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‘Under Construction’: How Missy Elliott Rebuilt Herself In The 2000s
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‘Under Construction’: How Missy Elliott Rebuilt Herself In The 2000s

Taking a moment to survey hip-hop’s history, Missy Elliott used ‘Under Construction’ to deal with grief while still bringing the party.

Best Female Rappers: 20 Women In Hip-Hop Who Deserve Recognition
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Best Female Rappers: 20 Women In Hip-Hop Who Deserve Recognition

Holding their own against their male rivals, the best female rappers prove that gender is irrelevant when it comes to skill and vision.

Best Cardi B Songs: 20 Unapologetically Badass Tracks
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Best Cardi B Songs: 20 Unapologetically Badass Tracks

From sex-positive anthems to forthright blasts at her critics, the best Cardi B songs have set new standards for straight-talking in rap.

Best 90s Music Videos: 20 Promo Clips That Defined An Era
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Best 90s Music Videos: 20 Promo Clips That Defined An Era

From hip-hop decadence to cop-show pastiches, the best 90s music videos were innovative and stylish examples of what the format could do.

‘No Way Out’: How Puff Daddy Found Freedom With His Debut Solo Album
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‘No Way Out’: How Puff Daddy Found Freedom With His Debut Solo Album

Released in the wake of Biggie’s death, ‘No Way Out’ found Puff Daddy reckoning with a mounting crisis in hip-hop.

‘Supa Dupa Fly’: Why Missy Elliott’s Debut Album Transcends Fashion
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‘Supa Dupa Fly’: Why Missy Elliott’s Debut Album Transcends Fashion

With her debut album, ‘Supa Dupa Fly’, Missy Elliott revolutionised the sound and look of hip-hop and pop music for the 21st century.

Hypnotize: The Story Behind The Notorious B.I.G.’s Mesmerising Song
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Hypnotize: The Story Behind The Notorious B.I.G.’s Mesmerising Song

Arguably The Notorious B.I.G.’s signature song, Hypnotize has become a byword for hip-hop and a definitive document of the bling era.

Why The Notorious B.I.G.’s Legacy Continues To Loom Over Hip-Hop
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Why The Notorious B.I.G.’s Legacy Continues To Loom Over Hip-Hop

A larger-than-life talent with a tragically early end, The Notorious B.I.G. helped to create the moneyed hip-hop world we know today.

Big Poppa: How The Notorious B.I.G. Became The Daddy Of NYC Hip-Hop
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Big Poppa: How The Notorious B.I.G. Became The Daddy Of NYC Hip-Hop

Stepping out as an unlikely hip-hop loverman, The Notorious B.I.G. ensured that Big Poppa would live in the memory as a certified classic.

‘Born Again’: How The Notorious B.I.G. Found Another Rebirth
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‘Born Again’: How The Notorious B.I.G. Found Another Rebirth

Posthumously compiled from Biggie’s vast trove of unreleased recordings, ‘Born Again’ brimmed with life from one of the world’s greatest MCs.

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