’90s Hip-Hop

Without Wayne Shorter’s Weather Report, Jazz Rap Wouldn’t Be What It Is

Weather Report, the jazz fusion group co-founded by the brilliant Wayne Shorter, is integral to the rap subgenre known as… Read More

March 3, 2023

Snoop Dogg Brings Death Row Records to TikTok

One year after acquiring Death Row Records and removing the catalog from DSPs, Snoop Dogg has brought it to TikTok.… Read More

February 15, 2023

Nas & 50 Cent Are Set to Collaborate On ‘King’s Disease IV’

In his latest Billboard feature, 50 Cent shared that he's slated to appear on Nas' forthcoming King's Disease IV album.… Read More

February 10, 2023

MF DOOM Gets 30th Anniversary K.M.D. Vinyl and ‘Operation Doomsday’ Rerelease

MF DOOM record label, Metalface Records, are rereleasing KMD's sophomore album, Black Bastards, and DOOM's debut to vinyl. The legacy… Read More

February 7, 2023

Souls of Mischief Are Going on a 93 Date Tour to Honor ’93 ’til Infinity’

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut album, 93 'til Infinity, Oakland group Souls of Mischief are going on… Read More

February 7, 2023

Funk Flex Apologizes to Wu-Tang Clan for Old Hot 97 Beef

Funk Flex issued an apology on Instagram to legendary rap collective Wu-Tang Clan for their former beef with Hot 97.… Read More

February 6, 2023

Watch Joey Bada$$ Cover Mos Def’s Classic “Umi Says”

While visiting Australian radio station Triple J, Joey Bada$$ performed a cover of Mos Def's 1999 classic "Umi Says." Joey… Read More

January 23, 2023

The Notorious B.I.G. Is Getting His Own Air Jordan

Dedicated to The Notorious B.I.G., the Christopher Wallace x Air Jordan 13 will be limited to 23 pairs that will… Read More

January 23, 2023

Behind the Beat: EZ Elpee on How Capone-N-Noreaga’s “Bloody Money” Sent a Chill Through Hip-Hop

The criminally underrated EZ Elpee was the producer behind “Bloody Money”, the dark heart of Capone-N-Noreaga’s The War Report. For… Read More

December 19, 2022

Pioneering Cold Chillin’ Rapper Grand Daddy I.U. Has Died

Queens-raised rapper Grand Daddy I.U., best known for his work on Cold Chillin' Records, reportedly passed away on Tuesday at… Read More

December 13, 2022

Behind the Beat: How Pete Rock & Nas Made Hip-Hop Perfection with “The World is Yours”

In the latest installment of our Behind The Beat series, Thomas Hobbs spoke with the legendary Pete Rock about how… Read More

May 23, 2022

Here’s How ‘Illmatic’ Came To Soundtrack Ruth Langmore’s Vengeful Return In ‘Ozark’ Part Two’s Debut

Ozark show runner Chris Mundy and music supervisor Gabe Hilfer spoke on Ruth's relationship to '90s rap and how the… Read More

April 29, 2022

Wu-Tang Clan & Nas Are Teaming Up for the ‘NY State of Mind Tour’

Wu-Tang Clan and Nas have announced their upcoming co-headlining 25-city tour 'NY State of Mind,' which will begin August 30th… Read More

April 19, 2022

‘The Art of Dialogue’ is the Rising YouTube Channel Chronicling 2Pac’s History

We spoke to Mighty Bolton, founder of The Art of Dialogue YouTube Channel, about documenting the life and career of… Read More

February 23, 2022

‘Ozark’ Has Turned Ruth Langmore Into TV’s Most Likable White Hip-Hop Head

Ozark frequently uses '90s hip-hop to define Ruth Langmore, one of its most popular characters. The end result is a character… Read More

January 27, 2022

Pete Rock Plans on Suing Nas Over ‘Illmatic’ Royalties

Legendary hip-hop producer Pete Rock claims that he hasn't been paid royalties for his work on Nas' 1994 debut Illmatic.… Read More

January 12, 2022