IT WAS ON THIS DATE, SEPTEMBER 21, 1993 DE LA SOUL RELEASED THEIR THIRD STUDIO ALBUM BUHLŌŌNE MINDSTATE

Buhloone Mindstate (stylized as Buhlo͞one Mind State on the album cover) is the third studio album by American hip hop group De La Soul. It was released on September 21, 1993, by Tommy Boy and was the group’s last record to be produced with Prince Paul. Buhloone is a phonetic spelling of the English noun “balloon”. This theme is laid out in the intro track, which starts with the sound of […]

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The Fugees to reunite for tour for the first time in 15 years

The hip-hop trio released their acclaimed debut “The Score” 25 years ago. Their tour will be their first in over 15 years. The Fugees have announced their plan to embark on a reunion tour.  The celebrated hip-hop trio released their critically-acclaimed debut album, The Score, 25 years ago, and their outing together — which launches Wednesday with a […]

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A deputy mayor in New York faces charges after federal authorities found him with dozens of unregistered guns and bogus FBI badges

A deputy mayor of a city in New York state faces federal charges after authorities discovered unregistered firearms and bogus badges for federal agencies, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday. Last week, Brian Downey, a Republican who serves as deputy mayor of Airmont, New York, was taken into custody for “purchasing a rifle suppression […]

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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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Amazon faces an uphill battle convincing retailers to use its pay-by-hand technology

Amazon has a new carrot to dangle in front of struggling retailers. On Tuesday, the e-commerce giant announced a new point of sale solution called Amazon One. The device allows customers to pay without ever having to take out their phone or credit card, instead paying by placing their palm over a scanning device. In […]

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JAY-Z & MEEK MILL TARGETED BY FUNK FLEX & AKADEMIKS OVER ROC NATION CEO’S PRESIDENTIAL PARDON

Robert Kamau/GC Images, Hot 97, Complex Media, VH1 JAY-Z & MEEK MILL TARGETED BY FUNK FLEX & AKADEMIKS OVER ROC NATION CEO’S PRESIDENTIAL PARDON Funk Flex and Akademiks are sarcastically looking to JAY-Z and Meek Mill for answers after Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez was among the 143 pardons issued by Donald Trump on his last day in office on Tuesday (January […]

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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 […]

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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 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. […]

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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 […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE, NOV 13, 2004 RUSSELL TYRONE JONES BETTER KNOWN AS OL’ DIRTY BASTARD FROM THE WU- TANG CLAN PASSED AWAY

Russell Tyrone Jones (November 15, 1968 – November 13, 2004), better known by his stage nameOl’ Dirty Bastard (often abbreviated as ODB), was an American rapper and producer. He was one of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan, a rap group primarily from Staten Island, New York, which rose to mainstream prominence with its 1993 debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). […]

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