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 8, 2013 NIPSEY HUSSLE RELEASED HIS EIGTH MIXTAPE CRENSHAW HOSTED BY DJ DRAMA

Crenshaw is the eighth official mixtape by American rapper Nipsey Hussle. The mixtape was released as a free digital download on October 8, 2013, on mixtape hosting websites. It was also released in a limited first edition of 1,000 copies for $100 each including other incentives via his All Money In record label. The mixtape features production by The Futuristiks, 1500 or Nothin’, 9th Wonder, DJ Dahi, Mike […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE OCTOBER 6, 1998 CYPRESS HILL RELEASED THEIR FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM IV

Cypress Hill IV is the fourth studio album by American hip hop group Cypress Hill. It was released on October 6, 1998 by Ruffhouse and Columbia Records. After 3 years from their previous album, Cypress Hill released the ‘IV’ album. The skeletons on the cover are posing as the three wise monkeys (see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil). Rappers MC Eiht and Barron Ricks were featured on […]

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IT WAS IN THIS DATE OCTOBER 6, 1992 COMMON SENSE RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM CAN I BORROW A DOLLAR ?

Can I Borrow a Dollar? is the debut studio album by American rapper Common Sense, now known as Common, which was released on October 6, 1992, by Relativity Records. The album was entirely produced by No I.D. (then called Immenslope) and The Twilite Tone, with additional production by The Beatnuts, and includes guest vocals from Immenslope, Miss Jones and Common’s then-girlfriend Rayshel. Entertainment Weekly’s Neil Drumming described […]

Read More IT WAS IN THIS DATE OCTOBER 6, 1992 COMMON SENSE RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM CAN I BORROW A DOLLAR ?

Exclusive: Government Secretly Orders Google To Identify Anyone Who Searched A Sexual Assault Victim’s Name, Address And Telephone Number

The U.S. government is secretly ordering Google to provide data on anyone typing in certain search terms, an accidentally unsealed court document shows. There are fears such “keyword warrants” threaten to implicate innocent Web users in serious crimes and are more common than previously thought. In 2019, federal investigators in Wisconsin were hunting men they […]

Read More Exclusive: Government Secretly Orders Google To Identify Anyone Who Searched A Sexual Assault Victim’s Name, Address And Telephone Number

Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One will face off in the next Verzuz battle

It’s official — Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One will face off in the next Verzuz battle. According to a tweet posted by series organizers on Tuesday (Oct. 5), the highly anticipated showdown is scheduled for Oct. 17 and will be the second event in a “TrillerVerz” weekend. “TrillerVerz III Weekend | Brooklyn, NY | October 16-17,” the tweet read. “Tickets […]

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FBI Agents Descend on Headquarters of NYPD Sergeants Union

Federal agents on Tuesday raided the Manhattan headquarters of the New York Police Department’s Sergeants Benevolent Association to execute a search warrant in an investigation, a law-enforcement official confirmed to The Daily Beast. The raid into the Worth Street office of the SBA, the city’s second-largest police union, with more than 10,000 active and retired […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE OCT 5, 1991 ROXANNE SHANTE RELEASE SOPHMORE STUDIO ALBUM THE BITCH IS BACK.

The Bitch Is Back is the second and final album released by rapper Roxanne Shanté.[4] It was released on October 5, 1992, on Cold Chillin’ Records sub-label Livin’ Large, was distributed by Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records, and featured production by Kool G Rap, Grand Daddy IU, Large Professor, Mister Cee, Trackmasters, and Grandmaster Flash.

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE OCT 5, 1999 INSPECTAH DECK RELEASED HIS DEBUT SOLO ALBUM UNCONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

Uncontrolled Substance is the debut studio album by rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Inspectah Deck. The album was released on October 5, 1999 under Loud Records. Originally slated for release in 1995, the record was indefinitely postponed after a flood destroyed over 100 beats in RZA’s basement, including his original productions for the album. Eventually released four years later, Uncontrolled Substance received mostly […]

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SpotemGottem Shot Multiple Times in Road Rage Shooting

SpotemGottem has been shot in Miami. The Florida rapper, born Nehemiah Harden, was reportedly shot multiple times on Florida’s I-95 highway, north of NW 125 Street. A rep for the Florida Highway Patrol confirmed to XXL on Friday (Sept. 17) that the driver and rear passenger, which they did not name, were victims in the incident stemming from a road rage incident on the highway. […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE SEPTEMBER 15, 2009 KID CUDI RELEASED HIS DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM MAN ON THE MOON: THE END OF DAY

Man on the Moon: The End of Day is the debut studio album by American rapper Kid Cudi. It was released on September 15, 2009, through Dream On, GOOD Music, and Universal Motown Records. A concept album, narrated by fellow American rapper Common, it follows the release of his first full-length project A Kid Named Cudi (2008), and is the first installment of […]

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

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

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Looking for a Deep Dive on All Things Hip-Hop? Well, The Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap Might Have You Covered

The recently released anthology chronicles the growth of the music and culture from its early beginnings to eventual global expansion. My name is C.E.O Dream, writing stuff about Black entertainment is my thang. Today, we’re talking about hip-hop, the who’s who, what’s what and how they made it pop. So take a read if you […]

Read More Looking for a Deep Dive on All Things Hip-Hop? Well, The Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap Might Have You Covered

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

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

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

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

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Rick Ross Receives 9 New Gold and Platinum RIAA Certifications

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

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

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

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

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

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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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21 SAVAGE MAKES ‘MORE MONEY OFF ALBUM SALES THAN TOURING’ THANKS TO OWNING HIS MASTERS

ATLANTA, GA – JAY-Z, Yo Gotti and Russ aren’t the only rappers who own their masters. 21 Savage is also part of that elite club of shrewd MCs — and as a result he’s making bank from his music. During a recent appearance on Gillie Da King and Wallo’s Million Dollaz Worth Of Game podcast, the Slaughter Gang rapper explained the importance of his […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

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

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

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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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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG KRIT

Justin Lewis Scott (born August 26, 1986), better known by his stage name Big K.R.I.T. (a backronym for King Remembered in Time), is an American rapper and record producer. Born in Meridian, Mississippi, he started his musical career in 2005. After signing with Def Jam Recordings, K.R.I.T. gained notable recognition following the release of his single, “Country Shit”, which featured Ludacris and Bun B on the […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 AUG 10, 1999 VIOLATOR RECORDS RELEASED THEIR DEBUT ALBUM VIOLATOR THE ALBUM.

Violator: The Album is the first installment in the Violator hip hop compilations series. It was released on August 10, 1999 through Violator/Def Jam Recordings. It was the first release through the imprint Violator Records, a spin-off of Mona Scott & Chris Lighty’s Violator Management company. A number of then-Violator Management clients and associates appear on the album, among them Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes, and Noreaga. The LP features […]

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NYC gang hunted down and killed witness in cold blood after dispute over fireworks: feds

Members of a violent New York City street gang are accused of targeting, hunting down and killing in cold blood a woman they branded a “snitch,” federal prosecutors said. On July 4, 2020, Shatavia Walls got into a confrontation with Maliek Miller over he and others setting off fireworks. During the dispute, prosecutors said, Miller called her a “snitch” […]

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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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New York City woman shot in back of head hours after attending friend’s funeral, brother says

Delia Johnson’s brother, Mathis Johnson, said the attacker may have followed his sister from the funeral Chilling New York City surveillance video shows a woman walk up behind a Brooklyn mom, pull out a handgun and shoot her in the back of the head on a crowded street, according to the NYPD. Police identified the victim as Delia […]

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IT WAS ON THIS DATE AUGUST 4, 1998 SNOOP DOGG RELEASED HIS THIRD STUDIO ALBUM DA GAME IS TO BE SOLD NOT TO BE TOLD

Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told is the third studio album by American rapper Snoop Dogg; it was released by No Limit Records on August 4, 1998 in the United States. It is his first album following his departure from Death Row Records in early 1998. It is the first Snoop Dogg album to have notable affiliates such as Dr. Dre, Nate […]

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Rihanna officially becomes a billionaire: Forbes names her the ‘richest female musician’

Rihanna shines bright like a diamond, or several diamonds: The multi-hyphenate star is now a billionaire.  Forbes announced Wednesday that Rihanna joins the ranks of Oprah Winfrey as one of the richest entertainers in the world. The publication estimates her net worth at $1.7 billion, with most of it coming from her cosmetic brand Fenty Beauty.  In lieu of […]

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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 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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