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Today in Hip-Hop History: Erykah Badu Dropped Her Debut LP ‘Baduizm’ 24 Years Ago

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On this date in 1997, the debut album from neo-soul queen Erykah Badu entitled Baduizm was released on Universal Records through the Kedar imprint. This LP catapulted the Texan songstress into the Grammy Award-winning music icon that she has become two decades later. Visit for more information Produced primarily by Madukwu Chinwah, Bob Powers, […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: Digable Planets’ Released Their Debut Album ‘Reachin’ (A New Refutation Of Time And Space)’ 28 Years Ago

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Jazz has again begun to find its way into mainstream Hip-Hop. With the success of Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly, more artists have started to incorporate the classic brass and string jazz sound. On this day in Hip Hop history, one of the first jazz-fusion Hip-Hop albums, Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space) […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: WTC’s Ghostface Killah Released His ‘Supreme Clientele’ LP 21 Years Ago

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On this date at the turn of the millennium, Ghostface Killah of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan released his second full-length album, Supreme Clientele. This album was the anticipated four-year follow-up to his critically acclaimed Iron Man debut. According to critics, this album has been ranked as Ghost’s best album to date. Visit for more […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: ‘Gridlock’d’ Starring Tupac Shakur Was Released In Theaters 24 Years Ago

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On this date in 1997, the Vondie Curtis-Hall-directed, Gramercy Pictures-distributed flick Gridlock’d, starring Tim Roth and Tupac Shakur, hit theaters across the country. Visit for more information Taking place in Detroit, this film is about Spoon(Tupac Shakur) and Stretch(Tim Roth), two heroin addicts attempting to change their lives after witnessing their bandmate overdose on […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: Nas and Kelis Got Married 16 Years Ago

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On this date in 2005, Queensbridge rap king Nasir Jones aka Nas and sultry Star Trak songstress Kelis Rogers tied the knot in Holy Hip-Hop matrimony in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit for more information The two got hitched at the Morningside Baptist Church in a private ceremony for friends and family. The couple kept a […]