Wednesday, December 7, 2016

“Shawn Carter is nice, but Sean Price is the best.”   Sean Price—one half of seminal hip-hop group Heltah Skeltah and one of hip-hop’s most respected lyricists—unexpectedly passed away early this morning at his family’s apartment...
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This is a cool interview with two Brooklyn vets! Kane gives some real cool info on the music biz.

1996   2Pac releases his fourth album, "All Eyez On Me," hip-hop's first double-disc of all-original material and his first album for Death Row Records. It becomes a hit and raises the rap star's profile...

It’s not just the lyrics Phife wrote, it's his delivery—the way he glides over every confession, but pauses at every name; the way his brashness contrasted Q-Tip’s learned swag. Back in ’89 he simply slid...

Born March 2, 1962, in, Bronx, New York City, New York, Sterling was raised by his mother, Carolyn Morant, a career municipal employee. (His parents split when he was four-years-old.) As a youngster, he moved from Queens to...

Big Pun was a Latino hip-hop artist whose album Capital Punishment went to No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-hop charts. Christopher Rios -- aka "Big Punisher" -- was born on November 10, 1971, in Bronx, New...

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....

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