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Coined for being the first successful hip-hop record, "Rapper's Delight" holds the title of bringing hip-hop to the forefront of mainstream media. The beat of the song is sampled from Chic's "Good Times."
Founder of Sugar Hill Records, Sylvia Robinson got the idea for the record while watching
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
“Po Pimp” by Do or Die served as the debut lead single from the group's debut album, Picture This. The record was produced by Traxster and features Twista and R&B artist Johnny P.
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With Lauryn Hill headed for a tour, let's take a walk down memory lane with one of her biggest records, "Ex-Factor."
The record was released in 1998 on Hill's album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
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A man with a dream. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brought hope and change to the world as he pushed for freedom and equality for people of color. It's been 50 years since his assassination, and to honor him, CeeSoDope wants you to look at his most famous speech,
"One, two, three and to the fo, Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre is at the do." It's Flashback Friday and were back at it with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg's "Nothin' But a G Thang." This classic is the lead single off of Dr. Dre's debut solo album,
“It's all good baby baby...It was all a dream...I used to read Word Up magazine.” These are the lyrics from the legendary Biggie Smalls’ hit record, “Juicy.” Released in 1994 on Ready To Die, “Juicy” is one of hip-hop’s top classic records.
Also known as Christopher Wallace and The Notorious
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Public Enemy's "Fight The Power" is one of the most controversial, conscious, and influential hip-hop song's ever recorded. Big S/O to Public Enemy for a classic record with revolutionary vibes.
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Who doesn't love the 90s? Females in hip-hop during the 90s was a time to be alive. With so many different voices and styles, women in hip-hop showed unity through their love of the art.
Check out the dope interview featuring Missy Elliot, Lil' Kim, and Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes backstage
Fab 5 Freddy interviews Queen Latifah, A Tribe Called Quest, and MC Lyte backstage on a tour for a segment on "Yo! MTV Raps" in 1991. The hip-hop legends discuss their singles, videos, and the tour.
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