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Today In Hip Hop History: Notorious B.I.G.’s Debut LP ‘Ready To Die’ Dropped 28 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 streaming.thesource.com for more information As Big’s debut album, this highly anticipated release shows […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: Nas Dropped His Sophomore Album ‘It Was Written’ 26 Years Ago

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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: X-Clan Dropped Their Debut Album ‘To The East, Blackwards’ 32 Years Ago

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On this day in 1990, “The Verbalizer” Brother J, Professor X “The Overseer”, Paradise “The Architect” and DJ Sugar Shaft “The Rhythm Provider” collectively known as X-Clan, released their debut LP To The East, Blackwards on 4th And B’Way/Island Records. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Produced by the entire crew that was put together by […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: 50 Cent Dropped His Debut ‘Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ LP 19 Years Ago

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On this date in 2003, 50 Cent released his second and most critically acclaimed album to date Get Rich Or Die Tryin on Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information After his street-certified buzz from his Guess Who’s Back mixtape, a meeting with Eminem eventually turned into a million-dollar deal […]

Today In Hip Hop History: Houston Legend DJ Screw Passed Away 21 Years Ago

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On this date in 2000, Robert Earl Davis Jr., best known to the world as DJ Screw, was found dead inside of his Houston recording studio from a codeine overdose. He was only 29 years old. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The codeine came from a prescription-strength cough syrup that he would mix with soda […]

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