Old School

Jessie D, From Beloved ’80s R&B Group Force M.D.s, Has Died

Force M.D.s were known for being pioneers in hip-hop and R&B On Tuesday, it was confirmed on the group's Facebook… Read More

January 5, 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

SWV Perfected Their R&B Sound on Their Classic Sophomore Album ‘New Beginning’

With SWV battling Xscape on Verzuz this Sunday, it’s essential to revisit New Beginning, the album that set the tone… Read More

May 6, 2021

Public Enemy Officially Releases “Fight the Power Remix 2020” Featuring Nas, Black Thought, & Rapsody

Public Enemy has officially released "Fight the Power Remix 2020." The group also announced a reunion with Def Jam. Full… Read More

August 28, 2020

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

April 28, 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

Watch the Action-Packed Video for Ghostface Killah’s New Single “Conditioning”

I still jog in the hills of Brazil... Ghostface Killah is back. On Monday, July 8th, the rapper dropped his… Read More

July 8, 2019

Mylo The Cat’s Viral Mashup Videos Celebrate Your Favorite Classic Rappers & ’90s Cartoons [Interview]

Mylo The Cat has gone viral multiple times mashing GZA with Dexter's Laboratory, André 3000 with Mortal Kombat and more.… Read More

June 19, 2019

Slick Rick Releases Previously Unreleased Song From ‘The Great Adventures of Slick Rick’-Era

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Slick Rick The Ruler (@therulernyc) on Jun 22, 2018… Read More

November 2, 2018

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

A New Exhibit & Documentary Celebrates the Life of the Iconic New York City Artist Rammellzee

"I entered the art world not as an artist, but as a gangster." This is a quote from the late Rammellzee,… Read More

May 31, 2018

The Secret History of Public Enemy’s ‘Yo! Bum Rush the Show’

February 10, 1987, the debut album from the Def Jam recording group, Public Enemy, hit shelves and would go on… Read More

February 10, 2017