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Nas & The Firm Reunite on Full Circle track | Hip Hop News journal

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”. Production...
Tupac and Treach's Inspiring Friendship | A Tale of Brotherhood

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...
The Role of Dr. Dre in Eve's Rise to Fame | Hip Hop News Journal

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 Collab with Method Man | Power Book II

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 & Snoop Dogg's War Zone Project | Hip Hop News Journal

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...

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Eminem: Run with GUnit

Eminem: Run with GUnit

    Eminem’s Music to be Murdered By marks the tenth consecutive album to debut at number one. An achievement that no other artist has attained prior. One of the noticeable tracks on the project, “I Will” served as a reunion for the supergroup Slaughterhouse...

50 Cent and Eminem: Star Power

50 Cent and Eminem: Star Power

  Several weeks ago 50 Cent received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his accomplishments in music, film, and television. He was accompanied by Dr. Dre and Eminem who provided a heartfelt speech to induct his longtime friend.  Right at the beginning of...

Spice 1 and Rappin 4 Tay: Bay Area Legends

Spice 1 and Rappin 4 Tay: Bay Area Legends

It has been over thirty years since Too Short introduced to the world Spice 1 and Rappin’ 4-Tay. Last week Spice 1 dropped the album Platinum OG which including the song “Drive Way” featuring Rappin’ 4-Tay. The hip hop veterans...

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