Today in Hip Hop History: 2Pac Releases ‘Me Against The World’ 21 Years Ago – The Source

Today in Hip Hop History: 2Pac Releases 'Me Against The World' 21 Years Ago - The Source Today in Hip Hop History: 2Pac Releases ‘Me Against The World’ 21 Years Ago – The Source

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 19:58:41 GMT

On this day in Hip Hop History, the late Tupac Shakur released his third studio album, Me Against the World. This album came at one of the most pivotal times in ‘Pac’s life and career. Recorded shortly after his near fatal assassination attempt in New …

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Today in Hip-Hop: Tone Loc Covers Newsweek - XXLMAG.COM Today in Hip-Hop: Tone Loc Covers Newsweek – XXLMAG.COM

Sat, 19 Mar 2016 06:48:08 GMT

Tone Loc came up during the 1990s raps scene and has remained a voice in hip-hop ever since. His gravelly voice and chilly, Southern Cali delivery propelled the success of his 1989 singles, “Wild Thing” and “Funky Cold Medina.” Tone dropped his debut …

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Today in Hip-Hop: Kendrick Lamar Drops 'To Pimp a Butterfly' - XXLMAG.COM Today in Hip-Hop: Kendrick Lamar Drops ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ – XXLMAG.COM

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 14:21:37 GMT

Coming off the momentous acclaim of his major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city in 2012, everyone in hip-hop had an ear out for what K-Dot would come up with next. Hailed as one of the most nimble, imaginative storytellers in the rap game today …

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Today in Hip Hop History: Scarface Releases 'The Untouchable' 19 Years Ago - The Source Today in Hip Hop History: Scarface Releases ‘The Untouchable’ 19 Years Ago – The Source

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 20:50:54 GMT

On this day in Hip Hop history, Geto Boys front man and Texas legend Scarface released his fourth solo LP, The Untouchable. Released on Rap-A-Lot Records, this album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. It also peaked at #1 on the Top Hip Hop/R&B …

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Today in Hip Hop History: Blacks' Magic by Salt -N- Pepa - Examiner.com Today in Hip Hop History: Blacks’ Magic by Salt -N- Pepa – Examiner.com

Sat, 19 Mar 2016 05:17:34 GMT

Formed in 1985, Salt-N-Pepa is one of the first, and most popular all-female rap groups. Consisting of Cheryl “Salt” James, Sandra “Pepa “Denton and originally, DJ Latoya Hanson, who was replaced by Deidra Roper to become “DJ Spinderella”, the trio …and more »

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Today in Hip Hop History: Dave Chappelle's Block Party 10th Film Release Anniversary - The Source Today in Hip Hop History: Dave Chappelle’s Block Party 10th Film Release Anniversary – The Source

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 21:41:49 GMT

On this day in Hip Hop history one of the biggest Hip Hop films, Dave Chappelle’s Block Party, was released nationally in theaters. This film, hosted and written by Dave Chappelle, follows Chappelle during the summer of 2004 when he planned a block …

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Show and Prove: Tensions, Contradictions, and Possibilities of Hip Hop Studies - UCR Today (press release) Show and Prove: Tensions, Contradictions, and Possibilities of Hip Hop Studies – UCR Today (press release)

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:58:54 GMT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) – The University of California, Riverside is hosting the Show and Prove Hip Hop Studies conference, scheduled for Friday, April 8 to Sunday, April 10. The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is …

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Today in Hip-Hop: Kool G Rap & DJ Polo Drop 'Road to the Riches' - XXLMAG.COM Today in Hip-Hop: Kool G Rap & DJ Polo Drop ‘Road to the Riches’ – XXLMAG.COM

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 15:11:11 GMT

1989: Hip-hop duo and Juice Crew members Kool G Rap & DJ Polo dropped their debut album, Road to the Riches on March 14, 1989. The Cold Chillin’ Records release, produced entirely by Marley Marl, ushered in a new era of mafioso rap for the the …

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Today in Hip Hop History: Happy Birthday Grand Puba! - The Source Today in Hip Hop History: Happy Birthday Grand Puba! – The Source

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 19:37:38 GMT

On this day in Hip Hop history, Brand Nubian front man, Maxwell Dixon a.k.a. Grand Puba was born today in 1966. Grand Puba made his debut with the group Masters of Ceremony. The group’s first album Dynamite was released in 1988 and had an amazing …

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Today In Hip Hop History: Dr. Dre Drops “Keep Their Heads Ringin'” From The 'Friday' Soundtrack - The Source Today In Hip Hop History: Dr. Dre Drops “Keep Their Heads Ringin’” From The ‘Friday’ Soundtrack – The Source

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 20:49:04 GMT

On this date in 1995, Dr. Dre, along with producer Sam Sneed, put together the lead single “Keep Their Heads Ringin’” from silver screen hood favorite Friday. Within two months, the Death Row Records-owned single was certified gold and appeared on …

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Today in Hip Hop History: The Roots Release 'Things Fall Apart' 17 Years Ago - The Source Today in Hip Hop History: The Roots Release ‘Things Fall Apart’ 17 Years Ago – The Source

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 02:44:11 GMT

On this day in Hip Hop history The Roots released their fourth studio album Things Fall Apart. This project is considered by many publications at the Roots “breakthrough” album, gaining them coverage in major publications and expanding their fan base.

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Today In Hip Hop History: The Hip Hop Community Boycotts The 31st Annual Grammy Awards - The Source Today In Hip Hop History: The Hip Hop Community Boycotts The 31st Annual Grammy Awards – The Source

Tue, 23 Feb 2016 01:14:16 GMT

On this date in 1989, Chuck D. of Public Enemy, Slick Rick, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince led the Grammy boycott among Hip Hoppers because the first-ever Best Rap Performance category, which Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince won, wouldn’t be …

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Today in Hip Hop History: LL Cool J Releases 'Mama Said Knock You Out' 25 Years Ago - The Source Today in Hip Hop History: LL Cool J Releases ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’ 25 Years Ago – The Source

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 19:09:10 GMT

On this day in Hip Hop history, the self acclaimed G.O.A.T., LL Cool J released his number hit single “Mama Said Knock You Out.” Not only was this song a GRAMMY winning success, but the story behind it is an interesting one. The track came at a time in …

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Today In Hip Hop History: BDP Drops Their 'Sex And Violence' LP 23 Years Ago - The Source Today In Hip Hop History: BDP Drops Their ‘Sex And Violence’ LP 23 Years Ago – The Source

Thu, 25 Feb 2016 13:36:26 GMT

On this date in 1993, KRS-One and the rest of the Boogie Down Productions crew dropped the Sex And Violence album, which was the fifth and last album put out by the pioneering Bronx-based Hip Hop collective. The album produced less than lackluster …

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Today in Hip-Hop: Prodigy Released from Jail - XXLMAG.COM Today in Hip-Hop: Prodigy Released from Jail – XXLMAG.COM

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 15:09:49 GMT

Joining forces with Havoc in 1992, the two have given fans classic albums like Hell on Earth and are hailed as one of the best duos in the history of hip-hop. During a traffic stop following an illegal U-turn in 2006, police searched the rapper’s …

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Today in Hip-Hop: Gang Starr Drop 'Hard to Earn' - XXLMAG.COM Today in Hip-Hop: Gang Starr Drop ‘Hard to Earn’ – XXLMAG.COM

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 15:11:56 GMT

2 on Billboard’s Top R&B and Hip-Hop Albums and number 25 on the Billboard 200. Hard to Earn would be the last album the duo dropped until 1998’s Moment of Truth, reason being that Guru and Premier were becoming increasingly fed up with where rap …

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Today in Hip-Hop: Jay Z and Big L Freestyle on 'Stretch and Bobbito' - XXLMAG.COM Today in Hip-Hop: Jay Z and Big L Freestyle on ‘Stretch and Bobbito’ – XXLMAG.COM

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 02:01:36 GMT

1995: The way Bobbito Garcia remembers it, “Jay was a cocky bastard” when he came swaggering into the WKCR studios on the night of February 23, 1995. At the time Hov was a nobody, and though Big L was on the rise in New York, it would still be another …

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Today in Hip-Hop: Lil Wayne Suffers Seizure on Music Video Set - XXLMAG.COM Today in Hip-Hop: Lil Wayne Suffers Seizure on Music Video Set – XXLMAG.COM

Sat, 12 Mar 2016 16:22:52 GMT

2013: Lil Wayne suffered a seizure on the set of Young Money music video with Nicki Minaj on March 12, 2013. Wayne was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. TMZ was the first to report the story and it was confirmed by Wayne’s publicist …and more »

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WATCH: Q-Tip Talks The Importance Of Hip-Hop Today - Howl & Echoes WATCH: Q-Tip Talks The Importance Of Hip-Hop Today – Howl & Echoes

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 03:14:34 GMT

Last week it was announced that Q-Tip had been appointed as the first Artistic Director for Hip-Hop Culture at the Kennedy Centre in New York City. The move was described as a “proud and exciting” moment by centre director Deborah F. Ruttler, who added …

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Today in Hip Hop History: De La Soul's 3 Feet High and Rising - Examiner.com Today in Hip Hop History: De La Soul’s 3 Feet High and Rising – Examiner.com

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 23:50:18 GMT

Best known for their quirky lyrics, and their contributions to the evolution of the jazz alternative jazz alternative hip hop subgenres, De La Soul are a prominent part of Hip Hop’s Golden Age. Forming in their Long Island, New York high school, David …

Read More…On this day in Hip Hop History, the late Tupac Shakur released his third studio album, Me Against the World. This album came at one of the most pivotal times in ‘Pac’s life and career. Recorded shortly after his near fatal assassination attempt in New …

Today in Hip Hop History: 2Pac Releases 'Me Against The World' 21 Years Ago - The Source Today in Hip Hop History: 2Pac Releases ‘Me Against The World’ 21 Years Ago – The Source

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 19:58:41 GMT

On this day in Hip Hop History, the late Tupac Shakur released his third studio album, Me Against the World. This album came at one of the most pivotal times in ‘Pac’s life and career. Recorded shortly after his near fatal assassination attempt in New …

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