Best Tours of 2016
12.23.2016 News

Readers’ Choice: Best Tours of 2016

Queen Bey sits on the throne once again, topping Rap-Up’s Readers’ Choice list for Best Tours of 2016. Beyoncé’s “Formation World Tour,” which also led the Editors’ Choice list in this category, was a... Read More

Readers' Choice: Best Choice of 2016
12.21.2016 News

Readers’ Choice: Best Songs of 2016

Your votes have been tallied. After unveiling the Readers’ Choice results for Best Albums and Best New Artists of the year, we present your selections for the highly-coveted Best Songs of 2016 list. Queen... Read More

Best Albums of 2016
12.19.2016 News

Readers’ Choice: Best Albums of 2016

The readers have spoken. The polls are closed and the results are in for Rap-Up’s first-ever Readers’ Choice poll. Today, we unveil the Readers’ Choice for Best Album, a category that was highly contested... Read More

Best Songs of 2016
12.15.2016 News

Rap-Up’s 20 Best Songs of 2016

From Beyoncé to Thugger, 2016 was certainly the year of the single. While some legacy artists focused on expanding their artistry beyond the standard three-minute track to albums that questioned how music can be... Read More

Best Tours of 2016
12.14.2016 News

Rap-Up’s 5 Best Tours of 2016

2016 gave concertgoers a bevy of highlights. It was a star-studded year on the road as some of music’s biggest names brought their discographies to life with innovative, interactive, and entertaining stage shows. Beyoncé... Read More

Best New Artists of 2016
12.13.2016 News

Rap-Up’s 10 Best New Artists of 2016

Rising stars shined in 2016. While established artists dropped some of the year’s best albums, burgeoning acts surfaced to add a refreshing twist to a big year in music. From Anderson .Paak, who signed... Read More

Best Albums of 2016
12.12.2016 News

Rap-Up’s 20 Best Albums of 2016

2016 was the year of experimentation. After a dry spell without albums from some of hip-hop and R&B’s most prominent figures, a gang of titans returned in mint condition, pushing themselves past their limits... Read More

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

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