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essential Queens albums

10 Essential Queens Albums

Our 5 Boroughs series continues with one of the most diverse sets of albums yet.

10 Rap Songs That Sample Other Rap Songs

One good beat break deserves another.

Nas Illmatic review

Nas announces concert film of his performance of Illmatic

Live from the Kennedy Center to debut on February 2.

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill announces tour with Nas

Chronixx and Hannibal Burress added to select dates.

True Alternative: The Top 100 Songs of the ’90s Underground

The best tracks that flew under the radar in the “alternative” decade.

Osheaga 2015

Kendrick Lamar, St. Vincent on Osheaga 2015 lineup

Lineup revealed via driving-game app.

Wu-Tang Clan

The Top 100 Hip-Hop Albums of the ’90s: 1990-1994

The first half of our epic list of beats, rhymes, scratch and boom bap.

Graduate songs

Punk & Circumstance: 10 Alternative Graduation Songs

Ten alternate songs to celebrate a rite of passage — no Green Day necessary.

Kendrick Lamar

Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums of 2012

Lifers, youngsters and noise makers.

Bat for Lashes in Treble's Endless Playlist 2012

Endless Playlist 2012: Part Three

Two dozen more jams at the close of summer.

Nas : Life Is Good

Hip-hop in the post-shuffle era.

50 songs for 50 states

50 Songs for 50 States

A 4th of July playlist spectacular.

Nas Illmatic review

Nas : Illmatic

Personal Best: 1990s

Personal Best: Singles of the '90s

Personal Best: Singles of the ’90s

Before we get into our top 100 singles of the ’90s, here are the honorable mentions.