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20 Years Ago, The Beastie Boys Reminded Rap Fans That 3 MCs & 1 DJ Is A Winning Formula

1998 was a changing time for Hip-Hop. The attitude of the period was recovering from the killings of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. Groups like The Fugees and A Tribe Called Quest separated for solo pursuits. Meanwhile Black Star emerged. Master P's No Limit Records led a marketing battalion that... Read more

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominates N.W.A. Again. Will They Get It Right Now?

The nominations for inductees into the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced, and among the names offered up as possible choices is N.W.A. The group who is globally famous for bringing "Reality Rap" to mainstream consciousness may not seem like an obvious choice, but as many... Read more

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inducted Run-DMC, Beastie Boys & Public Enemy But Passes on N.W.A. Ice Cube Reacts (Video)

Over the years, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has expanded its scope and become more of an all-around music hall of fame. In recent years, Hip-Hop acts like Run-DMC, The Beastie Boys and Public Enemy have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. This year,... Read more