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.
Brian Hamilton Foundation is a beacon of hope for returning members of society. Hamilton and Reverend Robert J. Harris started working at prisons to teach inmates how to become entrepreneurs. Twenty-six years later, an act of service is now a national non-profit.
On Saturday, January 26, Inmates to Entrepreneurs held a
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
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
U can't touch this!
Man, there was a time when MC Hammer had the rap game on lock. In 1990, he released his hit record "U Can't Touch This." With those parachute pants, dope ass dance moves, and tram line haircut, MC Hammer was cooler than a fan.
The "2 Legit 2
"I made my debut in '86
With a melody and a president's mix
And now I stay on target and refuse to miss
And I still make hits with beats." - Rakim
Eric B. & Rakim is one of hip-hop's best duos. Along with OutKast, the New York natives brought a unique sound to
Who doesn't love a house party? One of hip-hop's favorite duos, Kid N Play, put the party in-house party. The group dominated the late 1980s and early 1990s with their House Party film series. The film series helped skyrocket acting careers for celebrities like Martin Lawrence and Tisha Campbell.
What's the definition of rap?
I had a conversation with a film director while attending the Seed & Spark film workshop Saturday, Oct.20. Our topic of discussion, what is the definition of real rap? The director grew up on the sounds of LL Cool J, Slick Rick, KRS-One, and many
It's So So Def! Flashback Friday is back and this Friday we celebrate the So So Def family.
The company founded by Jermaine Dupri has released classic hits back to back for decades with legendary artists such as Xscape, Jagged Edge, Bow Wow, Da Brat and many more.
The So So Def
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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