Believe it or not, there was a time when being young was no excuse for coming up short lyrically. In the early 90s, rappers like A+, Shyheim and Da Youngstas proved that no matter the age, if you wanted to be an emcee, you had to come with it. Continue reading #TBT — Remembering the Era of the Lyrical Child Rapper
Because “why not,” let’s celebrate the glorious and too often unsung awesomeness that is the Redman and Method Man pairing. Continue reading #TBT — Witness Redman and Method Man’s Ascent into Hip Hop Legend
Today, Aug. 25, marks the 15 year anniversary of the death of singer, dancer, model and actress, Aaliyah Dana Haughton. Although she had a very successful and full career, there will always be that lingering question of what more could she have achieved if it were not for her untimely death. Continue reading #TBT — Remembering Aaliyah and What Could’ve Been
In 1993, Tupac Shakur’s legend as an outspoken critic of police brutality in the black community was beginning to grow.
It was in this atmosphere that Shakur made a fateful decision that made him simultaneously the most hated and most beloved figure in early 90’s hip hop: He shot two drunk, off-duty police officers for harassing a black driver. Continue reading #TBT — This Week in Hip Hop History: Tupac Becomes A Legend