’99 Problems’ producer Rick Rubin facing trial for violating COVID-19 mandate

It appears mega-producer Rick Rubin actually has more than 99 problems. Rubin, best known for producing some music’s biggest hits like Jay-Z’s, “99 Problems,” is facing trial for violating Hawaii’s local COVID-19 restrictions. According to the Kauai, Hawaii-based newspaper, The Garden Island, the trial date is set for Feb. 9, 2021. Rubin is being charged […]

RUN-D.M.C., EPMD and Rakim shut the show down during Hip Hop Royalty concert

When did you fall in love with hip hop!? Was it after hearing the classic rap song “Rapper’s Delight” by the pioneering Sugar Hill Gang? Or perhaps it was after hearing the rhyming styles of big-name rappers like Curtis Blow, or Grand Master Flash, or Roxanne Shante, Marley Marl, and the Juice Crew? Could it […]

5 essential RUN-D.M.C. songs

In honor of Rev. Run’s 49th birthday today, here are five songs absolutely essential to not only Run-D.M.C.’s catalog, but to hip-hop. “It’s Like That” Not long after Flash and the Furious Five dropped “The Message,” Run-D.M.C. dropped their own Message-esque record…..as their debut single. Climbing up to No. 15 on the R&B charts, this […]

King Holiday Song by Legends in Hip Hop

In 1986 Hip Hop came together to create a tribute song to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and that song also included: King Dream Chorus and Holiday Crew. Also starring El DeBarge, Fat Boys, Full Force, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Kurtis Blow, Stacy Lattisaw, Lisa Lisa, Teena Marie, Menudo, Stephanie Mills, New Edition, Run-D.M.C., James “J.T.” […]

How hip-hop celebrated MLK holiday

In 1986 Hip Hop came together to create a tribute song to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  and that song  also included: King Dream Chorus and Holiday Crew.  Also starring El DeBarge, Fat Boys, Full Force, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Kurtis Blow, Stacy Lattisaw, Lisa Lisa, Teena Marie, Menudo, Stephanie Mills, New Edition, Run-D.M.C., James “J.T.” […]

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