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This Rare 1986 Documentary Is An Amazing Hip-Hop History Lesson (Video)

In 1986, one of the earliest documentaries on Hip-Hop was made by a Dutch TV company. Big Fun In The Big Town, directed by Bram van Splunteren, featured on air Belgian host, Marcel Vanthilt, traveling the streets of New York City to gain a better understanding of the burgeoning culture.... Read more

Here’s a True Old School Playlist. You will find nothing post-1988 here (Audio Playlist)

If names like Whodini, The Fat Boys, Eric B. and Rakim, LL Cool J, Ice-T, 2 Live Crew, Schoolly D, Boogie Down Productions, Big Daddy Kane and Run-DMC mean something to you, this should move you. Press play, sit back and nod your head. Related: Big Daddy Kane vs. Rakim:... Read more

Today most people know Jive Records for Britney and Justin. Here’s why they’re the 11th most important hip-hop record label of all time.

Long before Clive Calder built Jive Records into the pop music juggernaut that featured Britney Spears, Nsync, The Backstreet Boys, R. Kelly and Justin Timberlake, the label was the home to some of the most important acts in hip-hop. These artists achieved both commercial and critical success and some went... Read more

Vado, Jadakiss and Ludacris take it back to the days when a track was hard drums and an even harder hand clap.

Here's Check 'Em Out. Click here to download.  Remember when these types of tracks used to be the standard for hip-hop? Check these out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9s5DCRAAsyc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4478SMAc2qM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0mKgnC6acE... Read more

The 2nd playlist of the week is some true old school. You will find nothing post-1988 here.

If names like Whodini, The Fat Boys, Eric B. and Rakim, LL Cool J, Ice-T, 2 Live Crew, Schooly D, Boogie Down Productions, Big Daddy Kane and Run-DMC mean something to you, rock with me on this one. Press play, sit back and nod your head.... Read more