Hip-hop

How I became a reformed Barb (or: how TikTok made Nicki Minaj cool again)

With talented female rapper following in her wake, some suggested the icon's time was up – but a certain social media app has changed all that

10 big talking points from the posthumous new DMX album ‘Exodus’

The record was clearly meant to be a new start for the 50-year-old

J. Cole – ‘The Off-Season’ review: technical brilliance that’s not built for the mainstream

The North Carolina rapper eschews the bombast of old to focus on quietly dazzling wordplay

The 10 best moments from BRIT Awards history

These are the moments we won't forget

Czarface & MF DOOM – ‘Super What?’ review: rappers’ riotous superhero hijinks

The first record to feature the late, great DOOM – who sadly died at the end of 2020 – is surprisingly light on his contributions

Vic Mensa: “Hip-hop is resistance in its purest manifestation”

The rapper talks activism and new release 'I TAPE' on which he explores themes of rebellion and incarceration while "weaving real stories with hard truths"

10 artists who prove that Gucci Mane is one of the best A&Rs in rap

Guwop's magic touch has given us some great music

Young Stoner Life – ‘Slime Language 2’ review: follow-up record doesn’t quite stick

Young Thug and Gunna looks to strike twice with another compilation, but success proves slippery

DMX, 1970 – 2021: hip-hop giant who shone brightest in the darkness

The Ruff Ryders rapper, known for his high energy anthems and heartfelt sermons, has died in New York at 50. RIP

RIP DMX: 10 of the rap legend’s best songs ever

The all-time great has tragically died at the age of 50
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