Hip-Hop’s Most Important Moments In The Last 40 Years

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We’ve officially wrapped up a big year for the genre we all love– new albums from Jay Z, Kanye West, Pusha T, Mac Miller, Drake, Juicy J (and the list goes on), only made 2013 that much sweeter. Mix in a new-found competition brought on by, you guessed it, “Control,” and all the free mixtapes we’ve received in 2013, and this past year was definitely a good one. Apart from the usual rap antics, 2013 was significant as it marked 40 years since hip-hop’s inception, starting out in the Bronx borough of New York City and spreading across the world. Now that we entered a new year, we’ve decided to take a look back at some of the biggest moments throughout the last four decades of hip-hop.

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Kayne West Leaves Ray J Extra Crispy [VIDEO]

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Kanye West needs to send Ray J some aloe vera … ’cause dude burned Kim Kardashian’s ex with a hardcore diss verse on late night TV. Only problem is Yeezus might have just played into Ray’s master plan.

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The 10 Wildest Beefs Of All Time

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After Kendrick Lamar went after all his peers, a look back at the craziest, funniest and most serious hip-hop feuds ever. Kendrick’s verse is technically more of a healthy competitive challenge between friends than an actual threat. But it got us thinking about the greatest rap beefs ever, from the deeply silly to the all-too-serious. Here’s our definitive countdown:

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JTRILL the Official Interview

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I would never talk about something that I’m not doing, it’s important for me to stay true to myself and being true to my music because that’s what people want. People don’t want any gimmicks, they want real life stuff, real emotions. I have to tell my story.

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Tyler The Creator Wants To Retire From Rap

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Tyler, the Creator has only released two solo albums, yet he’s already eyeing a rap retirement. Odd Future’s outspoken frontman wants to drop the mic three years from now, he revealed in an interview with Italian music site Ptwschool.com. Since he’s not really interested in rapping, Tyler plans on investing — in an industry he’s yet to announce — some of his reported $4 million net worth to ensure a financially stable future. “I love it [rap], but that’s not what I really draw a lot of inspiration from at all,” the 22-year-old said. “I’m just trying to invest in s—, so I don’t have to make music three years from now and I could be rich off that.”

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Kanye West Talks Yeezus, Fatherhood & More During Rare Interview

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Kanye West very rarely gives interview these days, but the Chicago emcee spoke in-depth with the New York Times recently. Veteran reporter Jon Caramanica got extensive time with the reclusive rap star at Rick Rubin’s Malibu studio during the final days of the making of Yeezus. The G.O.O.D. Music leader discussed numerous topics including his music career, his view on the Grammys, the Taylor Swift interruption, his legacy, and more.

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