Travel Back To 1983, The Exact Moment Hip-Hop Was Played On Daytime NYC Radio (Audio)

Thirty-two years ago, Hip-Hop was emerging on a host of record labels large and small. However, while these 12" singles and pioneering albums may have been party highlights, and closely examined in the clubs, the bedrooms, and the subsequent tapes made, they were not often heard on radio—especially at daytime.... Read more

Philadelphia International Records Closes Its Doors, Building To Be Demolished

From Teddy Pendergrass to Michael Jackson, The O'Jays to The Intruders, Billy Paul to Bunny Sigler, an array of legends recorded at and for Philadelphia International Records, where together they formed "The Sound Of Philadelphia." Tragically, the label started by Leon Huff and Kenny Gamble is closing its doors. It... Read more

Raekwon Takes on the O’Jay’s Backstabbers for Throwback Thursday (Audio)

For his latest Throwback Thursdays release, Raekwon takes on The O'Jays' "Backstabbers." Rae attacks the soulful classic with aggression, speeding up to near double-time to stay in the pocket. Check it out. Related: Raekwon Flows Over Some Vintage Amerie For This Throwback Thursday (Audio)... Read more