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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IT WAS ON THIS DATE MARCH 31, 1998 GANGSTARR RELEASED THEIR FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM MOMENT OF TRUTH

Moment of Truth is the fifth album by hip hop duo Gang Starr, released on March 31, 1998 by Noo Trybe Records and Virgin Records. Gang Starr recorded Moment of Truth in sessions at D&D Studios. It is widely regarded as Gang Starr’s magnum opus, and one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time. Moment of Truth Studio album by Gang Starr Released March 31, […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE MARCH 31, 2009 UGK RELEASED THEIR SIX STUDIO ALBUM UNDERGROUND KINGS FOR LIFE

UGK 4 Life is the sixth and final studio album by American hip hop duo UGK. The album was released on March 31, 2009, by Jive Records and Epic Records. This is also the first posthumous album for Pimp C. UGK 4 Life Studio album by UGK Released March 31, 2009 Recorded 2007–08 Genre Hip hop Length 58:20 Label Jive Producer Pimp […]

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NLE CHOPPA ARRESTED ON BURGLARY, DRUG AND GUN CHARGES

NLE Choppa was arrested in Davie, Fla. on Sunday (March 28) for multiple offenses including burglary, drug and gun charges. According to inmate records obtained by XXL today (March 29), the Memphis rapper, born Bryson Potts, was taken into custody by the Davie Police Department in Florida on charges of Burglary Unoccupied Structure Unarmed, Carrying a Concealed Firearm, […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE MARCH 28, 1995 OLD DIRTY BASTARD RELEASED HIS DEBUT SOLO ALBUM RETURN OF 36′ CHAMBERS THE DIRTY VERSION

Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version is the solo debut album of American rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard, released March 28, 1995 on Elektra Records in the United States. It was the second solo album, after Method Man’s Tical to be released from the nine-member Wu-Tang Clan following the release of their debut album. Return to the 36 Chambers was primarily produced […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, MARXH 26, 1990 DIGITAL UNDERGROUND RELEASED THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM SEX PACKETS

Sex Packets is the debut studio album by American hip hop group Digital Underground, released on March 26, 1990 The album is a concept album about “G.S.R.A.” (Genetic Suppression Relief Antidotes), a pharmaceutical substance that is produced in the form of a large glowing pill about the size of a quarter, which comes in a condom-sized package and is allegedly developed by the government […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, MARCH 26, 1996 BUSTA RHYMES RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM THE COMING

The Coming is the debut studio album by American rapper Busta Rhymes. It was released on March 26, 1996, by Elektra Records.  The album features Def Squad members Redman and Keith Murray, Q-Tip, Zhané, Leaders of the New School and several Flipmode Squad members. Production was handled by DJ Scratch, Easy Mo Bee and The Ummah, among others. It serves as Rhymes’ first solo album after the break up of former group Leaders of the New School three years […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE MARCH 25, 1997 THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G RELEASED HIS SECOND & FINAL ALBUM LIFE AFTER DEATH

Life After Death is the second and final studio album by American rapper The Notorious B.I.G., released on March 25, 1997, on Bad Boy Records and Arista Records.  A double album, it was released sixteen days after his death. It features collaborations with guest artists such as 112, Jay-Z, Lil’ Kim, Mase, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Too $hort, Angela Winbush, D.M.C. of Run-D.M.C., R. Kelly, The Lox, and Puff Daddy. Life After Death exhibits The Notorious B.I.G. further delving into the mafioso […]

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N.J. rapper awarded $1.7M in lawsuit over ‘Everyday We Lit’ song from YFN Lucci, PnB Rock

After Atlanta rapper and singer YFN Lucci released the song “Everyday We Lit,” the track became a mainstay on hip-hop radio in 2017, making it to No. 33 on the Billboard Hot 100. But the song sounded a little too familiar to Paterson rapper Rackboy Cam. His 2016 song “Everything Be Lit,” which had a similar chorus, was […]

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Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah and Raekwon Are Bringing Da Ruckus for the Next Verzuz Battle This Weekend

Clan in the front, all others to the back! The ever-popular party-at-home Instagram Live series Verzuz will be taking it back to the streets with its next music battle, Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah and Raekwon are set to face off against each other this weekend.ADVERTISEMENTnull Billboard reports that after the soulful debut of D’Angelo and Friends, Verzuz […]

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RAE SREMMURD’S BROTHER CHARGED WITH FIRST DEGREE MURDER OF STEPFATHER – REPORT

Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi‘s half-brother has reportedly been charged for the murder of their stepfather, which took place last year. On Wednesday (March 17), TMZ revealed that 19-year-old Michael Sullivan has been charged with first-degree murder for the death of Floyd Sullivan Jr., Michael’s biological father and Rae Sremmurd‘s stepfather. Sullivan is not facing the death penalty for the murder, but he’s looking […]

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Kanye West Is Worth $6.6 Billion — and More Than Half of It Is Thanks to His Yeezy Brand

The rapper’s sneaker and apparel business Yeezy is worth between $3.2 billion and $4.7 billion Kanye West is raking in the dough! The 43-year-old rapper is worth $6.6 billion, a significant increase from the amount that West was reported as being worth back in April 2020 by Forbes, PEOPLE confirms. Led by his sneaker and apparel business […]

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Amazon faces an uphill battle convincing retailers to use its pay-by-hand technology

Amazon has a new carrot to dangle in front of struggling retailers. On Tuesday, the e-commerce giant announced a new point of sale solution called Amazon One. The device allows customers to pay without ever having to take out their phone or credit card, instead paying by placing their palm over a scanning device. In […]

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Hip Hop Raised Me The Blog Remembers Mr. Magic, Born on March 15, 1956

John “Mr. Magic” Rivas, (March 15, 1956 – October 2, 2009)[1] was a prominent hip hop radio DJ. Mr. Magic Birth name John Rivas Born March 15, 1956The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S. Died October 2, 2009 (aged 53)Brooklyn, New York City, New York GenresHip hop, Electro Occupation(s) DJ Instruments Turntables Years active1979–2002 Labels MagicProfile Associated acts Marley MarlJuice Crew Career Mr. […]

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DaBaby’s chorus of ‘grandmas’ in Grammys performance goes viral

Whoa, baby! DaBaby’s performance with Roddy Ricch at the Grammys quickly went viral Sunday thanks to a singing and dancing chorus that featured older vocalists. Many on social media affectionately referred to members of the chorus as “grandmas” as they raved about their performances. “I swear I just saw my grandma performing with DaBaby #GRAMMYs,” […]

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KIDD CREOLE TELLS HIS SIDE OF THE STORY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE BEING CHARGED WITH MURDER

By Nass Metcalfe As the Kidd Creole, an original member of the legendary hip hop collective, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, he is a respected, influential early pioneer of the culture. Today, he is Nathaniel Glover, a man battling in two different courts—the court of law and of that of public opinion. “The Boat”—also […]

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FAMOUS DEX CLAIMS HE WAS ROBBED AT GUNPOINT OF $50,000 WATCH AND THOUSANDS IN CASH – REPORT

Famous Dex was reportedly the victim of a recent robbery where he was held at gunpoint and relieved of valuables and cash. The Chicago rapper reported the robbery to police in San Fernando Valley, Calif. on Wednesday (March 10), according to a report from TMZ published on Saturday (March 13). Dex told officers he met a friend in […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE MARCH 13, 2007 BLACK MILK RELEASED HIS SECOND STUDIO ALBUM POPULAR DEMAND

Popular Demand is the second solo album by Black Milk, a rapper and hip hop producer from Detroit, Michigan. It was released on March 13, 2007, which may be a reference to Detroit’s area code, 313. The album features guest appearances from numerous Detroit-based artists, including Slum Village‘s current members T3 and Elzhi and former member Baatin as well as many of Slum Village’s close affiliates, most […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE MARCH 13, 1990 KID N PLAY RELEASED THEIR SOPHOMORE STUDIO ALBUM FUNHOUSE

Funhouse (Kid ‘n Play album) Funhouse is the second and penultimate album by rap duo, Kid ‘n Play, released on March 13, 1990 through Select Records. Production was handled by Hurby Luv Bug and The Invincibles. Funhouse Studio album by Kid ‘n Play Released March 13, 1990 Recorded 1989-1990 Genre Hip hop Length 50:06 Label Select Records Producer Hurby Luv BugThe Invincibles Kid […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE MARCH 11, 1997 SCARFACE RELEASED HIA FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM THE UNTOUCHABLE

The Untouchable is the fourth studio album by American rapper Scarface. The album was released on March 11, 1997, by Rap-A-Lot Records and Noo Trybe Records. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart for the first time in his career with the album; in addition it peaked at the top of the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for two weeks, giving Scarface his second […]

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ON THIS DATE MARCH 11, 2003 KILLER MIKE RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM.

Monster (Killer Mike album) Monster is the debut studio album by rapper Killer Mike. Monster Studio album by Killer Mike Released March 11, 2003 Recorded 2002-2003 At Various Studios In Los Angeles, Miami. Genre Hip hop, Rap rock Length 57:03 Label Columbia Producer Swiffman, Mr. DJ, André 3000, Grover Dill, Cool & Dre, Teeth Malloy, Nikkii “Blue Eyes” Scroeder, KP Killer Mike chronology Monster(2003) I Pledge Allegiance to […]

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J. COLE ALLEGEDLY WAITED 8 HOURS FOR YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN BUT HE NEVER SHOWED UP TO THE STUDIO

YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s personal life seems complicated to say the least. With multiple children and several baby’s mothers, it’s a miracle he ever has time to record music According to Akademiks, the Baton Rouge-bred rapper missed out on a rare opportunity when he left J. Cole waiting for him at a studio for eight hours. The former Everyday Struggle co-host […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE MARCH 9, 1993 LORDS OF THE UNDERGROUND RELEASED THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM HERE COMES THE LORDS

Here Come the Lords Here Come the Lords is the debut studio album by American hip hop group Lords of the Underground. It was released in 1993 by Pendulum and Elektra Records. It was produced by Marley Marl and K-Def. Here Come the Lords Studio album by Lords of the Underground Released March 30, 1993 Recorded 1992–1993 Genre East Coast hip hop hardcore hip hop Length 63:10 […]

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RODDY RICCH, CARDI B, DABABY, MEGAN THEE STALLION, LIL BABY AND MORE SET TO PERFORM AT 2021 GRAMMYS

AFF-USA/Shutterstock RODDY RICCH, CARDI B, DABABY, MEGAN THEE STALLION, LIL BABY AND MORE SET TO PERFORM AT 2021 GRAMMYS The biggest night in music is this coming Sunday. The Grammy Awards will air on March 14 and performers are beginning to emerge. During the night performers include Cardi B, DaBaby, Doja Cat, Killer Mike, Lil […]

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KANYE WEST’S PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN ACCUSED OF ACCEPTING DONATIONS FROM MINORS, STIFFING PEOPLE ON MERCH

KANYE WEST’S PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN ACCUSED OF ACCEPTING DONATIONS FROM MINORS, STIFFING PEOPLE ON MERCH The 2020 presidential election is over and done with, but Kanye West‘s presidential campaign is still facing scrutiny and possible legal action from the Federal Elections Commission for alleged improprieties. On March 5, The Daily Beast published an investigative report into West’s Birthday Party Campaign, which has been […]

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POOH SHIESTY SAYS HE LOST ALL RESPECT FOR KODAK BLACK, KODAK RESPONDS

POOH SHIESTY SAYS HE LOST ALL RESPECT FOR KODAK BLACK, KODAK RESPONDS Play Pooh Shiestyon Amazon Music Unlimited (ad) It looks like a rift between Pooh Shiesty and Kodak Black has formed. This afternoon (March 8), Kodak Black posted several videos on Instagram in which he claims that he is the one who invented the spreading money flex that many rappers have […]

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ON THIS DATE, MARCH 8, 1994 GANGSTARR RELEASED THEIR FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM HARD TO EARN

Hard to Earn is the fourth studio album by American hip hop duo Gang Starr. It was released on March 8, 1994, by Chrysalis and EMI Records in North America. The album featured the singles “Mass Appeal”, (their first charting single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart), “DWYCK” (featuring Nice & Smooth), and “Code of the Streets”. Guest appearances on the album include Group Home, Jeru the Damaja, […]

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Jay-Z Tweets for First Time in Over Two Years, Sells Majority of Tidal to Tech Company Square Inc.

Jay-Z is making more power moves. Hov returned to Twitter for the first time in over two years on Thursday (March 4) to announce a huge business deal. Jay-Z is selling a majority stake of his TIDAL streaming service to payments tech company Square Inc. and its owner, CEO Jack Dorsey, who’s also cofounder and chief executive of Twitter. As […]

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Big Sean Reveals He Contemplated Suicide Several Times

Big Seanhas opened about his struggles with suicidal ideation. During an appearance on author and professor Michael Eric Dyson‘s new Facebook Watch show, One Question One Mike, the Detroit rapper, who has throughout his career been open about his battle with depression, revealed that he’s contemplated suicide multiple times in his life.null “You know, if you’re a […]

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0OMB PEEZY REPORTEDLY ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO RODDY RICCH & 42 DUGG VIDEO SET SHOOTING

Prince Williams/Wireimage OMB PEEZY REPORTEDLY ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO RODDY RICCH & 42 DUGG VIDEO SET SHOOTING ATLANTA, GA – Rapper OMB Peezy was arrested on Monday (March 1) and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm during commission.null According to SayCheeseTV, police believe OMB — real name LeParis Dade — is tied to the […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE MARCH 3, 1989 DE LA SOUL RELEASED THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM 3 FEET HIGH

3 Feet High and Rising is the debut studio album by American hip hop group De La Soul, released on March 3, 1989[4] by Tommy Boy Records. It is the first of three collaborations with producer Prince Paul, which would become the critical and commercial peak of both parties. The album title comes from the Johnny Cash song “Five Feet High and Rising”.[5] The album contains the […]

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DEB ANTNEY SAYS GUCCI MANE TOOK $5K FROM FRENCH MONTANA AND DIDN’T DELIVER A VERSE

The legend of Gucci Mane continues to grow. Gucci’s former manager and the mother of Waka Flocka, Deb Antney, recalls a moment the rapper stole $5,000 from French Montana. Antney appeared on Drink Champs and broke down the moment, citing Big Guwop was not a fan of Montana. “Gucci didn’t like French,” Antney said. “Because […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE FEBRUARY 25, 1992 BOOGIE DOWN PRODUCTION’S RELEASED THEIR FIFTH & FINAL ALBUM SEX AND VIOLENCE.

Sex and Violence is the fifth and final album released by hip hop group Boogie Down Productions. The next year, 1993, the group’s lead member, KRS-One, would begin recording under his own name. The track “Build And Destroy” deals with KRS-One’s ideological differences—as a self-proclaimed humanist—with X Clan and its brand of Afrocentrism. Previously, and on numerous occasions, the X-Clan had denounced any […]

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No Limit rapper Mac may receive clemency after 21 years in prison

The Louisiana Board of Paroles and Pardons voted to grant McKinley “Mac” Phipps clemency. Before completing his term as the nation’s president, Donald Trump commuted the prison sentences of over 140 people, including Lil Wayne and Kodak Black. The pardons weren’t extended to No Limit rapper Mac, but fortunately, roughly a month later, he is inching closer to his […]

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MAC MILLER’S ‘FACES’ MIXTAPE IS COMING TO STREAMING SERVICES, ACCORDING TO PRODUCER ID LABS

Chelsea Lauren/WireImage MAC MILLER’S ‘FACES’ MIXTAPE IS COMING TO STREAMING SERVICES, ACCORDING TO PRODUCER ID LABS Mac Miller’s 2014 mixtape Faces is coming to streaming services. According to a fan Reddit post and comment from producer ID Labs, who crafted two tracks on the jazzy project and was a close friend of Miller’s, Faces should be hitting digital streaming platforms […]

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BIG LATTO EXPLAINS HEARING GUCCI MANE’S VOICE ON HER SONG: ‘IT’S DONE FOR THESE BITCHES’

‘I’M REALLY THAT BITCH FROM THE SOUTH,’ Big Latto will be the first to tell you her success was “far from overnight.” The 22-year-old MC — who grew up rhyming at block parties, eventually rising through the local scene in Atlanta and opening for bigger rappers when she was still a teenager — is finally bubbling […]

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Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda released from prison

Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda has been released from prison. Shmurda was serving a seven-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to conspiracy and weapons charges in 2016.He was convicted of trying to smuggle a knife-like object into his cell at Rikers Island.According to the publication “Revolt,” the rapper’s conditional release date was bumped up because of “good behavior.”Shmurda was […]

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Eve To Star In ABC Hip-Hop Drama Pilot

‘Queens’ was written and executive produced by Zahir McGhee. Rapper Eve has been tapped to star as the lead in a new ABC pilot, Queens.  The hip-hop drama written and executive produced by Zahir McGhee (Scandal) follows four estranged women in their 40s as they reunite in an effort to recapture their fame and popularity as the Nasty Bitches […]

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Shots Fired During Roddy Ricch, 42 Dugg Music Video Leaves 3 Wounded

A shooting broke out on the set of 42 Dugg and Roddy Ricch’s newest music video, Sunday. Shots were reportedly fired in southwest Atlanta on-site at a music video shoot for 42 Dugg and Roddy Ricch that left three people injured, two of whom were hospitalized. WSB-TV Atlanta reports that it is unconfirmed whether both rappers were on the […]

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Pharrell Williams Cleared of Perjury Charges in “Blurred Lines” Lawsuit

Photo Credit: Gary Miller/Getty Images Marvin Gaye’s family cited a 2019 GQ interview between Pharrell and Rick Rubin in the case. On February 12th, the long saga of the 2013 Robin Thicke track “Blurred Lines” finally came to an end. In a California court, United States District Court Judge John Kronstadt ruled that Pharrell Williams did not commit perjury […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE FEBRUARY 19, 1992 THE GZA THEN KNOWN AS THE GENIUS RELEASED HIS DEBUT ALBUM WORDS FROM THE GENIUS.

Words from the Genius Words from the Genius Words from the Genius is the debut studio album by the American rapper GZA, under his previous stage name “The Genius”. The album never charted, and GZA went on to co-found the Wu-Tang Clan in 1992 after the album’s failure. Words from the Genius Studio album by The Genius ReleasedFebruary 19, 1991 Recorded […]

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Honeykomb Brazy Grandparents House Burnt Down After They Were Reportedly Shot & Killed In Alabama (Video)

Sensitive footage is going viral on social media of popular Alabama rapper Honey Kombbrazy’s grandparents home being engulfed in flames after reportedly being shot and killed in their Alabama home.https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/ads?guci=2.2.0.0.2.2.0.0&client=ca-pub-9221061669989639&output=html&h=343&slotname=6753339016&adk=2026753137&adf=3121988711&pi=t.ma~as.6753339016&w=412&lmt=1613644401&rafmt=1&psa=0&format=412×343&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.latestnewssouthafrica.com%2F2021%2F02%2F18%2Fhoneykomb-brazy-grandparents-house-burnt-down-after-they-were-reportedly-shot-killed-in-alabama-video%2F&flash=0&fwr=1&fwrattr=true&rpe=1&resp_fmts=3&sfro=1&wgl=1&dt=1613644401691&bpp=20&bdt=3586&idt=259&shv=r20210211&cbv=r20110914&ptt=9&saldr=aa&abxe=1&correlator=6296032966005&frm=20&pv=2&ga_vid=611404127.1613644402&ga_sid=1613644402&ga_hid=1441577617&ga_fc=0&u_tz=-300&u_his=8&u_java=0&u_h=915&u_w=412&u_ah=915&u_aw=412&u_cd=24&u_nplug=0&u_nmime=0&adx=0&ady=794&biw=412&bih=783&scr_x=0&scr_y=0&eid=21068083%2C21068769%2C21068893%2C31060009%2C21068785%2C21066973&oid=3&pvsid=234421442735932&pem=459&ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F&rx=0&eae=0&fc=640&brdim=0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C412%2C0%2C412%2C783%2C412%2C783&vis=1&rsz=%7C%7ClEebr%7C&abl=CS&pfx=0&fu=8320&bc=31&ifi=1&uci=a!1&btvi=1&fsb=1&xpc=LkaPGptLj9&p=https%3A//www.latestnewssouthafrica.com&dtd=329 The video that has been making headways on social media sees the house burning down as people rush in to see how they could help. […]

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Lauryn Hill’s ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ Goes Diamond

More than 20 years after its release, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill has reached diamond status. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) shared the news on Tuesday night, confirming Lauryn Hill’s debut album had sold more than 10,000,000 units since its 1998 release. It marks an increasingly rare milestone as on-demanding streaming has caused pure album sales to plummet. Hill has no joined […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE FEBRUARY 17, 1988 THE GETO BOYS RELEASED THIER DEBUT ALBUM MAKING TROUBLE

Making Trouble Making Trouble is the debut album by the American hip-hop group the Ghetto Boys. The group originally consisted of Bushwick Bill, DJ Ready Red, Sire Jukebox and Prince Johnny C. Following the release of Making Trouble, Rap-A-Lot Records dropped Sire Jukebox and Johnny C from the group, and added Scarface and Willie D. Making Trouble1991 reissue cover Studio album by Ghetto Boys ReleasedFebruary 17, 1988 Recorded1987 […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, FEBRUARY 17, 1988 DJ JAZZY JEFF & THE FRESH PRINCE RELEASED THEIR DEBUT SINGLE PARENTS JUST DONT UNDERSTAND

Parents Just Don’t Understand “Parents Just Don’t Understand” is the second single from DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince‘s second studio album, He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper. The song won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance at the 1989 Grammy Awards, one of the two songs to do so before the award was discontinued in 1991. It […]

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CYHI THE PRYNCE DODGES DEATH DURING ALLEGED ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT IN ATLANTA

ATLANTA, GA – Well wishes are pouring in for CyHi The Prynce after he says he was nearly killed while driving down an Atlanta highway over the weekend. According to an Instagram post shared on Sunday (February 14), the G.O.O.D. Music artist was almost another victim of gun violence.nullnull “Today is a day about love, but in my […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE FEBRUARY 12, 1990 MASTER P RELEASED HIS DEBUT ALBUM GET AWAY CLEAN FEATURING THE REAL UNTOUCHABLES

Open main menu Get Away Clean Get Away Clean is the debut studio album by Master P. Get Away CleanMaster P-Get Away Clean (1990) 12″ EP Unreleased Studio album by Master P Released February 12, 1991 Recorded1990 GenreGangsta rapLabel No Limit In-A-Minute Master P chronology Get Away Clean(1991)Mama’s Bad Boy(1992) Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Allmusic[1] Track listing No.Title Length 1.”Get […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE FEBRUARY 7, 1980 SUGAR HILL GANG RELEASED THIER DEBUT SELF TITLED

Sugarhill Gang is the self-titled debut album by influential rap group The Sugarhill Gang. Sugarhill Gang Studio album by The Sugarhill Gang Released February 7, 1980 Recorded 1979 GenreOld-school hip hop, disco, soul Length 39:17 Label Sugarhill Records Producer Sylvia Robinson The Sugarhill Gang  chronology Sugarhill Gang(1980) 8th Wonder(1981) Singles from Sugarhill Gang “Rapper’s Delight“Released: September 16, 1979 “Rapper’s Reprise”Released: 1980 Reception Professional Ratings Reviews […]

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CASANOVA FACES DISCIPLINE FOR DOING TIKTOK CHALLENGE DURING JAIL VISIT – REPORT

CASANOVA FACES DISCIPLINE FOR DOING TIKTOK CHALLENGE DURING JAIL VISIT – REPORT Casanova, who is currently in jail and being charged with numerous gang-related racketeering crimes, is facing more discipline after a video surfaced of the maskless Brooklyn, N.Y. rapper doing the Junebug Challenge during a recent jail visit. On Feb. 3, Cas’ girlfriend, known as Swaggy […]

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Nick Cannon Returning as Wild ‘n Out Host After Apologizing for Anti-Semitic Comments That Got Him Fired

Nick Cannon Returning as Wild ‘n Out Host After Apologizing for Anti-Semitic Comments That Got Him Fired ViacomCBS is welcoming Nick Cannon back into the family, effectively saving Wild ‘n Out in the process, our sister site Deadline reports. A quick refresher: Cannon was fired by ViacomCBS in July 2020 over anti-Semitic comments he made in an episode of his podcast/YouTube series, Cannon’s Class. The […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY FEBRUARY 4, 1992 SIR-MIX-A-LOT RELEASED HIS THIRD STUDIO ALBUM MACK DADDY.

Mack Daddy Mack Daddy is the third album by Sir Mix-a-Lot. It was released on February 4, 1992, on Def American Recordings. The album is particularly notable for the hit single “Baby Got Back. “Mack Daddy Studio album by Sir Mix-a-Lot Released February 4, 1992 Recorded 1991 Genre Hip hop Length 60:12 Label Def American Reprise Producer Sir Mix-a-Lot, Rick Rubin, Nate Fox, […]

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SILENTO ARRESTED FOR MURDERING HIS COUSIN

SILENTO ARRESTED FOR MURDERING HIS COUSIN Silento has been arrested for the murder of his cousin. According to information obtained by XXL via Georgia’s DeKalb County Police Department on Monday (Feb. 1), Silento, born Richard “Ricky” Lamar Hawk, was arrested for the murder of 34-year-old Fredrick Rooks, who was killed on Jan. 21. The police department confirmed via Twitter […]

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WATCH] RAPPER UZZY MARCUS’ BROTHER CHARGED WITH DOUBLE MURDER AFTER GOING ON IG LIVE WITH TWO BODIES

FEBRUARY 1, 2021 *PARENTAL DISCRETION IS ADVISED* According to a report out of Vacaville, California, rapper Uzzy Marcus’ brother has been charged with the murder of two women, whose bodies he livestreamed on Instagram for 36 minutes. 29-year-old Raymond Weber, also known as “Zino,” said that his brother Uzzy tried to set him up to […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE FEBRUARY 1, 1994 THE ODD SQUAD RELEASED THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM FADANUF FA ERYBODY

Fadanuf Fa Erybody!! Fadanuf Fa Erybody!! is the debut studio album by American hip hop trio Odd Squad (now known as the Coughee Brothaz), consists of Devin the Dude, Jugg Mugg and Rob Quest. It was released on February 1, 1994 through Rap-A-Lot Records with distribution via Priority Records. Production was handled by Carlos “DJ Styles” Garza and Rob Quest with N.O. Joe and Mike Dean. Fadanuf […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, JANUARY 30, 2007 SEAN PRICE RELEASED HIS SECOND SOLO STUDIO ALBUM JESUS PRICE SUPERSTAR

Jesus Price Supastar is the second solo studio album by American rapper Sean Price of Heltah Skeltah and Boot Camp Clik. Originally planned to be released on September 19, 2006, it was pushed back to October 31, and then was pushed back for the third time, to a final release date on January 30, 2007. Duck Down Music CEO Drew “Dru-Ha” Friedman stated, “We all […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JANUARY 30, 1996 EAZY-E RELEASED HIS SECOND & FINAL SOLO ALBUM STR8 OFF THA STREETZ OF MUTHAPHUKKIN COMPTON

Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton is the second and final studio album by American hip hop recording artist Eazy-E. It was released posthumously by Ruthless Records and Relativity Records on January 30, 1996, ten months after Eazy-E’s death from AIDS in March 1995. The album spawned the single, “Just tah Let U Know”. Released posthumously after Wright’s 1995 death from AIDS, Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton was, […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, JANUARY 29, 2000 DR. DRE RELEASED FORGOT ABOUT DRE FEATURING EMINEM

“Forgot About Dre” is a single from rapper Dr. Dre’s album 2001, featuring vocals from rapper Eminem. The track reached No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100, No. 14 on the U.S. R&B chart, No. 32 on the U.S. Pop chart, and No. 7 on the UK Singles Chart. Released as the album’s second single on January 29, 2000,[1] like “Still D.R.E.”, […]

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IT WAS ON THIA DATE JANUARY 28, 1997 CAMP LO RELEASED THEIR DEBUT ALBUM UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT

Uptown Saturday Night the debut studio album from American hip hop group Camp Lo was released on Profile Records and distributed through Arista Records. The album spawned the hit single, “Luchini AKA This Is It”. The album peaked at twenty-seven on the U.S. Billboard 200 and reached the fifth spot on the R&B Albums chart. Uptown Saturday Night is often hailed as a classic by fans and critics. Leo Stanley […]

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Cicely Tyson, Actress Who Showed the Power of Women, Dies at 96

Cicely Tyson, the admired Oscar-nominated actress who made television history while forging a sterling career out of portraying women of strength and substance, has died, the Associated Press reports. She was 96. Tyson, saluted with an honorary Academy Award at the Governors Awards in November 2018, became the first African-American to win a lead actress […]

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DJ Spinderella slams Salt-N-Pepa biopic

Pepa, Spinderella, and Salt  (Photo credit: Bang Media) Lifetime’s biopic on the groundbreaking hip-hop group Salt-N-Pepa debuted on Saturday, Jan. 23, and chronicled the group’s historic rise in the male-dominated rap game. However, one member of the group, DJ Spinderella, is not happy about the biopic and claims she was excluded from the making of the project.null […]

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