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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 […]

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 […]

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