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Podcast: Hilltop Hustlers

In this episode of the EHH Podcast I briefly discuss the Hilltop Hustlers … The Philly collective of Steady B, Cool C, Tat Money … for a second Three Times Dope; there’s even a Youngsters reference! 80s and 90s Hip Hop at it’s Philly Finest! Listen, Comment, Share … Tweet to me @TweetRhymesLife #EHHHilltop

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Podcast: Best Song #EHHBestSong

In this episode of the EHH Podcast @12Kyle @AmazingJayce and I play a game of “Best Song” I bring up some classic Hip Hop Albums, and we discuss what we feel is the best song on the album These include: Strictly Business, The great Adventures of Slick Rick, He’s the DJ I’m the Rapper, Straight…

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Podcast: Straight Outta Compton

In this episode of the EHH Podcast The Crew is back! @12Kyle and @AmazinJayce are on the show again, and we discuss the NWA film, Straight outta Compton (we know, all late) … that and what other Hip Hop Biopics we’d like to see The Podcast is back, take a listen and leave a comment!

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Podcast: Kool G Rap

In this episode of the EHH Podcast I will be discussing Kool G Rap, The Kool Genius of Rap, one of the most prolific members of the Legendary Juice Crew, I’m going to talk the songs, the lyricism, the albums, the impact … memories of hearing the music; and of course, who had the better…

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1991: Top 25 Hip Hop Albums

On the website I’ll be spotlighting each year of the Diamond, Golden, and Silver age of Hip Hop … ranking the albums, doing podcasts, and songs here and there. After the 1988 post (The Greatest year in Hip Hop) we continued on, this post is the 1991 A 3 person panel grabbed what each thought…

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Podcast: 1991 – The Crates

The Podcast is back this time we’re doing something a little different, due to the recent post of the Top 25 albums of 1991, I decided to go into the crates and pick 10 songs from 1991 that you may have forgotten, never heard, or only heard once… just having some fun to hold you…

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Best Verse: 24 Hours to Live

Who had the better verse on 24 Hours to Live: Ma$e, Black Rob, DMX, Jadakiss, Styles, or Sheek? Vote in the poll below!

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Podcast – MC Lyte vs. Antoinette

Took some time to do a quick podcast about one of the earliest and most lyrical female emcee battles MC Lyte vs. Antoinette From 1987 to 1990 these two women went back and forth on wax, it was a great time in Hip Hop! Hit the comments! … Listen, Stream, G+, RT, Share … everything!…

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Better BIG Verse: Only You, Flavor in your ear, or Cant you see?

Thinking about the 90s, back when if BIG had a verse on a song everyone went crazy, so I pulled 3 of his best features (Songs that were not on his album) and I’m poisng the question of the three … which is the best BIG verse? There’s a Poll below for the voting ……

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Game – Name that Hip Hop album cover

Can you name this classic Hip Hop Album? Hit the comments!

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Story Rhymes #43 Caught Up – (Chubb Rock)

Song: Caught Up Album: Chubb Rock Year: 1988 Producer: Howie Tee The story starts with Chubb Rock and his boys in Kings Plaza doing some shopping … looking for “A Couple of shirts, a few pants” He spots two women while walking around “One looked Def, the other looked like Mr. Furley” Chubb being the…

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Podcast: De La Soul

The Podcast is back this time we’re spotlighting one of the greatest groups in Hip Hop De La Soul! Join me and my guest @AmazingJayce as we discuss the Native Tongues crew Albums Songs Influence … and a lot more! From 3FT High and Rising to First serve and Smell the Daisy, it’s the Inner…

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Podcast: 1990 – The Crates

The Podcast is back this time we’re doing something a little different, due to the recent post of the Top 25 albums of 1990, I decided to go into the crates and pick 10 songs from 1990 that you may have forgotten, never heard, or only heard once… just having some fun to hold you…

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Podcast: 1990 Hip Hop (Year in Review)

This is the 1990 Episode … almost a year in review; The site will be doing a podcast for each year here on out (Till at least 1998 before returning to the 80s) My Co-host (@12Kyle) and I will discuss 1990: Notable Moments (Slick Rick going to jail, Cube going solo, etc.) Hip Hop Debuts…

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1990: Top 25 Hip Hop Albums

1990: Top 25 Hip Hop Albums

On the website I’ll be spotlighting each year of the Diamond, Golden, and Silver age of Hip Hop … ranking the albums, doing podcasts, and songs here and there. After the 1988 post (The Greatest year in Hip Hop) we continued on, this post is the 1990 A 3 person panel grabbed what each thought…

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Big Mouth vs. You Talk too much

Big Mouth – Whodini (1984) Big Mouth was released in 1984 by Whodini for their second album “Escape” The song seems to be pointed at a specific person, starting with a rumor being spread about Whodini about something they did (Or supposed to have done) The cool thing about the song is right off of…

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1989: The Formula, Just a Friend, Cha Cha Cha, So Wat Cha Sayin

What was the better song of 1989? Vote in the poll … rank them in the comments! What was the better Video?

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Podcast: 1989 – The Crates

The Podcast is back this time we’re doing something a little different, due to the recent post of the Top 25 albums of 1989, I decided to go into the crates and pick 10 songs from 1989 that you may have forgotten, never heard, or only heard once… just having some fun to hold you…

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1989 – Top 25 Hip Hop Albums

We all agree that 1988 was the greatest year of Hip Hop right? Cool. Well what I’m gooing to do is post the top/greatest Hip Hop albums from each year afterwards, starting with 1989 here (Of course I’ll eventually do 1987 and before), anyway … this is my list, I tried to not be too…

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Story Rhymes #44 Girls Aint nothin but trouble – (DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince)

Song: Girls aint nothin but trouble Album: Rock the House Year: 1987 Producer: Jazzy Jeff Continuing the countdown of the greatest story rhymes in Hip Hop’s Golden Era …. Girls aint nothing but trouble The first story has Will walking down the street when he sees an attractive woman, he says hello; she identifies herself…

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The Ruthless Posse: NWA Posse Songs

Parental Discretion Iz Advised (1988) http://eclectikrelaxation.com/Music/Parental.mp3 The first of the Posse Cuts they made, featured Dre, Ren, Cube, Eazy AND was kicked off by The D.O.C before we really knew him as The D.O.C. … and he was still just as dope back then: The D.O.C. “Ain’t too typical in any way, though the pro…

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Kool Keith – (Bronx #17)

Keith Thornton, founding member of the legendary Ultramagnetic MCs (Known for the critically acclaimed “Critical Beatdown” album) has had more than many aliases Crazy Lou, Poppa Large, Dr. Dooom, Black Elvis, Dr. Ultra, Dr. Octagon, Black Elvis, etc. Debut Album: Critical Beatdown 1988 “They use the simple back and forth, the same, old rhythm That…

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Tournament: Greatest 90s Hip Hop Album

What is the greatest Hip Hop Album to come out in the 90s? Everyone has their opinion, this year we are going to let the votes speak! On Challonge.com I’ve created a 64 seeded tournament were you can vote and when it’s all said and done we’ll have as close to a definitive answer aw…

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Original vs. Remix – Bonita Applebum

Bonita Applebum dropped in the Fall of 1990 as the second single from A Tribe Called Quest’s debut album “People Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm The original version had “Mr. Muhammad” on the B-Side and it was accompanied by a music video The song is seemingly about Q-Tip trying to woo a woman…

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Story Rhymes #45 Project Ho – (MC Shan)

Song: Project Ho Album: Down By Law Year: 1987 Producer: Marley Marl (By the way, listen to the Juice Crew Podcast) Continuing the countdown of the greatest story rhymes in Hip Hop’s Golden Era …. MC Shan is our narrator for this story, he says it will never be repeated … hey maybe he’s never…

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Podcast – Kwame

The Podcast is back with Hip Hop Pioneer, Producer, and Geek Kwame!!! Join me and The Boy Genius As we discuss: The Golden Era The State of Hip Hop Kwame’s production Writing the rhymes for BBD’s Poison Algebra Blessett Geekmodeonline.com DC vs. Marvel … Shazam vs. Superman Sneakers And a lot more … even a…

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Podcast – Biggie Jay Z and Nas

Who’s the best emcees: Biggie, Jay Z and Nas Will we have a definitive answer? … probably not, BUT we are going to discuss it! Join me and @12Kyle as we discuss each emcee and break them down including: Favorite songs Least Favorite songs Favorite Video Best Features Ranking the albums Ranking the emcees The…

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Top 25 Female Emcees of Hip Hop (1983 – 1993)

Counting down the top 25 female emcees of the Diamond and Golden Era … that’s 1983 – 1993, so there wont be any Lil Kim or Mia x, or Lady of rage here. These are the pioneers and I wanted to shine a light on women and their lyrical contributions to Hip Hop, I tried…

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Top 10 Christmas Hip Hop Songs

Christmas time, cannot forget about Hip Hop; Especially the Diamond and Golden Era; the contributions to the holiday is actually more than Just Christmas in Hollis LOL I figured I’d take a moment to count down what I think to be the 10 Best Hip Hop songs of that Era 10. Run DMC – Christmas…

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15 Greatest 12″ singles in Hip Hop

Diamond and Golden Era was the focus here (1983 – 1993), the only other criteria was the single had to have another/different song on the other side (We’re talking vinyl here) There are tons of dope singles in Hip Hop history so I tried to go with two sided releases where both songs were dope…

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Record and Response: The Show

In 1985 Doug E Fresh and the Get Fresh Crew dropped the Hip Hop Classic “The Show” (In my opinion the greatest 12″ Single in Hip Hop History) The Show http://eclectikrelaxation.com/Music/TheShow.mp3 The song was an immediate hit, from the Inspector Gadget theme sample to the drum programing, and the voice sample “is it real” in…

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EHH Review: UTFO

In 1985 UTFO Dropped their first and self titled album coming off the strength of the 1984 single “Hangin Out” b/w the smash “Roxanne Roxanne” Flanked by Full Force, Kangol Kid, Doctor Ice, The Educated Rapper, and Mix Master Ice mixed Rhymes, Harmony, and scratches to produce a very solid and underrated LP This was…

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Lord Tariq – (Bronx #18)

“If gettin money’s a crime, well then I’m guilty as charged Filthy rich, Lord built to be large I’ll have the city sick Pullin that silver shit out the garage Under the sun with yo chick gettin a massage” Sean Hamilton, bka Lord Tariq (@TariqLord) is one half of the 90s duo Lord Tariq and…

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Podcast – Questions with Spinderella (@Spindeezy)

Look who’s back on the show! The First lady of the backspin … Grammy Award Winner, DJ Spinderella!!! Spin was kind enough to come thru and answer a ton of random questions, everything from: Salt N Pepa’s Hot Cool & Vicious Martin Old School Candy Dances Cartoons What Emcee did she almost work with? A…

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Podcast – The Blend Tape

This episode is all Hip Hop and R&B When emcees are featured on R&B songs, when R&B Artists are featured on Hip Hop Songs, Remixes, and more! We will talk the early days of Chaka Khan and Midnight Star … to Mary J Blige take over, SWV remixes, odd pairings and mixes My guest @12Kyle…

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Top 10 Female Hip Hop Groups

Women were a huge part of Hip Hop, back in the day they were seen as equals, on par with their male peers and less as objects or needing a male artist to introduce them to the world. All female Hip Hop groups were popular for a minute in the 80s and early 90s, so…

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King Sun – (Bronx #19)

“So if you are such a scholar, why can’t you make a dollar You oughta make plans with the funeral parlor Dig the grave deeper, meet the grim reaper Sign on the line and resign, it’s cheaper For you to fade away, but it’s okay For you to come and see me rock at the…

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Podcast: The Hit Squad

This episode is all about The Def Squad! Ranked Number 3 on our Greatest Hip Hop Crews of all time list, my guest @ShareefJackson and I discuss: The Core Members Erick Sermon Parrish Smith K-Solo Redman Das EFX Keith Murray Jamal The Albums, The Songs, The Impact on Hip Hop … there’s even Shadz of…

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Podcast: The Juice Crew

This episode is all about The Legendary Juice Crew! Ranked Number 1 on our Greatest Hip Hop Crews of all time list, my guest @12Kyle and I discuss: The Core Members (Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, Roxanne Shante, Biz Markie,MC Shan, Craig G, Tragedy, Masta Ace, Marley Marl, Mr. Magic) The Inpact on Hip…

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Top 10 Hip Hop Skits

The Hip Hop Skit seems like they’ve been around on albums forever, but really they popped up in 1989 with De La Soul’s classic 3Feet High and Rising when they gave use the De La Game show … This was played throughout the album which made it even more innovative, let alone the questions: How…

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Story Rhymes #46 Who’s Booty – (EPMD)

Song: Who’s Booty Album: Unfinished Business Year: 1989 Producer: EPMD (By the way, listen to the EPMD Podcast) Continuing the countdown of the greatest story rhymes in Hip Hop’s Golden Era …. The story starts with E Double and a girl Kim he met at a Hip Hop club … very sweaty girl. She was…

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Podcast: EPMD

This episode is all about Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith, bka. EPMD Ranked Number 8 on our Greatest Hip Hop Groups of all time list, my guest @ShareefJackson and I discuss: Favorite lyricist (E or P) The Discography Favorite Songs Social impact Guest spots (LL, K-Solo, etc) The Videos And More From Jane to Steve…

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Greg Nice – (Bronx #20)

“Ladies let your body flow Send a chill up your spine like an eskimo Here’s a backstage pass to a funky show Come give me a kiss under the missile toe” Greg Nice the other half of Nice & Smooth (Smooth B was #22), again first heard on Big Daddy Kane’s Pimpin Aint Easy” “I…

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Top 50 Hip Hop Albums of the 80′s (24 – 1)

The continuation of the countdown of the Top 50 Hip Hop albums of the 80s Here are Numbers 50 – 25 I had my own list completed to put on the site, but much in the vein of the Groups list, I figured to add more intrigue to the rankings I’d employ a few other…

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Story Rhymes #47 Hickeys Around My Neck – (Audio Two)

Counting down the 50 greatest Hip Hop story rhymes of the Golden and Silver era Song: Hickeys around my neck Album: What more can I say Year: 1988 Producer: Gizmo The story starts out with Milk D with hickeys around his neck which he hates, since felt good though he didn’t really give a heck…

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Top 50 Hip Hop Albums of the 80’s (50 – 25)

Another Hip Hop list similar to the 50 Greatest Hip Hop Groups of all time, this time we are counting down the 50 Greatest Hip Hop albums of the 80s. So these are Hip Hop Albums released from 1980 to 1989. I had my own list completed to put on the site, but much in…

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EPMD

EPMD Erick and Parish Makin’ Dollars From: Brentwood, NY Crew Affiliation: The Def Squad Debut Album: Strictly Business Best Song: Classic Singles: (7 Minimum for HOF Status) 1. You gots to Chill 2. Strictly Business 3. So wat cha sayin? 4. Get the Bozack 5. Please listen to my Demo 6. Crossover 7. Jane Comments…

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Story Rhymes #48 Tonite – (DJ Quik)

Counting down the 50 greatest Hip Hop story rhymes of the Golden and Silver era Song: Tonite Album: Quik is the name Year: 1991 Producer: DJ Quik “A Day in the life of a brother named Quik” This mellow groove, starts with a great Kleeer sample, the story begins on Friday (Morning) with a phone…

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D-Nice – (Bronx #21)

“Think realistically, not egotistically It’s suicide if you even think of dissing me ‘Cause if you try, I’m a make you wait To learn the reason I’m the 808, but just call me D-Nice” Derrick Jones is dope, Photographer, Beatbox (Breath Control), DJ, Producer; he even brought us Kid Rock! But here we focus on…

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Top 10 Native Tongues Collaborations

I love the Native Tongues posse, they are ranked #2 in the Greatest Hip Hop Crews and helped usher in the Silver Era of Hip Hop “Black medallions, no gold” When they got together on a track it was always magic, so what I wanted to do is put my top 10 best Native Tongues…

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Podcast: Hip Hop Roundtable II

    Hip Hop Roundtable Part II! The continuation of the conversation with @12Kyle and @RashanJamal PART ONE HERE The three of us discuss Golden, Silver, and BronzeHip Hop music including: Self Destruction Flavor in your ear remix Big and Jay-Z Redman and the Def Squad Still not agreeing on anything, there’s some questionable opinions…

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Story Rhymes #49 Act a Fool – (King Tee)

Counting down the 50 greatest Hip Hop story rhymes of the Golden and Silver era   Song: Act a Fool Album: Act a Fool Year: 1988 Producer: DJ Pooh “It’s Friday night on the streets of LA, I’m going out been hanging at the house all day” King Tee decides to get out the house and…

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Smooth B – (Bronx #22)

“Smooth, I drop jewels like, paraphenalia, I’m infallable, not into failure” This list will have a lot of Rap duos I think, Smooth B one half of Nice & Smooth was first heard on Big Daddy Kane’s “Pimpin Aint Easy” “First name: Smooth. Last name: B When I’m bonin’ a girl, I make her feel…

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Podcast: Hip Hop Roundtable I

    New Encyclopedia Hip Hop Podcast Episode! Today we are freestyling with a Hip Hop “roundtable” if you will, I’m joined by: @12Kyle and @RashanJamal The three of us discuss Golden Era Hip Hop music including: Favorite emcees Favorite albums Overrated emcees Underrated emcees Underrated albums   We don’t agree on everything which makes…

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Story Rhymes #50 I Cram To Understand U – (MC Lyte)

Counting down the 50 greatest Hip Hop story rhymes of the Golden and Silver era Song: I cram to under stand you Album: Lyte as a rock Year: 1988 Producer: Audio Two The Story This is a Story about Lyte and a man named Sam she met at Empire, a disco in 1981 His brother…

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Dr. Jekyll – (Bronx #23)

Most people recognize Dr. Jekyll as Andre Harrell the CEO of Motown records, the founder of Uptown records and the man who “discovered” Puff Daddy But he was also a member of the Rap Group Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde they had the look of business men, always in suits and ties; their most famous…

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The Diss: How ya Like Me Now (Kool Moe Dee)

Kool Moe Dee rocked with The Treacherous Three and had a legendary battle with Busy Bee (If you’re here on this site, you already know this) In 1987 Kool Moe Dee dropped his “How ya like me now” album and if you looked REALLY Closely …if you were paying attention you’d see LL Cool J’s…

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Hip Hop Battles were not Beef

Back before the days of “Beef” Hip Hop was about Battling, the battle for supremacy, all the emcee wanted to do was rock the party and be considered the best, and more importantly better than whomever else was there We would rhyme on the steps, in school, on the basketball court, wherever and it was…

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Greatest Emcee Tournament Finals Rakim v. LL

There’s been a TON of upsets and interesting advances … It’s come down to these two … The God Emcee and The GOAT Lyricism Longevity Discography Relevance Classic Songs Any Intangibles you can think of … Who is the greatest for real? The Greatest songs tournament is coming, but for now it’s time to settle…

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10 Hip Hop Questions: The What

More Hip hop Questions, just some fun trivia … I heard that the last 10 were too hard so I’ve tried to make these easier 1. What legendary emcee was first known as Kid Wizard? 2. What Hip Hop emcee co-wrote “Naughty Girl”, “Me Myself and I” , “Baby Boy” among others for Beyonce? 3.…

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Roxanne Shante

Roxanne Shante The Queen of Rox Hip Hop Hall of Fame for: Influential contributor/ambassador Group/Crew From: Queens, NY Crew Affiliation: The Juice Crew Debut Album: Bad Sister (1989) Best Song: “Roxanne’s Revenge” Notable singles: Roxanne’s Revenge Queen of Rox Have a Nice day Big Momma Comments: Roxanne Shante, first female of the World Famous Juice…

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Peter Gunz – (Bronx #24)

“New York to the heart, but got love for all Lie and die in the fire, where I learned to ball …” Peter Pankey Sr. One half of the Duo Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz most notable for the song “Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)” they only had one album but the Bronx emcee gets a…

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The 15 Greatest Old School #HipHop Dances

In the golden era of Hip Hop of course you had Breakdancing … Top rockin and the whole bit, but after a while that wasn’t prevalent in the clubs When you got to the clubs you had to be able to dance with someone and not windmill all over the place lol The best thing…

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Posse Cut – Uptown’s Kickin it

Uptown’s kickin it was one of the first posse cuts I had ever heard, this was 1987 and at first the video was the only way I could hear it; back in the days theyd release the video before the single it seems, anyway the song featured: Marley Marl Heavy D and The Boyz Finesse…

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Kid – (Bronx #25)

Christopher “Kid” Reid Born and Raised in the Bronx; Kid Coolout, bka Kid Former background dancer for Salt N Pepa (As seen in the Shake your thang video) Famous for his iconic “Hightop Fade” and being a member of the Hip Hop Duo Kid n Play (Formally the Fresh Force Crew) He wrote the majority…

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Greatest Emcee Tournament Brackets #HipHop

Who is the greatest emcee of all time? We know Rakim is the greatest lyricist … IMO LL Cool J is the greatest Rapper When you put them all together, Lyricism Longevity Discography Relevance Classic Songs Classic lines Style etc. Who comes out on top? Time to vote … are you going chalk? Will there…

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Top Between the Sheets Samples in #HipHop

In 1983 The Isley Brothers released “Between the Sheets” it was an immediate hit and eventually went platinum (their first platinum album in the 80s … as they were a giant success in the 70s), the song also not only was the sole reason behind the conception of tons of 80s/90s babies but in the…

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Levi 167

Levi 167 was a part of KRS One’s first group “Scott La Rock & The Celebrity Three” Scott La Rock, KRS ONE, Levi 167, and MC Quality they made “Advance” in 1985 In 1987 Levi 167 recorded a solo 12″ on B-Boy Records named “Something fresh to swing to” with “Something for the other side”…

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The Bridge Wars

The Bridge Wars The Bridge wars was one of the greatest events in the Golden Era of Hip Hop, it sparked multiple classic songs, verses and gave birth to one of the greatest careers in Hip Hop History The Rivalry as you can call it all started in 1985 when MC Shan released his 12”…

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Top 50 Hip Hop Groups of All Time (24 – 1)

Continuing on with the Top 50 Hip Hop Groups of all time, this is the final stretch … you’ve seen the bottom 25, and now it’s time to cap it off Again, there are some surprises as far as ranking, at least in my opinion … either way my personal ranking will be included so…

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1988 The GREATEST year in Hip Hop Music

I’ve designated The Golden Era of Hip Hop 1983 – 1988 a 5 year span, thought process is every year a good album or song came out cannot be the Golden Era and that in changes and shifts in the Hip Hop content so should the era Golden Era – Gold Chains and Sneakers Silver…

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Record and Response: Dear Yvette

Back in 1985 LL Cool J released his debut album “Radio” a Hip Hop Classic, on the first side the third song was “Dear Yvette” The song was about a woman who … was basically a slore lol Basically LL was reporting, spreading, and confirming the Rumors that were going around about young Yvette: “See…

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10 Hip Hop Questions: The Who

I post a lot of questions on Twitter (@TweetRhymesLife) So I figured why not put a couple on here, testing your Hip Hop Recollection … I’ve seen a lot of questions but none are really challenges, basic Hip Hop knowledge can answer them easily like “Who was the King of rock?” I decided to make…

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Top 15 Beat Box Songs of All Time

Inspired by the “Top 10 Beat Box Artists” post I did, I wanted to actually shine a light on some of the songs those guys made, The emcee / Beat Box dynamic is one of the cornerstones of early Hip Hop and one of the more raw forms of the music … what I did…

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The Top 5 is Still Alive

So I wrote that BIG and Pac are NOT The greatest of all time NOR are they in the Top 5…AND that the Top 5 are STILL alive and over 30 (Shiddddd The top 3 is 40 and up) The Whole LIST is almost 40 What does it take to be labeled the GREATEST of…

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The Crates: “Truly Yours” (Kool G Rap)

In 1989 Kool G Rap & DJ Polo released their debut album “Road to Riches”; most people know the title song, the single “Men at work” and the song BBD sampled for their hit “Poison” One of the more slept on and underrated cuts from the album was “Truly Yours” Track number 4 on the…

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5 of the earliest Hip Hop / R&B Collaborations

These days in music it seems that every track has some sort of singing and rhyming in it, whether it’s a collaboration of some sort or the artist is doing both the singing and the emceeing (for better or for worse) But where did it all begin? Soon there will be a new list where…

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Top 50 Hip Hop Groups of All Time (50 – 25)

This site will have a lot of lists; Top 10, Top 25, Top 50 etc. revolving around Hip Hop this particular list will be the Top 50 Hip Hop Groups of all time It was real easy for me to come up with a top 50, and I was tempted to do that and post…

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EHH Review: Criminal Minded

Criminal Minded is one of the most influential Hip Hop Albums ever created, and in my opinion the second greatest ever made Released in March of 1987 (Four or so months BEFORE Paid in Full) KRS – One and DJ Scott La Rock brought a certain edge and street to hip hop that was brand…

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Kool G Rap

Kool G Rap Kool Genius of Rap Hip Hop Hall of Fame for: Emcee Influential contributor/ambassador Group/Crew From: Queens, NY Crew Affiliation: The Juice Crew Debut Album: Road to the Riches Best Song: Classic Singles: (7 Minimum for HOF Status) Ill Street Blues Road To the Riches Poison Streets of New York On the Run…

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Top 20 Hip Hop Crews (10 – 1)

Finishing off the countdown of the Top 20 Hip Hop Crews/ Collectives of The Golden, Silver, and Bronze Eras … For Numbers 20 – 11 Click Here! 10. Murder Inc. Later called “The INC” The crew, group, label founded by Irv and Chris Gotti along with Ja Rule blended Hip Hop and R&B more so…

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Record & Response: A Fly Girl

The Boogie Boys were a group out of Harlem that made their debut with “A Fly Girl” and “You aint fresh” in 1985 The Single “A Fly Girl” is a Hip Hop Staple that details the type of woman that was hot on the streets at the time … “You’re not the prettiest thing girl,…

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#IfHipHopNeverExisted

I think that the impact that Hip Hop Culture has had on the world is severely underrated … started to think about what would normal everyday life would be like if Hip Hop never existed …I’m sure I’ll come up with tons of things, feel free to comment and add on If hip Hop never…

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Top 10 Beat Box Artists

In the 80’s the DJ and the Beatbox were more important than the emcee in Hip Hop, the DJ has now turned into producers and “Mix Tape” crators and the Beatbox has all but been forgotten, I figured I’d make a post to spotlight 10 of the Greatest Beatbox artists in Hip Hop History Special…

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Run-DMC

Run DMC The Kings from Queens From: Hollis Queens Crew Affiliation: None Debut Album: Run-D.M.C Best Song: Classic Singles: (7 Minimum for HOF Status) 1. Hard Times 2. It’s Like that 3. Peter Piper 4. My Adidas 5. Walk this way 6. Run’s House 7. King of Rock Comments The Kings from Queens are arguably…

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12″ Single: “Bass Game” – Finesse and Synquis

Bass game is a single from finesse and synquis From the uptown is kicking it lp It was our intro to the duo It’s a hilarious story with synquis encountering a gigalo who’s gear and hair style was less than desirable Bass game is basically a guy running game and fast talking trying to wrap…

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A Reason Hip Hop is dead

The REAL reason Hip Hop is dead Okay, you want me to tell you?…promise not to tell anyone else, this is just between me and you okay? k. Well. The REAL reason Hip Hop is dead is real simple. Remember when “The Golden age” of Hip Hop was pumpin? The 80’s…in to the 90’s? The…

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EDP05 – Spinsanity! (Podcast)

The newest edition of the eclectik discussion podcast is here! This week we welcome a very special guest to the show Hip Hop icon and pioneer … DJ Spinderella! (Yes … Push it, Spinderella cut it up one time … not a fella but a girl DJ, Shake your thang video Spinderella!!) LOL Join us…

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The Skinny Boys

Skinny Boys Members: Shockin Shawn, Superman Jay, Human Jock Box Years: 1985 – 1990 Debut Album: Weightless The most famous (Only that I knew of) emcees from Connecticut, dropped their self-titled track “Skinny Boys” in 19885 along with another song “Awesome” Their debut album “Weightless” featured underground classics “Weightless”, “Rip the cut”, and “Feed us…

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B – Girl Stance : BackSpinnin’

Continuing on my randomness concerning Femcees and Females in Hip Hop I will continue to say the biggest selling female rap release of all time would be Foxy Brown and Lil Kim: “Thelma and Louise” Nas co-writes with Fox … Jay Co-writes with Kim EVERY Producer will want to do a track… Guest stars would…

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#hiphopunansweredquestions

On Twitter the other day (@TweetRhymesLife) I started typing about some things in Hip Hop song lyrics and videos that struck me as odd, and I figured I’d compile them and share with my “Hip Hop Unanswered Questions” Topic Feel free to add on in the comments and or Twitter #hiphopunasweredquestions But BIG, Why would…

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EDP03 – Spotlight: illmatic (Podcast)

EDP03 – Spotlight: illmatic This episode of the eclectik discussion podcast spotlights the 1994 debut album from Nas “illmatic” arguably the greatest Hip Hop Album of the 90s (Not really cuz if I said it it’s true lol)I’ll be joined by Crecks (@Lyric2Go) and we will be discussing the album from beginning to end, as…

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Top 20 Hip Hop Crews (20 – 11)

In Hip Hop other than having talent be it emceeing, beatboxing, DJing, or Breaking; you had to have a crew … a posse, as Hip Hop Music started to take over more and more artists had crews, crews of all kinds and fans would identify with them and treat them almost as sports teams, I…

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EHH Review: Paid In Full

Paid in full is arguably (and according to this site) The GREATEST Hip Hop Album ever created. Released in 1987 by Eric B. & Rakim during the “Golden Age” of Hip Hop helped change the game and ushered in a new way of rhyming, lyrical dexterity, delivery and subject matter The rhyme scheme and technique…

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LL Cool J

LL Cool J The Greatest of All Time Hip Hop Hall of Fame for: Emcee Influential contributor/ambassador From: Queens, NY Crew Affiliation: None Debut Album: Radio Best Song: “Bad” Classic Singles: (7 Minimum for HOF Status) Bad I Cant live without my radio Dangerous Jack the Ripper I Need Love Rock the Bells You’ll Rock…

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Big Daddy Kane

Big Daddy Kane King Asiatic Nobody’s Equal Hip Hop Hall of Fame for: Emcee Legendary Crew/Group From: Brooklyn, NY Crew Affiliation: The Juice Crew Debut Album: Long Live The Kane Best Song: “Aint No Half Stepping” Classic Singles: (7 Minimum for HOF Status) Aint no half stepping Raw Set it off Smooth Operator I get…

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B – Girl Stance : Deadly Venoms

We all know that I love and adore women … and I love Hip Hop …so of course I love female emcees so allow me to wax randomly about them… Roxanne Shante is my favorite femcee of all time … part of the reason I love Hip Hop so much, she killed it with Roxanne’s…

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Rakim

Rakim The God Emcee Hip Hop Hall of Fame for: Emcee Influential contributor/ambassador From: Long Island Crew Affiliation: None Debut Album: Paid in Full (1987) Best Song: “I aint no joke” Classic Singles: (7 Minimum for HOF Status) I aint no joke My Melody Microphone Fiend Paid in full Eric B for President Mahogany Move…

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KRS – ONE

KRS – ONE The Teacher Hip Hop Hall of Fame for: Emcee Crew Influential Contributor/Ambassador From: Bronx, NY Crew Affiliation: Boogie Down Productions Debut Album: Criminal Minded (1987) Best Song: “My Philosophy” Classic Singles: (7 Minimum for HOF Status) My Philosophy Criminal Minded The Bridge is over Remix for P is free Still No 1…

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Hip Hop Memories: Buying LL’s “Radio”

Way before the internet and knowing release dates I use to purchase music sight unseen mostly … not too much word of mouth because Hip Hop was still new so not too many people had reputations I remember using ever little bit of money I had on 2 things: Candy and Hip Hop If I…

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