The Top 30

The Hip-Hop genre is no longer the staunchly regulated boy's club of the '80s and early '90s. The framework set in place by trailblazing artists like MC Lyte and Queen Latifah has allowed, in part, for the empowerment of women in rap today.

The rush to capture the best Hip-Hop releases of the year is sometimes an exercise of futility, especially when one considers the volume of music that gets pumped out daily. In compiling this list, we’ve tried to include everything we listened to and loved, knowing full well we might have missed a gem here and […]

Believe it or not, at one point in time there was no Hip-Hop Internets. Back¬† then, OG websites you might not remember, like or, elbowed their way into the Hip-Hop journalism game that was once caught in a firm headlock by outlets such as The Source, Rap Pages and XXL.¬†However, the dot com […]