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 and Jay-Z
1.3.2012 Music Videos

Rap-Up’s 10 Best Music Videos of 2011

Although most music videos are viewed online these days, that hasn’t killed the creativity behind the camera. 2011 was full of visual marvels—from the silly (Chromeo and Solange’s “When the Night Falls”) to the... 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

Lady Gaga and Beyoncé
12.28.2010 Music Videos

Rap-Up’s 10 Best Music Videos of 2010

2010 was filled with boundary-pushing music videos for everything from radio hits to fan faves. Some created epic masterpieces like Kanye West’s “Runaway,” which unfolded for 35 minutes with stark visuals and a unique... Read More

6.27.2010 PhotosRap-Up

Rap-Up Pre-BET Awards Lounge 2010

Rap-Up hosted an invitation-only lounge and gifting suite during BET Awards weekend at The London West Hollywood on Saturday (June 26). Guests included the newly-engaged Amerie (pictured above with her sister Angela), JoJo, Melody... Read More

25 Best Songs of 2009
12.31.2009 Rap-Up

Rap-Up’s 25 Best Songs of 2009

After causing an outpouring of comments with our best albums and music video lists, we’re bound to keep the conversation going with our 25 best songs of 2009. These songs were commercially released between... Read More

10 Best Albums of 2009
12.30.2009 Rap-Up

Rap-Up’s 10 Best Albums of 2009

Yesterday we shared our 10 favorite music videos of the year and now we’re giving you something else to debate. The Rap-Up.com staff has selected its 10 best albums of 2009. Our choices were... Read More

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