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This is one of the songs that made fall in love with Hip Hop. I had never heard a Hip Hop artist be so creative. Common will forever be one of my favorite artist because of this song.
-60 East

Wiki
“Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. (born March 13, 1972), better known by his stage name Common (formerly Common Sense), is an American hip hop recording artist and actor from Chicago, Illinois. Common debuted in 1992, with the album Can I Borrow a Dollar? and maintained a significant underground following into the late 1990s, after which he gained notable mainstream success through his work with the Soulquarians.[1]
His first major-label album Like Water for Chocolate, received widespread critical acclaim and tremendous commercial success.[2] His first Grammy award was in 2003 for Best R&B Song for “Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)”, with Erykah Badu.[3] Its popularity was matched by May 2005’s Be, which was nominated in the 2006 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Album. Common was awarded his second Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, for “Southside” (featuring Kanye West), from his July 2007 album Finding Forever. His best-of album, Thisisme Then: The Best of Common, was released on November 27, 2007.
Common has also initiated a burgeoning acting career, starring significant roles in such films as Smokin’ Aces, Street Kings, American Gangster, Wanted, Terminator Salvation, Date Night, Just Wright, Happy Feet Two, and New Year’s Eve. He also narrated the award-winning documentary Bouncing Cats, about one man’s efforts to improve the lives of children in Uganda through hip-hop/b-boy culture.[4] He currently stars as Elam Ferguson on the AMC western television series Hell on Wheels.”

Todays #TBT goes to our fam Souls Of Mischief. We had the opportunity to open the Monster Energy stage at Paid Dues 2013 for these guys and have always been fans of them growing up. I actually met A-Plus at Paid Dues a few years back and we got drunk and high AF, lol. He remembered us and congratulated us on making it onto the festival and on our performance, which he made a point to watch.
-60

Souls of Mischief is a hip hop group from Oakland, California, that is also part of the hip hop collective Hieroglyphics. The Souls of Mischief formed in 1991 and is composed of emcees A-Plus, Opio, Phesto, and Tajai.

1 of my favorite Mc’s of all times Rakim gets this weeks TBT

Eric B. & Rakim were an American hip hop duo, composed of DJ Eric B. (born Eric Barrier, November 8, 1965) and MC Rakim (born William Michael Griffin Jr., January 28, 1968).
Hailing from Long Island, New York, the duo were referred to by the journalist Tom Terrell of NPR as “the most influential DJ/MC combo in contemporary pop music period,” while the editors of About.com ranked them as No. 3 on their list of the 10 Greatest Hip-Hop Duos of All-Time. They were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, although they did not make the final selection.

Todays #TBT was submitted courtesy of First Dirt producer Leksbeat.

Dr.Dre and Snoop revolutionized the music industry and are some of the founding fathers of the West Coast. It wasn’t for these guys a lot of your favorite artist would have never got to see the light. Still going strong and making boatloads of money you can expect these guys to continue making hits for years to come.

Rest in peace to Nate Dogg!!

Todays history lesson

RBL Posse (short for Ruthless by Law) was a 1990s gangsta rap group from Hunters Point in San Francisco, California.

Formed in 1991 by Black C (Christopher Matthews) and Mr. Cee (Kyle Church). Their first release, the self-produced “Don’t Give Me No Bammer” came out on In-a-Minute Records and made the Billboard magazine Hot Rap Singles chart, peaking at #16. Two albums followed: A Lesson to Be Learned, which peaked at #60 on the Billboard magazine Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and Ruthless by Law, which surpassed their debut by making it to #23, also grazing the bottom of the The Billboard 200 at #197.

In 1995 they produced a solo record by group member Hitman (Ricky Heard) called Solo Creep. Their impressive sales for regional indie releases attracted interest from Atlantic Records subsidiary Big Beat, who signed the group. Before they could deliver an album, Mr. Cee was shot nine times and killed near his home on New Year’s Day in 1996, on Harbor Road. This murder would set off a wave of retaliation killings in this section of the city.

Black C and Hitman filled the void created by Mr. Cee’s absence with various producers, including Rick Rock and MC Eiht, and released An Eye for an Eye in 1997. The album peaked at #70 on The Billboard 200 chart and got as high as #14 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

Another Hitman solo record was released in 1999 and in 2000, RBL Posse released a double album—Bootlegs and Bay Shit: The Resume. In May of 2001, Hitman was wounded in the leg from gunshots.

In 1995 Dustin Green and Brandon Schrey from Santa Rosa were pulled over for speeding and were told by the police officer to turn down the volume of RBL Posse song “Bluebird.”

2001’s Hostile Takeover would prove to be the group’s last album when, on February 3, 2003, Hitman was killed while driving in the Hunters Point section of San Francisco.

Black C has continued to release solo albums and RBL Posse-related material.

Todays #TBT was picked by Phil Da Pain @PhillyBlunts508

Geto Boys (originally spelled Ghetto Boys) is a rap group from Houston, Texas, consisting of Scarface, Willie D, and Bushwick Bill. The Geto Boys have earned notoriety for their lyrics which cover controversial topics such as misogyny, gore, psychotic experiences, and necrophilia. The Geto Boys broke new ground with their soulful southern sound (a precursor to the Dirty South style).[citation needed]
About.com ranked them #10 on its list of the 25 Best Rap Groups of All-Time, describing them as “southern rap pioneers who paved the way for future southern hip-hop acts.

After forming the group as high school students in 1992, Outkast released its debut album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik (1994), which gained popularity after the single “Player’s Ball” reached number one on the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart. The duo released ATLiens in 1996, which displayed stylistic differences from the band’s debut and featured outer space-inspired themes. The albums Aquemini (1998) and Stankonia (2000) further expanded Outkast’s musical experimentation. In 2003, the duo released a double album entitled Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, which featured the number one singles “Hey Ya!” and “The Way You Move”. Speakerboxxx/The Love Below won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 2004, the first and only for a hip hop group. Outkast next created the soundtrack for the 2006 musical film Idlewild, which they starred in. Since 2007, Outkast has been on hiatus and both members have pursued their solo careers, although the group moved to Epic Records in September 2011.

The duo is one of the most successful hip-hop groups of all time, having received six Grammy Awards. Over 25 million copies have been sold of OutKast’s eight releases: five studio albums, a greatest hits release, and the Grammy Award-winning (for Album of the Year) Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, a double album containing a solo album from each member. Along with their commercial success, OutKast has maintained an experimental approach in their music and are widely praised for their originality and artistic content.

Christopher Lee Rios (November 10, 1971 – February 7, 2000), better known by his stage name Big Pun (short for Big Punisher), was a Puerto-Rican American rapper and actor. He emerged from the underground rap scene in The Bronx in the late 1990s. He first appeared on albums from The Beatnuts, on the track “Off the Books” in 1997, and on Fat Joe’s second album Jealous One’s Envy in 1995, on the track “Watch Out”, prior to signing to Loud Records as a solo artist. Pun’s lyrics are notable for technical efficiency, having minimal pauses to take a breath, heavy use of alliteration as well as internal and multi-syllabic rhyming schemes. He died from a heart attack at age 28 on February 7, 2000.
About.com ranked him #25 on its list of the 50 Greatest MCs of Our Time (1987–2007),[2] while MTV2 ranked him #11 on its list of the “22 Greatest MCs.”[3] In 2012, The Source ranked him #19 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time. An article from The Rolling Stones Magazine states, “Pun embodied all of the traits of a master wordsmith: melody, a unique flow, an unforgettable voice, humor, and lyrics that made other MCs go back to their black and white composition notebooks.”

Every Thursday we will be featuring a ThrowbackThursday Video/Song to show love to some of the pioneers of the industry and to give the new school a history lesson!

The Pharcyde /ˈfɑrsaɪd/ is an alternative hip hop group based in South Central Los Angeles. The original four members of the group are Imani (Emandu Wilcox), Slimkid3 (Trevant Hardson), Bootie Brown (Romye Robinson) and Fatlip (Derrick Stewart).[1] DJ Mark Luv was the group’s first DJ, followed by producer J-Swift and then J Dilla.[citation needed] The group is best known for the hit singles “Drop”, “Passin’ Me By” and “Runnin'”, as well as their first album, Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde.