Best Music Videos of 2015
12.24.2015 News

Rap-Up’s 10 Best Music Videos of 2015

Creating the perfect music video requires a most creative mind. Relying on clichés can serve as a simple out for some artists, but it takes a true visual innovator to take a song, either... Read More

Best Songs of 2015
12.23.2015 News

Rap-Up’s 10 Best Songs of 2015

Since the beginning days of recorded music, artists have consistently broken the barriers between genres to yield entirely new ones, from big band and jazz to disco, R&B and hip-hop. But over the past... Read More

Best Albums of 2015
12.22.2015 News

Rap-Up’s 10 Best Albums of 2015

Album sales have been on the decline since the turn of the century, thanks to the rise of piracy and the steady migration to digital streaming. But in 2015, artists proved that the art... Read More

J. Cole, Beyoncé, and Drake

Rap-Up’s 10 Best Albums of 2011

It’s one thing to put out a great single, but it’s even harder to compose an album that will stand the test of time. 2011 was a strong year for duos (The Throne, Bad... Read More

Nicki Minaj

Rap-Up’s 10 Best Songs of 2011

Familiar faces, breakout stars, and Young Money dominated the charts in 2011. We scoured our playlists and Spotify when looking back on the past year in hip-hop and R&B, and finally narrowed it down... Read More

Kanye West, Eminem, and Janelle Monáe

Rap-Up’s 10 Best Albums of 2010

It’s one thing to produce a hot single, but some artists expanded their horizons and funneled creativity into their full-length albums more than others. In 2010, listeners were given Kanye West’s mesmerizing and imaginative... Read More


Rap-Up’s 10 Best Songs of 2010

From the explicit to the sensitive, artists brought their A-game in 2010. Cee Lo Green, who struck Grammy gold with Gnarls Barkley, saw a resurgence this year after his kiss-off tune “Fuck You” went... Read More

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