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Today in Hip-Hop History: T.I.’s Debut Album ‘I’m Serious’ Turns 20 Years Old!

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On this date in 2001, the self-proclaimed “King Of The South,” rapper/actor T.I., released his first album entitled I’m Serious. Visit for more information Produced by several behind the board legends including ATL’s DJ Toomp, Jazze Pha, Lil Jon, The Neptunes, and few others, with features from Pharrell, Bone Crusher, Too Short, Pastor Troy, […]

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 […]

Silk Sonic Pushes Back the Release of Debut Album

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Bruno Mars and Anderson . Paak has stolen the hearts of their fans with their lead single, “Leave the Door Open.” The two have joined forces and created the group Silk Sonic earlier this year. Visit for more information While the two have just released the song and visual to their newest single, “Skate,” […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: Whodini Dropped Their Self Titled Debut Album 38 Years Ago

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On this date in 1983, pioneering rap trio Whodini, who then was sans DJ Grandmaster D, released their self-titled debut album Whodini on the Jive Records imprint. Visit for more information Produced primarily by Grammy-nominated British producer and composer Thomas Dolby, Whodini’s first album never really saw any commercial success, however, the album’s “Magic […]

Today In Hip Hop History: Noreaga Released His Debut Album ‘N.O.R.E.’ 23 Years Ago

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Today marks 23 years since Queens native Noreaga of famed duo Capone-N-Noreaga (CNN) released his debut solo studio album titled N.O.R.E. on Penalty Records and Tommy Boy Entertainment. Visit for more information The certified gold, No.1 charting, 19-track album featured a star-studded array of feature artists on the mic including Nas, Busta Rhymes, the […]

Today In Hip Hop History: Jay-Z’s Classic Debut Album ‘Reasonable Doubt’ Turns 25 Years Old!

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On June 25, 1996, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Dame Dash and Kareem “Biggs” Burke embarked on a creative journey that has morphed into a billion-dollar movement today with the release of the Reasonable Doubt LP. Visit for more information Released courtesy of their independent Roc-A-Fella imprint, Jay’s premier album was promoted and sanctioned by the […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: Onyx Dropped Their Debut Album ‘Bacdafucup’ 27 Years Ago

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On March 30, 1993, cousins Fredro Starr and Sticky Fingaz along their partners Sonny Seeza and Big DS to put out their debut album, Bacdafucup, on the newly created Rush Associated Labels. Visit for more information Primarily produced by the group’s founder Jam Master Jay, other production credits include The Afros’ Kool Tee, Chryskillz […]