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Today in Hip-Hop: Lauryn Hill Drops ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’

On this day, Aug. 25, in hip-hop history...

1998: Few albums in hip-hop history have reverberated as loudly as Lauryn Hill's debut The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill, released on Aug...

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Today in Hip-Hop: Young Buck Drops ‘Straight Outta Cashville’

On this day, Aug. 24, in hip-hop history...

2004: Coming up as a part of 50 Cent's G-Unit crew in 2003, Buck gave a strong performance on the group's debut album, Beg for Mercy, but still wanted to prove he could hold his own as an MC...

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Today in Hip-Hop: Juvenile Drops ‘Project English’

On this day, Aug. 21, in hip-hop history...

2001: Juvenile released his fifth studio album, Project English, on Aug. 21, 2001.

Coming off a less than satisfactory fourth album, Tha G Code, in 1999, Juvenile had some decisions to make as to where to go artistically...

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Today in Hip-Hop: Clipse Drop ‘Lord Willin’

On this day, August 20, in hip-hop history...

2002: In 1999, the Brothers Thornton a.k.a. Clipse were primed to release their debut album, Exclusive Audio Footage, on Elektra Records...

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Today in Hip-Hop: T.I. Drops ‘Trap Muzik’

On this day, Aug. 19, in hip-hop history...

2003: Before he was hip-hop's "Rubber Band Man" T.I. was a young and hungry Southern MC with a grizzly voice and plenty to prove...

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Today in Hip-Hop: Cypress Hill Release Their Debut Album

On this day, Aug. 13, in hip-hop history...

1991: California crew Cypress Hill dropped their self-titled debut album on Aug. 13, 1991


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DJ Kool Herc

Today in Hip-Hop: DJ Kool Herc DJs The “Rec Room Party”

On this day, Aug. 11, in hip-hop history...

1973: DJ Kool Herc hosted the first "Rec Room Party" in the Bronx, NY on Aug. 11, 1973.

It's mid-August in 1973, and a young, ambitious Clive Campbell is set to turn the tables with an all-star playlist at his sister’s back-to-school bash in the Bronx, New York...

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Today in Hip-Hop: Ultramagnetic MC’s Drop ‘The Four Horsemen’

On this day, Aug. 10, in hip-hop history...

1993: On Aug. 10, 1993 Bronx-based hip-hop group Ultramagnetic MC's released their third studio album, The Four Horsemen...

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Kiss Tha Game Goodbye

Today in Hip-Hop: Jadakiss Drops ‘Kiss Tha Game Goodbye’

On this day, Aug. 7, in hip-hop history...

2001: At just 26 years old, critics were already wondering if Jadakiss had missed his window...

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Today in Hip-Hop: ‘Yo! MTV Raps’ Premieres

On this day, Aug. 6, in hip-hop history...

1988: During the 1980s, the cultural landscape of MTV was dramatically different and we are not talking about a severe lack of pregnancy-based reality programming the channel feeds us today...

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