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HBD: Five Hip-Hop Songs That Samples Gladys Knight

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Gladys Maria Knight, born May 28, 1944, known as the “Empress of Soul,” is a singer, actress, businesswoman, and author. Knight is a seven-time Grammy Award-winner, who is known for the hits she recorded in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s with her music group, Gladys Knight and the Pips, consisting of her brother, Merald “Bubba” […]

Mobb Deep: 10 Hip-Hop Songs That Sampled ‘Shook Ones’

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Words by Ime Ekpo You can not call yourself a hip-hop head if the Mobb hasn’t shaken you with the realness. Bombarded with a rigid lyrical approach and dense street mannered content, Mobb Deep’s “Shook Ones (Part II)” became instrumental in the 1995 resurgence of hardcore rapping for the east coast, New York City, in […]

Alchemist and Havoc Combine Forces with Method Man On New Track

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Veteran MCs working on joint projects is nothing new, as we’ve seen D-Block and Wu-Tang and many others collab on albums. Havoc of Mobb Deep and Alchemist will next release a joint project titled The Silent Partner on May 20. The Babygrande Records release will feature both artists, who’ve worked previously on classic Mobb Deep […]