On August 25 in hip-hop history, Mary J. Blige put out her first Top 10 single, while 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' dropped, Bobby Brown gave us the long-awaited follow-up to 'Don't Be Cruel' and Black Star's only album was released.
Stars who have emerged from the city of Compton include Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar and today’s birthday boy Anthony Anderson, who still pays tribute to his hometown. Let’s start with his birth in 1970 and check out some more August 15 milestones.
The New Jack Swing era of the late-80s and early-90s dominated airwaves, resuscitated careers, and bled into pop culture, taking Walkmans and dance floors by storm. As fondly as we cherish this all too brief era, there are plenty of songs yet to receive the reverence they deserve.
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!