’80s Hip-Hop

10 Live Old-School Hip-Hop Tapes You Can Stream on YouTube

From The Cold Crush Brothers legendary battle with The Fantastic Five to a teenaged Rakim freestyling with a young Biz… Read More

August 11, 2022

Top 10 Defining Moments in Too $hort’s Legendary Career

Fans have come to appreciate Too $hort as more than the narrator of inappropriate freaky tales but also as a… Read More

December 20, 2021

You Can’t Tell the Story of Streetwear Without Mentioning Shirt Kings

Based out of Jamaica Queens, the Shirt Kings were ground zero for streetwear. We spoke with Shirt Kings co-founder Mighty… Read More

June 17, 2021

Kurtis Blow on the Mend After Receiving A Heart Transplant

Kurtis Blow recently underwent successful heart transplant surgery. On Monday, Kurtis Blow received a heart transplant at a Los Angeles… Read More

December 7, 2020

11 Rare Hip-Hop Documentaries You Can Watch Right Now

Whether it is because of its niche subject matter or lack of broad distribution, many amazing hip-hop documentaries end up… Read More

March 4, 2020

The Making of Run-DMC’s Classic Debut, According to Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels

In honor of Black History Month, we talked to the legendary Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels about the pivotal role he played… Read More

February 11, 2020

Big Daddy Kane on His Legendary Career: “It Was Never About the Money, It Was Really to Showcase My Skills” [Interview]

We talked to Big Daddy Kane about his legacy, the making of the posse cut "Show and Prove," and why… Read More

September 26, 2019

Beastie Boys Release Two Out of Four Rare EPs from the ’80s

https://music.apple.com/us/album/pauls-boutique-20th-anniversary-remastered-edition/721276795 The releases commemorate the 30th anniversary of their 1989 album Paul's Boutique. The Beastie Boys just dropped two rare… Read More

July 19, 2019

Watch Slick Rick’s First New Music Video in Nearly 20 Years

Slick Rick is still cold. Last November was the 30-year anniversary of one of the greatest rap albums of all… Read More

July 1, 2019

How Run-DMC’s Iconic Debut Album Ushered in a New Era in Hip-Hop

On March 27th, 1984, Run-DMC released their self-titled debut album. After the album was released, it was clear that things… Read More

March 27, 2019

Ten Songs From the Late ’80s that Kicked Off R&B & Rap Collaborations

Rap and R&B go hand-in-hand. But this wasn't always the case. Let's go back to the late '80s to look… Read More

July 26, 2018