This Week in Hip-Hop and R&B History

This Week in Hip-Hop and R&B 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 urban recording industry? Each week, we select an event of historical significance and briefly provide further insight into Hip Hop and R&B history.

Stay tuned in and take the journey with us for a bit of nostalgia, urban music history lessons, and maybe some of your favorite joints that you’ve reluctantly forgotten about. Here’s a synopsis of hip hop and R&B history, from the mind of a hustler.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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