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Today in Hip-Hop History: Notorious B.I.G. Dropped His Debut LP ‘Ready To Die’ 27 Years Ago

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On September 13, 1994, Notorious B.I.G., alongside producers Easy Mo Bee, DJ Premier, Poke of the Trackmasters, and none other than “Puffy” (as Diddy was called then) as the executive producer, released the Hip Hop masterpiece known as Ready To Die. Visit for more information As Big’s debut album, this highly anticipated release shows […]

His Love For Jazz Music, Dreams of Entrepreneurship and 9 Other Things I Learned From Watching Netflix’s ‘Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell’

His Love For Jazz Music, Dreams of Entrepreneurship and 9 Other Things I Learned From Watching Netflix's 'Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell'

Netflix’s Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell is a must-watch! Visit for more information Netflix’s Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell was released in March and it added a fresh perspective to the legendary rapper’s legacy. The streaming platform did an impressive job of humanizing the Notorious B.I.G. and telling his story in a […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: Ma$e Drops His ‘Harlem World’ LP 23 Years Ago

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On this date in Hip-Hop history, Harlem icon Ma$e released his sophomore album Harlem World on the Bad Boy/Arista imprint. Visit for more information A millennial piece of uptown Hip Hop history post the shooting death of rap giant Big L, Harlem World helped usher in a new era of Hip Hop in Harlem. Prior […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: Shyne’s Eponymous Debut Album Turns 20 Years Old!

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On this date in 2000, Bad Boy Records premiere artist Jamal “Shyne” Barrow released his self-titled debut album on the ever-popular Bad Boy imprint under the leadership of BB honcho, then known as “P. Diddy.” Visit for more information Shyne’s debut album release was a bittersweet one, with his LP being dropped while the […]

[WATCH] Shyne and Fat Joe Discuss Details of 1999 Club NY Shooting

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Shyne and Fat Joe recently connected on Fat Joe’s IG Live in conversations that reflected upon Shyne’s early career, including the famous 1999 New York club shooting that led him to prison and then to being deported back to his native country of Belize. Visit for more information Shyne shared that during the early […]

Former Bad Boy Rapper Loon is Set to Be Released From Prison

Loon Reunites With Diddy: 'The Love Cannot Be Denied'

Former Bad Boy rapper, Loon, is set to be released from federal prison after serving eight years for his role in a heroin-dealing conspiracy. Visit for more information The Harlem rapper, born Chauncey Hawkins, converted his life to Islam in 2008, three years before getting indicted. US District Judge Terrence Boyle granted him an early […]

B5 Reveals Bad Boy Records, Disney Never Compensated Them for Their Work

B5 Reveals Bad Boy Records Disney Never Compensated Them for Their Work

B5 celebrated the 15th anniversary of the release of their self-titled debut album over the weekend. Visit for more information The boy group won the hearts of many girls during the early 2000s following the release of their Jackson 5 cover, “All I Do.” They went on to contribute to Disney’s High School Musical […]