Secret History

In Their Own Words: De La Soul Reveals The Secret History Of ‘Stakes Is High’

On January 3, 2023, De La Soul announced that that their back catalog will be available to fans on all… Read More

January 5, 2023

The Secret History Of 50 Cent’s ‘Get Rich Or Die Tryin’’

Read all the nitty gritty behind 50 Cent's classic opus, Get Rich Or Die Tryin’. In some ways New York… Read More

February 6, 2018

The Secret History Of Anderson .Paak’s ‘Malibu’ Album Artwork

We spoke with Dewey Saunders and Cory Gomberg about their work on Malibu, as today marks the second anniversary of… Read More

January 15, 2018

The Secret History Of Talib Kweli’s “Quality”

Talib Kweli walks us through the creation of his debut solo album, Quality on what marks the project’s 15 year… Read More

November 19, 2017

The Secret History Behind Every Roots Picnic Poster Ever Made

Q: Will this weekend (June 3) be the best ever for 2017? A: Indubitably. This year, the Roots Picnic celebrates its… Read More

June 2, 2017

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

The Secret History of A Tribe Called Quest’s Final Album

On Wednesday evening, New York City's music community came together in the VW Dome at Queens PS 1 museum to… Read More

November 12, 2016

New Jack Sexy: The Secret History Of New Jack City’s Iconic Soundtrack

Gary Harris is a Record Man and a&r who has been shaping the sound of black radio since the early… Read More

July 29, 2016

Ice-T Shares With Us The Secret History Of ‘New Jack City’

With his Kangol hat, black sunglasses, long dreadlocks, and inimitable swagger, Ice T was immortalized as maverick Detective Scotty Appleton… Read More

July 29, 2016

D’Angelo Producer Ben Kane Delves Into The Secret History Of “The Charade”

 Ben Kane returns this week with the final installment of his Time Traveller series, turning the lens to Black Messiah's most politically-charged… Read More

July 20, 2016

D’Angelo Engineer Ben Kane Reveals The Secret History Of “Sugah Daddy”

A week ago, Black Messiah producer and engineer Ben Kane treated us to one of seemingly countless tales that chronicled the creation… Read More

July 6, 2016

Ben Kane Reveals The Secret History Of D’Angelo’s “The Door”

Just now, Black Messiah producer and engineer Ben Kane unveiled a Kickstarter campaign to bring the fruits of a decade-plus of grueling dedication… Read More

June 29, 2016

Afrika Bambaataa & The Universal Zulu Nation Scandal: The Secret History

Afrika Bambaataa at a benefit for funk legend Bernie Worrell in a rare DJ appearance [photo by Kenneth St. George… Read More

June 10, 2016

Dizzee Rascal Reveals The Secret History Of ‘Boy In Da Corner’

   Dizzee Rascal tells the story of the LP that put UK Grime on the map. Tonight in New York City… Read More

May 6, 2016

Behind The Cape: The Secret History Of James Brown’s Boston Garden Concert, 1968

Photo by Emilio Grossi, via the HBO documentary Mr. Dynamite James Brown is undoubtedly a Herculean figure within the mythos of both… Read More

April 5, 2016