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

Follow the Leader is the second studio album by American hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim. Following their debut album Paid in Full (1987), Eric B. & Rakim left 4th & B’way Records and signed with Uni Records, a subsidiary label of major label MCA Records. They recorded Follow the Leader at Power Play Studios in New York City The duo produced, composed, and arranged the album with additional contributions from […]

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

The 2 Live Crew Is What We Are is the debut studio album by hip-hop group the 2 Live Crew. It was released in 1986 on Luke Records to a great deal of controversy and promptly was certified gold by the RIAA.[3] It includes the hits “We Want Some Pussy”, “Throw the ‘D’”, and “Cuttin’ It Up”. Bob Rosenberg, a south Florida DJ who would later form […]

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

Paul’s Boutique is the second studio album by American hip hop group Beastie Boys, released on July 25, 1989 by Capitol Records. Produced by the Dust Brothers, the album is composed almost entirely from samples, and was recorded over two years at Matt Dike’s apartment and the Record Plant in Los Angeles. Paul’s Boutique did not match the sales of group’s 1986 debut Licensed to Ill, and was […]

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

E. 1999 Eternal is the second studio album by American hip hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, released July 25, 1995, on Ruthless Records. The album was released four months after the death of rapper Eazy-E, the group’s mentor and the executive producer of the album. Both the album and single “Tha Crossroads” are dedicated to him. Following up on the surprise success […]

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

In My Mind is the solo debut studio album by American recording artist and record producer Pharrell Williams. The album was released on July 25, 2006 by Star Trak Entertainment and Interscope Records. It debuted at number 3 on the US Billboard 200 and sold 142,000 copies in its first week. It was also certified Silver in the United Kingdom for sales of over […]

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

Breaking Atoms is the debut album of American/Canadian hip hop group Main Source, released July 23, 1991 on Wild Pitch Records. Production was handled by the group, primarily by member Large Professor, and took place during 1990 to 1991 at Homeboy Studio, Power Play Studios, and Libra Digital in New York City. Recorded during the golden age of hip hop, Breaking Atoms is distinguished stylistically […]

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

Funcrusher Plus is the debut studio album by American hip hop group Company Flow. It was released by Rawkus Records in 1997. In 2009, it was re-released on Definitive Jux. The album has been recognized as “a landmark independent hip-hop release”. AllMusic gave the album a perfect 5 star rating, and writer Steve Huey stated: “[Funcrusher Plus] demands intense concentration, but also […]

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

House of Pain, subtitled Fine Malt Lyrics, is the debut album of American hip hop group House of Pain, released on July 28, 1992 through Tommy Boy Records. Rolling Stone (10/29/92, p. 70) – 3.5 Stars – Good Plus – “With a groovy swagger, this collection of hard-core hip-hop tracks offers many moments of technicolor snap and crackle, and also […]

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

Confessions of Fire is the debut studio album by Harlem rapper Cam’ron. It was released on July 21, 1998. Its singles were “Horse & Carriage,” featuring Mase, “357” and “Feels Good” featuring Usher. The album was certified gold by the RIAA with over 500,000 copies sold. The album debuted and peaked at no. 6 on The Billboard 200, selling over 107,000 copies in its first week of release.

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

Black Sunday is the second studio album by American hip hop group Cypress Hill. It was released on July 20, 1993 by Ruffhouse and Columbia Records. The album proved to be a massive success just like the first album Cypress Hill. The album debuted at #1 on the US Billboard 200, selling 261,000 copies in its first week of sales and became the highest Soundscan recording for a […]

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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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Sheff G Arrested for Second-Degree Felony Gun Possession in New York City

Brooklyn Drill rapper Sheff G has been arrested on a felony gun charge. According to court documents obtained by XXL, the 22-year-old Flatbush native was arrested last week (July 15) for criminal possession of a weapon. He was booked into the Otis Bantum Correctional Center in East Elmhurst, NY. With his bail denied, Sheff G will remain behind bars until […]

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Sheff G Arrested for Second-Degree Felony Gun Possession in New York City

Brooklyn Drill rapper Sheff G has been arrested on a felony gun charge. According to court documents obtained by XXL, the 22-year-old Flatbush native was arrested last week (July 15) for criminal possession of a weapon. He was booked into the Otis Bantum Correctional Center in East Elmhurst, NY. With his bail denied, Sheff G will remain behind bars until […]

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‘A Celebrity Entourage Is Not a Police Department’: Five of Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Security Guards, Including Ex-NYPD Detective, Indicted for Robbery

A retired New York City police detective and four other members of disgraced rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine’s security team have been indicted for allegedly chasing a man through Harlem with flashing lights and sirens blaring on their SUVs and robbing him. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced the robbery and criminal impersonation charges against the five-person security team on Monday. One […]

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

Edutainment is the fourth album from Boogie Down Productions. Released on July 17, 1990, it is an album whose lyrics deal with afrocentricity and socio-political knowledge. It has 6 skits/interludes known as ‘exhibits’ that all talk about or relate to Black people. Many skits feature Kwame Ture (né Stokely Carmichael) a leader of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement and Black Power Movement. The album was certified Gold by […]

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

REMEMBERING BIZ MARKIE Click Image to Open Gallery: Getty Rapper Biz Markie — most famous for his iconic hit “Just a Friend” — has died after a series of complications from diabetes that he’s been fighting for more than a year … TMZ has confirmed. A family source tells us Biz passed away in a Baltimore hospital […]

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SPOTEMGOTTEM ARRESTED FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A FIREARM

SPOTEMGOTTEM ARRESTED FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A FIREARM Play SpotemGottemon Amazon Music Unlimited (ad) SpotemGottem has been arrested in his home state of Florida. According to records obtained by XXL on Friday (July 16) via the Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation inmate lookup, the 19-year-old rapper, born Nehemiah Lamar Harden, has been in custody in Miami since just […]

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“Biggie, Jay Z and Nas are the only rappers who finished our recordings in one take”: When Shaq revealed how he and the legendary East Coast rapper collaborated for a hit record

Home » Basketball » “Biggie, Jay Z and Nas are the only rappers who finished our recordings in one take”: When Shaq revealed how he and the legendary East Coast rapper collaborated for a hit recordBASKETBALL “Biggie, Jay Z and Nas are the only rappers who finished our recordings in one take”: When Shaq revealed how he and the […]

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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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History Is Black: Zaila Avant-garde Becomes 1st Black American Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion

Zaila Avant-garde is a name we’ll be hearing for a while, this after the 14-year-old became the first Black American Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion after properly spelling the word “Murraya” with confidence. The Louisiana native and budding basketball player set the Internet ablaze after the news of her historic feat went wide. Avant-garde, who lives […]

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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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$1.19 billion worth of marijuana seized in massive drug bust in California

Authorities in Southern California have seized more than 16 tons of marijuana worth an estimated $1.19 billion, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said Wednesday. The 10-day sting is the largest eradication of illegal marijuana cultivations in the history of the department.  The operation, which began on June 8, resulted in 22 felony arrests, 109 misdemeanor arrests, […]

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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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DMX’S CAUSE OF DEATH REVEALED TO BE COCAINE-INDUCED HEART ATTACK – REPORT

Three months after DMX’s tragic death, the cause of his demise has finally been revealed. According to a report on Vulture, published on Thursday (July 8), a source from the Westchester County Medical Examiner’s office revealed DMX’s cause of death is listed as cardiac arrest caused by acute cocaine intoxication. “It was cardiac arrest for a period […]

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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 JULY 7, 1998 NOREAGA RELEASED HIS DEBUT SOLO ABUM N.O.R.E

N.O.R.E. (an acronym for Niggas On The Run Eating) is the debut studio album by American rapper Noreaga. It was released on July 7, 1998 under Penalty Records, and debuted with sales of 165,000 in its first week of release, eventually being certified Platinum by the RIAA. The album contained the hit single “Superthug” which peaked at #36 on […]

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Haitian President Jovenel Moïse assassinated overnight in his home by gunmen, says acting prime minister

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse assassinated at homeHaitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated overnight in an attack at his private residence, Haiti’s interim prime minister said on July 7. A group of gunmen wielding assault weapons assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and wounded his wife in their home in the hills of the capital overnight, plunging […]

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New ‘Banned’ Air Jordan 1s Reportedly Releasing in 2022

Image via zsneakerheadz By now, most of us have heard about when the NBA banned Michael Jordan from wearing a black and red shoe in 1985. In recent years, it was discovered that the Nike Air Ship was the shoe that was banned by the league and not the Air Jordan 1 that was initially marketed by Jordan Brand. But that isn’t stopping them from releasing […]

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TikTok Star Swavy Dies From Gunshot Wound

A 19-year-old TikTok star known for his dancing videos died from an apparent gunshot wound in Delaware on Monday, police have confirmed.  Swavy, whose real name is Matima Miller, was identified as the victim of “a fatal shooting incident” by the Wilmington Police Department, according to a Tuesday statement. He died after being transferred to a hospital Monday morning, and […]

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

Walk This Way” is a song by the American hard rock band Aerosmith. Written by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, the song was originally released as the second single from the album Toys in the Attic (1975). It peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1977, part of a string of successful hit singles for the band in the 1970s. In addition […]

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From Grandmaster Flash to Drake: Evolution of hip-hop explored in new Smithsonian box set

The history of hip-hop will be explored in the “Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap,” a major box set tracing the evolution of the genre from Fatback and Whodini to Nicki Minaj and Drake. The nine-CD collection will be released Aug. 20 as part of the Smithsonian African American Legacy Series. The project, which took seven years to […]

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Wendy Williams holds Ray J’s arm as they leave her home the morning after she boasted about their ‘brunch date’

WENDY Williams held onto Ray J’s arm as they left her home. The spotting comes the morning after she boasted about their “brunch date.” The 56-year-old walked arm in arm with Ray J, 40, as they left her New York City residence on Monday. Both the talk show host and singer wore face masks, while Wendy showed off her legs in white […]

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Jay-Z’s Potent CBD Line Is Changing Lives, And Drug Companies Are Furious

Health • THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2021 In an emotional 1-on-1 interview, one of America’s most recognized rap icons reveals how he “wouldn’t be here without CBD.” Popular rap music icon Jay-Z made headlines after revealing how he has been collaborating with Greens of Bliss on Live TV last week. Aside from being the popular rapper we […]

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Biz Markie Is Still Alive: Manager Denies Reports of NYC Rapper’s Death

BIZ MARKIE “Biz is still under medical care, surrounded by professionals who are working hard to provide the best healthcare possible,” Markie’s manager said late Wednesday night After rumors spread online that Biz Markie had died, his manager confirmed that the New York City hip-hop and rap artist is still alive. In a statement to […]

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Pooh Shiesty Faces Federal Indictment for Alleged Shooting and Robbery

Authorities connected the rapper to the incident in part because of photos on his Instagram Paras Griffin/Getty Popular on Rolling Stone Rapper Pooh Shiesty has been indicted on federal charges related to the alleged shooting and robbery of two men outside a Florida hotel in October 2020. As the Miami Herald reports, the rapper — real name Lontrell Williams […]

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DaBaby Responds to Ludacris Comparisons

NEWS DaBaby is taking inspiration from those that came before him. The rapper’s animated style and cinematic music videos have drawn comparisons to other MCs including Ludacris. Lil Duval recently compared the “Ball If I Want To” rapper to the Atlanta veteran. “Da baby is this generation Ludacris,” tweeted the comedian. The topic stirred a debate on […]

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

1st Infantry is the debut solo studio album by American hip hop producer and recording artist The Alchemist. The album was released on September 21, 2004 and peaked at number 101 on the Billboard 200 and number 11 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The album was solely produced by The Alchemist and features guest vocalists including Prodigy, Nina Sky, The Game, The Lox, Nas, M.O.P., Mobb Deep, Lloyd Banks, T.I., and Dilated Peoples. One single from […]

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

Party and Bullshit” is a song by American hip hop artist The Notorious B.I.G., then known as Biggie Smalls. The song is the artist’s debut single and was released as the fourth promotional single for the soundtrack to the 1993 film Who’s the Man?. The refrain “party and bullshit” was inspired by the song “When the Revolution Comes” by spoken word artists The Last Poets, however […]

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The Game Addresses 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, & Kim Kardashian On “72 Bar Assassin”

The Game alludes to old connections on “72 Bar Assassin,” penning bars for 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, Kim Kardashian and more. When it comes to rappers who simply do not give the slightest of damns, The Game is among the most notable figures that comes to mind. The legendary Compton emcee has continuously shared […]

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

All Souled Out is the debut EP by Pete Rock & CL Smooth. It was released in the summer of 1991 to rave reviews and spawned a modest hit in “The Creator”. After participation in the production and/or remixes of songs by various hip hop and R&B artists in the late 1980s to early 1990s, the duo signed to Elektra Records. All Souled Out was a […]

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

Reasonable Doubt is the debut studio album by American rapper Jay-Z. It was released on June 25, 1996, by Roc-A-Fella Records and Priority Records. The album features production provided by DJ Premier, Ski, Knobody and Clark Kent, and also includes guest appearances from Memphis Bleek, Mary J. Blige, Jaz-O and The Notorious B.I.G., among others. The album features mafioso rap themes and gritty lyrics about the “hustler” lifestyle and material obsessions. Reasonable Doubt debuted at […]

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

The Ownerz is the sixth studio album by the hip-hop duo Gang Starr, and the last released during Guru’s lifetime. It was released in June 24, 2003, by Virgin. It was well-received critically and boasts four singles, “Skills”, “Rite Where U Stand”, “Nice Girl, Wrong Place”, and “Same Team, No Games”. The Ownerz The track “Same Team, No Games” […]

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

Da Real World is the second studio album by American rapper Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott, released on June 22, 1999 by Elektra and The Goldmind. The album is noted for adding a raunchier and darker style to Elliott’s music, as well as including the overt political use of the term “bitch”. The album features guest appearances from B.G., Juvenile, Lil’ Mo, Nicole, Beyoncé, Eve, Eminem, Lady Saw, Da Brat, Aaliyah, Big Boi of Outkast, Lil’ Kim, MC Solaar, […]

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

Don’t Sweat the Technique is the fourth and final studio album by American hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim, released on June 23, 1992, by MCA Records. It was recorded and produced by Eric B. & Rakim at The Hit Factory in New York City. The album builds on the sounds of 1990’s Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em, with Rakim sounding more aggressive on Eric […]

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Trick Daddy Under Fire After Dissing Jay-Z and Saying Beyoncé ‘Can’t Sing’ (UPDATE)

UPDATED 6:04 p.m. ET: Trick Daddy is standing by his controversial opinions on Jay-Z and Beyoncé. When he hopped on air at 99 Jamz Miami Tuesday, he clarified the statements he made in recently surfaced Clubhouse audio, nearly word-for-word.  “What I said was I don’t think Beyoncé could sing and that Beyoncé is to R&B what Jay-Z […]

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Chris Brown accused of ‘striking’ woman, under investigation

Singer Chris Brown has been accused of hitting a woman during an argument at his Los Angeles home. LAPD spokeswoman officer Lizeth Lomeli confirmed with Us Weekly that Brown, 32, is currently under investigation for battery in relation to the alleged altercation, where he was accused of striking a woman during a heated exchange, which took place on Friday, […]

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Florida Rapper 9lokkNine Arrested On RICO Charges: Report

9lokkNine was reportedly arrested this morning on racketeering charges. Florida rapper 9lokkNine was reportedly arrested this week on RICO and racketeering charges. He is reportedly being held on a $750,000 bond.  This is the latest in a string of legal difficulties involving the Florida rapper. This year, the Cash Money-affiliated rapper was arrested on five counts […]

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Dave Chappelle Celebrated His Documentary’s Premiere with a Surprise All-Star Concert at Radio City Music Hall

Photo by Theo Wargo for WireImage via Getty Images Dave Chappelle capped the premiere of his new documentary at Radio City Music Hall with a righteous line-up of hip-hop heavyweights, featuring appearances from Q-Tip, De La Soul, Ghostface Killah, Redman, and more. Last night, Dave Chappelle rallied his rap buddies to help him toast the premiere of […]

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

2000 is the second solo studio album by American rapper Grand Puba. It was released on June 20, 1995, through Elektra Records. Recording sessions took place at Soundtrack Studios, Platinum Island Studios, Battery Studios, V. Dubbs Studios, Acme Recording Studios, Fiber Studios, and Chung King Studios in New York. Production was handled by Mark Sparks, Minnesota, DJ Alamo, Chris Liggio and Dante Ross. The […]

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

Mack 10 is the debut solo studio album by American rapper Mack 10. It was released on June 20, 1995 via Priority Records. Production was handled by Ice Cube, 88 X Unit, Dr. Jam, Madness 4 Real, DJ Crazy Toones, and Mack 10 himself. It features guest appearances from K-Dee, Westside Connection and the Mary Jane Girls. The album peaked at number 33 on the Billboard 200 and […]

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Jay-Z sues Damon Dash to stop NFT sale of debut album ‘Reasonable

Attorneys for Jay-Z allege that Damon Dash was trying to sell the album as an NFT without permission.Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Damon Dash Studios; Robert Kamau/GC Images Jay-Z is suing Damon Dash, alleging his former Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder is trying to steal and sell the copyright to Jay’s debut album “Reasonable Doubt.” Attorneys for Jay […]

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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 […]

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

Derelicts of Dialect is the second and final studio album by American Queens-based hip hop trio 3rd Bass. It was released on June 18, 1991 through Def Jam Recordings. Recording sessions took place at Chung King Studios, Greene St. Recording and Calliope Studios in New York City. The production was handled mostly by 3rd Bass themselves, along with Prince Paul, Sam Sever of Downtown Science, John Gamble, Dante Ross and […]

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

Nocturnal is the debut studio album by American hip hop duo Heltah Skeltah. It was released on June 18, 1996 via Duck Down/Priority Records. Recording sessions took place at Chung King Studios, at Dollar Cab, at D&D Studios, and at Unique Recording Studios in New York City. Production was handled by Da Beatminerz, Buckshot, Shaleek, Shawn J. Period, Supreme, E-Swift, Lord Jamar and Sean Price. It features guest appearances from Originoo Gunn […]

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8 Clever Moves When You Have $1,000 In The Bank

INVESTING  –  INVESTING BASICSKeeping tons of money in your checking account means you’re missing out.Last updated Jun 17, 2021 | By FinanceBuzz Editors FinanceBuzz is reader-supported. We may receive compensation from the products and services mentioned in this story, but the opinions are the author’s own. Compensation may impact where offers appear. We have not included all available products or […]

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Texas GOP governor signs permit-free gun carrying legislation

Washington(CNN)Texans will soon be able to carry handguns in public without obtaining licenses or training after the state’s Republican governor on Wednesday signed a permitless carry gun bill into law. The measure approved by Gov. Greg Abbott allows individuals 21 and older who can legally possess firearms in the state to carry handguns in public places without permits. The […]

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6ix9ine Calls Out Bobby Shmurda Before Dissing Lil Durk, King Von, & More

6ix9ine stays looking for smoke in the comments section. Tekashi 6ix9ine has stayed on the down-low for much of the last year, attempting to make a comeback with his TattleTales album, which failed to create much attention. In an attempt to keep his name relevant, 6ix9ine has resorted to social media comments to stay in the conversation, often getting disrespectful […]

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

The War Report is the debut studio album by American hip hop duo Capone-N-Noreaga (C-N-N). The album features the singles “L.A., L.A.”, “T.O.N.Y.”, “Illegal Life” and “Closer”. Tragedy Khadafi appears on more than half of the album’s songs and served roles as both producer and executive producer. Despite its strong underground overtones, the album was a commercial success, listed on 1997’s Hip Hop/R&B Top […]

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