Hip-Hop History

“Sicko Mode” was arguably the biggest song of 2018 from Travis Scott’s Sicko Mode project featuring Drake. via GIPHY I don’t know why we didn’t know this (or maybe we did, I just missed it), but after doing some scrolling through Instagram today, I come across a post from Q-Tip that was the following:   […]

Born March 6th, 1974 in the city of Brotherly Love! Today we celebrate the birthday of Dwight Grant, aka The Broad Street Bully, aka Beanie Sigel! Beans became a Philadelphia Hip Hop icon as part of Roc-A-Fella Records State Property. Even through legal troubles, the split with the Roc, and heath scares, Beans remains one […]

Happy Birthday Heavy D, He Would Have Been 51 Today! Heavy D was best known as a rapper, but he had a multi-faceted career that was broader than the scope of the average hip-hop artist. 1.) Hip-Hop Exec: Heavy D was the first rapper to become president of established record label, Uptown Records. Jay-Z made […]

On this day in 1995, LL Cool J released one of his most popular albums, entitled Mr. Smith.   https://twitter.com/TheLaunchMag/status/932969308543741952 Before he was the Grammy’s go-to host or an award winning actor, LL was one of the kings of the rap game and an O.G. to so many of the rappers we call GOATs today. […]

It’s been over 20 years since tragedy struck and took the young, promising life of one Tupac Shakur. He was fatally shot in Las Vegas on Sept. 13th, 1996. His music and messages have lived on through the years and continue to relay the tones of pain and struggle that as a nation we still deal […]

1994, Nas blessed the hip-hop community with Illmatic, arguably one of the GREATEST hip-hop albums EVER! That’s why in celebration of the album, we dug through the crates and pulled together 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Nas’ Illmatic. Russell Simmons Passed On Signing Nas Say it ain’t so Russell! Back in the early 90’s, Simmons passed on […]

  March 9th, 1997 we lost the great Notorious B.I.G. and 20 years later, his legacy continues to live on. The impact he had on the countless amount of rappers since his passing is undeniable, and one of them was Wyclef Jean. Related: Lil’ Kim Tries To Connect With The Notorious B.I.G On ‘Hollywood Medium With […]

Hip-Hop History

  I’ll never forget the first time I heard TRU’s landmark “Tru 2 Da Game” album. I was at my homie’s house getting one of those ghetto ass tattoos on my right arm (which I regretted until getting it covered up some years later). I had no business doing that kind of shit at my […]

About time! Tupac has been nominated for the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, according to the Huffington Post. He will be just the sixth hip-hop artist to be inducted, joining Run-D.M.C., Public Enemy, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, and N.W.A, making him the first SOLO artist to get the nomination nod. Related: ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant […]