Every great boxer knows the power of a 1-2 punch. In the world of Hip-Hop, the right artist combined with a skilled DJ packs the perfect pairing for a knockout hit.

In honor of Hip-Hop History Month, we explore individuals who played an integral role in the creation of Graffiti and its origins to hip hop.

Celebrate hip-hop’s growth by playing our Finish The Lyric quiz. Test your knowledge below.

Hip-hop also shifted toward being an integral part of pop culture with its influence on youth. Many popular artists at the time were able to straddle both worlds adding to hip-hop’s colorful cornucopia of songs during this era.

The Wu-Tang’s shining star earned a place on two of Hip-Hop’s most celebrated releases.

From the artists who undoubtedly launched the genre to the artists who followed up by creating sub-genres like gangsta rap and boom bap, there's tracks for everyone to enjoy.  We compiled them into a list for our Finish The Lyric quiz. Test your knowledge below. 

To celebrate the newly-enacted Hip-Hop History Month, officially passed by The U.S. Senate this past summer, our crew decided to honor 20 pioneers in the game, starting from the veterans of rap all the way to some current leaders of the new school.