Arguably the greatest hip-hop album of all time, Nas’ 1994 debut ‘Illmatic’ is a perfect distillation of the genre’s essence.
One of the greatest monuments to hip-hop’s golden age of the late Eighties, De La Soul’s colourful and idiosyncratic 1989 debut ‘3 Feet High And Rising’ remains seminal.
To mark the 10th anniversary of Flying Lotus’s experimental hip-hop and jazz label Brainfeeder, here’s an introduction to one of the most cutting edge labels.
The greatest hip-hop album of the Nineties according to many, Wu-Tang Clan’s debut album ‘Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) took the underground to the mainstream in 1993.
Although she has still not followed it up, ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ remains one of the most influential American records of the Nineties.
‘Straight Outta Compton’, the incendiary 1988 debut album by N.W.A, has defined 30 years of hip-hop in a way that no other album or artist has.
Marshall Mathers’ latest attempt at resuscitating his credibility on his ninth Eminem album ‘Revival’ tries hard, but leaves very little impression on the listener’s memory.
Unquestionably one of the most successful and influential albums in hip-hop history, Dr. Dre’s solo debut album ‘The Chronic’ is a product of its time but its sonics have aged unbelievably well.
Action Bronson is as charismatic as ever on his first album in two years.
Tyler’s latest studio album ‘Flower Boy’ paints a portrait of the rap prodigy at his most vulnerable.