Flashback Friday: Is Lil’ Kim Sexualizing Our Children? (1997)

    Photo: COSMOPOLITAN South Africa   It's no doubt that Lil' Kim is a leading lady in hip-hop. She has broken barriers for women in hip-hop to be open about their sexuality and rap about what the fellas rap about in their music. This is shown in the new generation of rap queens like

Flashback Friday: Discussion of Women in Hip-Hop

    Photo: YouTube   With the A3C right around the corner, I've been focusing on the topic of women in hip-hop. The festival dedicated to hip-hop will host a Women In Charge conference connecting, inspiring, and educating women in the music industry.   The event will take place on Oct.4 at the Loudermilk Center and

Flashback Friday: Celebrating The Godmother of Hip-Hop, Sylvia Robinson

    Photo: Billboard   I may sound like a broken record when it comes to talking about hip-hop, but I'll repeat this, hip-hop has always been a male-dominated business, and that is no secret. However, women have contributed to the sound of hip-hop since it was birth in New York City.   From Lil Kim,

Flashback Friday: Celebrating The King of Pop

    Photo: YouTube   Do you remember the time? Yes, ladies and gentlemen this Flashback Friday, CeeSoDope would like to celebrate the life and legacy of Michael Jackson. The King of Pop's birthday (Aug.29) was the talk on Twitter and users reminisced and tweeted about the influence Jackson left on the world with his

Flashback Friday: Remembering The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin

    Photo: Boing Boing   The world lost an iconic, legendary, multi-talented musician, the Queen of Soul. Aretha Franklin passed away Thursday, Aug.16 at 76-years-old following a battle with pancreatic cancer.   Franklin's family announced that they would have a public viewing and private funeral in her native hometown, Detroit.   The public viewing for Franklin will

Flashback Friday: Bobby Brown X “Every Little Step”

    Photo: Albumism   With The Bobby Brown Story set to premiere on BET in September, let's take it back to Brown's "Every Little Step." The original bad boy of R&B released the record in 1988 on Geffen Records. The music video highlights Brown hollering at some fly ladies and showing off his smooth dance

Flashback Friday: Kid ‘N Play X “Rollin’ With Kid ‘N Play”

    Photo: Billboard   Kid 'N Play rose to significant fame in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The hip-hop duo from New York City is known for their hit 90s House Party film series.   Kid (Christopher Reid) & Play (Christopher Martin) are also known for hit singles such as "Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody,"

Flashback Friday: Celebrating The Legacy of Andre 3000

    Photo: TheSource.com   It's safe to say that Andre 3000 help put Atlanta on the hip-hop scene along with Big Boi. The two formed a group and became known to the world as Outkast.   Born May 27, 1975, the rapper celebrated his 43rd birthday in Oakland that day by attending multiple BBQ events