20 years ago

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The 50 Best Live Albums

The greatest documents of a thrilling live performance.

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Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Fela Kuti nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Plus Rage Against the Machine, Devo, Iron Maiden, Tina Turner and more.

Albums with famous backing bands

10 Great Albums Featuring Famous Backing Bands

When the headliners become the support band.

Run the Jewels live at FYF Fest 2015

The 60 Best Hip-Hop Albums of the 21st Century

The best rap records of the past 20 years.

10 Essential Brooklyn Albums

The best albums from the most populous borough.

Top 100 Songs of 2018

Our favorite tracks from the past year.

25 Essential Musical Families

A look at the famous families that helped shape pop music as we know it.

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Beyoncé/Jay-Z : Everything Is Love

A loose, fun collaboration following two grand statements.

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z release new collaborative album, Everything Is Love

Hear the superstar couple’s new collaborative album.

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z announce “On the Run II” tour dates

The sequel to the 2014 tour has officially been announced.

Kendrick Lamar at the Grammys

Da Art of Storytellin’: False awards

Our hip-hop column returns with some laments about Grammys lameness.

10 Rap Songs That Sample Other Rap Songs

One good beat break deserves another.

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Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar top list of 2018 Grammy nominations

Plus Mastodon, Leonard Cohen, LCD Soundsystem, The National, Father John Misty and more.

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Da Art of Storytellin’: Summer hip-hop highlights

Four excellent new mixtapes and albums to check out for the summer.

Jay Z new album 4:44

Jay Z announces new album, 4:44

Album may or may not be a visual album.

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How Jay Z’s Reasonable Doubt launched a hip-hop legacy

“Who do you think you are? Baby one day, you’ll be a star…” Jay Z…