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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Atlanta Rap/Hip-Hop Artist – CIINCO / Launches New Release with Producer, Smoothie / Kicks Off Summer/Fall Tour

— 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). […]

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2001 QUESTLOVE WAS HESITANT TO WORK WITH JAY-Z IN FEAR OF LOOKING LIKE A ‘SELLOUT’

Stephen Lovekin/WireImage for Island Def Jam Music Group Before JAY-Z was Hip Hop’s first billionaire and an inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he was the president of Def Jam Recordings. During his tenure, Hov signed The Roots to the imprint where the Philly group would put out several of their albums, including 2006’s Game Theory, 2008’s Rising Down and 2010’s How I Got […]

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QUANDO RONDOSHOT AT IN GEORGIA

EXCLUSIVE QUANDO RONDOSHOT AT IN GEORGIA Quando Rondo and his entourage were caught in a hail of gunfire at a convenience store in Georgia, and one man in his entourage was wounded. According to law enforcement sources, the shots rang out around 3:20 AM Sunday in Blackshear, while Quando and his crew were in a parking […]

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KODAK BLACK PLEADS GUILTY TO ASSAULT OF TEEN GIRL, GETS PROBATION

KODAK BLACK PLEADS GUILTY TO ASSAULT OF TEEN GIRL, GETS PROBATION Track Kodak Blackon Bandsintown Kodak Black has received his fate in the 2016 sexual assault and battery incident involving a teenage girl, of which he pleaded guilty to in a South Carolina courtroom this afternoon. According to court documents obtained by XXL on Wednesday (April 28), Kodak, whose given name is […]

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LL COOL J NOT FEELING ‘FOREFATHER OF POP RAP’ TITLE: ‘WTF YOU TALKING ABOUT?’

Paul Natkin/Getty Images LL COOL J exploded on the scene in the early 1980s rocking a dookie gold chain, Kangol bucket hat and matching Fila jumpsuit. Songs such as “I’m Bad,” “Radio” and “Mama Said Knock You Out” eventually made the Def Jam Recordings legend a household name before television solidified his reputation as the versatile […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE MARCH 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 […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DJ Spinderella slams Salt-N-Pepa biopic

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

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OVO “40” Shares Appalling “Marvin’s Room” Story Involving Michael Jackson

The music legend was the last person to use the iconic Marvin Gay Los Angeles studio prior to his death before Drake and left a few items behind. When Drakereleased his memorable 2011 effort Take Care, included in the tracklist was a song that no one could have predicted would make waves the way it did. Released as the first […]

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Trump Pardons Mike Tyson’s Life long friend, Crown Heights, Brooklyn Native Lou Hobbs

Crown Heights, Brooklyn native, Lou Hobbs from the infamous Albany Projects. Sentenced to life in the federal penitentiary for a number of charges. After serving 24yrs of his sentence. Recieved a commuted sentence from Former President Donald Trump before leaving office and pardoning a record high of 70 plus of incarcerated individuals from their sentences. […]

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It was on this date January 19, 1992. Seagram released his debut album The Dark Roads.

The Dark Roads is the debut album by American rapper Seagram, released 1992 on Rap-A-Lot Records and Priority Records. The album features guest performances by labelmates: Scarface, Ganksta N-I-P, Bushwick Bill and Willie D. It peaked at number 74 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The album features the violent but intelligent single “The Vill” in which Seagram raps about the hard lifestyle of Oakland G’s. The album […]

Read More It was on this date January 19, 1992. Seagram released his debut album The Dark Roads.

Lil Durk Reacts To “The Voice” Album Sales After First Full Week

Trippie Redd, Tory Lanez, and G Herbo celebrate Lil Durk’s success with “The Voice.” Lil Durk pulled an unexpected move with the release of The Voice. After slowly unleashing new singles off of the project for the past few months, and heavily teasing the album, he finally dropped it off in its entirety just before Christmas. Literally, on Christmas Eve. […]

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Drake Offers Some New Year’s Thoughts On “Self Work”

Drake Offers Some New Year’s Thoughts On “Self Work” Drake with some words of wisdom to kick your year off. It is January, all. It marks the beginning of the year but for fans of Drake, the countdown officially began for Certified Lover Boy. We’re inching towards the three-year mark since the release of Scorpion, an album that ushered in a new level […]

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Black Twitter All In Their Feelings Now That Rihanna & A$AP Rocky Have Gone Public, Allegedly

Someone check on Lil Uzi Vert. Source: Samir Hussein / Getty We may have another star couple on our hands. The internets now have receipts on Rihanna and A$AP Rocky’s budding romance. As spotted on Hot New Hip Hop the two fashionistas we seen in Barbados looking super cozy. In several photos that have started circulating around the world wide web […]

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FEDS REJECT KODAK BLACK’S REDUCED SENTENCE REQUEST

FEDS REJECT KODAK BLACK’S REDUCED SENTENCE REQUEST According to a confirmed report, federal prosecutors have denied Kodak Black’s request for compassionate release, stating that he hasn’t presented a reason to be released early and that his motion failed to follow legal porcedure. “(Kodak Black) has not presented ‘extraordinary and compelling reasons’ supporting his request for release,” assistant […]

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FAMOUS DEX CHECKS INTO DRUG REHAB AFTER DISTURBING IMAGES GO VIRAL

According to a report from AllHipHop, Famous Dex has checked himself into a drug rehab after several concerning images went public over the weekend, leaving fans and critics to express their concern online. Dex posted a video on IG over the weekend, seemingly inebriated, rapping while showing off his “Sad” and “Love” tattoos. the Chi-Town […]

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JAY-Z’S ROC NATION AND PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE LAUNCH NEW PUBLISHING IMPRINT

JAY-Z’S ROC NATION AND PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE LAUNCH NEW PUBLISHING IMPRINT In several confirmed reports, literary giant Penguin Random House has announced its launch of Roc Lit 101, a publishing imprint with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation that promises to publish “genre-defying literature” by some of the culture’s most notable names. Jana Fleishman, executive vice president of […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE DEC 15, 1998 DJ CLUE RELEASED “THE PROFESSIONAL” ON ROCK-A-FELLA RECORDS

The Professional is the debut studio album by American record producer DJ Clue?. It was released on December 15, 1998 via Roc-A-Fella Records Professional Ratings Recording sessions took place at Alien Flyers, at Platinum Island Studios, at Desert Storm Studios, at Soundtrack Studios, at The Hit Factory, at Sound On Sound Studios and at D&D Studios in New York City, at Krosswire […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE DEC 10, 2002 THE GZA RELEASED HIS FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM “LEGEND OF THE LIQUID SWORD”

Legend of the Liquid Sword is the fourth solo studio album by American hip hop artist GZA, a member of the Wu-Tang Clan. It was released December 10, 2002. The album is named after the kung fu film Legend of the Liquid Sword. In the songs “Did Ya Say That”, and “Knock Knock”, GZA focuses on the politics of record labels, and expresses his issues in […]

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Breakdancing to be added to 2024 Olympic gamesThe athletic style of urban dance was recognized by the international committee on Monday

Breakdancing, a street dance style rooted within the Black community, has been added to the 2024 Olympic games, The athletic style of urban dance was recognized by the International Olympic Committee on Monday, and will be featured at the 2024 Paris Games in an effot to attract younger vewers. The competing teams could win a medal, The Chicago […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE DEC 7, 2004 CAM’RON RELEASED HIS FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM PURPLE HAZE ON ROCK-A-FELLA RECORDS

Purple Haze is the fourth studio album by Harlem rapper Cam’ron. The album was released on December 7, 2004, by Diplomat Records, Roc-A-Fella Records and The Island Def Jam Music Group. The release of this album was delayed several times from November 2003, the first single “Get Em Girls” was released a year prior to the actual album release. The album debuted at number 20 […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE DEC 8, 2000 REDMAN RELEASED DOC’S DA NAME 1999

Doc’s da Name 2000 is the fourth studio album by American rapper Redman.[9] The album was released on Def Jam Recordings on December 8, 1998. It peaked at number 11 on the US Billboard 200. It was a top seller, being certified platinum for sales of over a million copies.Doc’s Da  Professional Ratings The song “Da Goodness” is sampled in the Barbadian soca beat “Redman/Da Goodness […]

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DR. DRE’S OLDEST DAUGHTER CLAIMS SHE HASN’T SEEN MOGUL IN 17 YEARS

A lot of things have been coming out about Dr. Dre’s personal life ever since his estranged wife, Nicole Young, filed for divorce from the legendary music mogul Dre’s oldest daughter, 37-year-old LaTanya Young, recently opened up about her estranged relationship with her father to the Daily Mail. She stated that she hasn’t seen Dr. Dre […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE DEC 7, 1999 THE FIRST POST-HUMOUS ALBUM BY THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G “BORN AGAIN” WAS RELEASED

Born Again is the first posthumous compilation album by American rapper the Notorious B.I.G., released by Bad Boy Records and Arista Records on December 7, 1999. It is composed primarily of early recorded verses with newer beats and guest rappers Professional Ratings The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 485,000 albums sold in the first week, and was certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA on January 14, […]

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Casanova Allegedly Sent Money To Gang Founder In Prison For Murder: Report (FREE CASANOVA)

Prosecutors are also using the fact that Casanova wore gorilla jewelry as evidence that he was associated with the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation. More information is being shared about the ongoing case involving Casanova and his alleged ties to the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation gang now that the rapper has turned himself over to authorities. On Thursday […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE DEC 5, 2000 ROCK-A-FELLA RECORDS RECORDING ARTIST MEMPHIS BLEEK DROP HIS SECOND STUDIO ALBUM

The Understanding is the second studio album by rapper Memphis Bleek, released by Get Low Records, Roc-A-Fella Records, and Def Jam Recordings on December 5, 2000. As of October 2002, the album has been certified gold by the RIAA for shipment of over 500,000 units.  Professional Ratings Track listing No. Title Producer(s) Length 1.”Intro (U Know Bleek)”Just Blaze 1:51 2.”Do My…” (featuring Jay-Z)A Kid Called […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE DEC 4, 1990 BRAND NUBIAN RELEASED THEIR DEBUT ALBUM ” ONE FOR ALL “

One for All is the debut studio album by American hip hop group Brand Nubian, released on December 4, 1990 by Elektra Records. The album was highly acclaimed for its politically charged and socially conscious content. Sales never matched the wide acclaim — the album has only sold 350,000 copies as of May 2013[citation needed] — but it has remained in print since […]

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Majah Hype’s Estranged Wife Says He Abused Her For Years In Tearful Tell-All

In a lengthy Instagram post, the wife of comedian Majah Hype alleges that she has been battered and abused by the comedian during their relationship. In her #WomenWednesday chat with her fans, she laid bare the shocking abuse allegations in an emotional speech. Majah Hype last week suffered a mild heart attack and was hospitalized. […]

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HIP HOP RAISED ME THE BLOG REMEMBERS CHAD BUTLER AKA PIMP C WHO PASSED AWAY ON THIS DATE DEC 4, 2007

Chad Lamont Butler (December 29, 1973 – December 4, 2007), better known by his stage name Pimp C, was an American rapper and record producer. He was best known for his work with Bun B as a founding member of the Underground Kingz (UGK). Signing to Jive Records in 1992, UGK released their major-label debut album Too Hard to Swallow to positive reviews. The […]

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NEW MUSIC ALERT: CHE NOIR “AFTER 12” THE EP FT 38 SPESH, RANSOM, MUSALINI, SA ROCK JYNX, RJ PAYNE, & AMBER SIMONE

“After 12” by Che Noir . A 7 Track ep self produced by Che Noir herself. Featuring The whole Trust Spesh, Ransom, Musalini, Sa- Rock, Amber Symone, RJ Payne, & Jynx Tracklisting 01. Che Noir- Foxy Intro 02. Che Noir ft Musalini – Cruise Control 03. Che Noir ft Ransom & 38 Spesh – Hunger […]

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Jay-Z Drops Year-End Playlist Featuring Drake, Pop Smoke, The Weeknd, and More

Image via Getty/ Shareif Ziyadat As 2020 comes to a close, year-end lists are in full effect. On Thursday, Jay-Z joined the fray, sharing his 2020 playlist via TIDAL, featuring songs from artists like Drake, Busta Rhymes, Jay Electronica, Pop Smoke, Burna Boy, and several others.https://d-17731425362531232431.ampproject.net/2011200012001/frame.html The TIDAL-exclusive collection of songs—appropriately dubbed “2020 Vision COVID 19″—looks to try and encapsulate the tumultuous […]

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NEW VIDEO ALERT* DJ KAY SLAY – WE GET BUSY – FT AZ, BENNY THE BUTCHER, PAPOOSE, BUN B, TRAE THE TRUTH, & ZONE

This is Hip Hop Raised Me The Blog!!!Where is about The Knowledge, The Culture, & The Lifestyle!!! Where we celebrate the 47 years of the youngest genre of music which is Hip Hop!!!HIP HOP RAISED ME!!!! ——————————————————–Posted based on the “fair use” statute/ act. Strictly for Non-Profit and entertainment purposes only.  Subject to copyrights( writing […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, DEC 3, 1995 2PAC & DR. DRE RELEASED THEIR SINGLE CALIFORNIA LOVE.

California Love” is a hip hop song by 2Pac featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman. The song was released as 2Pac’s comeback single after his release from prison in 1995 and was his first single as the newest artist of Death Row Records. This is one of 2Pac’s most widely known and most successful singles, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE DEC 3. 1996 DEATH ROW RECORDS RELEASED CHRISTMAS ON DEATH ROW

Christmas on Death Row is a compilation album released by Death Row Records and Interscope Records on December 3, 1996. The album sold 200,000 copies. The album was made as a form of charity to the community. Professional Ratings Track listing Snoop Doggy Dogg ft. Daz Dillinger, Nate Dogg, Tray Deee, Bad Azz – “Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto” [produced by Snoop Doggy Dogg] Isaac Hayes sample […]

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MAN GETS ROBBED ON CAMERA!!! WHEN STUNTING GOES WRONG* WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES (WATCH WHO YOU CALL BRO)

This is Hip Hop Raised Me The Blog!!!Where is about The Knowledge, The Culture, & The Lifestyle!!! Where we celebrate the 47 years of the youngest genre of music which is Hip Hop!!!HIP HOP RAISED ME!!!! ——————————————————–Posted based on the “fair use” statute/ act. Strictly for Non-Profit and entertainment purposes only.  Subject to copyrights( writing […]

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GROUP OF YOUNG BLACK DRUMMERS DOING A DOPE ROUTINE ON THE CORNER OF EAST 18TH STREET & CHURCH AVENUE IN FLATBUSH BROOKLYN

This is Hip Hop Raised Me The Blog!!!Where is about The Knowledge, The Culture, & The Lifestyle!!! Where we celebrate the 47 years of the youngest genre of music which is Hip Hop!!!HIP HOP RAISED ME!!!! ——————————————————–Posted based on the “.d entertainment purposes only.  Subject to copyrights( writing and teaching purposes #hiphopraisedme #hiphopraisedmeblog #hiphopraisedmetheblog #TheknowledgeTheCultureThelifestyle […]

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Lil Nas X Says Tyler, The Creator & Frank Ocean “Made It Easier” For Him

The “Holiday” rapper says they helped him be “where I am, comfortably.” In the summer of 2019, Lil Nas X decided to share his sexuality with the world. The rising, record-breaking star came forward to say that he is gay, and since that time, he has been supported by fans and teased by foes. Regardless, Lil Nas X lives his truth […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, DEC 1ST 1986 AFRICA BAMBATTA & THE SOUL SONIC FORCE RELEASED PLANET ROCK THE ALBUM

Planet Rock: The Album is an old school hip hop album by Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force, released in 1986 as a collection of previous singles. The song “Planet Rock” was one of the earliest hits of the hip hop music genre and remains one of its pioneering recordings. The single’s liner notes include members of Kraftwerk with the songwriting credits. In creating the track, portions of Kraftwerk’s “Numbers” […]

Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE, DEC 1ST 1986 AFRICA BAMBATTA & THE SOUL SONIC FORCE RELEASED PLANET ROCK THE ALBUM

IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV 29, 1994 THE QUEEN OF HIP HOP/R&B/SOUL MARY J BLIGE RELEASED HER SECOND STUDIO ALBUM “MY LIFE

My Life is the second studio album by American R&B recording artist Mary J. Blige, released on November 29, 1994, by Uptown Records. Many of the topics on My Life deal with clinical depression, Blige’s battling with both drugs and alcohol, as well as being in an abusive relationship. Unlike her debut, What’s the 411? (1992), Blige co-wrote fourteen of the album’s tracks, making it her most […]

Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV 29, 1994 THE QUEEN OF HIP HOP/R&B/SOUL MARY J BLIGE RELEASED HER SECOND STUDIO ALBUM “MY LIFE

Hip-hop artist Slim Jxmmi distributes free turkeys in FairparkHip-hop artist Slim Jxmmi distributes free turkeys in FairparkBy BLAKE ALSUP Daily JournalRapper “Slim Jxmmi,” half of Grammy-nominated hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd, hands out free turkeys Tuesday at Fairpark in Tupelo. The rapper, whose real name is Aaquil Brown, is a Tupelo native.Rapper “Slim Jxmmi” hugs residents waiting in line to get free turkeys.Irijah Kinard, left, and Devon Shannon help carry dozens of frozen turkeys for Tuesday giveaway co-sponsored by rapper “Slim Jxmmi” at Fairpark in Tupelo.Volunteers unpack dozens of frozen turkeys to be given away as part of the event.THOMAS WELLS | BUY TUPELO • Slim Jxmmi, half of Grammy-nominated hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd, distributed turkeys to dozens of families Tuesday afternoon.The Tupelo native, who’s real name is Aaquil Brown, returned to his hometown to give back to the community that helped raise him as part of his 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive at Fairpark.“I love giving back to where I come from because I feel like it inspires others to chase their dreams or to reach their highest height and give back to their community,” Brown said. “It makes everybody better.”With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has created economic hardships for millions of people across the country, Brown said it’s even more important to give back.

This year, I feel like, is bigger than all of the other years, with people losing their jobs and all this type of crazy stuff,” Brown said. “I just like to be able to help in any way I can.” Mayor Jason Shelton proclaimed Nov. 24 “Slim Jxmmi Day” in the city of Tupelo. He […]

Read More Hip-hop artist Slim Jxmmi distributes free turkeys in FairparkHip-hop artist Slim Jxmmi distributes free turkeys in FairparkBy BLAKE ALSUP Daily JournalRapper “Slim Jxmmi,” half of Grammy-nominated hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd, hands out free turkeys Tuesday at Fairpark in Tupelo. The rapper, whose real name is Aaquil Brown, is a Tupelo native.Rapper “Slim Jxmmi” hugs residents waiting in line to get free turkeys.Irijah Kinard, left, and Devon Shannon help carry dozens of frozen turkeys for Tuesday giveaway co-sponsored by rapper “Slim Jxmmi” at Fairpark in Tupelo.Volunteers unpack dozens of frozen turkeys to be given away as part of the event.THOMAS WELLS | BUY TUPELO • Slim Jxmmi, half of Grammy-nominated hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd, distributed turkeys to dozens of families Tuesday afternoon.The Tupelo native, who’s real name is Aaquil Brown, returned to his hometown to give back to the community that helped raise him as part of his 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive at Fairpark.“I love giving back to where I come from because I feel like it inspires others to chase their dreams or to reach their highest height and give back to their community,” Brown said. “It makes everybody better.”With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has created economic hardships for millions of people across the country, Brown said it’s even more important to give back.

Hip Hop Pioneer Doctor. Dre of Yo! MTV Raps Loses leg as reported by Rolling Stone!!

A Hip-Hop Pioneer Loses His Leg. The Optimism Remains After doctors amputated part of former Yo! MTV Raps host Andre “Doctor Dré” Brown’s leg, his family set up a GoFundMe to defray medical costs. Still, the trailblazer doesn’t want your pity Andre Brown was leaving his sister’s house on Memorial Day when he misjudged the location of […]

Read More Hip Hop Pioneer Doctor. Dre of Yo! MTV Raps Loses leg as reported by Rolling Stone!!

IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV 25, 1987 RUN-DMC RELEASED THEIR SINGLE “CHRISTMAS IN HOLLIS”

Christmas in Hollis” is a single by Run-DMC that was included on two 1987 Christmas compilation albums featuring various artists: A Very Special Christmas (A&M 3911) and Christmas Rap (Profile 1247). When Bill Adler first asked Run-DMC to contribute to “A Very Special Christmas”—the first in a series of various artists compilation albums produced to benefit the Special Olympics—they refused. After Bill—who was then […]

Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV 25, 1987 RUN-DMC RELEASED THEIR SINGLE “CHRISTMAS IN HOLLIS”

NOV 24, 1992 THE PHARCYDE RELEASED THEIR DEBUT ALBUM BIZARRE RIDE 2 THE PHARCYDE

Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde is the debut album of American hip hop group The Pharcyde, released on November 24, 1992 through Delicious Vinyl Records and EastWest Records. The album was produced by former group member J-Swift, and features only one guest appearance, provided by little known Los Angeles rapper Bucwheed (known then as “Buckwheat” from The Wascals). In the […]

Read More NOV 24, 1992 THE PHARCYDE RELEASED THEIR DEBUT ALBUM BIZARRE RIDE 2 THE PHARCYDE

IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV 24, 1992 KOOL G RAP & DJ POLO RELEASED THIER THIRD & FINAL STUDIO ALBUM “LIVE AND LET DIE”

Warner Bros. Records eventually refused to distribute Live and Let Die as part of its deal with Cold Chillin’ Records because of the album’s lyrical content and cover art.[1] It is not known if a Warner Bros. catalogue number was ever assigned to the release. Live and Let Die remained out of print until it was re-released and remastered with various bonus material […]

Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV 24, 1992 KOOL G RAP & DJ POLO RELEASED THIER THIRD & FINAL STUDIO ALBUM “LIVE AND LET DIE”

IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV 24, 1998 RZA OF THE WU-TANG CLAN RELEASED BOBBY DIGITAL IN STEREO

Bobby Digital in Stereo is the debut studio album by American rapper and producer RZA. It was released on November 24, 1998, and was certified Gold on February 5, 1999, by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It is a well-received experimental album that is based on a story featuring him rhyming as a hedonistic, fun-loving alter-ego named Bobby Digital and […]

Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV 24, 1998 RZA OF THE WU-TANG CLAN RELEASED BOBBY DIGITAL IN STEREO

IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV 23, 2004 THE DIPLOMATS RELEASE THEIR SECOND STUDIO ALBUM IMMUNITY 2!!

Diplomatic Immunity 2 is the second studio album by American hip hop collective The Diplomats. The album was released on November 23, 2004 through Koch Records. Professional Ratings Track listing No.Title Music Performer(s) Length 1.”Stop-N-Go”DevelopCam’Ron and J.R. Writer 6:13 2.”S.A.N.T.A.N.A.”TreblemakersJuelz Santana 4.24 3.”Take ‘Em to Church”AmadeusCam’ron and Juelz Santana 3:49 4.”Get Use to This”Stay Gettin’Juelz Santana and J.R. Writer. 3:57 5.”Family Ties”SkitzoCam’ron, 40 […]

Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV 23, 2004 THE DIPLOMATS RELEASE THEIR SECOND STUDIO ALBUM IMMUNITY 2!!

IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV 23, 1993 DEL THE FUNKY HOMOSAPIEN RELEASED HIS SECOND STUDIO ALBUM “NO NEED FOR ALARM

No Need for Alarm is the second solo studio album by American hip hop musician Del the Funky Homosapien. It was released in 1993 through Elektra Records. Recording sessions took place at Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco and at Chung King House of Metal in New York City. Production was handled by Del himself along with A-Plus, Casual, Domino, Jay-Biz, Snupe and Stimulated Dummies Professional Ratings […]

Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV 23, 1993 DEL THE FUNKY HOMOSAPIEN RELEASED HIS SECOND STUDIO ALBUM “NO NEED FOR ALARM

IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV 22, 2010 KANYE WEST RELEASED HIS FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is the fifth studio album by American rapper and producer Kanye West. It was released on November 22, 2010, by Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Records. It follows a period of public and legal controversy for West, who retreated to a self-imposed exile in Hawaii in 2009 and recorded at Honolulu’s Avex Recording Studio in […]

Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV 22, 2010 KANYE WEST RELEASED HIS FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY

IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV 22, 1994 REDMAN RELEASED HIS SECOND STUDIO ALBUM “DARE IZ A DARKSIDE”

Dare Iz a Darkside is the second studio album by American rapper Redman. It was released on November 22, 1994, by Def Jam Recordings. The album debuted at 13 on the US Billboard 200.[1] The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album cover features Redman buried in the ground up to his neck, a reference to the cover of Funkadelic’s 1971 album Maggot Brain. […]

Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV 22, 1994 REDMAN RELEASED HIS SECOND STUDIO ALBUM “DARE IZ A DARKSIDE”

IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV 22, 1994 SLICK RICK RELEASED HIS THIRD STUDIO ALBUM BEHIND BARS

Behind Bars is the third studio album by British-American rapper Slick Rick, released November 22, 1994, on Def Jam Recordings. The album features production from Vance Wright, Pete Rock, Large Professor, Easy Mo Bee and Warren G, as well as guest appearances by Doug E. Fresh, Nice & Smooth, and Warren G. Professional Ratings Upon its release, Behind Bars achieved moderate chart success, peaking at number 51 on the Billboard 200, and […]

Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV 22, 1994 SLICK RICK RELEASED HIS THIRD STUDIO ALBUM BEHIND BARS

IT WAS ON THIS DATE, NOV 21, 1995 Group Home Released “Living Proof”

Livin’ Proof is the debut album by Group Home, the Gang Starr-affiliated duo composed of rappers Lil Dap and Melachi the Nutcracker. The album featured the popular underground single “Supa Star” and the instrumental work of producer DJ Premier. The album is known both for these instrumentals and the interplay between the lyrics of Group Home’s two members. DJ Premier […]

Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE, NOV 21, 1995 Group Home Released “Living Proof”

IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV, 21 2000 THE WU-TANG CLAN RELEASED THEIR THIRD STUDIO ALBUM “THE W”

The W is the third studio album by American hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan. It was released on November 21, 2000, by Loud Records. After their 1997 album Wu-Tang Forever, several of the group’s members released solo projects before The W, which has a more rugged, less polished sound than that of most Wu-Tang related albums from that era. The album also features […]

Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV, 21 2000 THE WU-TANG CLAN RELEASED THEIR THIRD STUDIO ALBUM “THE W”

Rapper Lil Wayne charged in Miami with possessing gun as a convicted felonReported by Miami Herald

Rapper Lil Wayne charged in Miami with possessing gun as a convicted felon BY JAY WEAVER AND DAVID OVALLE NOVEMBER 17, 2020 12:30 PM https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article247239014.html/video-embed/amp/miamiherald/247236874/1#amp=1https://trinitymedia.ai/player/trinity-amp?pageURL=https%3A%2F%2Famp.miamiherald.com%2Fnews%2Flocal%2Farticle247236874.html&campaignId=2900002186#amp=1 Celebrated rapper Lil Wayne was charged Tuesday with possessing a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon stemming from his holiday trip to Miami on a private plane last December, when authorities discovered […]

Read More Rapper Lil Wayne charged in Miami with possessing gun as a convicted felonReported by Miami Herald

IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV 17, 1992 ICE CUBE RELEASED HIS THIRD STUDIO ALBUM “THE PREDATOR”

The Predator is the third studio album by Ice Cube. Released within months of the 1992 Los Angeles riots, on November 17, 1992, many songs comment on racial tensions in the United States. The title is in part reference to the movie Predator 2, and the album itself includes samples from the film. Though not Ice Cube’s most critically successful album, The Predator is […]

Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV 17, 1992 ICE CUBE RELEASED HIS THIRD STUDIO ALBUM “THE PREDATOR”

IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV 16, 2001 DR DRE RELEASED THE CHRONIC 2001

2001 (sometimes called The Chronic 2001) is the second studio album by rapper and hip hop producer Dr. Dre. It was released on November 16, 1999, by Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records as the follow-up to his 1992 debut album, The Chronic. The album was produced mainly by Dr. Dre and Mel-Man, as well as Lord Finesse, and features several guest contributions from fellow U.S. rappers such as The D.O.C., Hittman, Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Xzibit, Eminem, and Nate Dogg. 2001 exhibits […]

Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV 16, 2001 DR DRE RELEASED THE CHRONIC 2001

IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV 16, 2004 MF DOOM RELEASED HIS FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM “MM..FOOD”

Mm..Food is the fifth studio album by British-American rapper/producer MF DOOM. It was released via Rhymesayers Entertainment on November 16, 2004. It peaked at number 17 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart, and number 9 on Heatseekers Albums chart.The title, Mm..Food is an anagram of “MF Doom”. Critical Reception Professional Ratings Garnering universal acclaim upon release,” Mm..Food ” received an average score of 81 from Metacritic, based on 22 reviews.[3] Ryan Dombal of Entertainment Weekly wrote […]

Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV 16, 2004 MF DOOM RELEASED HIS FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM “MM..FOOD”

IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV 16, 2000 THE HIP HOP WORLD WAS SHAKENED BY THE NEWS OF HOUSTON TEXAS BELOVED DJ SCREW WAS FOUND DEAD

Davis released over 350 mixtapes and was recognized as an innovator mostly on a regional level until his death of codeine overdose in 2000. His legacy was discovered by a wider audience around 2005, and has gone on to influence a wide variety of artists. Biography Learn moreThis article needs additional citations for verification. Early life Robert Earl Davis, Jr. […]

Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV 16, 2000 THE HIP HOP WORLD WAS SHAKENED BY THE NEWS OF HOUSTON TEXAS BELOVED DJ SCREW WAS FOUND DEAD

IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV 15, 1994 METHOD MAN OF THE WU-TANG CLAN RELEASED HIS DEBUT SOLO ALBUM “TICAL”

Tical is the debut studio album by American rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man. It was released November 15, 1994, by Def Jam Records. It was the first Wu-Tang solo album released after the group’s debut, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Similar to all first generation solo Wu-Tang projects, Tical was mainly produced by group member RZA, who provided a dark, murky and rugged sound. […]

Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV 15, 1994 METHOD MAN OF THE WU-TANG CLAN RELEASED HIS DEBUT SOLO ALBUM “TICAL”

IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV 15, 1986 THE BEASTIE BOYS RELEASED THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM ” LISCENSED TO ILL”

Licensed to Ill is the debut studio album by American rap rock group Beastie Boys. It was released on November 15, 1986 by Def Jam and Columbia Records, and became the first rap LP to top the Billboard album chart. It is one of Columbia Records’ fastest-selling debut records to date and was certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America in 2015 for shipping over ten million copies in the […]

Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV 15, 1986 THE BEASTIE BOYS RELEASED THEIR DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM ” LISCENSED TO ILL”

IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV, 15 KING TEE RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM “ACT A FOOL”

Act a Fool is the debut studio album by American West Coast hip hop artist King Tee. It was released on November 15, 1988 via Capitol Records. Audio production was handled by DJ Pooh and King Tee himself with Tim Devine as executive producer. It also features guest appearances provided by Mixmaster Spade and Breeze on the track “Just Clowning”. The album peaked at number 125 […]

Read More IT WAS ON THIS DATE NOV, 15 KING TEE RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM “ACT A FOOL”

BENNY THE BUTCHER REPORTEDLY SHOT IN THE LEG IN HOUSTON, TEXAS DURING AN ATTEMPTED ROBBERY.

Benny the Butcher is the latest rapper to suffer a gunshot wound below the belt this week — this time, it happened out in Houston during what sounds like an attempted robbery.Houston PD tells TMZ … the New York rapper was in town Saturday and visiting a local Walmart with a couple friends in tow. While […]

Read More BENNY THE BUTCHER REPORTEDLY SHOT IN THE LEG IN HOUSTON, TEXAS DURING AN ATTEMPTED ROBBERY.