This Week in Hip-Hop History

This Week in Hip-Hop History

Over time, Hip Hop and R&B have continually amassed millions of new fans to become the two of world’s favorite genres, but what events lead to it’s growth? What releases/deals changed the landscape of the music recording industry? Each week, we select an event of historical significance in hip hop history and provide a bit of insight. Steer your sights below.

Hip Hop History

And R&B too!

October 13th, 1992: 25 Years Ago, Nasty Nas Released His Debut Single “Halftime”

September 27, 1993: Jazzy Hip-Hop Trio, Digable Planets, Release Their Debut Album, Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space)

September 14, 1999: A Look At Ol’ Dirty Bastards Final Official Album, Nigga Please

September 5th, 1989: Young MC’s Debut Album, Stone Cold Rhymin’ Hits Shelves

August 31, 1959: Happy Birthday Fab 5 Freddy!

August 24, 1993: Tha Alkaholiks Release Their Debut Album, 21 & Over

August 19th, 2003: T.I. Shifts Hip Hop Culture Forever with the Release of Trap Muzik

August 11, 1973:DJ Kool Herc Throws His Historic Back To School Jam

August 1, 1995: Only Built 4 Cuban Linx: The Anniversary of the Purple Tape

July 1972: Superfly by Curtis Mayfield Sweeps the Nation

July 2, 2011: Kendrick Lamar’s Debut Album, Section.80, Turns 6 Years Old!

June 28th, 1988: Public Enemy Releases Politically-Charged Album, It Takes a Nation of a Million to Hold Us Back 

June 28th, 1988: Big Daddy Kane Releases Debut Album, Long Live the Kane

June 13th, 2000: Quasimoto Drops Debut Album, The Unseen

June 8th, 1984: Beat Street is Released and Visually Introduces Many to Hip-Hop Culture

June 1st, 1957: Sam Cooke Hits the Studio to Record “You Send Me”

May 24th, 1994: Jeru the Damaja releases debut album, The Sun Rises in the East

May 19th, 1993: Guru of Gang Starr releases debut solo album , Guru’s Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1