best of the 2010s
Bad Bunny Is the Artist of the Decade
The Puerto Rican rapper known as El Conejo Malo ends the 2010s as one of the biggest stars worldwide without giving up on his native tongue.
Urbano Producers Are Becoming Pop Stars, Too
Producers like Tainy are leveraging reggaetón's chart success for their own shot at superstardom.
Twenty-Five Years Later, Korn Are Still 'in This for Life'
Ahead of their new album 'The Nothing,' the nü-metal pioneers reflect on their massively successful career—and why they don't want to be a nostalgia act.
With 'TM104,' Jeezy Is Proving that Rappers Are Allowed to Mature
The rap veteran has successfully transitioned from snowman to business man, making moves including securing ownership of his masters. With retirement rumors swirling, what comes next is up to him.
Baja Beach Fest Was a Game-Changing Showcase of Latinx Excellence
The electrifying beachfront gathering—which featured Bad Bunny, Becky G, and J Balvin—felt like a line in the sand for the future of música urbana.
Rick Ross Has No Plans to Step Down as Hip-Hop's Boss
Upon the release of his highly anticipated album 'Port of Miami 2,' the Miami veteran reflects on the decade he's spent running rap.
Lil Nas X Played the Chart Game and Won
'Old Town Road' made Billboard Hot 100 history this week, by gaming remixes and boldly going where Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber didn’t.
40 Years Later, 'Highway to Hell' Is Bigger than AC/DC
The Australian hard rockers’ final album with singer Bon Scott lives on as part of the shared soundtrack of our modern lives.
How Mr Eazi, J Balvin, and Bad Bunny Made One of the Best Songs of the Summer
The Nigerian star's unexpected appearance on the duo's surprise album united afrobeats and urbano. It came together, of course, because of the internet.
Bad Bunny and J Balvin's Surprise Album 'Oasis' Could Have Been Better
The current kings of reggaetón and Latin trap give their fans the tag team event of the summer, for better or worse.
Puerto Rican Hitmaker Jhay Cortez Doesn't Need American Hip-Hop’s Approval
The writer behind Cardi B's "I Like It" and other bangers is ready to top the charts under his own name.
The Success of Lil Keed Cements Young Thug's Legacy
The YSL rapper’s 'Long Live Mexico' album proves Thugger's hard-won influence over rap’s new generation.