Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2015 (So Far)
It’s been much harder than last year to select the Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2015 (So Far), but we delivered. Check out some of the top-tier releases in hip-hop in the last six months.
Happy Birthday, Kanye West!
Today (June 8), we wish a happy birthday to a Chicagoan you might have heard of. His name is Kanye West, a self-proclaimed creative genius. The famed artist turns 38 years old.
Happy Birthday, Maxwell!
Maxwell, the debonair soul crooner, celebrates his 42nd birthday today (May 23).
Happy Birthday, Busta Rhymes!
Busta Rhymes is still one of the most respected Brooklynites after more than two decades in the game. E.L.E.2 (Extinction Level Event 2) is coming at some point, but today (May 20), we recognize his 43rd birthday.
Happy Birthday, Sam Smith!
The British sweetheart Sam Smith turns 23 today (May 19).
Blue Ivy Breaks the Internet After Beyonce’s Mother’s Wedding Photos Debut
Beyonce's mother Tina Knowles got married to actor Richard Lawson on a yacht in California last week, but Blue Ivy was clearly the star of the big day according to photos the singer posted to her official website today (April 24).
Happy Birthday, Suge Knight!
It’s not surprising that many are unsympathetic to Suge Knight‘s legal troubles right now. He’s one of hip-hop’s most notorious figures and has been accused of doing absurd things to get his way. Still, Knight is a legend for more than his intimidation tactics. The former…
Happy Birthday, Redman!
Redman is still a lauded rapper as he turns 45 today (April 17).
Happy Birthday, Al Green!
When you think soul music, Al Green is one of the first who comes to mind. Today (April 13), one of the genre's greatest singers and hitmakers turns 69.
Happy Birthday, Ty Dolla $ign!
Ty Dolla $ign is one of the latest in the line of will-take-your-girl-and-not-care mainstream R&B acts. The Los Angeles-born artist will probably keep it that way as he turns 30 today (April 13).
Happy Birthday, Babyface!
The man who's responsible for a good fraction of your '90s boo-loving playlists turns 56 years old today (April 10). His name is Kenneth Edmonds, better known as Babyface.
Happy Birthday, Biz Markie!
Somewhere in America, there's a frat house or some teenager blasting "Just a Friend." The song is just that timeless. We have its creator Biz Markie to thank for that. The rapper turns 51 today (April 8).