When looking back on Paul's Boutique, the 1989 second album from iconic rap group the Beastie Boys, there's a lot that can be said about how it became such a Hip-Hop staple even when many critics tried to write... Read Article
On this day in Hip-Hop history, New York duo EPMD released their second studio LP, Unfinished Business. Certified gold by the RIAA, this album was the critically acclaimed follow up to the group's debut Strictl... Read Article
Today in Hip-Hop History: Kool G. Rap and DJ Polo’s Debut LP ‘Road To The Riches’ Turns 30 Years Old!
On this date in 1989, Corona, Queens rap and street legend Kool G. Rap and DJ Polo released their very first album on the quintessential, yet now defunct Hip-Hop label Cold Chillin' Records. As esteemed memb... Read Article
Jordan Brand is currently celebrating 30 years since releasing the Air Jordan 4, which was first unveiled back in January with a special edition "Black Laser" iteration. Now, we'll soon be treated to a classic ... Read Article
"Tommy ain't my motherfuckin' Boy.." -GZA "Labels" Legendary Long Island trio De La Soul announced to the public this week that they are currently unhappy with their former record label, Tommy Boy Records. ... Read Article
Fresh off welcoming Kawhi Leonard to the fam during All-Star Weekend with his own signature shoe, New Balance is now taking us back 30 years to celebrate the anniversary of the classic 1500 with a two-shot deal... Read Article
Each release in the Air Jordan sneaker series is more than just a dope shoe drop; they all individually stand as important footnotes in the iconic journey that basketball legend Michael Jordan laid out over the... Read Article
Saucony is one of the OGs when it comes to running footwear, and now the brand is digging all the way back into the vaults from 1988 to reintroduce us to its Azura sneaker for a special 30th anniversary release... Read Article
Today in Hip-Hop History: Slick Rick’s Debut Album ‘The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick’ Turns 30 Years Old!
On this date three decades ago, Hip-Hop's greatest storyteller Slick Rick dropped his debut LP The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick on the Def Jam imprint. MC Ricky D came on the scene with the "Original Human... Read Article
Today In Hip-Hop History: Marley Marl’s Juice Crew Debut Album ‘In Control Vol. 1’ Turns 30 Years Old!
The title of "super producer" is not one to be taken lightly. For every era of Hip-Hop, there is a man behind the keys setting the tone. Dr. Dre, Pete Rock, RZA, Swizz Beatz, Jermaine Dupri, Timbaland, The Nept... Read Article
When New Balance first introduced the 996 back in 1988, they probably didn't know we'd go on to recognize it as one of the most comfortable sneakers with a transcending style that's lasted for the better part o... Read Article
On this day in Hip Hop history, Harlem duo Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock released their hit album It Takes Two. As one of Hip Hop's earlier party albums, this crossover hit helped to cement Rob Base and E-Z Rock the... Read Article
Extra Butter, one of the best sneaker shops in New York and host for our first Kickback Series, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the classic Eddie Murphy comedy Coming to America with a capsule collection... Read Article
On 8/8/88, Ice Cube, MC Ren, DJ Yella, Eazy E, along with the legendary Dr. Dre from the World Class Wreckin' Crew put together the second N.W.A. album called Straight Outta Compton. This album came on the heel... Read Article
30 years ago on this date, MTV premiered the first episode of the Hip Hop generated video show, YO! MTV Raps. Everybody has their own personal memory of MTV Raps. Whether it was during the era of comedians E... Read Article
On this day in Hip Hop history in 1988, one of the culture's most prolific duo's Eric B. & Rakim released their sophomore LP Follow the Leader. Coming shortly after their game-changing debut Paid in Full, their... Read Article
Today In Hip Hop History: Public Enemy’s ‘It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back’ Turns 30 Years Old!
On this date in 1988, Public Enemy released their second LP It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back following up their debut album, which was released just a little over a year earlier. The album, whic... Read Article
On this day in Hip Hop history, Big Daddy Kane released his debut LP Long Live The Kane. Released by Cold Chillin' Records and produced by Marley Marl, this album is one of Hip Hop's earliest successes. Through... Read Article
New Balance had a winner on its hands with the initial release of the 576, and now for the sneaker's 30th anniversary we'll see a special edition collab alongside British designer Paul Smith. ... Read Article
Today In Hip Hop History: Boogie Down Productions’ ‘By All Means Necessary’ Album Turns 30 Years Old!
On this day in 1988, Boogie Down Productions dropped one of the best and most influential albums of all time. It was widely seen as one of, if not the first, politically conscious efforts in Hip Hop KRS-One ... Read Article