Nicki Minaj: With Lil Wayne’s support, Nicki Minaj has become a rap phenomenon reinvigorating an entire gender.

Drake: Young Money’s Drake has emerged as the most revered new MC in years.

Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek recount their long road to their follow-up album, Revolutions Per Minute.

After seven years’ worth of feel-good jams, the remaining members of Little Brother are putting the group to rest, in favor of solo enterprises.

…and E-40, Fat Joe, Yung Berg, Gucci Mane and DJ Khaled