J. Cole, Beyoncé, and Drake
1.5.2012

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
1.4.2012

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
12.31.2010

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

Eminem
12.29.2010

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

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