Flashback Friday: UGK X “Use Me Up” (1992)

    Photo: XXL Mag   UGK aka the Underground Kingz dropped their classic record "Use Me Up," November 10, 1992. The song samples Bill Withers' "Use Me" and highlights the group's use of deep bass and funk. "Use Me Up" is featured on the hip-hop duo's 1992 album release, Too Hard to Swallow.

Flashback Friday: Snoop Dogg rare interview

    Photo: Very Smart Brothas - The Root   What's his name? Snoop Doggy, Dogg (Dogg)! That's right CeeSoDope readers; I'm back for another Flashback Friday with everyone's favorite uncle, Snoop Dogg. The MC stepped on the hip-hop scene in 1992 appearing on Dr.Dre's debut solo album, The Chronic. On November 23, 1993,

Flashback Friday: Wu-Tang Clan X “C.R.E.A.M.” (1993)

    Photo: Revolt TV   Wu-Tang Clan stepped on the hip-hop scene in 1993. The Staten Island, New York hip-hop group wasn't your ordinary rap group with two to three members. Wu-Tang Clan consisted of RZA, GZA or Genius, the late great Ol' Dirty Bastard, U-God, Ghostface Killah, Masta Killa, Method Man, Raekwon,

Flashback Friday: Three Times Dope X “Greatest Man Alive”

    Photo: Twitter   Philadelphia hip-hop trio, Three Times Dope stepped on the music scene in the late 80s and made noise in hip-hop with their debut album Original Stylin' in 1988. Group members EST (Robert Waller), Chuck Nice (Walter Griggs) and Woody Wood (Duerwood Beale) were also a part of the Hilltop

Flashback Friday: Classic Fugees Interview (1996)

    Photo: Billboard   The Fugees (coining their name from the term refugee) are undoubtedly one of the most significant hip-hop groups ever to form. The group combining their sound of soul and reggae released their first project Blunted On Reality in 1994 that failed to take off as the group hoped.   However, on

Flashback Friday: Willie Dee X “5th Ward” (1989)

    Photo: Genius   What's good CeeSoDope readers?   Ok, let me be the first to say that I'm embarrassed that I've never heard of Willie Dee. While watching the Hip-Hop Evolution series on Netflix, his name was brought up in "The Southern Way" episode. I learned that Willie Dee is a member of the

Flashback Friday: Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five (1983)

    Photo: Medium   Do you know when hip-hop was born? Do you know the "Holy Trinity" of hip-hop? No? It's all good, here's a quick lesson. Hip-hop was born August 11, 1973, at 1520 Sedgewick Avenue in the Bronx.   A man named DJ Kool Herc hosted a back to school jam where he