Ludacris Becomes a Star With ‘Back for the First Time': Oct. 17 in Hip-Hop History
Whodini becomes the first hip-hop act to chart in the Top 40, Deltron 3030 visits the dystopian future, Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek team up, Ludacris drops his major label debut, and Eminem and Wyclef Jean are born.
Mase Scores a Hit for Bad Boy’s ‘Shiny Suit’ Era: Oct. 14 in Hip-Hop History
On this day, Prince released Controversy, LL Cool J dropped Phenomenon, Gravediggaz delivered their second album and Mase scored a major hit for Bad Boy's shiny suit era with "Feels So Good."
Mos Def Drops a Hip-Hop Classic: Oct. 12 in Hip-Hop History
George Clinton paints the white house black, Spice 1 is 'Immortalized,' Warren G wants it all, Salt-N-Pepa continue to prove they're 'Very Necessary.'
Common Asks to Borrow A Dollar: Oct. 6 in Hip-Hop History
Common makes his rap debut, Kurupt shows respect to his East and West coast roots, Pras and Bizzy Bone make a solo go of it Mack 10 delivers 'The Recipe.'
Black Thought Is Born: Oct. 3 in Hip-Hop History
MC Lyte establishes herself as a premier emcee, Scarface releases a slept-on banger, VH1 pays proper homage to hip-hop, and Black Thought is born.
20 Years Ago: Jay-Z’s ‘Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life’ Turns Him Into a Rap Superstar
On its 20th anniversary, we look back at the album that propelled Jay-Z to superstar status, 'Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life.'
Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock Drop a Rap Classic: Sept. 20 in Hip-Hop History
Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock release one of the biggest songs in the history of rap and Craig Mack helps put Bad Boy Records on the map.
Pras Says a Fugees Reunion Will Never Happen: ‘It Was the Most Dysfunctional Energy’
'It was the most dysfunctional energy. That s---'s not good for your emotional state.'
Eminem to Machine Gun Kelly: ‘Shut the F— Up’
'You think I'm actually f---ing think about you? You're not even in the f---ing conversation.'
Snoop Dogg & Pharrell Make You ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot': Sept. 12 in Hip-Hop History
On this day, Mariah Carey breaks records with "Fantasy," Kool G Rap continues his lyrical reign, Snoop Dogg and Pharrell make everyone "drop it like it's hot" and Jennifer Hudson is born.