today in hip hop history

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 […]

Today in Hip Hop History: Bobby Shmurda Arrested In Gang Sweep 6 Years Ago

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On this date in 2014, Brooklyn rap phenom Bobby Shmurda and a dozen of his GS9 affiliates were arrested on several charges including murder and kidnapping. Visit for more information Currently serving the last year of his seven-year bid, Shmurda was fortunate in terms of sentencing in comparison to some of his crew. Rasha […]