Lowrider #CypressHill

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“Lowrider” is the second single by Cypress Hill from the album Stoned Raiders. The song is featured in the British TV series Soccer AM. The song was the second part of the double A-Side single it shared with “Trouble” in Europe. “Lowrider” was not released until February elsewhere.   On the album, there is a […]

Wu-Tang Clan

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Wu-Tang Clan is an American hip hop group from Staten Island, New York City, originally composed of East Coast rappers RZA, GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God and Masta Killa. Longtime collaborator Cappadonna became a member in 2007. The Wu-Tang Clan has released four gold and platinum studio albums. […]

Tupac Shakur (Jun 16, 1971 – Sep 13, 1996)

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Tupac Amaru Shakur born Lesane Parish Crooks (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac and Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. Shakur sold over 75 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. His double-disc albums All Eyez on Me (1996) […]

Ice Cube #StIdes

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St. Ides is a malt liquor manufactured by the Pabst Brewing Company. The beverage contains 8.2% alcohol by volume, which is stronger than many high-alcohol malt liquors. It was launched by the McKenzie River Corporation in 1987. St. Ides gained prominence during the late 1980s and early 1990s through the use of celebrity endorsements by […]

Hip Hop Magazines #History #Archive

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A quick overview of my magazine collection. During the 90’s I remember going to the magazine stores on a regular basis just to be sure not to miss one of the issues.   Back in the days internet wasn’t of course like we know it nowadays. Those different magazines were like hip hop bibles to […]

Danger #BlahzayBlahzay

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“Danger” is a song performed and produced by Blahzay Blahzay, issued as the lead single from their debut album Blah Blah Blah. The song contains many samples, including “Get It Together” by Beastie Boys and Q-Tip, “Rockin’ Chair” by Gwen McCrae, and “Come Clean” by Jeru the Damaja. Recorded in 1993 but not released until […]

Mad Izm #ChannelLive #KRSOne

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Station Identification is the first album by Channel Live. The album was released on March 21, 1995, on Capitol Records and was produced by KRS-One, Rheji Burrell, and Salaam Remi. The album did fairly well on the Billboard charts, reaching 58 on the Billboard 200 and 9 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The album is […]

Head Banger #EPMD #KSolo #Redman

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“Head Banger”, also “Headbanger”, is the second single released from EPMD’s fourth album, Business Never Personal. The song, which was produced by member Erick Sermon, featured verses from K-Solo and Redman, both members of EPMD’s rap collective, the Hit Squad. The single became a minor hit on both the R&B and rap charts. peaking at […]

Ain’t No Half-Steppin’ #BigDaddyKane

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“Ain’t No Half-Steppin’” is a 1988 hip-hop song written and performed by Big Daddy Kane. Released as a single from Kane’s debut album Long Live the Kane, it peaked at No. 53 on the Billboard Hot Black Singles chart. The song samples “Ain’t No Half Steppin’” by Heatwave and “Blind Alley” by the Emotions. In […]

Smif-N-Wessun / Black Moon #Live

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Boot Camp Clik is an American hip hop supergroup from Brooklyn, New York, which is composed of Buckshot (of Black Moon), Smif-N-Wessun (Tek and Steele), Heltah Skeltah (Rock and Ruck) and O.G.C. (Starang Wondah, Top Dog, and Louieville Sluggah). Most of the members are from Brownsville, Brooklyn, but Buckshot is from Crown Heights, Brooklyn and […]