1. OutKast, 'Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik' at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    April 26, 2014 12:25 PM EDT Hip Hop in 1994, for the most part, was akin to the same government that it was at war with. You had the East Coast acting as the Republican party, leaning on classical sounds and ideologies, while the West Coast promoted the more Democratic, liberal side of things. Then you had the South…

  2. Goodie Mob Previews 'Age Against The Machine'; Reveals Album Artwork

    May 30, 2013 11:29 AM EDT The group enlists T.I. and Janelle Monae for their upcoming album, due August 27. Fourteen years have passed since Goodie Mob collectively released an album with their entire lineup present. Their reunion had several false starts, dating as far back as 2006, and leading up to even two years…

  3. The Seed: Machine Gun Kelly, Goodie Mob, Quadron & More

    May 26, 2013 6:00 PM EDT Following Cee-Lo’s announcement that Goodie Mob's "Age Against the Machine" album will be drop August 27, the Atlanta rap collective releases its first single, “Special Education,” featuring Janelle Monae. The upcoming album will be the group’s first featuring all four…

  4. Chris Lighty, Hip-Hop Impresario, Found Dead

    August 30, 2012 3:15 PM EDT Chris Lighty, the savvy entrepreneur who founded Violator Management and one of the key executives in hip-hop history, has died. The news was confirmed to Billboard today by a source at Primary Violator Management. Circumstances of his death were unconfirmed at press time, but New York Daily…

  5. Hip-Hop Heavyweights

    November 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Several notable hip-hop artists are dropping new albums this week, led by up-and-coming Houston rapper Chamillionaire's "The Sound of Revenge." Several notable hip-hop artists are dropping new albums this week, led by up-and-coming Houston rapper Chamillionaire's "The…

  6. De La Soul Goes 'Bionix'

    November 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST If De La Soul has learned anything in its 12 years in the music business, it's that nothing is certain. So when the Long Island, N.Y.-based trio (Dave, Posdnous, and Maseo) set out last year to craft If De La Soul has learned anything in its 12 years in the music business, it's that…