Wednesday, August 1, 2012

HIP HOP 104... You Listening YET?

This is the next installment on Cheeba Cheeba Yall Hip Hop Class.. part 4... if you havent paid any attention go back and reefer......(refer, my bad)


  • Following the release of Boogie Down Productions’ Criminal Minded LP, Scott LaRock is shot and killed in the South Bronx while attempting to settle a dispute.
  • Public Enemy stuns the world with their introductory album, Yo! Bum Rush The Show, signaling the genesis of politically-charged hip-hop.
  • The original members of the group include Chuck D (Carlton Ridenhour), Flavor Flav (William Drayton), Professor Griff (Richard Griffin), and DJ Terminator X (Norman Rogers).
  • After years of being neglected by the mainstream media, hip-hop gets its own show on MTV, "Yo! MTV Raps."
  • N.W.A pioneers the gangsta rap movement with their gold album, Straight Outta Compton.
  • Def Jam founders Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin part ways; Simmons opts for distribution through CBS/Columbia Records, while Rubin goes on to found Def American.
  • Landmark album releases: Ultramagnetic MC’s – Critical Breakdown, and Big Daddy Kane – Long Live The Kane.  
  • After a life-long battle with crack addiction, Cowboy, a member of Grandmaster Flash’s Furious 5 dies at the age of 28.
  • A group of high school friends join the Native Tongues as promoters of the Afrocentricity Movement to make African-Americans aware of their heritage.
  • These Manhattan-based friends would later form A Tribe Called Quest (Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Phife Dawg, and Jarobi).
  • A Dallas-based protégé of Dr. Dre known as D.O.C releases No One Can Do It Better. While the album was making rounds on the charts, D.O.C. found himself in a severe car crash.
  • While D.O.C. survived the accident, his rap career didn't.
  • 2 Pac joins Digital Underground as a dancer and a roadie.
  • The "Stretch & Bobbito Show" is launched.
  • Both a Florida record store owner and Luther Campbell are arrested over 2 Live Crew’s controversial album, As Nasty as They Wanna Be. 
More to come!

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