Read Remembering Chris Lighty, Hip-Hop Leader And My Friend
August 31, 2012 – As a teenager he carried records. As a professional, he carried water for an industry and a culture.
Listen Live Microphone Check: Hip-Hop From NPR Music
Read THEESatisfaction On World Cafe WXPN
Watch My American Dream Sounds Like Black Star
Watch Plan B's 'Ill Manors' Falls On Fertile Ground In Britain
August 9, 2012 – The song, a bitterly articulate howl of scornful rage, is a national sensation across the pond.
Watch Fat Boys: A Hip-Hop Novelty Act Strikes Back
Watch Wale: From Free Mixtapes To Billboard Hits
Watch What Five New Rap Videos Say About Their Stars
Read Frank Ocean's 'Orange' Revolution
Watch Nas On Marvin Gaye's Marriage, Parenting And Rap Genius
July 22, 2012 – The veteran rapper also spoke to Guy Raz about his divorce, writing and searching for inner peace.
Listen Calle 13 In Concert
Listen Ana Tijoux In Concert
Watch You've Never Heard Public Enemy's 'It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back'?!
July 13, 2012 – A young hip-hop fan finally listens to a classic album that's four years older than he is.
Read This Time, R. Kelly Burns With (Relatively Chaste) Passion
July 30, 2012 – The prolific, and often risque, crooner's 14th album explores sounds from earlier eras.
Read Essence In New Orleans: A Festival That Knows Its Audience
July 9, 2012 – Gospel, R&B, politics, family and commerce (and 400,000 fans) all merge at a music festival.