Watch The-Dream On Why We All Need R&B
Watch Kanye's 'Yeezus' Packs A Bite
Watch Don't Kill Your Idols: J. Cole Looks For His Place In Hip-Hop
June 17, 2013 – The rapper's new album, Born Sinner, is a reckoning with the hip-hop lineage from which he descends.
Read First Listen: Statik Selektah, 'Extended Play'
Watch Hot 97's Summer Jam: A Referendum On Hip-Hop
Read First Listen: Fat Tony, 'Smart Ass Black Boy'
Listen Kanye West Stands Alone
Watch Marques Toliver: An R&B Crooner With Strings Attached
May 19, 2013 – Toliver's music is anchored by the violin, an instrument that, in a way, chose him.
Listen LL Cool J On 'Accidental Racist' And Authenticity
Listen On Two New R&B Albums, An Old Soul Sound That Glows
May 8, 2013 – New York's Charles Bradley and London's James Hunter Six both mix inspiration and replication.
Watch 20 Years Ago Biz Markie Got The Last Laugh
Read First Listen: Music From Baz Luhrmann's Film 'The Great Gatsby'
May 2, 2013 – The soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann's film transplants Jazz Age sensibilities to the hip-hop era.
Watch 'The Talent Comes First': Roc Marciano Takes An A&R Gig
April 30, 2013 – The New York rapper on his new role, Lil B's brilliance and doing business with good people.
Read The Tyler Interview: Silly, But With A Purpose
Watch Talib Kweli On Mainstream Hip-Hop And Honoring The Old School
April 24, 2013 – The New York rapper says he's learned over the years to be accessible but honest to his craft.