Solange. Courtesy of The Chamber Group hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of The Chamber Group

Solange Knowles With Ali Shaheed Muhammad And Frannie Kelley

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/272432827/275573639" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

MJG (left) and Eightball (right) in the parking lot of Pressure World Carwash in Memphis in 2004. Shannon Fagan /Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Shannon Fagan /Getty Images

Eightball, MJG And Rap From Memphis 20 Years On

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/271631142/272359884" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Danny Brown. Sara Kerens/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Sara Kerens/Courtesy of the artist

Danny Brown With Ali Shaheed Muhammad And Frannie Kelley

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/265730068/267866873" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Starlito (left) and Don Trip, in their video for "Caesar & Brutus." Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the artists

Starlito And Don Trip With Ali Shaheed Muhammad And Frannie Kelley

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/262088432/262533396" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Yes, Yeezus Dominated 2013 Hip Hop, But Many More Gems Were Made

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/250549194/250557434" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Jay Z (left) and Drake at Kevin Durant's birthday party in New York City on September 22. Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic hide caption

toggle caption Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic

Microphone Check 2013 In Hip-Hop Show

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/249086225/249334479" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Bun B getting ready to take the stage with the Houston Symphony two days after this interview took place. Courtesy of Marco Torres hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of Marco Torres

Bun B With Ali Shaheed Muhammad And Frannie Kelley

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/247170488/247172330" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Earl Sweatshirt. Brick Stowell/Courtesy of We Get Press hide caption

toggle caption Brick Stowell/Courtesy of We Get Press

Earl Sweatshirt And Vince Staples With Ali Shaheed Muhammad And Frannie Kelley

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/245993882/246316677" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Faith Newman, Ralph McDaniels and Prince Paul at the Ace Hotel Sept. 25. Ebru Yildiz for NPR hide caption

toggle caption Ebru Yildiz for NPR

Eight Million Stories: Hip-Hop In 1993

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/239941174/241343213" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">