IT WAS ON THIS DATE JULY 28, 1997 BONE THUGS N HARMONY RELEASED THEIR THIRD STUDIO ALBUM THE ART OF WAR

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”, […]

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ON JUKY 28, 1992 EPMD RELEASED THEIR FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM BUSINESS NEVER PERSONAL

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 […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JULY 25, 1988 ERIC B & RAKIM RELEASED THEIR SECOND STUDIO ALBUM FOLLOW THE LEADER

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 […]

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IT WAS ON JULY 25TH, 1986 2 LIVE CREW RELEASED THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM THE 2 LIVE CREW IS WHAT WE ARE

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.[3] 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 […]

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IT WAS ON JULY 25, 1989 BEASTIE BOYS RELEASED THEIR SECOND STUDIO ALBUM PAULS BOUTIQUE

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 […]

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IT WAS JULY 25, 1995 BONE THUGS N HARMONY RELEASED THEIR SECOND ALBUM E.1999 ETERNAL

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 […]

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IT WAS ON JULY 25TH, 2006 PHARRELL WILLIAMS RELEASED HIS DEBUT SOLO ALBUM IN MY MIND

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 […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JULY 23, 1991 MAINE SOURCE RELEASED THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM BREAKING ATOMS.

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 […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE , JULY 22, 1997 COMPANY FLOW RELEASED THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM FUN CRUSHER/

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 […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JULY 21, 1992 HOUSE OF PAIN RELEASED THIER SELF TITLED DEBUT ALBUM FINE MALT LYRICS

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 […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JULY 21, 1998 CAMRON RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM CONFESSIONS OF FIRE

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.

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, JULY 20, 1993 CYPRESS HILL RELEASED THIER SOPHMORE STUDIO ALBUM BLACK SUNDAY.

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 […]

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Lil Nas X pokes fun of Nike Satan Shoes controversy in video teaser for new song

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 […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JULY 1994 MC EIHT RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM WE COME STRAPPED

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 […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JULY 19, 1994 COOLIO RELEASED HIS DEBUT SOLO ALBUM IT TAKES A THIEF

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 […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JULY 17, 1990 BOOGIE DOWN PRODUCTIONS DROPPED THEIR FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM EDUTAINMENT

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 […]

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HIP HOP LEGEND Just a Friend’ Rapper Biz Markie Dead at 57Just a Friend’ Rapper Biz Markie Dead at 57

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 […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JULY 8, 1983 WHODINI RELEASED THEIR SELF TITLED DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM WHODINI

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 […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JULY 8, 2008 KILLER MIKE RELEASED HIS THIRD STUDIO ALBUM I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE GRIND II

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 […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JULY 7, 1987 ERIC B. & RAKIM RELEASED THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM PAID IN FULL

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 […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JULY 7, 1998 NOREAGA RELEASED HIS DEBUT SOLO ABUM N.O.R.E

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 […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JUNE 4, 1986 RUN DMC RELEASED THEIR VERSION OF THE AEROSMITH SINGLE WALK THIS WAY!!!

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 […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JUNE 29, 2004 THE ALCHEMIST RELEASED HIS DEBUT SOLO ALBUM 1ST INFANTRY

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 […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, JUNE 29, 1993 THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G RELEASED HIS DEBUT SINGLE PARTY & BULLSHIT!!!

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 […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JUNE 25, 1991 PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH DROPPED THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM MECCA & THE SOUL BROTHER

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 […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, JUNE 25, 1996 JAYZ RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM REASONABLE DOUBT

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 […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JUNE 22, 2003 GANGSTARR RELEASED THEIR SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM THE OWNERZ

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” […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JUNE 22, 1999 MISSY ELLIOT DROPPED HER SECOND STUDIO ALBUM DA REAL WORLD

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, […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JUNE 24, 1992 ERIC B. & RAKIM RELEASED THEIR FOURTH & FINAL STUDIO ALBUM DONT SWEAT THE TECHNIQUE!!

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!!

IT WAS ON THIS DATE JUNE 21, 1994 BONE THUGS N HARMONY DROPS THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM CREEPIN ON AH COME UP!!

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 […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JUNE 20, 1995 GRAND PUBA RELEASED HIS SOPHMORE SOLO STUDIO ALBUM 2000

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 […]

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IT WAS ON THIS JUNE 20, 1995 MACK 10 DROPPED HIS DEBUT SELF TITLED STUDIO ALBUM MACK 10

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 […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JUNE 18, 1991 3RD BASS RELEASED THEIR SOPHMORE STUDIO ALBUM DERELICTS OF DIALECT

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 […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JUNE 18, 1996 HELTAH SKELTAH RELEASED THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM NOCTURNAL

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 […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE JUNE 17, 1997 CAPONE – N – NORIEGA RELEASED THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM WAR REPORT

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 […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, JUNE 17 1997 LOST BOYZ RELEASED THEIR SOPHMORE STUDIO ALBUM LOVE PEACE & HAPPINESS!!

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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, […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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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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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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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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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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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