N.W.A Run 100 Miles Away From Ice Cube: August 14 Hip-Hop History
One of the most important extended play (EP) releases in the history of hip-hop emerged 18 years ago today thanks to N.W.A and is still a standout in a day filled with tales of longevity, success and passion.
Sampled: Tom Tom Club, “Genius of Love” (1981)
The Tom Tom Club's 1981 hit "Genius of Love" has been one of the most popular samples in hip-hop and R&B. In this new series, we broke down the history of the song, and some classic '90s and '00s cuts that sampled the track.
UGK Continue Their Reign as Underground Kingz: August 7 in Hip-Hop History
August 7 has been a great day for album releases! Let’s revisit the soloists, duos and groups who have helped make today a fertile day in hip-hop history with debuts, comebacks and earthly farewells.
Yo, Rap Takes Over MTV: August 6 in Hip-Hop History
Rap’s breakthrough cable TV show, PM Dawn’s debut and the unlikeliest superhero that only Robert Townsend could dream of all were introduced to the world on this eventful day — and we’re just getting started with today's hip-hop history.
A Dancefloor Classic is Born: August 2 in Hip-Hop History
One of the most requested songs in hip-hop history was released on this day by classic duo Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, and the anthem endures. Learn about this vital song and more today in hip-hop history.
[Exclusive] The Sade Project Wants Your Best Tribute to the Iconic Singer
We chatted with The Sade Project's co-creator Diana Maciel about the mission behind the photos.
Aaliyah’s ‘Tonight Show’ Farewell + More: July 25 in Hip-Hop History
Today in hip-hop history is about births — of both artists and notable albums worth revisiting — and bittersweet finales.
Public Enemy Crowdsource Beats, Will Smith Establishes ‘Homebase': July 23 in Hip-Hop Hist…
Classic album releases, a crazy concert revival and the loss of one of the world’s pre-eminent hip-hop savvy torch singers defines our day in history.
Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Mariah Carey + More: July 19 in Hip-Hop History
Breakdowns, come-ups and remembrances are all a part of today in hip-hop history, which is jam-packed with fun facts.
July 18 in Hip-Hop History: Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown Wed + More
Today in hip-hop history, we're taking a look back on happy occasions, like the grand union of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, and thinking back on some major album releases. A lot happened on July 18!