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

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

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE 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 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 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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Rihanna Drops Nasty Lawsuit Against Her Dad Ronald After Accusing Him Of Making Money Off Her Name, Weeks Before They Were Set To Face Off

Rihanna has reached a settlement with her father in court and the pop superstar has agreed to drop her lawsuit weeks before they were scheduled to appear in court. According to court documents obtained by Radar, earlier today, the Umbrella singer informed the court she is dismissing her entire suit against Ronald Fenty. The parties were ordered to […]

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The Wire’ actor Michael K. Williams found dead in NYC apartment

The Wire’’ actor Michael K. Williams was found dead of a suspected heroin overdose in his Brooklyn penthouse Monday afternoon, law-enforcement sources told The Post. Williams, 54, was discovered unconscious in the dining room of his luxury Williamsburg pad with what appeared to be heroin on the kitchen table, sources said.  The acclaimed actor’s nephew […]

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A lot more’ than 700,000 people are still in the dark a week after Hurricane Ida swept through Louisiana, governor says

(CNN)More than 700,000 people in Louisiana woke up in the dark Saturday as power restoration persists in being a difficult feat after Hurricane Ida battered the state. “Electricity is one of the biggest challenges that we have across Southeast Louisiana. … There’s not an even rate of restoration going on, and that’s always going to be the case. […]

Read More A lot more’ than 700,000 people are still in the dark a week after Hurricane Ida swept through Louisiana, governor says

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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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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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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Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, reggae pioneer who was producer for Bob Marley, dies at 85

Perry was an eccentric, revolutionary Jamaican producer, songwriter and performer whose influence extended far beyond reggae music. “My deep condolences to the family, friends, and fans of legendary record producer and singer, Rainford Hugh Perry OD, affectionately known as ‘Lee Scratch’ Perry,” Holness wrote. “Perry was a pioneer in the 1970s’ development of dub music […]

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How Lil Nas X is revolutionizing hip-hop as an empowered gay star“I’m always trying to give people a show,” Nas says of his strategy, “while also pointing out the flaws in society.”

Newfound fame has felled many a young superstar, and Lil Nas X, feeling overwhelmed by the massive success of his 2019 hit “Old Town Road,” decided to take a brief hiatus early last year to settle in and work on his debut album. Then Covid-19 hit. “I think I spent all of the pandemic making music […]

Read More How Lil Nas X is revolutionizing hip-hop as an empowered gay star“I’m always trying to give people a show,” Nas says of his strategy, “while also pointing out the flaws in society.”

BUSTIN’ MELONZ, paying homage to the legendary 27 years after their debut release.

Bustin Melonz, Squeechie Automatic, Freddie Dee, Tiquan & Dj Kaze were a Hip Hop quartet from out of Flatbush, Brooklyn. Following the footsteps of fellow MC’s such  as Jimmy Spicer,  Velore & Double 0, 2 Unthordox, UTFO,Special Ed, Krs One, The Cella Dwellas, Bush Babies , Fu-shnickens, Masta Ace, Father MC, Audio Two, MC lyte. […]

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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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Chris Brown and Soulja Boy respond after being removed from Kanye West’s ‘Donda’

The artists addressed Kanye about his newly released album ‘Donda.’ Soulja Boy and Chris Brown have responded after their verses were removed from Kanye West’s new album Donda. The long-delayed LP arrived on streaming services on Sunday (Aug. 29), but without a few key voices, they claimed. On Twitter, Soulja alleged that Kanye removed his verse from the Donda song, […]

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HIPHOPRAISEDMETHEBLOG.COM REMEMBERS CHRIS LIGHTY WHO PASSED AWAY ON THIS DATE AUG, 2012

Darrel[a] Steven “Chris” Lighty (May 8, 1968 – August 30, 2012) was an American music industry executive. He co-founded Violator, a record label, management and marketing company, which represented hip hop and R&B artists such as Busta Rhymes, A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Ja Rule, Mobb Deep, Missy Elliott, LL Cool J, Noreaga, Uncle Murda, 50 Cent, Mariah Carey and Sean “Diddy” Combs.The New York Times called him “one of the most powerful figures in the hip-hop […]

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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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Jay-Z Joined by Megan Thee Stallion, Swizz Beatz & More at 40/40 Club’s Anniversary Celebration

A ton of celebs hit the party, including Megan Thee Stallion, Swizz Beatz, Quincy Jones, Meek Mill, Remy Ma, Lil Uzi Vert, Van Jones, Pusha T, Joe Budden, Belly, Fabolous and Victor Cruz Nearly two decades ago, the iconic 40/40 club opened its doors in downtown Manhattan for the first time and has been the go-to spot for some of music’s most memorable nights ever since. Hip-hop icon Jay-Z threw […]

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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, 1995 JUNIOR MAFIA RELEASED THEIR DEBUT 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 […]

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Kanye’s Return to Chaos

It’s a few minutes past 10 p.m. on a Thursday night in Chicago, and I’ve been staring at Kanye West’s childhood home for three hours.  I’ve seen pictures of the real building on South Shore Drive, but this is a replica that’s sitting smack dab in the middle of Soldier Field on a mound of dirt. […]

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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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Lauren London, T.I. and more reunite for ‘ATL 2: Homecoming’ trailer

‘ATL’ director Chris Robinson shared a teaser for the film’s long-awaited sequel. An ATL reboot has been confirmed. On Friday (Aug. 27), Chris Robinson, who directed the original 2006 film, shared the first look at its forthcoming sequel, ATL 2: Homecoming. In an Instagram post, Robinson responded to Chance the Rapper, who tweeted on Wednesday (Aug. 25) that ATL “never truly got its […]

Read More Lauren London, T.I. and more reunite for ‘ATL 2: Homecoming’ trailer

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 […]

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

Marlon Wayans Returns to Horror 20 Years After Being Shut Out of Scary Movie Franchise

When Marlon Wayans said, “F-ck you, now watch what I create,” in response to his family’s cult classic franchise “Scary Movie” being essentially “snatched” away from them, he meant it.  After two decades since releasing the hit comedy film and its sequel by the same name, Marlon is back and set to star and produce an upcoming […]

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Video shows police use stun gun, place knee on neck of Pelicans’ Jaxson Hayes during arrest

As Hayes gasped “I can’t breathe” several times, another officer tells his partner “get your knee up,” the video shows. U.S. NEWS Video shows police use stun gun, place knee on neck of Pelicans’ Jaxson Hayes during arrest As Hayes gasped “I can’t breathe” several times, another officer tells his partner “get your knee up,” […]

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Beyoncé’s Youngest Daughter Rumi Carter Is So Cute Holding Her Mom’s Hand in This Rare Video

We all know what a superstar nine-year-old Blue Ivy Carter is, but it’s not often we get a glimpse of Beyoncé and Jay Z’s four-year-old twins, Rumi and Sir. Well, Queen Bey just gave us a tease with daughter Rumi in her latest Instagram video and we are here for it. Without even captioning the carousel of videos and photos, Beyoncé […]

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Silkk the Shocker recalls when JAY-Z didn’t charge him for a feature

The two collaborated on the 1999 song “You Know What We Bout.” Silkk the Shocker revealed how JAY-Z’s verse on the 1999 song “You Know What We Bout” almost didn’t happen. During an appearance on REVOLT’s “Drink Champs” podcast with N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN, Silkk recalled how the 4:44 emcee submitted his verse to his record label just hours before […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE AUGUST 28, 2007 AESOP ROCK RELEASED HIS FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM NONE SHALL PASS

None Shall Pass is the fifth studio album by American hip hop artist Aesop Rock. It was released on Definitive Jux on August 28, 2007. The album features production by Blockhead, El-P, Rob Sonic, and Aesop Rock himself. Guest appearances include DJ Big Wiz, Cage, Breeze Brewin, El-P, Rob Sonic, and John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats. The album’s artwork was done by Jeremy Fish. Following its release, None Shall Pass debuted […]

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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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IT WAS ON THIS DATE AUGUST 27, 1987 SCOTT LA ROCK BOOGIE DOWN PRODUCTIONS FOUNDING MEMBER WAS KILLED IN A SHOOTING

Scott Monroe Sterling (March 2, 1962 – August 27, 1987), known by the stage name DJ Scott La Rock, was an American social worker, hip-hop disc jockey and music producer from the Bronx, New York. He was a founding member of the East Coast hip hop group Boogie Down Productions. On August 27, 1987, D-Nice was assaulted by men upset that he […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE AUGUST 26, 1998 LAURYN HILL RELEASED HER DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM THE MISEDUCATION OF LAURYN HILL

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is the debut solo album by American singer and rapper Lauryn Hill. It was released on August 25, 1998, by Ruffhouse Records and Columbia Records. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is a neo soul and R&B album with some songs based in hip hop soul and reggae. Its lyrics touch upon Hill’s pregnancy and the turmoil within her former group the Fugees, along with themes of love […]

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PAYING HOMAGE TO REVOLUTIONIST GEORGE JACKSON 50 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH.

George Lester Jackson (September 23, 1941 – August 21, 1971) was an American author, activist, and convicted criminal. While serving a sentence for armed robbery in 1961, Jackson became involved in revolutionary activity and co-founded the Marxist–Leninist Black Guerrilla Family. 1970, he was charged, along with two other Soledad Brothers, with the murder of Correctional Officer John Vincent Mills […]

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Writer-producer of Ice-T movie fatally gunned down in NYC

The writer and producer of a recent movie starring Ice-T became one of the city’s latest shooting fatalities when he was gunned down while sitting in his new Mercedes-Benz, The Post has learned. Joseph “Taheim” Bryan, 50, — the driving force behind the action flick “Equal Standard” — was killed around 11:15 p.m. Thursday while behind the wheel of […]

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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 […]

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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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Feds want anonymous jury for trial of alleged Four Corner Hustlers boss

Labar “Bro Man” Spann | Chicago police Federal prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to empanel an anonymous jury in the upcoming racketeering trial of the reputed boss of a dangerous West Side street gang. The long-awaited trial of Labar “Bro Man” Spann is set for Sept. 13, four years after a sweeping 2017 indictment tied Spann […]

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DAVE CHAPPELLE CALLED OUT BY DAMON WAYANS FOR COMEDY ‘VERZUZ’ BATTLE

Verzuz is incredibly popular as hip-hop greats battle it out for lyrical supremacy. Nothing like that exists for standup comedy, but Damon Wayans already someone in mind to challenge, because he’s prepared to call out Dave Chappelle. Wayans recently spoke to KXX 97.9 The Box for a bit when the legendary entertainer was asked about a […]

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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 […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE AUGUST 9, 1994 THE GRAVE DIGGAZ RELEASED THIER DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM 6 FEET DEEP

6 Feet Deep (alternately titled Niggamortis) is the debut album of the horrorcore supergroup Gravediggaz. It was released on August 9, 1994 by Gee Street Records. The album was re-issued in 1997. 6 Feet Deep received generally positive reviews, with critics praising its ominous production and lyrics, and is considered an influential album in the horrorcore subgenre. The album peaked at number 36 on the Billboard 200 and […]

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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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Wu-Tang Clan Album Previously Owned by Martin Shkreli Sold by Government

The only existing copy of the Wu-Tang Clan album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, previously forfeited as part of the Martin Shkreli saga, has been sold by the U.S. government. In a press release shared Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice said the sole copy of the Wu-Tang album—previously ordered to be forfeited as a substitute asset in connection […]

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Rapper Money Mitch Shot & Killed Himself After Getting Into Shootout With Police, Allegedly

The rapper was just 20-years-old… Source: @moneymitch223_/ / Instagram Yet another up and coming Hip-Hop star has passed away due to gun violence as Florida rap star Money Mitch reportedly took his own life last month after getting into a shootout with police. According to the Mirror, police discovered the body of Money Mitch, real name Mitchell Holmes, […]

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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 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 […]

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

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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Budweiser pays homage to Notorious B.I.G. with limited edition cans, free concert

The king of beers is celebrating New York City’s king of hip hop. Budweiser has released a series of collectible beer cans and merchandise featuring The Notorious B.I.G. A hand-drawn sketch of the late hip-hop superstar, whose birth name is Christopher George Latore Wallace, now adorns Tall Boy cans, alongside motifs of the Brooklyn skyline […]

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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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Team USA men’s basketball rallies to beat Spain in final exhibition before Tokyo Olympics

Minnesota TimberwolvesNBA|4th Western|23-49 Ricky Rubio|PG|#9 For a minute there, it looked as if Gregg Popovich and Team USA were going to head into Tokyo on a tough note. The men’s national basketball team, after dropping two of its exhibition games, trailed Spain late into the third quarter on Sunday night in Las Vegas. While the […]

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LeBron James sends message to ‘Space Jam 2’ critics after scoring the No. 1 movie in the U.S.

Despite negative reviews on sites like Rotten Tomatoes, the Space Jam sequel exceeded the $20 million projection it was expected to pull in during its first week in theaters. Getty Images The Tune Squad has won again. LeBron James and the Looney Tunes not only conquered the server-verse but they’ve also bested every other movie on box […]

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Power’ Actor Isaiah Stokes Indicted for Murder in New York Shooting

Isaiah Stokes—known as Mozzy in Power—has been charged with murder for fatally shooting a man in Queens, New York, in February. Stokes was found guilty of murder in the second degree and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, according to Entertainment Weekly. He’s set to be sentenced on Monday, in which he’s facing 25 […]

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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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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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Cardi B Victorious In Wild $3M ‘Herpes’ Lawsuit

Instagram/CardiB Cardi B can now fully focus on baby number two after securing her latest courtroom victory. According to a report from Hollywood Unlocked, a $3 million lawsuit was thrown out in the “WAP” rapper’s favor after a federal judge dismissed YouTuber Tasha K’s multi-million dollar suit — which alleges she was threatened and experienced emotional distress. The […]

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Who is BIA? Meet the Boston rapper on the ‘Whole Lotta Money’ remix with Nicki Minaj

BIA is taking the music industry by storm with her remix of “Whole Lotta Money” featuring Nicki Minaj. Nicki Minaj joined rapper BIA on the remix of her pretty girl anthem “Whole Lotta Money,” which the duo (dubbed “BarBIA”) rolled out on Minaj’s Instagram Live Friday. BIA’s 2020 hit single went viral on TikTok with over […]

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STYLES P DROPS ‘GHOSTING’ ALBUM

Just under a year after teaming up with his LOX brethren to drop Livin Off Xperience, Styles P is back on the solo grind with his latest album, Ghosting. “To concern myself with petty things like making album of the year wouldn’t fit my character,” Styles boasted on IG. “That is for mere mortals… *laughing emoji* I’M A FUXN […]

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Meek Mill & Travis Scott Gets Into Fight At Hamptons 4th Of July Party With Jay-Z

Meek Mill and Travis Scott had a tiff at a fourth of July party in the Hamptons, causing a scene outside of the party venue. Both Meek Mill and Travis Scott were reportedly loudly arguing at the star-studded event hosted by 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin. Among those in attendance were Jay-Z, Robert Kraft, Alex Rodriguez, and Jon Bon Jovi. Reports are […]

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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 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 […]

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