8 Unmissable Channels for Fans of Hip-Hop Nation

For fans of SiriusXM’s Hip-Hop Nation, explore all these other available hip-hop channels, like Sound 42 and The Heat.

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SiriusXM Editor
October 26, 2022

Hip-Hop Nation (Ch. 44) is one of SiriusXM’s most popular channels, featuring the hottest hip-hop and R&B artists of today alongside the classics you love. Whether you’re looking for some old-school beats to relax to as you kick back, or trying to keep up with the best of today’s releases, you’ll always find it on Hip-Hop Nation.

However, sometimes you need something more specific to fit the vibe you’re looking for. Whether you’re trying to find the next great hip-hop hit, looking for classic tunes for a throwback party or want a peek into Drake’s personal playlist, we’ve got it for you.

Fans of Hip-Hop Nation looking for even more hip-hop and R&B content have come to the right place — we’ve curated the best of SiriusXM’s dedicated hip-hop channels for you right here!

If you’ve got your finger on the pulse of modern hip-hop, The Heat (Ch. 46) is the place for you! Today’s hottest R&B artists grace these airwaves with chart-toppers and new releases every day. From the soulful tunes of Rihanna and SZA, to club bangers from Ty Dolla $ign and Miguel, there’s always a new way to turn up The Heat!

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Looking for some nostalgia? You’re in the right place. SiriusXM FLY (Ch. 47) has nothing but the best of the ’90s and 2000s hip-hop scene! No need to pick a side in the East Coast/West Coast rivalry — just enjoy the classic tunes. Whether you’re looking to kick back with Snoop Dogg, turn it up with Boys II Men or enjoy the sheer genius of Mary J. Blige, it’s all here on SiriusXM FLY!

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Shade 45 (Ch. 45) is full of completely uncensored hip-hop sounds, carefully curated by Eminem. There are no filters and no restrictions, so the on-air hosts and mixers can say and play whatever they want! With classics from artists like Kanye West, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent, to modern legends like Kendrick Lamar and Travis Scott, this is uncensored hip-hop at its best.

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Covering all the hip-hop hits of today as well as the old-school gems, this mash-up channel is where you want to be. Hip-Hop New + Classic (Ch. 1076) appeals to all generations with its iconic blend of beats from the old days of hip-hop to today’s emerging sounds. This is the perfect way to see how the classics inform modern sounds!

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If you like Drake, you’re going to love this channel. The multi-platinum recording artist founded Sound 42 (Ch. 42) as a radio experience that reflects his interests in music and culture from all walks of life. You’ll hear boundary-pushing hip-hop and R&B with global vibes from the Caribbean, Latin America and beyond. The flagship show is OVO Sound Radio, a weekly “musical art gallery” hosted and curated by Drake’s OVO co-founder, Oliver El-Khatib. Listening to this channel is like hitting shuffle on Drake’s personal playlist!

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For the very best of the modern music scene, head to SiriusXM Hits 1 (Ch. 2). Here you’ll find the top artists of today, whether they’re playing hip-hop, pop, rock, dance, country or R&B! Fans of Hip-Hop Nation will love hearing Doja Cat‘s seamless blend of hip-hop and pop alongside Lizzo‘s chart-topping, genre-defying bops and The Weeknd‘s iconic soulful vibes.

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With incredible new artists emerging every day, Hip-Hop Nation Discovery (Ch. 1063) is the place to be. On this channel, you’ll hear the freshest new sounds from the hip-hop community and be one step ahead of the crowd. This is the channel to switch on to be in the know before anyone else!

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Look no further for the best of hip-hop, as Hip-Hop Nation Top Hits (Ch. 1061) hosts the most popular releases just for you. From the iconic pop-rap stylings of Nicki Minaj and Megan Thee Stallion to the Pulitzer-winning lyrical genius of Kendrick Lamar — there’s something for everyone on this channel.

Click here to stream Hip Hop Nation Top Hits on SiriusXM