As we celebrate the women who helped shaped Hip-Hop, we cannot forget about the genre’s first female solo MC to go platinum…who also just so happens to be a member of the Radio One/Reach Media family! Hailing from the Windy City, Shawntae Harris-Dupart, better known as Da Brat, has blown the rap game away for over […] The post Ladies of Hip-Hop: Da Brat appeared first on Black America Web.
It goes without saying that New York is the mecca of Hip-Hop. From that “Back to School” party in the Bronx in 1973 to today, the genre is synonymous with the Empire State. When it comes to record labels dedicated to Hip-Hop, there are more than a few on the East Coast: Def Jam, Roc-A-Fella, […] The post Hip-Hop History Month: The House That Bad Boy Built appeared first on Black America Web.
A label known for its influence and infamy, Death Row Records continues to have a strong presence in the culture to this very day. The post Hip Hop History Month: The House That Death Row Built appeared first on Black America Web.
The film, (allegedly) intended as a vehicle to further propel the careers of Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff, went from an indie rap flick to cult classic. The post Hip Hop Goes 2 Hollywood: A Look Back At House Party appeared first on Black America Web.
New Orleans is known as one of the most culturally rich cities in the United States. From jazz and R&B to Dixieland and bounce, the music scene in the Big Easy is unmatched. Without a doubt, Cash Money Records is one of the city’s biggest success stories in the latter part of the 20th century, […] The post Hip Hop History Month: The House That Cash Money Built appeared first on Black America Web.
In a decade that saw Hip-Hop launched into sights unseen, here are ten albums that not only stood the test of time, but cemented rap's place as a global force. The post Gold School: The 10 Best Hip Hop Albums Of The 1990s appeared first on Black America Web.