Nas & B.I.G. #Freestyle

Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones (born September 14, 1973), better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper and entrepreneur. The son of Olu Dara, Nas has released eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums and has sold over 30 million records worldwide. He is also an entrepreneur through his own record label; he […]

Mos Def #Freestyle

Yasiin Bey (born Dante Terrell Smith; December 11, 1973), best known by his stage name Mos Def, is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, and activist. Best known for his music, Mos Def embarked on his hip hop career in 1994, alongside his siblings in the short-lived rap group Urban Thermo Dynamics (UTD), after […]

Gang Starr

The original Gang Starr group was founded in Boston, Massachusetts by Guru (then known as MC Keithy E.) and DJ 1, 2 B-Down (also known as Mike Dee) with various producers, such as Donald D, J.V. Johnson or The 45 King helping out, their earliest recordings were in 1986 where they made various demos. In […]

Rufneck #MCLyte

MC Lyte (born Lana Michelle Moorer; October 11, 1970) is an American rapper who first gained fame in the late 1980s, becoming the first solo female rapper to release a full album with 1988’s critically acclaimed Lyte as a Rock. She has long been considered one of hip-hop’s pioneer feminists.   “Ruffneck” made it to […]

I Left My Wallet in El Segundo #ATribeCalledQuest

“I Left My Wallet in El Segundo” is the debut single from A Tribe Called Quest’s debut album People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm. It contains a sample of “Funky” by The Chambers Brothers as the main hook. All of the music video is narrated. The group is at a police station and […]

Tequila Sunrise #CypressHill

Classic track taken from Cypress Hill IV, the eponymous fourth studio album by American hip hop group Cypress Hill, released on October 6, 1998 by Ruffhouse and Columbia Records. The skeletons on the cover are posing as the three wise monkeys (see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil). Rapper Barron Ricks was featured […]

2PAC (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996)

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. He is considered by many as one of the best rappers of all time. Shakur was born in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, but […]

Method Man #WuTangClan

“Method Man” is the B-side to the single “Protect Ya Neck” from critically acclaimed debut album by the Wu-Tang Clan titled Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). It was a solo track for the first successful solo star of the Wu-Tang Clan, Method Man. The song was chosen for The Source magazine 100 best rap singles. […]

Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde

Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde is the debut album of American hip hop group The Pharcyde, released on November 24, 1992 through Delicious Vinyl Records. The album was produced by former group member J-Swift, and features only one guest appearance, provided by little known Los Angeles rapper Bucwheed (known then as “Buckwheat” from The Wascals). […]

Concrete Schoolyard #Jurassic5

Quality Control is the second studio album by American hip hop group Jurassic 5. It was released through Interscope Records on June 20, 2000. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Quality Control received an average score of 77 out of 100 based on 17 reviews, […]