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Derelects of Dialect

Today in Hip-Hop: 3rd Bass Releases ‘Derelects Of Dialect’

On this day, June 18, in hip-hop history…

1991: 3rd Bass—the rap group made up of MC Serch, DJ Richie Rich and Pete Nice—was one of the first and most successful interracial groups in hip-hop history, growing prominence in the late 80s and early 90s...

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Today in Hip-Hop: Heltah Skeltah Drop ‘Nocturnal’

On this day, June 18, in hip-hop history...

1996: Brooklyn duo Heltah Skeltah—consisting of Rock and Ruck of Boot Camp Clik—showed their hand with their 1996 debut album, Nocturnal...

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Today in Hip-Hop: Capone-N-Noreaga Drop ‘The War Report’

On this day, June 17, in hip-hop history…

1997: Capone-N-Noreaga dropped The War Report, one of the most influential East Coast albums of its time on June 17, 1997...

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10. "Fancy" feat. Swizz Beatz & T.I.


Today in Hip-Hop: Drake Drops ‘Thank Me Later’

On this day, June 15, in hip-hop history…

2010: Drake is one of those special cases who didn't fall under pressure and exceeded expectations...

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Happy Birthday, Ice Cube!

Today, June 15, is the birthday of rapper, producer, actor and director Ice Cube.

The rapper, songwriter, producer, director and screenplay writer first made his debut in the entertainment world with the politically controversial West Coast rap group, N...

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Today in Hip-Hop: DJ Khaled Drops ‘We The Best’

On this day, June 12, in hip-hop history…

2007: DJ Khaled isn’t denying that he suffers from success. The Miami DJ/producer arguably released his strongest album, We The Best, on June 12, 2007 featuring an all-star cast...

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Today in Hip-Hop: Cormega Drops ‘The True Meaning’

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

2002: Queensbridge rapper Cormega has not had an easy rise to rap notoriety, but on June 11, 2002, the young MC got everyone's attention when he dropped his second studio album, The True Meaning...

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Today in Hip-Hop: Lil Wayne Drops ‘Tha Carter III’

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

2008: Fresh off his breakout critically acclaimed album Tha Carter II, Lil Wayne was on top of the hip-hop mountain...

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Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes

Age: 30 (Deceased)
Years Active In The Game: 12
Notable Songs: “No Scrubs”; “Waterfalls”; “Girl Talk”
Why She Is The Best: Better known as one-third of the Grammy Award-winning group TLC, Left Eye had boundless potential that showed in her original raps. Balancing out the hip-pop melodies of T-Boz and Chilli, Left Eye’s rhymes were often dynamic. We can recite many of her lyrics from TLC’s hits that sometimes make it feel like she never left. While the late lyricist had a short solo run with her only posthumous release, 2009’s Eye Legacy, she’ll forever be remembered for her outspoken attitude and flamboyance. That colorful personality can never be replicated.


Today in Hip-Hop: Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes Burns Down Andre Rison’s Mansion

On this day, June 9, in hip-hop history...

1994: Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes of TLC was not only the fire spitting MC of the '90s girl-group era, but she was also a firecracker when it came to fighting...

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Today in Hip-Hop: 2 Live Crew Members Arrested in Florida for Obscenity

On this day, June 9, in hip-hop history...

1990: One look at their raunchy discography and lyrical content will tell you that Miami's 2 Live Crew has never been one to shy away from controversy...

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