Following this summer's initial list, J-23 returns with some clarification and 10 more Hip Hop stories told in verses by the likes of Ice Cube, Aesop Rock, The Coup, Big L and Nas.
From the grandmaster Slick Rick to Eminem, Immortal Technique and Vakill, we decided to look at 10 artful stories told through Hip Hop verses.
In a season of year-end awards and reflections, HipHopDX's J-23 looks back 10 years to a year that saw crossover, underground greatness and the biggest Hip Hop battle since Biggie and 2Pac.
In a season of year-end awards and reflections, HipHopDX's J-23 looks back 20 years to a year that saw a slew of amazing albums, a Thug Immortal properly introduced and a city and a coast defined.
J-23 returns to continue last month's editorial and discussion, looking at Jay-Z & Kanye West's "Watch The Throne" release to re-live the excitement of being a Hip Hop fan in the 1990s.
From three-line reviews in "The Source" to downloading three albums a day, HipHopDX's J-23 steps in to compare the dedication and listening habits of yesteryear to today's daily operation.
With Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Watch The Throne" and Eminem and Royce Da 5'9's "Hell: The Sequel" topping charts, DX's J-23 analyzes what we love about two established emcees goin' halves on an LP.
Artists like Bumpy Knuckles, Hieroglyphics, M.O.P., Cormega and King T saw their shelved albums later released. HipHopDX gives you 10 amazing albums that were thankfully yanked off the label shelves.
UPDATE #2: After Cee-Lo dropped out of her "LOUD" tour, Rihanna officially replaces the Lady Killer.
UPDATE #5: The Detroit, Michigan native flips his original album art for the deluxe edition of his debut.
With the grey hairs to prove it, Lawrence, Massachusetts' REKS has been making albums for over a decade, and while he's had a recent breakthrough, HipHopDX debunks his new-artist status.
UPDATE #3: Roc Marciano, Danny Brown, Trick Trick and Rockness Monstah are on the hardcore Hip Hop Detroit-to-Brownsville connect.
UPDATE: 'Mega's sixth studio album is on its way.
From Dr. Dre & Ice Cube's "Helter Skelter" album, to a Likwit Crew collective effort, to Common & Q-Tip, DX looks back on the projects we believed enough to hope for, and we're still waiting...
Busta's hit "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See" may have prevented Jay and Joe's crews from coming to blows.
Marley Marl, Ced Gee, TR Love, Domingo and more lend a hand to Keith's upcoming album.
Jay-Z's recent visit to the Kentucky Wildcats locker room has started an investigation.
With Royal Flush 2 on the way, CyHi talks about his plans leading up to his debut LP.
His debut finally dropped last summer, but fans are still after the album that was supposed to come out in 2007.
UPDATE: Due to disappointing ticket sales, organizers have cancelled the festival.
Despite his international success, Drake goes home empty handed at his local Juno Awards.