By: Mic Cool Just over 20 years ago in late 90’s, Jeffrey Atkins aka Ja Rule appeared on Mic Geronimo’s “Time To Build”. Rising producer Irv Gotti already put his … Continue Reading Venni, Vetti, Vecci: 20th Anniversary
By: Mic Cool Born in the Bronx NY, the place that birthed hip hop, Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean would help shape the east coast landscape as a mega producer. After … Continue Reading Swizz Beatz: The Monster
By: Mic Cool Eric “Eazy-E” Wright grew up in Compton, California selling drugs, and not too long after that he formed the supergroup NWA aligned with other legends Dr. Dre, … Continue Reading Did Eazy-E Create Gangsta Rap?
By Mic Cool Let’s face it Marshall Mathers scratched and clawed his way to the top of hip hop’s Mount Rushmore. Coming from Detroit Michigan while living in a trailer … Continue Reading The Slim Shady LP Turns 20!
By Mic Cool This is the story of Lamont Coleman better known to hip hop heads as “Big L”. Born in Harlem, New York in 1974, his father left when … Continue Reading Big L: The Greatest Rapper We Barely Knew
By Mic Cool So whatever happened to standouts Jaz O and Sauce money? Let’s start with Jaz who was also a record producer. He began as a mentor for Jay-Z … Continue Reading You Like Jay-Z? How about Jaz O or Sauce Money?
By Mic Cool In 1992, G Funk and the west coast dominated the hip hop airwaves and had rap on lock between Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic” and his then protege … Continue Reading Illmatic: Greatest Album of All Time?
By Mic Cool In November of 1996, 2 months after he was killed, Tupac Shakur released his first posthumous album under the pseudo name Makaveli entitled Tha Don Killuminati: The … Continue Reading Why did Tupac create Makaveli?