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 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
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

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