LL Cool J’s fourth studio album, “Mama Said Knock You Out,” was released today in 1990. It marked a moment in his career and in the culture of hip-hop. Following a brief dip in popularity, LL Cool J came back strong with this record, reaffirming his status as a talented figure. The album was powerful, […]

Ol’ Dirty Bastard, the energetic and iconic rapper of  Wu-Tang Clan, left a big mark on the world in 1999. During this year, he dropped his final studio album, “Nigga Please,” a controversial and unapologetically raw project. The album displayed ODB’s fearless and boundary-pushing approach to music. “Nigga Please” contained fearless lyrics, unorthodox beats, and […]

In 1994, hip-hop was forever changed. Christopher Wallace, known professionally as The Notorious B.I.G., dropped his debut album “Ready to Die.” Straight out of the streets of Brooklyn, Biggie’s debut release was a game-changer that launched him to the top of the hip-hop game. Tracks on the album told his stories of a life led […]

Bizzy Bone, whose real name is Bryon Anthony McCane II was born today on September 12, 1976. He’s known to be an iconic rapper and member of the famous hip-hop group, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. Straight out of Cleveland, Ohio, Bizzy Bone’s unique style and rapid-fire lyrical delivery has left a mark on the rap community. Bizzy […]

In 2007, Kanye West unleashed a masterpiece that not only redefined hip-hop but also cemented his status as an artist. “Graduation,” his third studio album, dropped on September 11th, 2007, and it marked an ending from a “soulful sound” phase of his previous albums. This album was groundbreaking, blending electronic and synth-driven beats with Kanye’s […]

On March 26, 1995, the world lost a LEGEND of West Coast hip-hop, Eric Wright, who was best known as Eazy-E. Born today September 7, 1963, Eazy-E’s legacy continues to influence and shape hip-hop, leaving a mark on music and culture. As a founding member of N.W.A., Eazy-E played a role in introducing gangsta rap […]

MC Shan, real name Shawn Moltke was born today on September 6, 1965, in Queensbridge, New York. He emerged as an important M.C. in the early days of hip-hop. Rap legends came after him, legends like Nas and Mobb Deep. Shan’s career started with DJ Marley Marl, a partnership that led to his debut album, […]

Young MC, the L.A.-based rapper, made an impact in the hip-hop scene with the release of his debut album, “Stone Cold Rhymin‘” in 1989. This groundbreaking record blended clever lyricism with unique beats, earning Young MC a ton of praise. The album’s standout track, “Bust a Move,” brought him to fame and became a classic, […]

One of the culture's most significant pioneers is proving he still has it. Grandmaster Flash showcased his skills at a Keith Haring exhibit.

                              While we celebrating 50 Years of Hip Hop. Lets not forget some of the iconic Hip Hop Films.                                              […]

Junior M.A.F.I.A., an influential and legendary East Coast hip-hop collective from Brooklyn, made a huge impact with the release of their debut album “Conspiracy” on August 29, 1995. This album marked a huge moment in the 90s rap scene, solidifying their connection with the legendary Notorious B.I.G. The group stands for “Masters At Finding Intelligent […]

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill serves as a groundbreaking debut album that redefined the music scene during its 1998 release. Lauryn Hill, a former member of The Fugees, delivered a soulful masterpiece that seamlessly blended R&B, hip-hop, and reggae influences. The album’s lyrics explored themes of love, identity, social issues, and personal growth, resonating deeply […]