Mary J. Blige, singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress. With her classic album What's the 411?, she was praised for combining hip hop & soul music, subsequently earning her the title "Queen of Hip Hop Soul". She has had 10 consecutive albums debut in the top 10 and a total of 11 albums to debut top. She is a recipient of 9 Grammy Awards & 4 American Music Awards, has recorded 8 multi-platinum albums, and is the only artist with Grammy Award wins in R&B, Rap, Gospel, & Pop.
Rolling Stone's "50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time" includes songs by (from l.) Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, Jay-Z and Eminem. http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/rolling-stone-unveils-top-50-hip-hop-songs-time-article-1.1214199
Hip-hop has always been about the message. Now Rolling Stone has certified it. In the magazines first ever rap-oriented best-of list a blue-ribbon panel of experts judged Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Fives 1982 track The Message to be the greatest hip-hop song of all time. #music