Hip-Hop's 50th Anniversary Collection

Not since the early days of rock & roll has an African American-driven cultural art form taken such a strong hold on mainstream American society as hip-hop. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame celebrates the sound and experience of youth culture across generations with fifty revolutionary years of hip-hop.

Use this collection to explore some of the top hip-hop names and Rock Hall Inductees over the style's first 50 years: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Run-D.M.C., Public Enemy, N.W.A., Tupac, Biggie, Jay-Z, Missy Elliott, Rage Against the Machine, DJ Kool Herc, Eminem, and LL Cool J. Go beyond the Inductees and seek the newer sounds of artists like Kendrick Lamar and Lizzo. Then, kick back and keep things old-school and investigate how scratching, playing a song's break, dynamic lyrics and Inductee Sylvia Robinson's keen business sense contributed to hip-hop's unique sound. These stories are powerful, honest, and inspiring!