IT WAS ON THIS DATE JANUARY 19, 1999 SILKK THE SHOCKER RELEASED HIS THIRD STUDIO ALBUM MADE MAN

Made Man is the third studio album by American rapper Silkk the Shocker, released on January 19, 1999, on No Limit Records, Priority Records, and EMI. Production for the album was handled by hip hop producers Master P and Beats By the Pound and features guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, Mýa and Jay-Z. The album debuted at number one on both the US Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The album made Silkk one […]

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IT WAS ON THIA DATE NOVEMBER 19, 1996 25 YEARS AGO FOXY BROWN RELEASED HER DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM ILL NA NA

Ill Na Na is the debut studio album by American rapper Foxy Brown, released on November 19, 1996 by Def Jam Recordings (Originally set to release in October of 1996). It was reissued on September 29, 1997 in the United Kingdom with an addition of the song “Big Bad Mamma”. Brown began working on the album after being discovered by the production team Trackmasters and […]

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Beanie Sigel Says Kanye West Doesn’t Owe Him For Creating “Yeezy” Name

Kanye West’s ‘Drink Champs’ interview has found numerous points made by West going viral. One of the points that West stressed in part one of the interview found him mentioning that he owed Beanie Sigel a massive amount of money, saying Beans created the “YEEZY” moniker that he has turned into a billion-dollar brand. Sigel has […]

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Kendrick Lamar Reclaims His Crown with Masterful Day N Vegas Performance

King Kendrick delivered an explosive career-spanning set for his first performance in over two years It has been 365 days, times two, since I’ve seen you,” said Kendrick Lamar, as he began an emotionally charged 90-minute set Friday night to close out day one of Goldenvoice’s hip-hop-centric Day N Vegas Festival. In fact, 741 pages have turned on […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, NOVEMBER 12, 1996 LIL KIM RELEASED HER DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM HARDCORE

Hard Core is the debut studio album by American rapper Lil’ Kim. It was released on November 12, 1996, by Undeas Recordings, Big Beat Records, and Atlantic Records. After achieving success with the hip hop group Junior M.A.F.I.A. and their album Conspiracy (1995), Kim began working on her solo album with The Notorious B.I.G. serving as the executive producer (besides this, he performed on four songs). […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, NOVEMBER 12, 2002 JAYZ RELEASED HIS SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM THE BLUEPRINT 2 : THE GIFT & THE CURSE

The Blueprint 2: The Gift and the Curse (stylized as The Blueprint²: The Gift & the Curse) is the seventh studio album by American rapper Jay-Z. It was released on November 12, 2002, by Roc-A-Fella Records and Island Def Jam Music Group. The album serves as a sequel to his sixth album The Blueprint (2001). Parts of the album were later reissued for his album, titled Blueprint […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOVEMBER 12, 1996 EMINEM RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM INFINITE

Infinite is the debut studio album by American rapper Eminem. It was released on November 12, 1996, through Web Entertainment. Recording sessions took place at the Bass Brothers’ studio, with production handled by Mr. Porter and Eminem himself.[1] The album features guest vocals from fellow rappers Proof, Mr. Porter, Eye-Kyu, Three, and Thyme, as well as singer Angela Workman. Physical copies of Infinite were released on cassette and vinyl, and Eminem sold the […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOVEMBER 12, 1991 TIM DOG RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM PENICILLIN ON WAX

Penicillin on Wax is the debut studio album by American New York-based rapper Tim Dog. It was released on November 12, 1991 via Ruffhouse Records. Production was handled by several record producers, including Ced-Gee, TR Love and Moe Love from Ultramagnetic MC’s, Bobby Crawford, Louis Flores, and Tim Dog himself. Fellow rapper Kool Keith made guest appearances on two tracks. The album spawned three singles, the infamous underground hit […]

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22-Year-Old Woman Becomes Ninth Person to Die From Astroworld Tragedy – Report

A Texas A&M University student has died from her injuries following the mass casualty at Travis Scott’s 2021 Astroworld Festival at Houston’s NRG Park last Friday (Nov. 5). According to a Rolling Stone report published on Thursday (Nov. 11), Bharti Shahani, 22, was in critical condition at Houston Methodist Hospital and was breathing through a ventilator. Her grieving family told ABC13 […]

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R. Kelly’s Brooklyn Cellmate Penned Comic of Pair’s Life Behind Bars

R Kelly’s Brooklyn cellmate, a man who was convicted of threatening to kill government officials, has created a comic book depicting the pair’s life in jail together. As reported by The Daily News, Brendan Hunt, 37, submitted the drawings to the Brooklyn Federal Court as part of his formal request to have his sentence be time-served. […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOVEMBER 9, 1993 THE WU-TANG CLAN DROPPED THEIR DEBUT 36 CHAMBERS

Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) is the debut studio album by American hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan, released on November 9, 1993, by Loud Records. Recording sessions took place during late 1992 to early 1993 at Firehouse Studio in New York City, and the album was produced by the group’s de facto leader RZA. Its title originates from the martial arts films Enter the Dragon (1973) […]

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Rapper Travis Scott ‘devastated’ by deaths of eight at Astroworld festival; Houston officials investigating

In a video posted to Instagram, Scott says he never could have “imagined the severity of the situation” at his sold-out music festival. Rapper Travis Scott said in a video Saturday night that he could not have imagined the “severity of the situation” at Friday’s Astroworld festival in Houston, where eight people died after a crowd surge. […]

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Megan Thee Stallion Just Posted Her Graduation Pics Wearing Nothing But a One-Piece With a Diploma in Hand

Since Megan Thee Stallion hit the music scene, she has made it clear that pursuing her education was a top priority. After a less than traditional route, her hard work has finally paid off. The Houston Hot Girl is gearing up to graduate from Texas Southern University this December, and she celebrated by releasing *theeee* hottest […]

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FBI Releases Photos of Drugs & $1.5M in Cash from Fetty Wap’s Alleged Drug Ring

The FBI has released multiple photos of the drugs and money seized during its investigation into Fetty Wap’s alleged drug ring. Last week, the 30-year-old rapper was arrested on allegations that he and five others distributed at least 100 kilograms of cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl. Bags of cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl were seen in the […]

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Joe Budden Comes Out As Bisexual

Joe Budden came out on the latest episode of his podcast, revealing that he is bisexual. Joe Budden has officially come out as bisexual on his podcast, claiming that he is sexually attracted to both men and women. This comes after years of speculation about the retired rapper’s sexuality. “I’m bisexual,” he said on his show […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOVEMBER 4, 1997 RAKIM RELEASED HIS DEBUT SOLO ALBUM THE 18TH LETTER

The 18th Letter is the debut solo album of American emcee Rakim, released November 4, 1997, on Universal Records in the United States. The album features production by DJ Clark Kent, Pete Rock, Father Shaheed, Nick Wiz and DJ Premier. It contains lyrical themes that concern hip hop’s golden age, Rakim’s rapping prowess, and the state of hip hop. It is his first release of […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOVEMBER 2, 1999 LIL WAYNE DROPPED HIS DEBUT MAJOR LABEL STUDIO ALBUM THA BLOCK IS HOT

Tha Block Is Hot is the debut major label studio album by American rapper Lil Wayne. It was released on November 2, 1999, by Ca$h Money and Universal. Recording sessions took place from 1997 to 1999, with the executive production from Baby and Slim, all of these tracks were produced by Mannie Fresh himself. Prior to release, the album was known by the title I Ride at Night. […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV 1, 1994 BRAND NUBIAN REKEASED THEIR THIRD STUDIO ALBUM EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING!!

Everything is Everything is the third album from hip hop group Brand Nubian and the second released by the trio of Sadat X, Lord Jamar, and DJ Sincere. The album received mixed reviews and mediocre sales at the time of its release, despite a pair of popular singles, “Word Is Bond” and “Hold On.” The album is completely produced by Lord Jamar […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOVEMBER 1, 2011 BLACK MILK & DANNY BROWN RELEASED A COLLABORATIVE EP BLACK & BROWN

Black and Brown! is a collaborative EP by Detroit-based rappers Black Milk and Danny Brown. It was released on November 1, 2011 through Fat Beats Records.  The EP is entirely produced by Black Milk. Black and Brown! received generally favorable reviews from critics. Metacritic gave the EP a score of 71, based on 5 reviews. Jayson Greene of Pitchfork Media described the EP as “22 […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOVEMBER 1, 1988 SLICK RICK DROPPED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM THE GREAT ADVENTURE OF SLICK RICK

The Great Adventures of Slick Rick is the debut studio album by hip hop recording artist Slick Rick, released on November 1, 1988. The album is among the few to receive a perfect five-mic score from The Source magazine. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums. In 2012, the album was selected by Slant Magazine as #99 on its […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, OCT 29,  1991 ICE CUBE RELEASED DEATH CERTIFICATE

Death Certificate is the second studio album by American rapper Ice Cube. It was released on October 31, 1991 through Lench Mob Records and Priority Records. The production on the album was primarily handled by Sir Jinx, DJ Pooh and Ice Cube. The album was supported by two singles: “Steady Mobbin’” and “True to the Game“. Due to some of its racially and politically charged content, and […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, OCTOBER 29, 1991 ORGANIZED KONFUSION RELEASED THEIR EPONYMOUS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM

Organized Konfusion is the eponymous debut album by Queens Hip Hop duo Organized Konfusion. The album was released on October 29, 1991 under Hollywood BASIC. The album and the group have received a large cult following throughout the years. The record was originally given a rating of 4 out of 5 in The Source in January 1992.[4] The effort has received perfect ratings from many sources, […]

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Big Sean Says He’s Parted Ways With Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music Label

Just minutes after dropping his new EP What You Expect on Friday, Big Sean took to Twitter to reveal that he’s officially parted ways with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music after 14 years on the label. “By the way this the first project where I’m on my own label as well, no more lil dawg shit!!!! I bossed up! #DONLIFE,” he wrote.  […]

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Jay-Z Drops ‘The Harder They Fall’ Soundtrack Featuring Ms. Lauryn Hill, Jadakiss

Jay-Z has dropped the soundtrack for The Harder They Fall. Ms. Lauryn Hill, Jadakiss, Kid Cudi, Koffee and more artists team up for the set. Jay-Z appears on some of the tracks, including “King Kong Riddim” alongside Jadakiss, Conway the Machine, and BackRoad Gee. He also teamed up with Kid Cudi for “Guns Go Bang,” […]

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Even After 25 Years, Ghostface Killah Still Has Regrets About ‘Ironman’

We spoke to Ghostface Killah about his catalogue, Supreme Clientele 2, the fate of the mythical DOOMSTARKS album, and more. This Friday (October 29th) is the 25th year anniversary of Ghostface Killah‘s classic debut, Ironman. For Ghostface, the occasion is bittersweet. Released a year after his star-making performance on Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… —  and […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, OCTOBER 28, 1997 MASE RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM HARLEM WORLD

Harlem World is the debut album by American hip hop recording artist Mase, released on October 28, 1997, by Bad Boy Records and Arista Records. The album was nominated at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards for Best Rap Album. It went on to sell 4.8 million copies in the United States, going quadruple Platinum in the US Seen as Puff Daddy’s new protégé since […]

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The Game Vents About Not Getting Credit for ‘Putting on Your Favorite West Coast Artists’

The Game took to Twitter early Monday morning to vent about not getting enough credit from the industry for putting on many of the biggest West Coast artists. “I never got my flowers from the industry cause wouldn’t be a puppet for the dollar bill,” he wrote in a series of tweets. “You know how many of […]

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Sean Paul: ‘Legal cannabis dispensaries are a good thing, but their weed tastes like cardboard’

Sean Paul hasn’t left Jamaica for 18 months. In ordinary times, the ambassador for dancehall jets around the world enthusiastically encouraging us all to shake our things. But thanks to the pandemic, even an invitation to Cardi B’s recent birthday party in Las Vegas couldn’t pry him off the island. “I was like, ‘Yo, I’m […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE THE FIRM RELEASED THEIR DEBUT & ONLY STUDIO ALBUM THE FIRM THE ALBUM

The Album is the only studio album by American hip hop group The Firm. It was released on October 21, 1997 by Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records. The project was created by rapper Nas, his manager Steve Stoute and producers Dr. Dre and Trackmasters, who came up with the idea of forming a hip hop supergroup. The original line-up included Nas, AZ, Foxy Brown and Cormega who were all featured on the […]

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17 New R&B, Neo-Soul & Hip-Hop Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of October 15)

This week there’s an assortment of releases from Young Thug to KIRBY. Albums from Reggie Becton, Tone Stith, and Ego Ella May also caught our attention this week. It’s been one hell of a week, between singles, videos, and the like. New Music Friday has got a bountiful lineup this time around, and there are […]

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Meek Mill Addresses “Expensive Pain” Numbers, Wants To Be Taken Off Billboard Charts

“If Jay-Z talkin’ ’bout he don’t believe Billboard…he been in the game for 30 years,” said Meek. Meek Mill Regardless of the numbers, Meek Mill is proud of Expensive Pain. He has gone on record to say that his most recently released record was better than 2018’s Championships in his eyes, and Expensive Pain went on to debut at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart. […]

Read More Meek Mill Addresses “Expensive Pain” Numbers, Wants To Be Taken Off Billboard Charts

IT WAS ON THIS DATE OCT 17, 2000 LUDACRIS RELEASED HIS SECOND STUDIO ALBUM BACK FOR THE FIRST TIME.

Back for the First Time is the second studio album by American hip hop recording artist Ludacris. The album, his major label debut, was released on October 17, 2000, under Disturbing tha Peace and Def Jam South. Most of the tracks are taken from his first album, the independently released Incognegro (1999), except for “Stick ‘Em Up”, “Southern Hospitality”, a remix of “What’s Your Fantasy”, and “Phat Rabbit”. The album […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, OCT 14, 1997 LL COOL J RELEASED HIS SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM PHENOMENON

Phenomenon is the seventh studio album by rapper LL Cool J. After the success of his previous release Mr. Smith, the same basic principles are followed here, with several R&B-influenced tracks, and a couple of more hardcore rap tracks. The album was certified Platinum, unlike Mr. Smith, which was certified 2x Platinum. The album is executively produced by Sean “Puffy” Combs and therefore features production from his […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE OCT 12, 1993 LEADERS OF THE NEW SCHOOL RELEASED THEIR SECOND & FINALE STUDIOB;

T.I.M.E. (The Inner Mind’s Eye) is the second and final studio album from Long Island hip hop group Leaders of the New School. This effort didn’t fare nearly as well as their debut album A Future Without a Past…, receiving mixed reviews. After the album’s release, the group began having both creative and personal problems resulting in their disbandment. Elektra Records […]

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St. Lunatics’ Ali Claims He’s Nelly’s Ghostwriter: ‘My Career Was Writing You A Career’

Dilemma’ rapper Nelly has had just that on his hands with former friend/St. Lunatic groupmate, Ali. The two made headlines in the past for a dispute stemming from Ali’s belief that Nelly (born Cornell Haynes Jr.) ‘hustled the group’ out of airtime and finances in their heyday, an accusation the latter vehemently denied. And while some thought the beef between Ali and […]

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R. Kelly’s Music Sales Skyrocket 500 Percent After Guilty Sex Crimes Verdict – Report

R. Kelly being found guilty of racketeering and sex crimes hasn’t hurt his music sales. In fact, the opposite seems to be happening. The disgraced R&B legend’s music sales have jumped up 517 percent since a jury delivered a guilty verdict in the Kelly’s federal sex crimes case on Sept. 27, according to Rolling Stone. The uptick hasn’t just […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE OCTOBER 10. 1995 AZ RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM DO OR DIE

Doe or Die is the debut studio album by rapper AZ, released October 10, 1995 on EMI Records. The album features guest appearances by artists such as Nas and Miss Jones, and production from N.O. Joe, Pete Rock, L.E.S., and Buckwild, among others. The album spawned the single “Sugar Hill” – which was certified gold by the RIAA in 1995. Upon release, Doe or Die received notable critical and […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE OCTOBER 10, 1995 KRS ONE RELEASED HIS SELF TITLED SOPHMORE STUDIO ALBUM KRS ONE

KRS One is the second solo studio album by American hip hop artist KRS-One. It was released on October 10, 1995 via Jive Records. Production was handled by DJ Premier, Diamond D, Big French Productions, Norty Cotto, Showbiz and KRS-One himself. It features guest appearances from Busta Rhymes, Channel Live, Das EFX, Dexter Thibou, Fat Joe and Mad Lion. The album made it to number 19 on the Billboard 200 and number 2 on the Top […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE OCT 10, 1989 BIZ MARKIE RELEASED HIS SECOND STUDIO ALBUM THE BIZ N

The Biz Never Sleeps is the second studio album by Biz Markie. It was released on October 10, 1989, on Cold Chillin’/Warner Bros. Records and was produced by Biz, his cousin Cool V and producer Paul C, instead of Cold Chillin’ in-house producer Marley Marl. The album proved to be a success, peaking at #66 on the Billboard 200 and #9 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, as […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, OCT 9 2001 T.I. RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM I’M SERIOUS

I’m Serious is the debut studio album by American rapper T.I., released on October 9, 2001 through Arista Records. The album included guests appearances from Pharrell Williams of The Neptunes (who called T.I. “the Jay-Z of the South”),[2] Jazze Pha, Too Short, Bone Crusher, Lil Jon, Mac Boney, Pastor Troy, P$C and Youngbloodz. The album featured production from DJ Toomp, Craig Love, Maseo, Brian Kidd, The Neptunes, Jazze Pha, Yung D, Lil Jon and T.I. himself. Despite the album’s […]

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Kim & Kanye Head to NBC Studios Together for Her ‘SNL’ Debut

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West put on a united front ahead of her “Saturday Night Live” appearance — well, sorta … dude still seems hesitant to acknowledge they’re rekindling. The recently estranged couple — who are still technically in the middle of a divorce — were seen leaving a hotel Saturday … surrounded by a crush of paps, presumably on […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, OCT 8, 2013 NIPSEY HUSSLE RELEASED HIS EIGTH MIXTAPE CRENSHAW HOSTED BY DJ DRAMA

Crenshaw is the eighth official mixtape by American rapper Nipsey Hussle. The mixtape was released as a free digital download on October 8, 2013, on mixtape hosting websites. It was also released in a limited first edition of 1,000 copies for $100 each including other incentives via his All Money In record label. The mixtape features production by The Futuristiks, 1500 or Nothin’, 9th Wonder, DJ Dahi, Mike […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE OCTOBER 6, 1998 CYPRESS HILL RELEASED THEIR FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM IV

Cypress Hill IV is the fourth studio album by American hip hop group Cypress Hill. It was released on October 6, 1998 by Ruffhouse and Columbia Records. After 3 years from their previous album, Cypress Hill released the ‘IV’ album. The skeletons on the cover are posing as the three wise monkeys (see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil). Rappers MC Eiht and Barron Ricks were featured on […]

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IT WAS IN THIS DATE OCTOBER 6, 1992 COMMON SENSE RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM CAN I BORROW A DOLLAR ?

Can I Borrow a Dollar? is the debut studio album by American rapper Common Sense, now known as Common, which was released on October 6, 1992, by Relativity Records. The album was entirely produced by No I.D. (then called Immenslope) and The Twilite Tone, with additional production by The Beatnuts, and includes guest vocals from Immenslope, Miss Jones and Common’s then-girlfriend Rayshel. Entertainment Weekly’s Neil Drumming described […]

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Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One will face off in the next Verzuz battle

It’s official — Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One will face off in the next Verzuz battle. According to a tweet posted by series organizers on Tuesday (Oct. 5), the highly anticipated showdown is scheduled for Oct. 17 and will be the second event in a “TrillerVerz” weekend. “TrillerVerz III Weekend | Brooklyn, NY | October 16-17,” the tweet read. “Tickets […]

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Lil Durk Allegedly Posts “Top 50 Greatest Rappers” List & Fans Have Questions

People believed he was giving the co-sign to the viral list. Kendrick, Eminem, Jay-Z, Tupac, Nas, and Biggie were left out. Buckle up, because we’re about to embark on another journey through a “Top” list. Ever so often, Hip Hop fans get themselves ensnared in discussions regarding who the GOATs are in the genre, and what follows […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE OCT 5, 1991 ROXANNE SHANTE RELEASE SOPHMORE STUDIO ALBUM THE BITCH IS BACK.

The Bitch Is Back is the second and final album released by rapper Roxanne Shanté.[4] It was released on October 5, 1992, on Cold Chillin’ Records sub-label Livin’ Large, was distributed by Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records, and featured production by Kool G Rap, Grand Daddy IU, Large Professor, Mister Cee, Trackmasters, and Grandmaster Flash.

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE OCT 5, 1999 INSPECTAH DECK RELEASED HIS DEBUT SOLO ALBUM UNCONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

Uncontrolled Substance is the debut studio album by rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Inspectah Deck. The album was released on October 5, 1999 under Loud Records. Originally slated for release in 1995, the record was indefinitely postponed after a flood destroyed over 100 beats in RZA’s basement, including his original productions for the album. Eventually released four years later, Uncontrolled Substance received mostly […]

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BOOSIE BADAZZ BALTIMORE AFTERPARTY ENDS WITH MAN SHOT MULTIPLE TIMES

BALTIMORE, MD – Trouble seems to follow Boosie Badazz wherever he goes. Days after the Legendz of the Street concert was shut down in Atlanta due to an onstage brawl during his set, a man was reportedly shot multiple times at a Boosie Badazz afterparty in Baltimore. According to the Baltimore Sun, the incident took place in the wee hours of Monday […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, SEPTEMBER 1993 SOULS OF MISCHIEF RELEASES THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM 93 TIL INFINITY

93 ’til Infinity is the debut studio album by American hip-hop group Souls of Mischief. It was released on September 28, 1993, on the Jive label. The sound of 93 ’til Infinity is characteristic of the distinct style explored by the collective, including a rhyme scheme based on internal rhyme and beats centered around a live bass and obscure jazz and funk samples. 93 ’til Infinity was […]

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Kanye West Will Executive Produce Ghostface Killah’s “Supreme Clientele 2”

Ghostface Killah announces Kanye West & Mike Dean are executive producing his forthcoming album, “Supreme Clientele 2.” Kanye West has several active projects on his hands right now. While some are non-music related, like his GAP partnership and the recently announced Jeen-Yuhs documentary heading to Netflix, there’s a couple of albums that he’s working on that aren’t actually […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 26, 1994 THUG LIFE RELEASED THEIR DEBUT & ONLY STUDIO ALBUM THUG LIFE: VOLUME 1

Thug Life: Volume 1 is the only studio album by American hip hop group Thug Life, started by rapper Tupac Shakur, it was released on September 26, 1994 by Interscope Records. The group featured Big Syke, Macadoshis, Mopreme, The Rated R and Tupac Shakur. Due to heavy criticism on gangsta rap at the time, the original version of the album was scrapped and re-recorded with […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 26, 1995 KOOL G RAP RELEASED HIS DEBUT SOLO ALBUM 4,5,6

4,5,6 is the debut studio album by American rapper Kool G Rap, released on September 26, 1995, on Cold Chillin’ Records. The release followed his break-up with DJ Polo in 1993. The album was mostly received neutrally among critics, but was warmly accepted by underground fans. Despite the album’s dark, grimy street sound, it peaked at number one on the […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, SEPTEMBER 23, 2003 OUTKAST DROPPED SPEAKERBOXXX/ THE LOVE BELOW

Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is the fifth studio album by American hip hop duo Outkast. It was released on September 23, 2003, by Arista Records. Issued as a double album, its length of over two hours is spread across solo albums from both of the group’s members. Big Boi’s Speakerboxxx is a Southern hip hop album with a P-Funk influence, while André 3000’s The Love Below features psychedelic, pop, funk, electro, and jazz styles. Speakerboxxx/The Love Below was supported […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, SEPTEMBER 22, 1992 DIAMOND D RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM STUNTS, BLUNTS & HIP HOP

Stunts, Blunts & Hip Hop is the debut album from hip hop producer-emcee Diamond D, released on September 22, 1992. The album features some of the earliest appearances from Diamond’s later D.I.T.C. partners Big L and Fat Joe da Gangsta, as well as his crew the Psychotic Neurotics. Although Diamond D handles the majority of the album’s production, other popular beat makers such as Large […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, SEPTEMBER 21, 1993 DE LA SOUL RELEASED THEIR THIRD STUDIO ALBUM BUHLŌŌNE MINDSTATE

Buhloone Mindstate (stylized as Buhlo͞one Mind State on the album cover) is the third studio album by American hip hop group De La Soul. It was released on September 21, 1993, by Tommy Boy and was the group’s last record to be produced with Prince Paul. Buhloone is a phonetic spelling of the English noun “balloon”. This theme is laid out in the intro track, which starts with the sound of […]

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The Fugees to reunite for tour for the first time in 15 years

The hip-hop trio released their acclaimed debut “The Score” 25 years ago. Their tour will be their first in over 15 years. The Fugees have announced their plan to embark on a reunion tour.  The celebrated hip-hop trio released their critically-acclaimed debut album, The Score, 25 years ago, and their outing together — which launches Wednesday with a […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 20, 1998 MARLEY MARL RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM IN CONTROL VOL 1.

In Control, Volume 1 is the debut studio album by American hip hop record producer Marley Marl of the Juice Crew. It was released on September 20, 1988 through Cold Chillin’ Records with distribution via Warner Bros. Records. The album compiles ten studio recordings by fellow Juice Crew members and artists affiliated with Marley Marl. It showcased his style of hip hop […]

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Vado said some things about Cam’ron on the Math Hoffa show that Cam did not appreciate.

So he fired back at Vado or anyone who becomes disloyal. “Anybody I used to work with and you throw dirt on my name, I’m going to expose you.  Stop going on these shows lying on me cause I’m going get greasy. Then he got specific without naming names. “I’m gonna talk about your girlfriends, […]

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Listen to Mozzy’s New Album ‘Untreated Trauma’ f/ EST Gee, YFN Lucci, Babyface Ray, and More

Mozzy tha Motive continues to keep his foot on the gas with the release of his latest album Untreated Trauma.  Mozzy tapped in with hot acts like EST Gee, Babyface Ray, Kalen.FrFr, and YFN Lucci to help him deliver the project. The Gangland Landlord-creator from Oak Park continues to carry his Sacramento roots by giving guest spots to Celly Ru and E. Mozzy.  […]

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Lakeyah Drops Video for “313-414” f/ Tee Grizzley, Announces Upcoming ‘Gangsta Grillz’ Project

Lakeyah taps Detroit rapper Tee Grizzley to join her on her newest single, “313-414,” which comes with fresh visuals shot in her hometown of Milwaukee. Lakeyah has also just announced the release of her upcoming Gangsta Grillz project, My Time. rocking the team’s jersey as we get glimpses of championship banners on the street. The cover art for Lakeyah’s Gangsta Grillz tape, My […]

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D Smoke Taps SiR for New Song “Common Sense,” Announces ‘War & Wonders’ Album

D Smoke has enlisted his brother SiR for his news single “Common Sense,” and announced the forthcoming arrival of his new album War & Wonders. “Common Sense” features a pared-down, jazz-laden beat, with percussion, strings, and trumpets. The song questions the state of humanity and encourages us to embrace what makes us unique. “War & Wonders is about capturing the […]

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T.I., Tiny will not face charges for alleged sexual assault in L.A.

Rapper Tip “T.I.” Harris and his wife, singer Tameka “Tiny” Cottle-Harris, will not face charges for alleged sexual assault in Los Angeles.  According to court documents obtained by several news outlets, including PEOPLE magazine, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office will not be charging the couple due to an expired statute of limitations.  “In 2021, the complaining witness reported […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 17, 1991 NICE & SMOOTH RELEASED THEIR SECOND STUDIO ALBUM AINT A DAMN THING CHANGE

Ain’t a Damn Thing Changed is the second studio album by American hip-hop duo Nice & Smooth, released on September 17, 1991 via Rush Associated Labels and Columbia Records. Recording sessions took place at Unique Recording Studios and Power Play Studios in New York City. Production was handled primarily by Gregg Nice and Smooth Bee, except song “Paranoia” produced by Louie Vega. Ain’t a Damn Thing Changed spawned four singles: “Hip Hop […]

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SpotemGottem Shot Multiple Times in Road Rage Shooting

SpotemGottem has been shot in Miami. The Florida rapper, born Nehemiah Harden, was reportedly shot multiple times on Florida’s I-95 highway, north of NW 125 Street. A rep for the Florida Highway Patrol confirmed to XXL on Friday (Sept. 17) that the driver and rear passenger, which they did not name, were victims in the incident stemming from a road rage incident on the highway. […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 16, 1996 DJ SHADOW RELEASED HUS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM ENTRODUCING….

Endtroducing….. is the debut album by American music producer DJ Shadow, released on September 16, 1996, by Mo’ Wax. It is an instrumental hip hop work composed almost entirely of samples from vinyl records. DJ Shadow produced Endtroducing over two years using an Akai MPC60 sampler and other minimal equipment. He edited and layered samples to create new tracks of varying moods and tempos. In the United […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 16, 1979 SUGAR HILL GANG RELEASED RAPPERS DELIGHT

“Rapper’s Delight” is a 1979 hip hop track by the Sugarhill Gang and produced by Sylvia Robinson. Although it was shortly preceded by Fatback Band’s “King Tim III (Personality Jock)”, “Rapper’s Delight” is credited for introducing hip hop music to a wide audience, reaching the top 40 in the United States, as well as the top three in the United Kingdom and number-one […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 15, 2009 KID CUDI RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM MAN ON THE MOON: THE END OF DAY

Man on the Moon: The End of Day is the debut studio album by American rapper Kid Cudi. It was released on September 15, 2009, through Dream On, GOOD Music, and Universal Motown Records. A concept album, narrated by fellow American rapper Common, it follows the release of his first full-length project A Kid Named Cudi (2008), and is the first installment of […]

Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 15, 2009 KID CUDI RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM MAN ON THE MOON: THE END OF DAY