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An Insider Reveals How Suge & Death Row Got Those Unlikely Guest Appearances (Video)

When Death Row Records launched in the early 1990s, they used Hollywood's SOLAR Records Studios to lay their tracks. After making "Deep Cover" for the SOLAR's soundtrack of the same name, Dr. Dre recorded and mixed The Chronic with some of the very same consoles and equipment used to make... Read more

It’s Been A Long Time Coming, But TLC Are Back With A Song From Their New Album (Audio)

From Just Ice to The Pharcyde, N.W.A. to Ahmad, many artists have been inspired over the years by trips down memory lane. TLC is the latest to catch the nostalgia bug, and they use it to fuel "Way Back," a new single from their long-awaited crowd funded album. Last year,... Read more

Baby, Baby, Baby…TLC Has Completed Its First Album Since 2002

TLC released their last album, 3D, following a difficult 2002. On April 25 of that year, founding member Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes was fatally injured in an automobile accident in Honduras. In November, the surviving members Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins released TLC's fourth album, to platinum success. It has... Read more

Producer Mike Mosley Reveals Several MCs Who Witnessed Tupac Record “Hit ‘Em Up” (Video)

In the mid-1990s, Tupac Shakur revamped his production personnel. While 1996's All Eyez On Me would be his first album at Death Row Records, working extensively with the label's production staff, those changes started taking shape even prior. On 1995's #1 LP, Me Against The World, 'Pac maintained a close... Read more

Lil’ Kim, Da Brat, Left Eye, & Missy Elliott Invited the World to Ladies Night Nearly 20 Years Ago (Video)

In November 1996, Lil' Kim would release her celebrated debut album, Hard Core. Nearly 20 years later, the LP still stands tall as one of the most iconic pieces of music from any MC, period. For many, her being a woman was only secondary to her talents as a performer,... Read more

It’s Ladies Night with Lil Kim, Missy, Da Brat & Lady of Rage at The Soul Train Awards (Video)

The 2014 Soul Train Awards was a night of reunions. In addition to Jodeci coming together, Missy Elliott, Lil Kim, Da Brat and Lady of Rage reunited to perform "Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix)," and Total, Yo-Yo and MC Lyte joined the party. RIP Left Eye who was also on... Read more

Jermaine Dupri Discusses His Role With Kris Kross, TLC, & Fresh Fest ’84 (Audio)

Jermaine Dupri hits the Hot 97 studio for an in depth interview with Peter Rosenberg to introduce his new artist Rolls Royce Rizzy in which they discuss his latest single, "Hot Damn," and his upcoming EP. The interview quickly shifts focus from Rizzy to Jermaine as Rosenberg and his cohorts... Read more

T-Boz & Chilli Invite Lil’ Mama To Perform With TLC As Left Eye For AMAs (Video)

From J. Cole video singles to a record-breaking VH1 biopic, it's been a big year for TLC. The former LaFace Records superstars are waving their flag. To close down last night's 2013 American Music Awards, T-Boz and Chilli celebrated a performance 20 years ago at the AMAs, and invited the... Read more

Left Eye in One of Her Earliest Interviews (Video)

Rest in peace to Left Eye who passed away 11 years ago today. To celebrate her life, here's a look at a rare interview of her from 1989 when she was just starting her career. It's an amazing and sweet look at the bright light that would soon be seen... Read more

UNITY: A Salute to the Women of Hip-Hop (Video Playlist)

March is women's history month. Here's a video playlist celebrating the many contributions to hip-hop by women. You'll find music from MC Lyte, The Lady of Rage, Jean Grae, Rapsody, Lil Kim, Bahamadia, Da Brat, Eve, Foxy Brown, Nicky Minaj, Rah Digga, Queen Latifah, Salt N Pepa, Left Eye, Lauryn... Read more

Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes Birthday Tribute (Playlist)

Happy Birthday to Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. We miss you. Here's a playlist celebrating her life. Related: Aaliyah Tribute Video Playlist Birthday by Parfit on Grooveshark... Read more

Here’s a mix dedicated to the women who helped lay the foundation of hip-hop and those who continue to build the culture. You’ll hear Missy, Yo-Yo, Lauryn Hill, Lil Kim, Foxy Brown, Conscious Daughters, Lady of Rage, Left Eye, Ladybug Mecca, Da Brat, Bahamadia, Jean Grae, Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Salt N Pepa, Nicki Minaj and more. Check it out.

Seeing Lauryn Hill speak about The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was a reminder of how important women have been to hip-hop. Ambrosia For Heads Ladies First Mix by Parfit.  Also, if you missed BET's My Mic Sounds Nice, which documents the story of women in hip-hop, click here to watch... Read more