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DJ Premier Remembers Jeru The Damaja’s ‘The Sun Rises In The East’ 20 Years Later
DJ Premier Remembers Jeru The Damaja’s ‘The Sun Rises In The East’ 20 Years Later
Ed Note: The following is an essay and interview with DJ Premier remembering Jeru The Damaja's classic album The Sun Rises In The East, which celebrates its 20th anniversary tomorrow, May 24.  Watching the fantastic feature film Big Words the other night on Netflix, which explores the broken lives of a former mackadelic Brooklyn rap trio who might’ve been large during the 1990s “golden era of hip-
Dame Dash Looks Back On Kanye West’s ‘College Dropout’ 10 Years Later
Dame Dash Looks Back On Kanye West’s ‘College Dropout’ 10 Years Later
On Feb. 10, 2004, hip-hop was introduced to Kanye West, the rapper, with his debut album College Dropout. The singles from this album were soulful and awe-inspiring. The execution of the roll out was near-perfect, and Kanye crafted a well-rounded debut body of work that at the time was the total contrast to the street anthems that were being pumped out over the radio...
A Look Back At Snoop Dogg’s ‘Doggystyle’ 20 Years Later
A Look Back At Snoop Dogg’s ‘Doggystyle’ 20 Years Later
Ed. Note: Snoop Dogg's classic Doggystyle album turns 20 years old tomorrow, November 23. Michael Gonzales takes a look back at what led to the album, its reception, and how it changed hip-hop in the two decades since. Twenty years ago when Snoop Doggy Dogg’s raw debut Doggystyle (Death Row) was released, people were fiending for the latest dose of "G-funk" music as though it were a new
Phife Breaks Down His Ten Favorite A Tribe Called Quest Songs
Phife Breaks Down His Ten Favorite A Tribe Called Quest Songs
Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of A Tribe Called Quest's Midnight Marauders, the seminal group's third album and one of the most iconic albums in hip-hop history. Unleashed the same day as the Wu-Tang Clan's debut Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers, it represented the other side of New York hip-hop in the early 1990s, and cemented Tribe as one of the best hip-hop artists out...

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