Guide to the Top R&B and Hip Hop Music Artists of the 80s

The 80s is often hailed as the ‘golden age of hip-hop,’ and it’s really not hard to see why. Several…

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History of Gangsta Rap

Gangsta rap is a form of hip-hop music which became the genre’s main style during the 1990s. Aside from that,…

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The Musical Legacy Of Motown Records

Music has enjoyed unprecedented growth and development over the course of human history, and as with everything popular, music too…

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Artist Profile: Public Enemy

Formed in 1986 in Long Island, New York, Public Enemy is a hip hop group that consists of Flavor Flav,…

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Artist Profile: Beastie Boys

Formed in New York City in 1981, the Beastie Boys was a hip hop group that is composed of Adam…

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Artist Profile: Bobby Brown

Robert Barisford Brown or more popularly known as Bobby Brown is a singer-songwriter, dancer, actor, and occasional rapper. He was…

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Artist Profile: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five

Formed in the South Bronx of New York City in 1978, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five was a hip-hop…

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Artist Profile: Salt-N-Pepa

This iconic hip-hop girl group was formed in 1985 and it consists of Salt or Cheryl James, DJ Spinderella or…

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Artist Profile: Erik B & Rakim

Although they never had a mainstream hit, Eric B. and Rakim were almost universally recognized as the premier DJ/MC team…

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Artist Profile: De La Soul

De La Soul is a hip-hop trio that was formed in Amytiville, Long Island, New York in 1987. They are…

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Artist Profile: LL Cool J

Hip-hip is the music genre that is known for short-lived careers, but one rapper proved that he was an exception…

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Formed in Queens, New York, Run-DMC is an American hip-hop group that is composed of Darryl McDaniels, Jazon Mizell, and…

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5 Tips to buying hip hop beats

When it comes to buying beats, there are many things you need to be aware of before you commit yourself…

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Introduction to Joe Tex

    Early life and music career Soul singer-songwriter Joe Tex was born Joseph Arrington Jr. in Rogers, Texas, in…

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