For a genre that's been declared dead a dozen times over, hip hop had a pretty good (if splintered) decade.
We get on with the business of singling out the past decade's least defensible, most insufferable tunes.
While every other attendee of the BET Awards was mourning Michael Jackson, Lil Wayne announced his intention to bang every girl in the world.
The Songs We Can't Escape
Group showers, toilet wine, and solitary-- baby, you can have whatever you like.
Group showers, a 6 x 6 cell, supervised visits-- the Atlanta rapper can have whatever he likes.
The Goodie Mob alum and DJ Danger Mouse perform at the State Fair
2007's Best Rap
The Songs We CanŐt Escape
A look at the year's most popular slow songs, so far
Donuts, fishscales, and bigger weapons
OutKast's Depression-era hip-hop musical has a loving respect for the old South
Ciara featuring Petey Pablo, "Goodies"
City Pages writers look back on 25 years of arts criticism, and the sentences that still make us cringe
The Very Best Albums of 2003
André's simply singing; Big Boi blows your brain into outer space
Smokin' Grooves lights up hip hop's crossover crowd
White rapper Everlast gets in touch with the raw roots of black blues
Atlanta hip-hop duo OutKast leave the Dirty South for a land called Stankonia
Master P's No Limit label proves that nothing succeeds like excess