About Rap Sheet

Rap Sheet, launched in 1992, is a renowned rap music publication that has been at the forefront of the industry for decades. Founded by Darryl James, one of the original pioneers, Rap Sheet has become a trusted source for rap enthusiasts worldwide. Join us as we continue to celebrate the vibrant culture and influential voices that shape the rap scene.

Our principles

We strive to provide the most authentic and genuine rap music content, capturing the essence of the culture.




We celebrate the diverse voices and styles within the rap music industry, showcasing the richness of the genre.

We constantly push the boundaries of rap music journalism, embracing new technologies and creative approaches.

Meet the first Black publisher in Hip Hop

Darryl James


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