Without a doubt, this was 2pac's breakthrough movie role. In rare video footage, he also talks about his iconic character.

‘Juice,’ Tupac, And The Theater Of Black Nihilism

There’s a great story about how they stole a beat originally meant for Fat Joe to make “Fu-gee-la.” (via The Talkhouse)

Wyclef Jean On The Twentieth Anniversary Of the Fugees' Album 'The Score’

Let Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" album help you through a time when optimism might seem out of reach.

Today, More Than Ever, We Need Marvin Gaye

Time to honor this classic album from this prolific Wu-Tang Clan member.

The Great Narrator: 20 Years Of Ghostface’s Ironman

He's been rapping classics like Kris Kross's "Jump Jump" and his own material for almost 24 hours.

Watch Live As Murs Tries To Break The Record For Longest Rap Session

Remembering Aaliyah 15 years after her untimely death.

The Unknowable Aaliyah

You'd be hard-pressed to deny Future's hot streak a spot in the pantheon with mid-2000s Lil Wayne and Gucci Mane.

Future's Reign

What it meant watching Yo! MTV Raps as a kid on MTV's 35th anniversary.

Yo! MTV Raps And The Gospel Of The Rap Video

Whoa, NAS and Erykah Badu deliver a powerful track together.

Nas And Erykah Badu Deliver Moving, Somber Collab 'This Bitter Land'

Young Ice Cube talks taking on one of his first big film roles.

#TBMTV: Ice Cube Talks Boyz N The Hood in 1990

Without Campbell, Saturday Night Live and every meme you share on social media wouldn’t exist... (via VH1)

Watch Luke Skyywalker Take on the Supreme Court in VH1's The Complete History of Rap

There’s even greater value now in what Ice Cube and Boyz N the Hood taught us 25 years ago.

Black Life On Film: Ice Cube And 25 Years Of Boyz N The Hood

Happy birthday, Ice Cube! Here's a young Cube talking fame & success at 20 years old.

#TBMTV: Happy Birthday, Ice Cube!

His peers and mentors praise this De La Soul album, but did he like it?

A Music Critic In 2016 Listens To De La Soul’s Classic 1989 Debut Album For The First Time

MTV News looks back at De La Soul's 'De La Soul Is Dead,' released 25 years ago this month.

De La Soul is Dead Lives On

"It’s not a reach to link Chance The Rapper to other artists, from the ‘90s forward, when hip-hop’s center moved beyond New York and Los Angeles and eventually to the South and the Midwest."

Coloring Book: A Chance the Rapper Reaction Roundtable