Rapper addresses homophobic comments in sexist self-directed clip as GLAAD adds to the chorus of rebukes against him DaBaby released new video “Giving What It’s Supposed to Give” on Wednesday. In the clip, he appears to address the homophobic comments he made during his appearance at Rolling Loud in Miami on Sunday along with adding a dose of […]Read More DaBaby Makes Things Worse in New Offensive Video
The Art of War is the third studio album by hip hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony which was released on July 29, 1997. The album sold 394,000 units in its first week of release. The album was certified quadruple Platinum by the RIAA in June 1998. It was the first double-album from Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. The album included the platinum-single “Look into My Eyes”, […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE JULY 28, 1997 BONE THUGS N HARMONY RELEASED THEIR THIRD STUDIO ALBUM THE ART OF WAR
Business Never Personal is the fourth studio album by hip hop duo EPMD. It was released on July 28, 1992, on Def Jam Records. Following mixed criticism of their previous studio effort, 1990’s Business As Usual, the duo was able to return to their past acclaim on Business Never Personal. The lead single, “Crossover,” became its biggest success, nearly reaching the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot […]Read More ON JUKY 28, 1992 EPMD RELEASED THEIR FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM BUSINESS NEVER PERSONAL
The only existing copy of the Wu-Tang Clan album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, previously forfeited as part of the Martin Shkreli saga, has been sold by the U.S. government. In a press release shared Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice said the sole copy of the Wu-Tang album—previously ordered to be forfeited as a substitute asset in connection […]Read More Wu-Tang Clan Album Previously Owned by Martin Shkreli Sold by Government
Follow the Leader is the second studio album by American hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim. Following their debut album Paid in Full (1987), Eric B. & Rakim left 4th & B’way Records and signed with Uni Records, a subsidiary label of major label MCA Records. They recorded Follow the Leader at Power Play Studios in New York City The duo produced, composed, and arranged the album with additional contributions from […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE JULY 25, 1988 ERIC B & RAKIM RELEASED THEIR SECOND STUDIO ALBUM FOLLOW THE LEADER
The 2 Live Crew Is What We Are is the debut studio album by hip-hop group the 2 Live Crew. It was released in 1986 on Luke Records to a great deal of controversy and promptly was certified gold by the RIAA. It includes the hits “We Want Some Pussy”, “Throw the ‘D’”, and “Cuttin’ It Up”. Bob Rosenberg, a south Florida DJ who would later form […]Read More IT WAS ON JULY 25TH, 1986 2 LIVE CREW RELEASED THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM THE 2 LIVE CREW IS WHAT WE ARE
Paul’s Boutique is the second studio album by American hip hop group Beastie Boys, released on July 25, 1989 by Capitol Records. Produced by the Dust Brothers, the album is composed almost entirely from samples, and was recorded over two years at Matt Dike’s apartment and the Record Plant in Los Angeles. Paul’s Boutique did not match the sales of group’s 1986 debut Licensed to Ill, and was […]Read More IT WAS ON JULY 25, 1989 BEASTIE BOYS RELEASED THEIR SECOND STUDIO ALBUM PAULS BOUTIQUE
E. 1999 Eternal is the second studio album by American hip hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, released July 25, 1995, on Ruthless Records. The album was released four months after the death of rapper Eazy-E, the group’s mentor and the executive producer of the album. Both the album and single “Tha Crossroads” are dedicated to him. Following up on the surprise success […]Read More IT WAS JULY 25, 1995 BONE THUGS N HARMONY RELEASED THEIR SECOND ALBUM E.1999 ETERNAL
In My Mind is the solo debut studio album by American recording artist and record producer Pharrell Williams. The album was released on July 25, 2006 by Star Trak Entertainment and Interscope Records. It debuted at number 3 on the US Billboard 200 and sold 142,000 copies in its first week. It was also certified Silver in the United Kingdom for sales of over […]Read More IT WAS ON JULY 25TH, 2006 PHARRELL WILLIAMS RELEASED HIS DEBUT SOLO ALBUM IN MY MIND
Breaking Atoms is the debut album of American/Canadian hip hop group Main Source, released July 23, 1991 on Wild Pitch Records. Production was handled by the group, primarily by member Large Professor, and took place during 1990 to 1991 at Homeboy Studio, Power Play Studios, and Libra Digital in New York City. Recorded during the golden age of hip hop, Breaking Atoms is distinguished stylistically […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE JULY 23, 1991 MAINE SOURCE RELEASED THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM BREAKING ATOMS.
Funcrusher Plus is the debut studio album by American hip hop group Company Flow. It was released by Rawkus Records in 1997. In 2009, it was re-released on Definitive Jux. The album has been recognized as “a landmark independent hip-hop release”. AllMusic gave the album a perfect 5 star rating, and writer Steve Huey stated: “[Funcrusher Plus] demands intense concentration, but also […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE , JULY 22, 1997 COMPANY FLOW RELEASED THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM FUN CRUSHER/
House of Pain, subtitled Fine Malt Lyrics, is the debut album of American hip hop group House of Pain, released on July 28, 1992 through Tommy Boy Records. Rolling Stone (10/29/92, p. 70) – 3.5 Stars – Good Plus – “With a groovy swagger, this collection of hard-core hip-hop tracks offers many moments of technicolor snap and crackle, and also […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE JULY 21, 1992 HOUSE OF PAIN RELEASED THIER SELF TITLED DEBUT ALBUM FINE MALT LYRICS
Confessions of Fire is the debut studio album by Harlem rapper Cam’ron. It was released on July 21, 1998. Its singles were “Horse & Carriage,” featuring Mase, “357” and “Feels Good” featuring Usher. The album was certified gold by the RIAA with over 500,000 copies sold. The album debuted and peaked at no. 6 on The Billboard 200, selling over 107,000 copies in its first week of release.Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE JULY 21, 1998 CAMRON RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM CONFESSIONS OF FIRE
Black Sunday is the second studio album by American hip hop group Cypress Hill. It was released on July 20, 1993 by Ruffhouse and Columbia Records. The album proved to be a massive success just like the first album Cypress Hill. The album debuted at #1 on the US Billboard 200, selling 261,000 copies in its first week of sales and became the highest Soundscan recording for a […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE, JULY 20, 1993 CYPRESS HILL RELEASED THIER SOPHMORE STUDIO ALBUM BLACK SUNDAY.
Lil Nas X took himself to court in a hilarious teaser for his anticipated new single from his upcoming album, Montero. Over the weekend, the rapper built up hype by sharing TikTok videos making light of his recent “Satan Shoes” controversy with Nike — a case that settled out of court in April — claiming that he is […]Read More Lil Nas X pokes fun of Nike Satan Shoes controversy in video teaser for new song
In Arkansas, a local rapper dropped a music video that expressed his fears of going outside and playing with his friends.null Four-year-old Kashmania, whose real name is Kash Coullier, is not one’s typical recording artist. He is a legitimate rapper with a social following of more than 15,000 on Instagram, more than 11,000 on Facebook, and a […]Read More 4-YEAR-OLD RAPPER GOES VIRAL FOR SPITTING BARS ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE
Lil Durk explains why he’s not featured on Kanye West’s next album. Lil Durk is a big fan of Kanye West, recreating some of the music legend’s most iconic looks for his “Kanye Krazy” video earlier this year. The Chicago native would jump at anything to be featured on an upcoming album from his idol but it seems as […]Read More Lil Durk Reveals Why He Won’t Be On Kanye West’s New Album
Isaiah Stokes—known as Mozzy in Power—has been charged with murder for fatally shooting a man in Queens, New York, in February. Stokes was found guilty of murder in the second degree and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, according to Entertainment Weekly. He’s set to be sentenced on Monday, in which he’s facing 25 […]Read More Power’ Actor Isaiah Stokes Indicted for Murder in New York Shooting
We Come Strapped is the debut studio album by American rapper MC Eiht and the fourth album by his group Compton’s Most Wanted. It was released on July 19, 1994 through Epic Street. Recording sessions took place at X-Factor Studios in Long Beach, California. Production was handled primarily by Compton’s Most Wanted members MC Eiht and DJ Slip, except for one song, “Compton Bomb”, produced by […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE JULY 1994 MC EIHT RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM WE COME STRAPPED
It Takes a Thief is the debut studio album by American rapper Coolio. It was released on July 19, 1994, on Warner Bros. Records. The album received praise for bringing a humorous and lighthearted perspective to the often violent and profane themes of typical gangsta rap. Fantastic Voyage,” a hit from the early 1980s, returned to the charts after Coolio released a […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE JULY 19, 1994 COOLIO RELEASED HIS DEBUT SOLO ALBUM IT TAKES A THIEF
2 Chainz is undoubtedly one of the most talented and popular artists on today’s hip-hop scene. His time as a musician dates back to the late 90s when we went by T*ty Boi, but he truly found success back in 2011 when he changed his name to 2 Chainz and released his official solo debut album, Based […]Read More 2 Chainz Declares His Next Project Will Be His ‘Last Trap Album’
Edutainment is the fourth album from Boogie Down Productions. Released on July 17, 1990, it is an album whose lyrics deal with afrocentricity and socio-political knowledge. It has 6 skits/interludes known as ‘exhibits’ that all talk about or relate to Black people. Many skits feature Kwame Ture (né Stokely Carmichael) a leader of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement and Black Power Movement. The album was certified Gold by […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE JULY 17, 1990 BOOGIE DOWN PRODUCTIONS DROPPED THEIR FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM EDUTAINMENT
REMEMBERING BIZ MARKIE Click Image to Open Gallery: Getty Rapper Biz Markie — most famous for his iconic hit “Just a Friend” — has died after a series of complications from diabetes that he’s been fighting for more than a year … TMZ has confirmed. A family source tells us Biz passed away in a Baltimore hospital […]Read More HIP HOP LEGEND Just a Friend’ Rapper Biz Markie Dead at 57Just a Friend’ Rapper Biz Markie Dead at 57
Londre Sylvester, 31, was killed after being released from a Chicago jail. CHICAGO – A rapper who goes by the name KTS Dre was killed when he was shot dozens of times on Saturday night right after he was released from the Cook County Jail in Chicago.null The Chicago Tribune reports Londre Sylvester, 31, was a local rapper and was […]Read More Rapper KTS Dre dead after being shot 64 times on way out of jail
Home » Basketball » “Biggie, Jay Z and Nas are the only rappers who finished our recordings in one take”: When Shaq revealed how he and the legendary East Coast rapper collaborated for a hit recordBASKETBALL “Biggie, Jay Z and Nas are the only rappers who finished our recordings in one take”: When Shaq revealed how he and the […]Read More “Biggie, Jay Z and Nas are the only rappers who finished our recordings in one take”: When Shaq revealed how he and the legendary East Coast rapper collaborated for a hit record
Houston, Texas consistently breeds some of today’s hottest artists in the music industry. Beyoncé, Megan Thee Stallion, Travis Scott and Don Toliver are just a few of Houston’s best creations. The city’s newest talent to watch is an up-and-comer in the rap and hip-hop scene, 20-year-old Aaron May. May is wise for his years as he delivers sophisticated lyricism paired with hypnotizing […]Read More Here’s why you need to stream Houston’s new hip-hop icon Aaron May
Nas, Fabolous, Ludacris, and Goodie Mob to perform at WYFF Waffle and Yankee Fitted Fest is 2-day music festival that merges the concrete jungle and the dirty south. This intersect of culture will give people a greater appreciation of the musical artists responsible for changing and evolving American culture, showcasing diversity and artistry. For the […]Read More Nas, Fabolous, Ludacris, and Goodie Mob to perform at WYFF
A$AP Rocky continues to pioneer the fashion space, with his latest business move. The rap star has been named the first-ever guest artistic director of the PacSun brand. Rocky’s A$AP Worldwide business signed a partnership deal with PacSun that will last for the next 18 months. Under the agreement, the fashion Maven’s business will oversee PacSun’s […]Read More A$AP Rocky Launches PacSun Partnership With Line Of Vans
Instagram/CardiB Cardi B can now fully focus on baby number two after securing her latest courtroom victory. According to a report from Hollywood Unlocked, a $3 million lawsuit was thrown out in the “WAP” rapper’s favor after a federal judge dismissed YouTuber Tasha K’s multi-million dollar suit — which alleges she was threatened and experienced emotional distress. The […]Read More Cardi B Victorious In Wild $3M ‘Herpes’ Lawsuit
BIA is taking the music industry by storm with her remix of “Whole Lotta Money” featuring Nicki Minaj. Nicki Minaj joined rapper BIA on the remix of her pretty girl anthem “Whole Lotta Money,” which the duo (dubbed “BarBIA”) rolled out on Minaj’s Instagram Live Friday. BIA’s 2020 hit single went viral on TikTok with over […]Read More Who is BIA? Meet the Boston rapper on the ‘Whole Lotta Money’ remix with Nicki Minaj
Just under a year after teaming up with his LOX brethren to drop Livin Off Xperience, Styles P is back on the solo grind with his latest album, Ghosting. “To concern myself with petty things like making album of the year wouldn’t fit my character,” Styles boasted on IG. “That is for mere mortals… *laughing emoji* I’M A FUXN […]Read More STYLES P DROPS ‘GHOSTING’ ALBUM
Whodini is the self-titled debut album by the hip hop group Whodini. It was released in 1983 via Jive Records and spawned two hit singles: 1982 single “Magic’s Wand” and 1983 single “The Haunted House of Rock”. Audio production was handled by Conny Plank, Heatwave’s Roy Carter, Thomas Dolby, and the Willesden Dodgers (Nigel Green, Pete Q. Harris, Richard Joh Smith). Whodini Released in October 13, 1983 Recorded from1982-1983 […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE JULY 8, 1983 WHODINI RELEASED THEIR SELF TITLED DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM WHODINI
I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind II is the third studio album by American rapper Killer Mike. It was released on July 8, 2008, by Grind Time Official and SMC Recordings. The album features guest appearances from 8Ball & MJG, Chamillionaire and Ice Cube, among others. His collaborations with UGK, Trae and Yo Gotti were also announced, but did not appear on the final track list of the album. Starting […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE JULY 8, 2008 KILLER MIKE RELEASED HIS THIRD STUDIO ALBUM I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE GRIND II
Paid in Full is the debut album of American hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim, released on July 7, 1987, by Island-subsidiary label 4th & B’way Records. The duo recorded the album at hip hop producer Marley Marl’s home studio and Power Play Studios in New York City, following Rakim’s response to Eric B.’s search for a rapper to complement his disc jockey work […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE JULY 7, 1987 ERIC B. & RAKIM RELEASED THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM PAID IN FULL
N.O.R.E. (an acronym for Niggas On The Run Eating) is the debut studio album by American rapper Noreaga. It was released on July 7, 1998 under Penalty Records, and debuted with sales of 165,000 in its first week of release, eventually being certified Platinum by the RIAA. The album contained the hit single “Superthug” which peaked at #36 on […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE JULY 7, 1998 NOREAGA RELEASED HIS DEBUT SOLO ABUM N.O.R.E
DJ ILLFLOW DROPS OF A NEW MIX WITH HIS ANNUAL SUMMER TIME 4TH OF JULY MIX #ILLFLOW DJ ILLFLOW SUMMER 2021 SUMMER TIME DJ ILLFLOW 2021 Listen belowRead More DJ ILLFLOW SUMMER TIME 4TH OF JULY MIX!!
Walk This Way” is a song by the American hard rock band Aerosmith. Written by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, the song was originally released as the second single from the album Toys in the Attic (1975). It peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1977, part of a string of successful hit singles for the band in the 1970s. In addition […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE JUNE 4, 1986 RUN DMC RELEASED THEIR VERSION OF THE AEROSMITH SINGLE WALK THIS WAY!!!
Tyler, the Creator’s new album Call Me If You Get Lost arrived Friday along with an apology to Selena Gomez. On track No. 9, “Manifesto” featuring Domo Genesis, Tyler reveals that he apologized to the pop star following a series of inappropriate tweets about her in 2010 and 2011. At the time, an 18-year-old Gomez was dating […]Read More Tyler, The Creator Apologizes to Selena Gomez For Past Tweets
NEWS DaBaby is taking inspiration from those that came before him. The rapper’s animated style and cinematic music videos have drawn comparisons to other MCs including Ludacris. Lil Duval recently compared the “Ball If I Want To” rapper to the Atlanta veteran. “Da baby is this generation Ludacris,” tweeted the comedian. The topic stirred a debate on […]Read More DaBaby Responds to Ludacris Comparisons
1st Infantry is the debut solo studio album by American hip hop producer and recording artist The Alchemist. The album was released on September 21, 2004 and peaked at number 101 on the Billboard 200 and number 11 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The album was solely produced by The Alchemist and features guest vocalists including Prodigy, Nina Sky, The Game, The Lox, Nas, M.O.P., Mobb Deep, Lloyd Banks, T.I., and Dilated Peoples. One single from […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE JUNE 29, 2004 THE ALCHEMIST RELEASED HIS DEBUT SOLO ALBUM 1ST INFANTRY
Party and Bullshit” is a song by American hip hop artist The Notorious B.I.G., then known as Biggie Smalls. The song is the artist’s debut single and was released as the fourth promotional single for the soundtrack to the 1993 film Who’s the Man?. The refrain “party and bullshit” was inspired by the song “When the Revolution Comes” by spoken word artists The Last Poets, however […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE, JUNE 29, 1993 THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G RELEASED HIS DEBUT SINGLE PARTY & BULLSHIT!!!
The Game alludes to old connections on “72 Bar Assassin,” penning bars for 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, Kim Kardashian and more. When it comes to rappers who simply do not give the slightest of damns, The Game is among the most notable figures that comes to mind. The legendary Compton emcee has continuously shared […]Read More The Game Addresses 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, & Kim Kardashian On “72 Bar Assassin”
All Souled Out is the debut EP by Pete Rock & CL Smooth. It was released in the summer of 1991 to rave reviews and spawned a modest hit in “The Creator”. After participation in the production and/or remixes of songs by various hip hop and R&B artists in the late 1980s to early 1990s, the duo signed to Elektra Records. All Souled Out was a […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE JUNE 25, 1991 PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH DROPPED THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM MECCA & THE SOUL BROTHER
Reasonable Doubt is the debut studio album by American rapper Jay-Z. It was released on June 25, 1996, by Roc-A-Fella Records and Priority Records. The album features production provided by DJ Premier, Ski, Knobody and Clark Kent, and also includes guest appearances from Memphis Bleek, Mary J. Blige, Jaz-O and The Notorious B.I.G., among others. The album features mafioso rap themes and gritty lyrics about the “hustler” lifestyle and material obsessions. Reasonable Doubt debuted at […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE, JUNE 25, 1996 JAYZ RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM REASONABLE DOUBT
The Ownerz is the sixth studio album by the hip-hop duo Gang Starr, and the last released during Guru’s lifetime. It was released in June 24, 2003, by Virgin. It was well-received critically and boasts four singles, “Skills”, “Rite Where U Stand”, “Nice Girl, Wrong Place”, and “Same Team, No Games”. The Ownerz The track “Same Team, No Games” […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE JUNE 22, 2003 GANGSTARR RELEASED THEIR SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM THE OWNERZ
Da Real World is the second studio album by American rapper Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott, released on June 22, 1999 by Elektra and The Goldmind. The album is noted for adding a raunchier and darker style to Elliott’s music, as well as including the overt political use of the term “bitch”. The album features guest appearances from B.G., Juvenile, Lil’ Mo, Nicole, Beyoncé, Eve, Eminem, Lady Saw, Da Brat, Aaliyah, Big Boi of Outkast, Lil’ Kim, MC Solaar, […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE JUNE 22, 1999 MISSY ELLIOT DROPPED HER SECOND STUDIO ALBUM DA REAL WORLD
Don’t Sweat the Technique is the fourth and final studio album by American hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim, released on June 23, 1992, by MCA Records. It was recorded and produced by Eric B. & Rakim at The Hit Factory in New York City. The album builds on the sounds of 1990’s Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em, with Rakim sounding more aggressive on Eric […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE JUNE 24, 1992 ERIC B. & RAKIM RELEASED THEIR FOURTH & FINAL STUDIO ALBUM DONT SWEAT THE TECHNIQUE!!
9lokkNine was reportedly arrested this morning on racketeering charges. Florida rapper 9lokkNine was reportedly arrested this week on RICO and racketeering charges. He is reportedly being held on a $750,000 bond. This is the latest in a string of legal difficulties involving the Florida rapper. This year, the Cash Money-affiliated rapper was arrested on five counts […]Read More Florida Rapper 9lokkNine Arrested On RICO Charges: Report
Creepin on ah Come Up is the debut EP by American hip hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. The album was released on June 21, 1994, on Ruthless Records. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums Bone Thugs-n-Harmony’s first album, with the singles “Thuggish Ruggish Bone” and “Foe tha Love of $”. Features on […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE JUNE 21, 1994 BONE THUGS N HARMONY DROPS THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM CREEPIN ON AH COME UP!!
Photo by Theo Wargo for WireImage via Getty Images Dave Chappelle capped the premiere of his new documentary at Radio City Music Hall with a righteous line-up of hip-hop heavyweights, featuring appearances from Q-Tip, De La Soul, Ghostface Killah, Redman, and more. Last night, Dave Chappelle rallied his rap buddies to help him toast the premiere of […]Read More Dave Chappelle Celebrated His Documentary’s Premiere with a Surprise All-Star Concert at Radio City Music Hall
2000 is the second solo studio album by American rapper Grand Puba. It was released on June 20, 1995, through Elektra Records. Recording sessions took place at Soundtrack Studios, Platinum Island Studios, Battery Studios, V. Dubbs Studios, Acme Recording Studios, Fiber Studios, and Chung King Studios in New York. Production was handled by Mark Sparks, Minnesota, DJ Alamo, Chris Liggio and Dante Ross. The […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE JUNE 20, 1995 GRAND PUBA RELEASED HIS SOPHMORE SOLO STUDIO ALBUM 2000
Mack 10 is the debut solo studio album by American rapper Mack 10. It was released on June 20, 1995 via Priority Records. Production was handled by Ice Cube, 88 X Unit, Dr. Jam, Madness 4 Real, DJ Crazy Toones, and Mack 10 himself. It features guest appearances from K-Dee, Westside Connection and the Mary Jane Girls. The album peaked at number 33 on the Billboard 200 and […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS JUNE 20, 1995 MACK 10 DROPPED HIS DEBUT SELF TITLED STUDIO ALBUM MACK 10
Canadian rapper Emcee KB has been doing his thing since 2019. With easy listening music along with cool vibes. He recently reached out to the Hip Hop Raised Me The Blog offices to submit a song entitled Semi-Naked Pictures. After a few careful listens I gave it my undivided attention and couldn’t help but to […]Read More HIP HOP RAISED ME THE BLOG PRESENTS: SONG REVIEWS WITH C.E.O DREAM FT EMCEE KB’S SEMI-NAKED PICTURES.
(Photo credit: Al B. Sure Instagram) “I can tell you how I feel about you night and day” Fans of R&B sensation Al B. Sure know those lyrics like the back of their hand. He’s been making girls swoon since the 80’s and is still doing it now. He is celebrating his 53rd birthday, but […]Read More Al B. Sure Celebrates Recovering after being Given Only 4 Months to Live
Derelicts of Dialect is the second and final studio album by American Queens-based hip hop trio 3rd Bass. It was released on June 18, 1991 through Def Jam Recordings. Recording sessions took place at Chung King Studios, Greene St. Recording and Calliope Studios in New York City. The production was handled mostly by 3rd Bass themselves, along with Prince Paul, Sam Sever of Downtown Science, John Gamble, Dante Ross and […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE JUNE 18, 1991 3RD BASS RELEASED THEIR SOPHMORE STUDIO ALBUM DERELICTS OF DIALECT
Nocturnal is the debut studio album by American hip hop duo Heltah Skeltah. It was released on June 18, 1996 via Duck Down/Priority Records. Recording sessions took place at Chung King Studios, at Dollar Cab, at D&D Studios, and at Unique Recording Studios in New York City. Production was handled by Da Beatminerz, Buckshot, Shaleek, Shawn J. Period, Supreme, E-Swift, Lord Jamar and Sean Price. It features guest appearances from Originoo Gunn […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE JUNE 18, 1996 HELTAH SKELTAH RELEASED THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM NOCTURNAL
Gucci Mane reveals the tracklist to his new album “Ice Daddy,” which features Pooh Shiesty, Lil Baby, Sir Mix-A-Lot and more. Gucci Mane has been reaping the spoils of a 1017 takeover, with new wave artists like Pooh Shiesty, Foogiano, BigWalkDog, and Big Scarr holding it down with a string of solid releases. Naturally, big Guwop decided to get […]Read More Gucci Mane Unveils Stacked “Ice Daddy” Tracklist
The War Report is the debut studio album by American hip hop duo Capone-N-Noreaga (C-N-N). The album features the singles “L.A., L.A.”, “T.O.N.Y.”, “Illegal Life” and “Closer”. Tragedy Khadafi appears on more than half of the album’s songs and served roles as both producer and executive producer. Despite its strong underground overtones, the album was a commercial success, listed on 1997’s Hip Hop/R&B Top […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE JUNE 17, 1997 CAPONE – N – NORIEGA RELEASED THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM WAR REPORT
Love, Peace & Nappiness is the second album from Queens, New York Hip hop group Lost Boyz. The album wasn’t as widely acclaimed as their debut, Legal Drug Money, but still managed to sell over 500,000 copies. “Me and My Crazy World” was a Billboard Hot 100 hit in 1997. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on September 17, 1997.Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE, JUNE 17 1997 LOST BOYZ RELEASED THEIR SOPHMORE STUDIO ALBUM LOVE PEACE & HAPPINESS!!
The rapper claims Mannion, who shot the iconic cover for Reasonable Doubt, is exploiting his likeness without permission JAY-Z is suing Jonathan Mannion in a lawsuit concerning the use of his likeness in photographs sold and used by the hip-hop photographer, as TMZ reports and Pitchfork can confirm via court documents. The rapper is accusing Mannion, who shot the iconic […]Read More JAY-Z Files Lawsuit Against Hip-Hop Photographer Jonathan Mannion in Likeness Dispute
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 […]Read More Lizzo Poses In A String Bikini & Declares It’s A “BIG GRRRL SUMMER!
While Memphis rap continues to enjoy a renaissance thanks to a generation of new young lions — from NLE Choppa to Duke Deuce — the history of the city’s scene continues to be defined by the music of golden era artists who got their start in the ’90s. Here is a look at five iconic […]Read More These 5 pioneers of Memphis rap helped pave the way for city’s current hip-hop renaissance
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 […]Read More Drake Confirms “Certified Lover Boy” Will Release By The End Of Summer
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 […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE, JUNE 13, 2000 SLUM VILLAGE RELEASED THEIR SOPHMORE STUDIO ALBUM FANTASTIC VOL. 2
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. […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE, JUNE 13, 2000 QUASIMOTO RELEASED THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM THE UNSEEN
The Knowledge, The Culture & The Lifestyle!! Hip Hop Raised Me!!!Read More A NEW WAVE OF TALENT COMING OUT OF HEMPSTEAD, LONG ISLAND NEW YORK’S OWN INDEPENDENT RECORDING ARTIST & INVESTOR WILLIE FROM THE DRIVE!!!
Many of rap’s biggest names came up in the ’90s. As these images show, they looked like stars right from the start. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ARCHIVEGETTY IMAGES Although hip-hop is the most dominant and influential musical genre in America today, it was still a burgeoning category in the early 1990s. Acts and artists like Wu-Tang Clan, […]Read More Hip-Hop Icons in the ’90s: The Photos
Illustration by Ziniu Chen, University Communications (Galaxy images from NASA, ESA and M. Montes, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)May 27, 2021 From the earliest days of hip-hop, rap artists have referenced the extraterrestrial to help us escape our earthbound existence. In “Rapper’s Delight” – the pioneering 1979 rap song by the Sugarhill Gang […]Read More 10 HIP-HOP SONGS TO TAKE YOU ON A VOYAGE INTO SPACE
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, […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE, JUNE 9TH 1989 LL COOL J RELEASED HIS THIRD STUDIO ALBUM WALKING WITH A PANTHER
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 […]Read More A$AP Rocky Documentary ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ to Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival
In the last decade, drill music has become ever more popular while inspiring debates over its links to violence. Now the rap sound is flourishing in many continents, writes Sam Davies. In 1965 Martin Luther King arrived in Chicago, looking to expand his civil rights campaign beyond the American South. He found a deeply divided […]Read More THE CONTREVESIAL MUSIC THAT IS THE SOUND OF GLOBAL YOUTH
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 […]Read More Ex-rapper launches Healthy Hip Hop app for kids, parents and teachers
Lloyd Banks – Sidewalks Lloyd Banks returns with “The Course Of The Inevitable,” with more bars that can be unpacked in one sitting — start with “Sidewalks.” All seems right in the game again, as Lloyd Banks has returned with his first studio album in over ten years, The Course Of The Inevitable. Already receiving early praise from his loyal fans, […]Read More Lloyd Banks Hasn’t Lost A Step On “Sidewalks”
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 […]Read More Rich The Kid Describes His Dream Girl On “Boss Bitch” With Coi Leray
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 […]Read More Roddy Ricch Tributes A Michael Jackson Classic In “Late At Night” Visual
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 […]Read More ScHoolboy Q, Ty Dolla $ign, & B-Real Connect For “BLACKS N MEXICANS” From The “Gully” Soundtrack
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 […]Read More Pressa Releases New Single & Music Video “Second Hand Smoke”
If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)” is a single by Nas featuring Lauryn Hill, released on June 4, 1996. 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 […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE, JUNE 4, 1996 NAS RELEASED THE SINGLE IF I RULED THE WORLD FEATURING LAURYN HILL
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 […]Read More DETROIT RAPPER BIG HOMIE ARRESTED FOR FLASHING GUNS ON INSTAGRAM CONNECTED TO 7 SHOOTINGS
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 […]Read More JAY-Z RECORDED A REMIX TO JUVENILE’S ‘HA’ WITHOUT TELLING CASH MONEY RECORDS
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 […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE JUNE 3, 1997 WU TANG CLAN RELEASED THEIR SOPHMORE STUDIO ALBUM WU TANG FOREVER
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 […]Read More Texas Rapper Big Jade Said She Refused to Sign With Offset Because He Wanted Her to Get Plastic Surgery
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” […]Read More Rapper DaBaby allegedly involved in Miami Beach shooting
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 […]Read More Soulja Boy Is The First Rapper To Own A Lamborghini Phone
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 […]Read More Ja Rule & Irv Gotti Celebrate 22 Years Of “Venni Vetti Vecci”
Jeezy took a moment to look back on the ten-year anniversary of his DJ Drama-hosted mixtape “The Real Is Back.” Jeezy‘s mixtape catalog has reached legendary status, and the trap music innovator recently took a moment to flex an important milestone. Yesterday, Jeezy celebrate the ten-year anniversary of his classic The Real Is Back, his tenth mixtape and one that […]Read More Jeezy Flexes 10 Years Of “The Real Is Back”
— 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). […]Read More Atlanta Rap/Hip-Hop Artist – CIINCO / Launches New Release with Producer, Smoothie / Kicks Off Summer/Fall Tour
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 […]Read More In The Wake Of The Tulsa Race Massacre’s Centennial, A Communal Hip-Hop Album Emerges
Hov spoke about meeting X while Rap battling in the Bronx & he explained how DMX helped him improve his stage performances. We can only imagine the number of stories that Jay-Z has about DMX, and he shared a few of them during his visit on The Shop. The episode is one of the most coveted of the series […]Read More Jay-Z Recalls Boycotting The Grammys For DMX: “They Didn’t Nominate Him”
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 […]Read More Nas Signs Deal With Sony Music For A “Full Circle” Moment In His Career
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 […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE MAY 26, 2002 EMINEM RELEASED HIS FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM THE EMINEM SHOW!!
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 […]Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE MAY 26, 1993 THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK MENACE 2 SOCIETY WAS RELEASED!!!