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Genius scavenged through Biggie’s short-but-street discography to assemble his life story using only his lyrics.
20 years. 120+ names. It's the Roc!
Toronto's top dog delivered 2013's best LP by improving his complicated balancing act of romantic lover boy and boastful MC with a conscience. Drake sits down to dissect his masterful album 'Nothing Was the Same'
UK import Ed Sheeran has made ripples on both sides of the pond by tugging at heartstrings and guitar chords. But beneath the folk hero lies a hip-hop soul
Meditation, a mushroom trip and overcoming 'anxiety and fear' led the TDE singer to her debut album, 'Ctrl.'
Kendrick’s catalog stacks up favorably against other hall-of-fame rappers’ primes.
From 'Poetic Justice' drama to dating Madonna.
Back in summer 2005, before Rihanna became a global megastar, she was jackin’ for beats just like every post-50 Cent rapper.
Remy has emphasized the importance of lyricism while Nicki Minaj is playing the pompous prima donna who’s above pulling her hair back, taking off her earrings and really getting her hands dirty.
Quavo and Takeoff sit down with Billboard to speak about channeling N.W.A on 'Yung Rich Nation', Disney's 'Aladdin', and why President Obama is a "real gangster."
Biggie Smalls’ demise set off a whirlwind that rerouted the course of music history.
No producer has been more consistently influential.
Genius sifted through every song in Drake’s catalog, from pre-'Room For Improvement' bars to his latest project, 'Views', to piece together the 6ix God’s life story in his own words.