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The baddest women in rap music, past and present.
Mary J. Blige,
This mix of infectious hip hop and R&B classics from the late-'80s, '90s and '00s will turn any dinner party into an impromptu dance-off, especially when you're surrounded by your best girlfriends and a few bottles of wine.
Early rap hits from the days when all a rapper needed was two turntables and a microphone.
East Coast and West Coast unite for this feel-good mix of glitzy '90s hip hop. Get out your puffy jumpsuits, ski goggles, and a bottle of bubbly.
The Notorious B.I.G.,
All right B-boys and B-girls, time to windmill over to the Planet Rock where these essential '80s electro hop breakdance jams can help keep your "airswipes" and "l-kicks" looking fresh.
From '73 to '81, the Wigan Casino in Lancashire, England helped to define the northern soul sound. DJs, armed with ultra-rare soul singles that featured stomping, mid-'60s-style beats, would spin from 2 a.m. to the "three before 8" that ended the night.
The Five Stairsteps,
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons,
Revisit the history of hip hop's most legendary record label, from the early mid-'80s classics through the dirty underground scenes of the '90s to their modern day superstars. No matter what the era, Def Jam supplies the hits.
James Brown is the most sampled artist in all of hip hop. Here are some of the best rap songs to build their funky beat on the back of the Godfather of Soul.
Kool Moe Dee,
A Tribe Called Quest,
Spotted: A playlist of songs from every season of the hit CW show, "Gossip Girl".
Cold War Kids,
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour