Old School

Taking a look back at once was. The personalities, artists, events, music, trends, culture, and headlines that had an impact and shaped hip hop through the ages.

Nas and The Firm: Full Circle Deep Dive Part 1

  Nas’s recently released album King’s Disease marked his fourteenth project to debut in the top ten. A testament to his longevity and greatness with a career that has nearly spanned thirty years since his debut on Main Source’s 1992 “Live at the Barbeque.”...

Tupac and Treach: Dedication from the Heart

The date, September 13th, 2020, marks twenty-four years since the passing of Tupac Shakur. It is one of those events that many remember where they were when his untimely death occurred. There were vast outcries and numerous dedications from artists whom he had made an...

Eve and Dr Dre: Aftermath and Beyond

It has been well documented that Eve was signed to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath label before her run with the Ruff Ryders label. Even though her tenure with the label was short and did not pan out, Dr. Dre would still play a significant role in her career. Eve would describe...

50 Cent and Mary J Blige with Method Man: Power Music Collab

  The much-anticipated spinoff of the Power series, Power Book II: Ghost has finally arrived. The spinoff is a direct continuation of events from the main series. 50 Cent for this season as the executive producer was instrumental bringing onboard Mary J. Blige...

MC Eiht and Snoop Dogg: War Zone Project

    In recent years West Coast hip hop legend MC Eiht has been active putting out projects including 2017’s Which Way Iz West, executively produced by DJ Premier. In addition to last year’s Gangsta Bizness with his group Compton’s Most Wanted. Prior to that...

Sauce Money: Jay Z and Puff Daddy Dynamic

It has been over a month since Sauce Money has called out Puff Daddy for his Grammy speech of taking care and pushing the culture forward. That the Grammy institution needs to get their act together when it comes to black artists. Sauce Money commended the message but...

Shyheim: Wu Tang Affiliate Prodigy

  Shyheim aka the Rugged Child has been making rounds doing interviews since being released from a prison bid. It has given him the opportunity of being reflective of his life and career as well as future aspirations. At the age of 14 he was heralded as a...

The Game: Love for the East

 While promoting his final album Born 2 Rap,The Game spoke with Talib Kweli on the People’s Party podcast on how is rap career started. A the 16:10 mark they discussed The Game studied hip hop classics like Jay-z’s Reasonable Doubt. He shared that at the time he was...

Mad Lion and Krs One: Ragga Hip Hop

  Several weeks ago Twista dropped his latest project Lifetime with the title track featuring none other than Mad Lion. Mad Lion is best known through his partnership and works with the legendary blastmaster KRS-One. They were prominent in the Ragga Hip Hop...

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Nas and The Firm: Full Circle Deep Dive Part 1

Nas and The Firm: Full Circle Deep Dive Part 1

  Nas’s recently released album King’s Disease marked his fourteenth project to debut in the top ten. A testament to his longevity and greatness with a career that has nearly spanned thirty years since his debut on Main Source’s 1992 “Live at the Barbeque.”...

Tupac and Treach: Dedication from the Heart

Tupac and Treach: Dedication from the Heart

The date, September 13th, 2020, marks twenty-four years since the passing of Tupac Shakur. It is one of those events that many remember where they were when his untimely death occurred. There were vast outcries and numerous dedications from artists whom he had made an...

Eve and Dr Dre: Aftermath and Beyond

Eve and Dr Dre: Aftermath and Beyond

It has been well documented that Eve was signed to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath label before her run with the Ruff Ryders label. Even though her tenure with the label was short and did not pan out, Dr. Dre would still play a significant role in her career. Eve would describe...

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