James DeWitt Yancey “came across like an angel on earth,” singer and songwriter Steve “Spacek” White told Fader magazine in 2006. Most people tend to speak of him this way. His contributions to music...

Charlie Chase, The First Latino DJ to officially emerge and establish Latinos as a force to the masses in Hip Hop. Born in New York City, he was raised in Williamsburg Brooklyn until the...

The "Miss Jones Morning Show" crew on Hot 97 FM sparks outrage by playing the "Tsunami Song," a racist parody of "We Are the World" that ridicules victims of the South Asian tidal wave that killed...

Dr. Dre’s The Chronic. Dre’s first solo effort, this album was released by the newly formed Death Row label. Dre had recently had an ugly split with former NWA co-member Eazy-E over contract disagreements....

During a performance at the Bronx River Center, DJ Afrika Bambaataa went head to head with Disco King Mario. It became a "DJ battle", which is now a major part of the hip-hop culture.30...

Before there was hip hop, there was DJ Kool Herc. On a hot day at the end of summer in 1973 Cindy Campbell threw a back-to-school party at a park in the South Bronx. Her...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w6PawP3sYI?list=UUlReubse-ryt5HOY0OKP-7Q&w=500&h=281] One of hip-hop's newest voices Forever In The Zone "FITZ" releases his new hit single Goldchain off his upcoming EP Academic Probation. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York FITZ shows his lyrical ability and...

On the anniversary of TuPac's death, we leave you with these words from his mother, Afeni Shakur: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9Irx0j3U5I] "I'd like people to remember him as a complete artist. I would like for them to be...

1981: Grandmaster Flash releases “The Adventures of Grand Master Flash on the Wheels of Steel," the first record to ultimately capture the sounds of live DJ scratching on wax. On February 14th, The Funky 4 plus...

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