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Big Mike Showed Pimp C Had More Thangs Than Rhymes. His Beats Banged Too (Video)

1994 was a pivotal year for southern Hip-Hop. OutKast released their monumental debut album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik while Scarface's five-mic-certified The Diary showed that Georgia and Texas were both in strong Southern stride. Additionally, Memphis, Tennessee was also starting to really make statements thanks to releases from Three 6 Mafia and 8Ball &... Read more

Raekwon Phone Taps Into Some Faith Evans & Carl Thomas Heat (Audio)

Raekwon's TBT series rolls on, with an early '00s tilt. Chef looks to Faith Evans & Carl Thomas' "Can't Believe," which is not even his first Faith nod. The song notably swacked the basis of the beat to The Firm's "Phone Tap," made by Rae's friends and collaborators Nas, AZ,... Read more

Raekwon Throws Back To Mary J. Blige’s My Life Throwback, All Night Long (Audio)

In the late 2014 canon of Raekwon #TBTs (now 18 of them), this remixed rendition of Mary J. Blige's "Mary Jane (All Night Long)" just might be the most fitting. Released 20 years ago next month from My Life, the Puff Daddy & Chucky Thompson-produced cut was in itself a... Read more

Raekwon Revisits Stevie Wonder on His Throwback Thursday Hey Love Freestyle (Video)

From De La Soul to Kwame, MCs have gravitated toward Stevie Wonder's classic, "Hey Love." So, it's not altogether surprising that Raekwon has chosen the sweet and soulful ditty for his latest Throwback Thursday freestyle. Check out Rae's take on the timeless track below. What throwback would you like to... Read more

Raekwon Flips Birds As They Appear On This Close To You Cover (Audio)

Do these Raekwon #TBT's keep getting more interesting or what? This week, The Chef heats up Gwen Guthrie's (Rest In Peace) 1986 cover of "(They Long To Be) Close To You." With that signature mid-'80s studio percussion and some flinty vocals, this rendition sounds like it could be a Lex... Read more

It’s A Jackson 5 & Beatles Affair In Raekwon’s Latest Throwback (Audio)

Raekwon is quietly getting more and more creative with his Throwbacks on Thursdays. This week, Chef makes dessert with "Got To Be There/The Girl Is Mine." Within this look, Rae' looks into two different decades of Michael Jackson impact. Verbalizin' on Michael Jackson's 1972 Top 5 charting solo hit "Got... Read more