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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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 […]

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

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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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 […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, SEPTEMBER 14, 1990 LL COOL J RELEASED HIS FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT.

Mama Said Knock You Out is the fourth studio album by American rapper LL Cool J. It was produced mostly by Marley Marl and recorded at his “House of Hits” home studio in Chestnut Ridge and at Chung King House of Metal in New York City. After the disappointing reception of LL Cool’s 1989 album Walking with a Panther, Mama Said Knock You Out was released by Def Jam […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, SEPTEMBER 14, 1999 OL’ DIRTY BASTARD RELEASED HIS SECOND AND FINAL STUDIO ALBUM NIGGA PLEASE.

Nigga Please (stylized as N☆☆★a Please) is the second solo studio album by American rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard. It was released on September 14, 1999 via Elektra Records. Recording sessions took place at Quad Recording Studios, at Chung King Studios and at 36 Chambers Studio in New York City, and at American Studios in Los Angeles. Production was handled by RZA, The Neptunes, Irv Gotti, Buddha Monk, […]

Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE, SEPTEMBER 14, 1999 OL’ DIRTY BASTARD RELEASED HIS SECOND AND FINAL STUDIO ALBUM NIGGA PLEASE.

IT WAS ON THIS DATE, SEPTEMBER 12, 1990 MC LYTE RELEASED EYES ON THIS.

Eyes on This is the second studio album American hip hop recording artist MC Lyte.[1] It was released on October 3, 1989, via First Priority and Atlantic Records, and featured production from Audio Two, as well as Grand Puba, The King of Chill, Marley Marl and PMD.[2] The album became the first by a female solo rapper to appear on the Billboard 200 (then called Billboard Top Pop Albums), on which it remained for […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPT 11, 2001 JAY Z RELEASED HIS SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM THE BLUEPRINT

The Blueprint is the sixth studio album by American rapper Jay-Z. It was released on September 11, 2001, by Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings. Its release was set a week earlier than initially planned in order to combat bootlegging. Recording sessions for the album took place during 2001 at Manhattan Center Studios and Baseline Studios in New York City. Contrasting the radio-friendly sound of […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 11, 2007 KANYE WEST DROPPED HIS THIRD STUDIO ALBUM. GRADUATION

Graduation is the third studio album by American rapper and producer Kanye West, released on September 11, 2007, through Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Records. Recording sessions took place between 2005 and 2007 at several studios in New York and Los Angeles. It was primarily produced by West himself, with contributions from various other producers. The album also features guest appearances from […]

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BLACKPINK’s Lisa’s Solo Debut ‘Lalisa’ Is Here: Stream It Now

BLACKPINK’s Lisa is the latest member of the K-pop girl group to make her solo debut with her single album Lalisa, which was released on Friday (Sept. 10). After releasing multiple video teasers, the 24-year-old singer released the two-song project, featuring the title track “Lalisa” and another song titled “Money.” Instrumental versions of both songs are also included in […]

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Fivio Foreign returns with new visual for “Story Time”

Fivio’s latest is expected to appear on his forthcoming release ‘B.I.B.L.E.’ It’s been well over a year since Fivio Foreign began building momentum towards his official debut LP, said to be titled B.I.B.L.E. (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth). In that time frame, we’ve already received a project’s worth of loose cuts, including “Move Like A Boss” with Young M.A, […]

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4 Of The Most Slept On Albums Of 2021

2021These are the albums you might have skipped over. 2021 has been one of the best years in hip hop in recent memory Tyler, The Creator’s Call Me If You Get Lost was a moment: His performance of “Lumberjack” at the BET Awards 2021 — vintage aquamarine Maybach and all — was an instant classic that complimented the project’s genius.  Similarly, […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPT 5, 1989 YOUNG M.C RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM STONE COLD RHYMING

Stone Cold Rhymin’ is the debut album by rapper Young MC. It was released in 1989 on Delicious Vinyl and was later re-issued by Rhino Records. The album reached No. 9 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart.[1] The third track, “Bust a Move”, was Young MC’s biggest hit and is his best-known song, reaching No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100[5] and topping the charts in Australia.[6] His follow-up single, “Principal’s […]

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Best Music Videos Of The Week: Bobby Shmurda, Isaiah Rashad, Rico Nasty & More

The best videos of the week include selections from Drake, Meek Mill, Jorja Smith, Victoria Monét, Ray Vaughn, and more.  It’s New Music Friday again and we’re here to share a lineup of videos we’re into that feature compelling elements. Up first is Bobby Shmurda’s six-minute visual for his newest single “No Time For Sleep Freestyle.” In it […]

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JAY-Z and Lil Baby spark memes after appearing on ‘Donda’ and ‘Certified Lover Boy’

The two rappers dropped bars on Drake and Kanye West’s latest albums. JAY-Z and Lil Baby have become the center of viral memes following their appearances on Drake and Kanye West’s latest albums. After months of teasing their long-awaited projects, Ye’s Donda and Drizzy’s Certified Lover Boy finally dropped this week, revealing more than 20 tracks complete with collaborations from some of […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, SEPT 3, 1991 NAUGHTY BY NATURE RELEASED THEIR DEBUT SELF TITLED STUDIO ALBUM NAUGHTY BY NATURE

Naughty by Nature is the self-titled second album from Naughty by Nature, released on September 3, 1991, through Tommy Boy Records. It was a critical and commercial success, having been certified platinum on February 6, 1992, thanks in large part to the hit single, “O.P.P.,” which reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1991. The album is now out of […]

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Kanye West previews André 3000 collaboration, says he’s designing Chicago school in new interview

The rapper gave his first interview since releasing ‘Donda’ in Berlin, Germany. Kanye West is already back to work, according to a new interview he gave while in Berlin, Germany. The rapper, who just released Donda four days ago, spoke to the German news outlet Bild while visiting the country on Thursday (Sept. 2). During the chat, which was […]

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Lil Durk Has the Most Billboard Hot 100 Entries of Any Artist in 2021Lil Durk Has the Most Billboard Hot 100 Entries of Any Artist in 2021

After claiming the Most Improved title last year, Lil Durk is in the running for this 2021’s rap MVP. And now he has one very gaudy stat that could make him a shoo-in for a Podoloff Trophy.  This week, Billboard reported that Lil Durk has the most Hot 100 entries of 2021 for any artist of any genre. His 35 […]

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Rick Ross Receives 9 New Gold and Platinum RIAA Certifications

Rick Ross has earned nine new RIAA certifications. Four of those certifications are gold—“Thug Cry,” “Push It,” “Sorry,” and “9 Piece”—and five are platinum: “Aston Martin Music,” “Diced Pineapples,” “B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast),” “Stay Schemin’,” and “Hustlin’.” Some of the records are more than a decade old, with the most recent being 2015’s “Sorry,” which features Chis Brown […]

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DRAKES CERTIFIED LOVER BOY HAS FINALLY DROPPED FEATURING A HOST OF TALENT FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE.

The Boy is back. After much anticipation and a series of delays, Drake’s sixth studio album Certified Lover Boy is here. Executive produced by Drake, Noah “40” Shebib, Oliver El-Khatib, and Noel Cadastre, the 21-track set arrived Friday along with a star-studded lineup including Travis Scott, Future, Lil Baby, Young Thug, Lil Durk, 21 Savage, Project Pat, […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 2, 1997 MASTER P DROPPED HIS SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM GHETTO D.

Ghetto D is the sixth studio album by American rapper Master P, released on September 2, 1997 on No Limit Records and Priority Records. Originally slated to be titled as Ghetto Dope, the name was shortened to the current title before the release due to the drug reference in the aforementioned title. The album would be one of Master P’s biggest albums. The original […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE AUGUST 27, 1996 OUTKAST RELEASED THEIR SOPHMORE STUDIO ALBUM ATLIENS

ATLiens is the second studio album by American hip hop duo Outkast. It was released on August 27, 1996, by LaFace Records. From 1995 to 1996, OutKast recorded ATLiens in sessions at several Atlanta studios—Bosstown Recording Studios, Doppler Recording Studios, PatchWerk Recording Studio, Purple Dragon Studios, and Studio LaCoCo—as well as Chung King Recording Studio and Sound On Sound Recording in New York City. The record features outer space-inspired […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE AUGUST 29, 1995 JUNIOR MAFIA RELEASED THIER STUDIO ALBUM CONSPIRACY

Conspiracy is the debut studio album by American hip hop group Junior M.A.F.I.A., released on August 29, 1995, by Big Beat Records and Atlantic Records.Upon its release, the album garnered much attention, gaining hype with the release of singles such as “Get Money” and “Players Anthem”. The album features rapper The Notorious B.I.G., who contributes to the album’s production in addition to appearing […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, SEPT 1, 1998 FAT JOE RELEASED HIS THIRD STUDIO ALBUM DON CARTAGENA

Don Cartagena is the third studio album by American rapper Fat Joe. The album was released on September 1, 1998, by Terror Squad, Mystic, Big Beat and Atlantic Records. The album received generally positive reviews. The album debuted at number seven on the US Billboard 200 chart. The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) The album received generally positive reviews. Soren Baker from the Los Angeles […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE AUGUST 30, 1994 UGK (UNDERGROUND KINGZ) RELEASED THEIR SECOND STUDIO ALBUM SUPER TIGHT

Super Tight… is the second studio album by American hip hop duo UGK. The album was released on August 30, 1994, by Jive Records. As of 2011, it has sold 375,000 copies. Super Tight… is notable for being the first UGK album to have The Meters guitarist Leo Nocentelli featured as a session musician. Have you subscribed to Hiphopraisedmetheblog.com, heres your chance below

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Kanye West Finally Releases New Album Donda: Listen

JAY-Z, the Weeknd, Jay Electronica, Travis Scott, Lil Baby, the Lox, Young Thug, Pop Smoke, and more appear on the long-delayed record, which also credits Marilyn Manson and DaBaby, who controversially appeared at the third listening event Finally, Kanye West has released his new studio album Donda. It includes contributions from JAY-Z (on “Jail”), the Weeknd, Jay Electronica, the Lox, […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE AUGUST 29, 2006 THE ROOTS RELEASED THEIR SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM GAME THEORY

Game Theory is the seventh studio album by American hip hop band The Roots, released August 29, 2006, on Def Jam Recordings. The group’s first release for the label after leaving Geffen Records, the album was recorded by the Roots mostly using the Apple-developed software application GarageBand.[1] A darker, grittier album with minimal emphasis on hooks in comparison to their previous work, Game Theory features a stripped-down sound similar to […]

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15 New Hip-Hop & R&B Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of August 27)

This week’s top albums feature selections from Westside Gunn, Blk Oddysy, Shaybo, Mercury, Boslen, Ray Vaughn and more. It’s been a stacked week filled with a lot of great releases. If you’re not living under a rock, some stans are still waiting for Kanye West’s DONDA, and Drake might be releasing Certified Lover Boy ASAP. Even with those looming releases, it’s New […]

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Watch TDE’s New Signee, Ray Vaughn, Introduce Himself with a Blistering LA Leakers Freestyle

Ray Vaughn earns his keep as the latest TDE signee with a nearly seven-minute freestyle for LA Leakers. In case you missed the memo, Top Dawg Entertainment grew one rapper stronger this week with the signing of Ray Vaughn. The Long Beach rapper’s addition to the roster was announced by the label yesterday afternoon with the […]

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Beyoncé Reportedly ‘Disappointed and Angry’ After Critics Bash Her for Wearing a Tiffany’s ‘Blood Diamond’

It’s rare for “Queen Bey” to be involved in controversy, and she certainly doesn’t normally let on that there’s a problem. But there is much controversy surrounding Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s camp after she made history posing alongside a rare art piece from the late, great artist Jean-Michel Basquiat as the first Black woman to wear an iconic Tiffany & Co. Yellow Diamond. According […]

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Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar Share Video for New Song “Family Ties”

Baby Keem has shared his new song “Family Ties,” featuring Kendrick Lamar. Keem also dropped off the track’s official music video, which you can watch up top. As suggested by the track’s title and the artwork, Keem and Kendrick are related. Keem commented on his relationship with his cousin in an interview with Nadeska Alexis back in June. “Regarding […]

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Bloods Gang’s Founder of The West Coast Chapter of The Black P Stones, T Rodger’s Cause of Death is Unknown At This Time.

The founder of the West Coast chapter of the Almighty Black P. Stone Nation Bloods gang, T Rodger’s cause of death has not been revealed after he passed away on August 2021, at the age of 65. May the legend rest in paradise. Humanitarian, author, actor, producer, peacemaker, street legend, gang leader, poet, musician, director, organizer, consultant, […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE AUGUST 19, 1994 O.C RELEASED HIS SOPHMORE STUDIO ALBUM JEWELZ

Jewelz is the second album by the rapper O.C.. Unlike his debut, 1994’s Word…Life, Jewelz features a wider number of guest producers and rappers. Producer DJ Premier (who also oversaw and mixed other parts of the album) lends his hand on four songs, while Buckwild, Da Beatminerz and O.Gee all drop three songs each. D.I.T.C. members Showbiz and Lord Finesse each contribute one number and as the album was released the production was […]

Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE AUGUST 19, 1994 O.C RELEASED HIS SOPHMORE STUDIO ALBUM JEWELZ

IT WAS ON THIS DATE AUGUST 19, 2003 T.I RELEASED HIS SOPHMORE STUDIO ALBUM TRAP MUZIK

Trap Muzik is the second studio album by the American rapper T.I., released on August 19, 2003, by Atlantic Records and his newly founded record label Grand Hustle Records. Due to the poor sales on T.I.’s first album, I’m Serious (2001), T.I. asked for a joint venture deal with Arista Records or to be released from his contract; he was subsequently dropped from the label. In 2003, T.I. launched […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE AUGUST 19, 1997 ROYAL FLUSH RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM GHETTO MILLIONAIRE

Ghetto Millionaire is the debut album by American rapper Royal Flush, released on August 19, 1997 through TVT Records. The album featured various contributors, including prominent hip-hop producers Da Beatminerz, L.E.S., Buckwild and Hi-Tek. The album reached No. 48 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 30 on the Top Heatseekers chart in Billboard magazine. The album spawned two charting singles, “Worldwide” and “Iced Down Medallions”, the latter of […]

Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE AUGUST 19, 1997 ROYAL FLUSH RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM GHETTO MILLIONAIRE

IT WAS ON THIS DATE, AUGUST 16, 1994 ORGANIZED KONFUSION RELEASED THEIR SOPHMORE STUDIO ALBUM STRESS: (THE EXTINCTION AGENDA

Stress: The Extinction Agenda is the second full-length album by Queens hip hop duo Organized Konfusion, released on August 16, 1994, on Hollywood BASIC The group went outside its past self-production and got help from future star producers Buckwild and Rockwilder. The album features O.C. and A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip. The album’s tone is generally darker than that of its predecessor, with subject matter falling under the […]

Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE, AUGUST 16, 1994 ORGANIZED KONFUSION RELEASED THEIR SOPHMORE STUDIO ALBUM STRESS: (THE EXTINCTION AGENDA

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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Here’s why you need to stream Houston’s new hip-hop icon Aaron May

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 […]

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HIP HOP RAISED ME THE BLOG PRESENTS: SONG REVIEWS WITH C.E.O DREAM FT EMCEE KB’S SEMI-NAKED PICTURES.

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.