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Today in Hip-Hop History: ‘Above The Rim’ Soundtrack Dropped 27 Years Ago

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On this day in Hip-Hop history, Death Row Records in conglomeration with Interscope Records released the soundtrack to the popular film, Above the Rim. Winning the 1995 Source Award for Soundtrack of the Year, this album featured so many hits that it could have stood alone from the movie as a compilation album. Visit streaming.thesource.com […]

Today In Hip-Hop History: ‘Belly’ Released in Theaters 22 Years Ago

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On this day in film history Hype Williams’ 1998 masterpiece Belly was released in theaters. Starring New York legends Nas and DMX, Belly follows the life and times of Tommy Bunds (DMX) and Sincere (Nas). The two get by as run-of-the-mill professional criminals ducking and dodging their way to their idea of a better life. […]

Today In Hip Hop History: Raekwon’s Infamous ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx’ Album AKA “The Purple Tape” Turns 25 Years Old!

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Exactly a quarter century ago, one of the greatest conceptual albums in the history of Hip Hop was released. Raekwon The Chef released his debut album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, guest starring his right hand man, Ghostface Killah aka Tony Starks. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Released on the Loud/RCA imprint and produced exclusively […]

Megan Thee Stallion Was “Trying To Leave” When Tory Lanez Allegedly Shot Her

Tory Lanez Reportedly Seeks Right To Publicly Discuss Megan Thee Stallion Assault Case

According to several confirmed reports, Tory Lanez is the lone suspect in the shooting that left rap queen Megan Thee Stallion with bullet wounds on Sunday morning in Hollywood Hills. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Now, an exclusive report from PageSix has quoted a source close to the situation as saying, “Tory fired the shots […]

Today In Hip Hop History: BDP’s ‘Edutainment’ LP Turns 30 Years Old!

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Produced primarily by the Blastmaster KRS himself along with the Human 808 D-Nice, Edutainment is arguably one of BDP’s best albums before KRS began to venture into solo projects. The title was definitive of its contents; education through the entertainment of Hip-Hop music. This album was also the most populated in terms of members of […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: Nas Drops His Sophomore Album ‘It Was Written’ 24 Years Ago

On July 2, 1996, Nas unleashed the follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut, 1994’s Illmatic entitled It Was Written, the album featured production from DJ Premier, Dr. Dre, and Havoc. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information This time around, the fresh-faced, 22-year-old Brooklyn-born emcee consciously pushed the album in a more mainstream direction, hoping to secure a wider fan […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: Jay-Z Drops Debut Album ‘Reasonable Doubt’ 24 Years Ago

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 streaming.thesource.com for more information Released courtesy of their independent Roc-A-Fella imprint, Jay’s premier album was promoted and sanctioned by the […]

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