Lizzo Poses In A String Bikini & Declares It’s A “BIG GRRRL SUMMER!

She came through with accompanying imagery for the declaration. Lizzo, in addition to being recognized for her stellar musical achievements, has become known for her unapologetic attitude and comfort in her skin. While being confident in your body shouldn’t be anything out of the ordinary, the “Truth Hurts” artist has been the subject of tasteless jokes by […]

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BIG MEECH SET FOR EARLY RELEASE AFTER BEING GRANTED SENTENCE REDUCTION

A report from AllHipHop has confirmed that convicted drug kingpin Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory has been set for early release after a sentence reduction shortened his time by three years. Flenory’s sentence was reduced by 36 months from his original 360 month sentence by U.S. District Judge David M. Lawson, citing that Flenory had met […]

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French Montana’s Driver Reportedly Attacked and Robbed at Gunpoint Outside Manhattan Hotel

Manhattan’s Dream Hotel has been the site of another criminal incident. Page Six reports that French Montana’s driver was assaulted and robbed outside the Chelsea hotel on Sunday morning, three days after a man was also fatally shot outside the hotel. Montana’s 18-year-old driver was allegedly wearing a $300,000 Richard Mille Watch and a $40,000 gold Cuban […]

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MEMBERS OF LOUISIANA RAP GROUP ‘THE FOURS’ ARRESTED FOR MURDER OF RIVAL LOUISIANA RAPPER

Bogalusa Police Department Two members of a Louisiana rap group called The Fours were arrested after the two were allegedly involved in the murder of a rival Louisiana rapper. 19-year-olds Tauj Chardez Taplin and Quardavion Tyvon White were arrested after Taplin allegedly shot and killed 19-year-old Michael Brock in Bogalusa, Louisiana on June 7 and fled with White, […]

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Drake Confirms “Certified Lover Boy” Will Release By The End Of Summer

Drake confirmed that “Certified Lover Boy” will be released by the end of summer. Drake says that his next album, Certified Lover Boy, which was originally expected to release by January 2021, will be available by the end of the summer, but did not confirm a date. The Toronto rapper hinted towards the release of his upcoming album at […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, JUNE 13, 2000 SLUM VILLAGE RELEASED THEIR SOPHMORE STUDIO ALBUM FANTASTIC VOL. 2

Fantastic, Vol. 2 (also referred to as Fantastic Volume II) is the second album by American hip hop group Slum Village, released on June 13, 2000. During the time of its release the group was still composed of its earliest members T3, Baatin and J Dilla. The album was initially completed in 1998 for A&M Records shortly before the label became obsolete, leaving Slum Village in limbo for […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, JUNE 13, 2000 QUASIMOTO RELEASED THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM THE UNSEEN

The Unseen is the debut studio album by Quasimoto, a hip-hop duo composed of Madlib and his animated alter ego Lord Quas. It was released under Stones Throw Records on June 13, 2000. It was re-released in 2005 as a deluxe edition with a bonus CD containing the instrumental version of the album Madlib took mushrooms for a month while creating the album. […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, JUNE 9TH 1989 LL COOL J RELEASED HIS THIRD STUDIO ALBUM WALKING WITH A PANTHER

Walking with a Panther is the third studio album by American hip hop recording artist LL Cool J, released June 9, 1989, on Def Jam Recordings. While his previous album Bigger and Deffer (1987) was produced by The L.A. Posse, Dwayne Simon was the only member left of the group willing to work on Walking with a Panther, as other members, such as Bobby “Bobcat” Erving, […]

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A$AP Rocky Documentary ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ to Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

A$AP Rocky’s 2019 stint in a Swedish prison made international headlines. Now the Harlem rapper is sharing his story in a new documentary Stockholm Syndrome, which will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival as part of its Juneteenth programming on Sunday, June 13, at 8 p.m. Directed by The Architects, the 105-minute film covers Rocky’s music […]

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Ex-rapper launches Healthy Hip Hop app for kids, parents and teachers

Roy Scott had dreams of being a rapper. Growing up listening to and becoming inspired by artists like Tupac and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Scott had been inching closer and closer to his dream, eventually signing with a label and collaborating with Tech9. One day, while driving his young son to school, Scott had a “light bulb moment” that let him know […]

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Rich The Kid Describes His Dream Girl On “Boss Bitch” With Coi Leray

Rich The Kid –  Boss Bitch Feat. Coi Leray Rich The Kid returns with his new single “Boss Bitch” featuring Coi Leray. Last year, Rich The Kid released his latest studio album Boss Man, so it only makes sense that the rapper returns with his new single “Boss Bitch,” explaining the type of woman he wants by his side. https://f8986b40f963499e210f5a77772be58e.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html Things may […]

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Roddy Ricch Tributes A Michael Jackson Classic In “Late At Night” Visual

Roddy Ricch –  Late At Night The Los Angeles rapper resurfaces with a blazing single and retro-inspired visual starring Karrueche Tran. It’s about that time for Roddy Ricch to return with a new single and after sharing a clip of the music video to his Instagram on Thursday (June 3), his fans have been impatiently awaiting the arrival of “Late […]

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ScHoolboy Q, Ty Dolla $ign, & B-Real Connect For “BLACKS N MEXICANS” From The “Gully” Soundtrack

ScHoolboy Q –  BLACKS N MEXICANS Feat. Ty Dolla $ign & B-Real VERY HOTTTTTAUDIENCE RATING 100 %(1)HOTTTTTEDITORS RATING ScHoolboy Q is back with a new track featuring Ty Dolla $ign & B-Real. Gully arrives in theatres today, and dropping alongside the film — which stars actors like Kelvin Harrison Jr., Amber Heard, Jacob Latimore, Terrence Howard, and even Travis Scott —  is an eight-track original soundtrack that features an impressive […]

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Pressa Releases New Single & Music Video “Second Hand Smoke”

Pressa –  Second Hand Smoke Pressa returns with his new single and music video “Second Hand Smoke.” One of the biggest names in his city, Toronto rapper Pressa is really starting to come into his own. After years of developing his signature style, the 25-year-old rapper has started to establish an international following with the release of his […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, JUNE 4, 1996 NAS RELEASED THE SINGLE IF I RULED THE WORLD FEATURING LAURYN HILL

If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)” is a single by Nas featuring Lauryn Hill, released on June 4, 1996.[1] Produced by Trackmasters, with some uncredited input by Rashad Smith, it is based on the 1985 hit of the same name by American rapper Kurtis Blow and samples the beat of “Friends” by Whodini. The single was Nas’s first Top 20 R&B hit, and marked Lauryn Hill’s first […]

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DETROIT RAPPER BIG HOMIE ARRESTED FOR FLASHING GUNS ON INSTAGRAM CONNECTED TO 7 SHOOTINGS

Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images DETROIT, MI – Federal agents have reportedly arrested a Detroit rapper who goes by the moniker The Big Homie — and it’s all thanks to Instagram. According to Detroit News, The Big Homie (real name Delmarco Craig) was taken into custody after an Instagram Live linked him to seven shootings.null The 22-year-old convicted […]

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FORMER FBI AGENT: SUGE KNIGHT HIRED NATION OF ISLAM SHOOTER TO KILL NOTORIOUS B.I.G.

Former agent Phil Carson, someone who served in the Federal Bureau of Investigations for two decades, said he never witnessed a case as mishandled as Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace’s. Carson recalled being involved in the March 9, 1997, drive-by shooting of the Brooklyn rapper to the New York Post and All Hip Hop this Memorial Day Weekend. His story […]

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JAY-Z RECORDED A REMIX TO JUVENILE’S ‘HA’ WITHOUT TELLING CASH MONEY RECORDS

Kevork S. Djansezian/Getty Images, Prince Williams/Wireimage Juvenile’s third studio album 400 Degreez is a Cash Money Records classic. It’s the best-selling album in Juvenile’s solo career, and it made the New Orleans legend a household name thanks to songs like “Back That Azz Up” and “Ha.” However, one of the most memorable moments about the album comes on the last […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JUNE 3, 1997 WU TANG CLAN RELEASED THEIR SOPHMORE STUDIO ALBUM WU TANG FOREVER

Wu-Tang Forever is the second studio album of American hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan, released June 3, 1997, on Loud/RCA Records in the United States. Pressed as a double album, it was released after a long run of successful solo projects from various members of the group, and serves as the follow-up to their debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 […]

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Texas Rapper Big Jade Said She Refused to Sign With Offset Because He Wanted Her to Get Plastic Surgery

Texas rapper Big Jade revealed Offset wanted to sign her to his label but insisted she first gets plastic surgery. Big Jade made the revelation during an interview with Houston radio station 97.9 The Box, reported Hot New Hip-Hop. The Beaumont-born rapper was gracious towards Offset when she recounted the story. “I could have signed with Offset, and he […]

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Rapper DaBaby allegedly involved in Miami Beach shooting

DaBaby was allegedly involved in a Miami Beach shooting.Getty Images for dcp Rapper DaBaby was allegedly involved in a shooting in Miami’s ritzy South Beach, where two people were injured in a street gun battle, according to multiple sources. Miami Beach Police Department spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez confirmed to Local 10 News on Tuesday that “several possible subjects” […]

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Soulja Boy Is The First Rapper To Own A Lamborghini Phone

https://content.jwplatform.com/players/8XGRZkAF-Ypvq03GA.html?search=Soulja%20Boy%20Is%20The%20First%20Rapper%20To%20Own%20A%20Lamborghini%20Phone&isAMP=trueSoulja Boy flexes his rare Lamborghini phone. Soulja Boy has been plotting his comeback for years but with a newly signed deal with Virgin Music and the #1 single on TikTok, it feels like it’s fully in effect. His latest press runs have centered around his innovative approach to rap. There’s a long list of accomplishments that Soulja […]

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Ja Rule & Irv Gotti Celebrate 22 Years Of “Venni Vetti Vecci”

Ja Rule and Irv Gotti reflect on twenty-two years of “Venni Vetti Vecci,” the album that introduced the label to the world. These days, Murder Inc’s reputation tends to vary depending on who is asked, though the label’s early millennium run and Ja Rule‘s commercial dominance remain undeniable. And to think, it all began with the release […]

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Atlanta Rap/Hip-Hop Artist – CIINCO / Launches New Release with Producer, Smoothie / Kicks Off Summer/Fall Tour

— Ciinco – ATL’s newest break-out Hip/Hop artist – will drop his newest track “That Ain’t True” on May 31, 2021. This track will be the launchpad for Ciinco’s upcoming Summer/Fall tour. “That Ain’t True” will debut on Spotify, SoundCloud and Apple Music and all social media platforms.Continue Reading “That Ain’t True” is Ciinco’s second release for the year (2021). […]

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In The Wake Of The Tulsa Race Massacre’s Centennial, A Communal Hip-Hop Album Emerges

They sought talent that fit the mindset of Black Wall Street — musicians who could set aside ego to commemorate their ancestors.Ryan Cash/Fivvish/Courtesy of the artist “But we’re what it looks like when we got our own backs / And we’re what it looks like when we build it back black / We’re what it […]

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Nas Signs Deal With Sony Music For A “Full Circle” Moment In His Career

Nas commemorates a “major milestone” in his career after Mass Appeal ink a brand new deal with Sony Music. Nas continues to make power moves both in and out of the music industry but his efforts behind Mass Appeal have been especially impressive. The rapper’s company recently announced its partnership with Showtime for Hip Hop 50, a series highlighting the […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE MAY 26, 2002 EMINEM RELEASED HIS FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM THE EMINEM SHOW!!

The Eminem Show is the fourth studio album by American rapper Eminem. After it had originally scheduled for release on June 4, 2002, the album was released on May 26, 2002, by Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records, and Interscope Records due to pirating and bootlegging of it. The album saw Eminem take a substantially more predominant production role; most of it was […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE MAY 26, 1993 THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK MENACE 2 SOCIETY WAS RELEASED!!!

Menace II Society (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is the soundtrack for Albert and Allen Hughes’ 1993 teen hood drama film Menace II Society. It was released on May 26, 1993 via Jive Records, and consists primarily of hip hop music. The album is composed of sixteen songs and features performances by Boogie Down Productions, Brand Nubian, Da Lench Mob, DJ Quik, Hi-Five, Juanita Stokes, Kenya Gruv, MC Eiht of Compton’s Most […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE MAY 25, 1993 BIG DADDY KANE RELEASED HIS FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM LOOKS LIKE A JOB FOR….

Looks Like a Job For… is the fifth album by emcee Big Daddy Kane, released in 1993 on Cold Chillin’ Records. After the commercial failure of his 1991 album Prince of Darkness, Kane was able to regain his past acclaim, with an album that was considered as a return to his past greatness. Unlike his past albums, Kane involved a […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE MAY 25TH, 1999 SLICK RICK RELEASED HIS FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM THE ART OF STORYTELLING!!

The Art of Storytelling is the fourth and most recent studio album by British-American rapper Slick Rick, released May 25, 1999, on Def Jam Recordings. The album features production from DJ Clark Kent and Kid Capri, among others. Upon its release, The Art of Storytelling proved to be Slick Rick’s highest-charting album, peaking at number eight on the Billboard 200, and number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, […]

Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE MAY 25TH, 1999 SLICK RICK RELEASED HIS FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM THE ART OF STORYTELLING!!

IT WAS ON THIS DATE, MAY 24, 1994 JERU THE DAMAJA RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM THE SUN RISES IN THE EAST

The Sun Rises in the East is the debut album by American hip hop rapper Jeru the Damaja, released May 24, 1994 on Payday Records. Production on the album was handled by DJ Premier. The album features fellow Gang Starr Foundation member Afu-Ra. The album cover depicts the World Trade Center on fire only one year after the 1993 bombing of the North Tower. The Sun Rises in the East was […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, MAY 24TH, 1990 CMW (COMPTON’S MOST WANTED) RELEASED THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM IT’S A COMPTON THANG

Compton’s Most Wanted (C.M.W.) is an American gangsta rap group and part of the early West Coast hip hop scene. The leaders of the group are MC Eiht and Tha Chill. It’s a Compton Thang! is the debut studio album by American gangsta rap group Compton’s Most Wanted. It was released in 1990 through Orpheus Records. Recording sessions took place at Thllss Studios in Los Angeles with audio engineer Mike “Webeboomindashit” […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE MAY 22, 1990 ERIC B. & RAKIM RELEASED THEIR THIRD STUDIO ALBUM LET THE RYTHYM HIT EM.

Let the Rhythm Hit ’Em is the third studio album by hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim, released on May 22, 1990 The group’s sound develops further, with Rakim adopting a deeper, more aggressive tone of voice, and more mature and serious subject matter. Musically, the production ranges from smoother soulful tracks such as “In the Ghetto” to the hard-edged assault […]

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Pooh Shiesty Fans Voice Displeasure With New Song “Switch It Up”

Fans seemingly prefer the unreleased version of the song, which had a different beat. Memphis rapper Pooh Shiesty released four new songs last night as part of his “Spring Deluxe” edition of Shiesty Season. The reloaded effort includes tracks with Lil Baby, G Herbo, and more. Fans were arguably most excited to hear the officially released version of “Switch […]

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Long overdue’: Rap royalty gathers in the Bronx at groundbreaking ceremony for Hip Hop Museum

Hip hop, hooray. Rap royalty gathered in the Bronx for a Thursday groundbreaking of the Universal Hip Hop Museum in the genre’s birthplace and home borough of rap icons like Grandmaster Flash, Slick Rick and Fat Joe. Hip hop “came out of the Bronx like Vietnam,” recounted Fat Joe, who grew up in NYCHA’s Forest […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE MAY 19, 1993 THE ROOTS RELEASED THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM ORGANIX

Organix is the debut studio album of American hip hop band The Roots, released on May 19, 1993 by the band, independently. It was originally sold at the band’s shows in Europe. The album earned enough industry buzz to earn The Roots offers from major record labels, after which they signed with DGC Records, which at the time was better known for […]

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Paul Mooney Dies: Trailblazing Comedian, Writing Partner Of Richard Pryor Was 79

Everett Collection) Paul Mooney, a towering figure in the world of comedy and social criticism who brought a sharp eye and sharper humor to the subject of race relations, never better than in his collaborations with Richard Pryor, died today after suffering a heart attack. He was 79. His death was announced by his cousin, Rudy […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE MAY 18, 1993 GURU OF GANGSTARR RELEASED HIS DEBUT SOLO ALBUM. JAZZMATAZZ VOL. 1

Jazzmatazz Volume 1 (An Experimental Fusion of Hip-Hop and Jazz) is the debut solo studio album by American hip hop recording artist Guru. It was released on May 18, 1993 through Chrysalis Records. Recording sessions took place at D&D Studios in New York. Production was handled by Guru himself, who also served as executive producer together with Duff Marlowe and […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE MAY 18 2010 DAMIAN JUNIOR GONG MARLEY & NAS COLLABORATION DISTANT RELATIVES WAS RELEASED

Distant Relatives is a collaborative studio album by American rapper Nas and Jamaican reggae vocalist Damian Marley. It was released on May 18, 2010, by Universal Republic and Def Jam Recordings. The album is Nas’ tenth (third for Def Jam) and Marley’s fourth studio album, respectively. Distant Relatives was recorded between 2008 and 2010, being produced primarily by Damien and Stephen Marley, both sons of the most-known Jamaican […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, MAY 18, 1999 RAWKUS  RECORDS RELEASED RAWKUS PRESENTS SOUNDBOMBING 2 FT VARIOUS ARTISTS.

Soundbombing II is the second installment in ‘ Soundbombing compilation series. Reaching no.30 on @billboard200charts & no.6 on the top R& b/ Hip Hop albums while the single 1-9-9-9 reached no.41 on the Hot R& B/ Hip Hop Single Charts. Ft artist such as Eminem The Beat Junkies Bahamadia Shabaam Sahdeeq Pharoahe Monch R.A The Rugged Man Sadat X […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, CAMRON RELEASED HIS THIRD STUDIO ALBUM COME HOME WITH ME MAKING HIS DEBUT UNDER ROC-A-FELLA RECORDS

Come Home with Me is the third studio album by Harlem rapper Cam’ron and it is also his debut under Roc-A-Fella Records. The album was released on May 14, 2002, by Roc-A-Fella Records, Diplomat Records and Def Jam Recordings. It served as an introduction of the Cam’ron-fronted rap group, The Diplomats, to the general public. There are featured guest appearances from The Diplomats, DJ Kay Slay, Daz Dillinger, Tiffany, Jay-Z, McGruff, Memphis […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE MAY 14, 2002 EL-P RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM FANTASTIC DAMAGE

Fantastic Damage is the first solo studio album by American hip hop artist El-P. It was released through Definitive Jux on May 14, 2002. It peaked at number 198 on the Billboard 200 chart. Music videos were created for “Stepfather Factory” and “Deep Space 9mm”. Fandam Plus: Instrumentals, Remixes, Lyrics & Video was released through Definitive Jux on October 1, 2002. The majority of Fantastic Damage was made […]

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2001 QUESTLOVE WAS HESITANT TO WORK WITH JAY-Z IN FEAR OF LOOKING LIKE A ‘SELLOUT’

Stephen Lovekin/WireImage for Island Def Jam Music Group Before JAY-Z was Hip Hop’s first billionaire and an inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he was the president of Def Jam Recordings. During his tenure, Hov signed The Roots to the imprint where the Philly group would put out several of their albums, including 2006’s Game Theory, 2008’s Rising Down and 2010’s How I Got […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE MAY 4, 2012 ADAM YAUCH OF THE BEASTIE BOYS DIED

Adam Nathaniel Yauch (pronounced /jaʊk/; August 5, 1964 – May 4, 2012), better known under the stage name MCA,[2] was an American rapper, bass player, filmmaker and a founding member of the hip hop group Beastie Boys. Yauch founded Oscilloscope Laboratories, an independent film production and distribution company based in New York City. As a Buddhist, he was involved in the Tibetan independence movement and organized the Tibetan Freedom […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, MARCH 4, 1993 RUN-DMC RELEASED THEIR SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM DOWN WITH THE KING.

Down with the King is the sixth studio album by hip hop group Run-D.M.C., released on May 4, 1993 by Profile Records. The album was produced by Pete Rock, Q-Tip, EPMD, DJ Kay Gee of Naughty by Nature, Jam Master Jay, The Bomb Squad, Daniel Shulman, Run-D.M.C., Chyskills, Jermaine Dupri and Clifton “Specialist” Dillon. Showcasing their evolving style, this innovative album boasted invited guests, including reggae star Mad Cobra and Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom […]

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Diddy Reveals His New Legal Name

Diddy has legally changed his name to Sean Love Combs. After filing to legally change his name in October 2019, the legendary music mogul finally can call himself Sean Love Combs.  Showing off a copy of his freshly-received new license, Diddy said, “Look what I just got in the mail today… IT’S OFFICIAL!!! WELCOME TO THE LOVE […]

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QUANDO RONDOSHOT AT IN GEORGIA

EXCLUSIVE QUANDO RONDOSHOT AT IN GEORGIA Quando Rondo and his entourage were caught in a hail of gunfire at a convenience store in Georgia, and one man in his entourage was wounded. According to law enforcement sources, the shots rang out around 3:20 AM Sunday in Blackshear, while Quando and his crew were in a parking […]

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KODAK BLACK PLEADS GUILTY TO ASSAULT OF TEEN GIRL, GETS PROBATION

KODAK BLACK PLEADS GUILTY TO ASSAULT OF TEEN GIRL, GETS PROBATION Track Kodak Blackon Bandsintown Kodak Black has received his fate in the 2016 sexual assault and battery incident involving a teenage girl, of which he pleaded guilty to in a South Carolina courtroom this afternoon. According to court documents obtained by XXL on Wednesday (April 28), Kodak, whose given name is […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE APRIL 28, 1998 BIG PUN RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

Capital Punishment is the debut studio album released by rapper Big Pun. Released on April 28, 1998, it is the only album released during his lifetime. The album peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200 charts and #1 on the Top R&B Albums chart for two weeks. It was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 1999 Grammy Awards, but lost to Jay-Z’s Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life. It […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE APRIL 26, 1994 OUTKAST RELEASED THEIR DEBUT ALBUM SOUTHERNPLAYALISTICADILLACMUZIK

Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik is the 1994 debut album of American hip hop duo Outkast. After befriending each other in 1992, rappers André 3000 and Big Boi pursued recording music as a duo and worked with production team Organized Noize, which led to their signing to LaFace Records. The album was produced by the team and recorded at the Dungeon, D.A.R.P. Studios, Purple Dragon, Bosstown, and Doppler Studios in Atlanta. […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, APRIL 20, 2004 GHOSTFACE KILLAH RELEASED HIS FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM THE PRETTY TONEY ALBUM.

The Pretty Toney Album is the fourth studio album by American hip hop artist Ghostface, a member of the Wu-Tang Clan. The album was released on April 20, 2004, by Def Jam Recordings. It is the only album from the artist to be released solely under the title of “Ghostface” (“Killah” is entirely omitted in any reference to his name on the packaging), but […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE APRIL 20, 1993 THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK FOR WHO’S THE MAN WAS RELEASED.

The Who’s the Man? Soundtrack is the official soundtrack to the 1993 film Who’s the Man?. The album was released in 1993 on Uptown/MCA Records. The soundtrack peaked at thirty-two on the Billboard 200 chart in 1993. The album reached number thirty-two on the U.S. Billboard 200 and reached the eighth spot on the R&B albums chart. William Ruhlmann of Allmusic gave the soundtrack a lowly two-out-of-five rating, stating that the […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE APRIL 20, 1999 MF DOOM RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM OPERATION: DOOMSDAY

Operation: Doomsday is the debut studio album by rapper MF Doom, marking his return to the hip hop scene after the demise of his group KMD. The album was released through Fondle ‘Em Records on October 19, 1999,  and reissued by Sub Verse Records in 2001 with a slightly altered track listing.Operation: Doomsday has been ranked as one of the greatest hip hop […]

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DR. DRE’S WIFE SCORES MAJOR VICTORY IN $800M DIVORCE

LOS ANGELES, CA – Dr. Dre and future ex-wife Nicole Young have been embroiled in a bitter divorce since last June. As the proceedings grow increasingly messier, Dr. Dre is reportedly now being forced to find new legal counsel.null According to Page Six, a judge has ruled high profile celebrity attorney Laura Wasser and Dre’s other’s lawyer, Howard King, won’t be allowed to […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE APRIL 19, 2005 MIKE JONES RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM WHO IS MIKE JONES

Who Is Mike Jones? is the debut studio album by American rapper Mike Jones, released on April 19, 2005 in the United States. The singles from the album are “Still Tippin’” and “Back Then”. The CD also comes in a “limited edition” version, which includes a bonus CD featuring nearly all the tracks from the album chopped and screwed by DJ Michael […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE APRIL 19, 1994 NAS DROPPED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM ILL- MATIC

Illmatic is the debut studio album by American rapper Nas. It was released on April 19, 1994, by Columbia Records. After signing with the label with the help of MC Serch, Nas recorded the album in 1992 and 1993 at Chung King Studios, D&D Recording, Battery Studios, and Unique Recording Studios in New York City. The album’s production was handled by DJ Premier, Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, L.E.S. and Nas himself. […]

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Philly rap star AR-Ab sentenced to 45 years for running a drug ring implicated in murder

With his hard-bitten lyrics boasting of drug-world dominance, gangsta rapper AR-Ab earned a legion of dedicated fans in his native Philadelphia and the respect of hip-hop heavyweights like Drake and producer Swizz Beatz. But it was the truth behind those blistering tracks that sent him to prison Thursday for what could be the rest of […]

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MONEYBAGG YO ANNOUNCES ‘A GANGSTA’S PAIN’ ALBUM AFTER WINNING WITH ‘TIME TODAY’ SINGLE

Prince Williams/Wireimage Moneybagg Yo is ready to build on his momentous 2020 which saw the release of his Time Served deluxe edition and Code Red joint album with Blac Youngsta. On Wednesday (April 14), Big Bag announced a new album where he’ll be putting his affliction on wax with A Gangsta’s Pain. The LP is slated to drop on April 23. A […]

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It was on this date April 14, 1992 Spice 1 Released his debut self titled album Spice 1

Spice 1 is the self-titled debut album by American rapper Spice 1, released April 14, 1992 on Jive Records. It was certified gold by the RIAA.[4] The album was produced by Ant Banks, Blackjack, E-A-Ski & CMT and Spice 1. It peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number 82 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers.[5] One single, “Welcome to the Ghetto“, peaked at […]

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CARDI B IS ‘A TERRIBLE RAPPER’ ACCORDING TO FUNK FLEX

Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images Funk Flex has made a career out of delivering his often polarizing opinions on Hip Hop culture. During a recent sit-down with the Cigar Talk podcast, the longtime Hot 97 radio personality stayed in character and reiterated his disdain for Cardi B’s music, questioning why nobody has informed her just how weak her bars are. “I do think Cardi […]

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FREDDIE GIBBS & PHARRELL START ON ‘ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2021’

Instagram On the heels of releasing his 2020 HipHopDX Album of the Year Alfredo, Freddie Gibbs is already plotting his next LP and he’s got high expectations for his Grammy-nominated follow-up.null After teasing another run at “album of the year” in an interview with MixMag earlier in April, Gangsta Gibbs posted a photo to Instagram on Monday (April 12) locked in […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE APRIL 13, 1993 MOBB DEEP RELEASED THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM JUVENILE HELL

Juvenile Hell is the debut studio album by American hip hop duo Mobb Deep. It was recorded when they were still in their late teens and released on April 13, 1993 through 4th & B’way Records. The album features one guest appearance from fellow rapper Big Noyd. Juvenile Hell Studio album by Mobb Deep ReleasedApril 13, 1993 Recorded June 1992 – January 1993 Studio Unique Recording Studios(New York City) Genre East […]

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Pete Davidson, Schoolboy Q, Woody Harrelson & more starring in ‘The Freak Brothers’ animated series

Pete Davidson, Schoolboy Q, Woody Harrelson & more starring in ‘The Freak Brothers’ animated series Cult comic The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, about the adventures of a trio of pot-loving brothers, is being turned into an animated series with a slightly shortened title of The Freak Brothers. After a three mini episodes were released on YouTube last […]

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CARDI B LAUNCHES FIRST APPAREL COLLECTION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH REEBOK

CARDI B LAUNCHES FIRST APPAREL COLLECTION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH REEBOK Today, Reebok is proud to announce its first-ever apparel collection with the legendary Cardi B. The Summertime Fine Collection, officially dropping on April 23, will launch alongside matching footwear colorways of the Cardi B Club C, and aims to empower women to remain true to […]

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LL COOL J NOT FEELING ‘FOREFATHER OF POP RAP’ TITLE: ‘WTF YOU TALKING ABOUT?’

Paul Natkin/Getty Images LL COOL J exploded on the scene in the early 1980s rocking a dookie gold chain, Kangol bucket hat and matching Fila jumpsuit. Songs such as “I’m Bad,” “Radio” and “Mama Said Knock You Out” eventually made the Def Jam Recordings legend a household name before television solidified his reputation as the versatile […]

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Kid Cudi’s Saturday Night Live Dress Was a Timely Tribute to Kurt Cobain

CELEBRITY STYLE Kid Cudi’s Saturday Night Live Dress Was a Timely Tribute to Kurt Cobain From his early days as a Kanye West protegée in a camo jacket and bandana neck scarf, to his regular appearances at Paris Fashion Week walking for the likes of Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton, Kid Cudi has always been one of the most stylish […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, APRIL 10, 1990 RELEASED PEOPLES INSTINCTIVE TRAVELS AND THE PATHS OF RHYTHM

People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm is the debut studio album by American hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest, released on April 17th, 1990[1] on Jive Records. After forming the Native Tongues collective and collaborating on several projects, A Tribe Called Quest began recording sessions for People’s Instinctive Travels in late 1989 at Calliope Studios with completion reached in early 1990. The […]

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Diddy Calls Out GM, Wants More Money Spent on Black Businesses

DIDDYI’m Holding GM Accountable… SPEND MORE ON BLACK BIZ!!! Diddy is calling out General Motors … saying the company needs to step up and open its wallet for Black businesses, claiming GM’s promise to shell out big bucks has fallen short.https://4dc6ec8df89cd1e8f723ba69362a563c.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html Diddy penned a scathing letter Thursday, opening with, “The same feet these companies use to […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, APRIL 8, 1987 DJ JAZZY JEFF & THE FRESH PRINCE RELEASED THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM ROCK THE HOUSE

Rock the House is the debut album from the hip hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. The album was released in April 7, 1987 in Europe and on April 7, 1987, in the United States, and was subsequently re-issued in 1988 in Europe and the United Kingdom. Three tracks from the album were released as singles: “The Magnificent […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE APRIL 5, 1994 THE ROOTS RELEASED AN EP FROM THE GROUND UP

From the Ground Up is an EP released by the Roots in 1994. It was the group’s first album on a major label, having recently signed with Geffen Records. It featured four songs that would appear on their album, Do You Want More?!!!??! From the Ground Up EP by The Roots Released April 5, 1994 Recorded 1994 Genre Hip hop Length 32:50 Label Geffen […]

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