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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 streaming.thesource.com for more information As Big’s debut album, this highly anticipated release shows […]

Today In Hip Hop History: BDP’s ‘Edutainment’ LP Dropped 31 Years Ago

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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: ‘Boyz N Da Hood’ Premiered in Theaters 30 Years Ago

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On this day in Hip-Hop history, John Singleton’s Boyz in the Hood hit theaters across the country and became an instant classic. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information This Oscar-nominated film starring Ice Cube and Cuba Gooding Jr. depicts the life of three friends in South Central Los Angeles and how they cope with the daily trials and tribulations […]

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 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 […]

Today In Hip Hop History: Missy Elliott Dropped Her Sophomore LP ‘Da Real World’ 22 Years Ago

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On this date in 1999, Missy Elliott dropped her second full length studio album Da Real World on The Goldmind/Elektra imprint. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Produced primarily by Timbaland and Missy herself, Da Real World was Missy’s most street-savvy album, saturated with sexual innuendos and underground phrases that became common household statements. Fearing the […]

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