’90s Hip-Hop

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

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

De La Soul’s Discography Is Better Than A Tribe Called Quest’s

De La Soul tends to get left out of the best-ever conversation — especially alongside their fellow Native Tongue members A… Read More

November 30, 2021

September 29th, 1998 Was Rap Music’s Last Great Release Date

Read a first-hand experience on what made September 29th, 1998 special, and why we'll never see another date like that… Read More

September 29, 2021

Ghostface Killah is Releasing a 25th Anniversary ‘Ironman’ Vinyl

Ghostface Killah is the celebrating the 25th anniversary of his debut album in style. Next month will be the 25th… Read More

September 28, 2021

How The Fugees’ ‘The Score’ Brought Haiti And Hip-Hop Together

The Fugees' The Score was a cultural moment for Haitians across the world, but more specifically Haitian-Americans, normalizing and legitimizing all… Read More

September 22, 2021

7 Real Life Stories That ‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga’ Season Two Should Highlight

With the second season of Wu-Tang: An American Saga about to drop, here's seven real life stories that'll hopefully get highlighted throughout… Read More

August 25, 2021

From Yasiin Bey To Outkast: 10 Rap Songs That Sampled Aretha Franklin

In honor of the "Queen of Soul," we've selected 10 rap songs that sample Aretha Franklin's music. Aretha Franklin, the… Read More

August 16, 2021

The 17 Best Alchemist Beats Of All Time

From Buc Fifty's "Dead End Street" to Jadakiss' "We Gonna Make It," these are the 17 best Alchemist beats of… Read More

August 13, 2021

Legendary Bad Boy Producer Chucky Thompson Has Died

Young Guru revealed that Chucky Thompson, member of Bad Boy's Hitmen collective and architect behind Mary J. Blige's 'My Life'… Read More

August 9, 2021

Listen to Nas Diss Tupac on Rare, Unearthed Track From the ’90s

A lost Nas gem was recently uploaded to YouTube. Last month, a YouTube page titled Unreleased Nas posted a really… Read More

July 22, 2021