The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of Atlanta's Dungeon Family
While it’s difficult to pinpoint precisely when it was that Southern hip-hop seeped into the collective consciousness of the rap industry and asserted its dominance, only one crew can lay claim to putting Atlanta on the map: The legendary Dungeon Family.
How 8Ball & MJG Helped Lay Down the Blueprint for Southern Rap
Ball & G helped lay a blueprint for southern rap as we currently know it with their syrupy beats, perceptive rhymes about life, and signature flow.
How the Soulquarians Changed Hip-Hop and Soul Music in the 2000s
The soulful, late '90s collaboration between the diversely talented musicians who made up the Soulquarian collective changed the landscape of current music.
A Look Back at Monica's 'After the Storm': From Losses to Lessons
At the top of her career, the R&B singer experienced several of losses resulting in her going into a deep depression. Her album 'After The Storm' showed triumph through life's trials and tribulations.
Stilettos, Sales, & Tipping Scales: Reflecting on 2003 Female R&B
The year of 2003 brought the heat as we saw a generation of young R&B starlets high step into new albums and new identities. Check you who got it right, who got it wrong, and how things might have been different.
How Brandy’s 'Never Say Never' Invented 'The Vocal Bible'
A nickname that is undeniable, it was the singer's sophomore album that created the nickname given to her by fans and peers alike.
ALL HAIL THE QUEENS: A Look Back at the Pioneers of Female Rap
MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, and Salt-N-Pepa are rarely discussed regarding pioneers in hip-hop. While many women have come after them, these three hip-hop acts laid the foundation for the women in rap today to fly.
Remembering Uptown Records: the First Lifestyle Label
25 years after Uptown Records appeared on MTV's "Unplugged," we pay homage to the history of Uptown Records, its artists, and founder, Andre Harrell.