Station first started as a pirate FM radio station in 2001 in Houston TX running on and off untill summer of 2006. Then the station switched to a shoutcast online stream and has been running on and off ever since.
Way Back: Connected (2004)
Oftentimes, when a member of a group pursues other projects it serves as the precursor for a full-fledged solo career. That was not the case for Little Brother’s, Phonte. Between the group’s first and second albums, Phonte chose to broaden his horizons with an unexpected collaborator. Before social media completely took over, people took to […] The post Way Back: Connected (2004) appeared first on Hip Hop Golden Age.
We Miss You, Mac
Malcolm McCormick, or Mac Miller, passed away one year ago last week on September 7, 2018. I was a bit late to the party with Mac. I saw a flyer for a show he was doing around my school in 2010, but I disregarded it quickly. A rapper with a backpack on and his pants […] The post We Miss You, Mac appeared first on Hip Hop Golden Age.
Stop The Violence Movement – “Self Destruction” (1989)
The Stop the Violence Movement was started by KRS-One in 1989 in response to violence in the Hip Hop and African American communities. In 1988, during a concert by Boogie Down Productions and Public Enemy, a young fan was killed in a fight. The killing occurred shortly after Scott La Rock, a founding member of Boogie […] The post Stop The Violence Movement – “Self Destruction” (1989) appeared first on Hip Hop Golden Age.
The Return Of The Purple Tape: Raekwon’s Classic Sequel Turns Ten
“Got me behind the pot again” The odds were stacked against him. His prior two albums had been decent, but both had paled in comparison to his debut. His crew, the likes of which had never been seen before, was more than a decade removed from its astronomical height. The music — the culture — was in […] The post The Return Of The Purple Tape: Raekwon’s Classic Sequel Turns Ten appeared first on Hip Hop Golden Age.
KRS One “Sound Of The Police” (1993)
“Sound of da Police” is the second and final single from KRS-One’s first solo album, Return of the Boom Bap. The song is produced by Showbiz from DITC. Sound Of The Police begins with KRS-One whooping twice to evoke a police siren (the “sound of the police”); this recurs several times throughout the song. Sound Of The […] The post KRS One “Sound Of The Police” (1993) appeared first on Hip Hop Golden Age.
Longevity & Losses: The Complicated Career Of LL Cool J
He was a battle rapper that also rapped ballads. He introduced styles and phrases to the culture. He was Hip Hop’s first major superstar. So almost 35 years after his first album, why isn’t Uncle L more appreciated? Ladies Love Cool James was always the coolest dude in the room. And ladies weren’t the only […] The post Longevity & Losses: The Complicated Career Of LL Cool J appeared first on Hip Hop Golden Age.
Introduction by @TrueGodImmortal – There are some rappers and MCs that transcend the culture. They become even bigger than Hip Hop in the neighborhood, they become worldwide icons. They become the greatest. They became legends. One of the first true legends in Hip Hop, Rakim, is our topic of discussion today. Yes, you might know him […] The post Legends: Rakim appeared first on Hip Hop Golden Age.
Way Back: Listen Up (1994)
“I jot down in all and I do it all indeed I rock the whole jam, chumps know the program, identical to no man” – Erule on “Listen Up” By 1994, the west coast had carved out a decent place in rap. NWA and Public Enemy helped bring the region to the forefront in the […] The post Way Back: Listen Up (1994) appeared first on Hip Hop Golden Age.
Battle Of The Posse Cuts: Make ‘Em Say Unhh!!! vs. Dirty South
Make ‘Em Say Unhh!!! featuring Master P, Fiend, Silk the Shocker, Mia X, and Mystikal vs. Dirty South featuring Cool Breeze, Big Boi, and Big Gipp This week, Battle of the Posse Cuts heads back to the Dirty South and in doing so, it’s only right that we pay respect to Cool Breeze, the man […] The post Battle Of The Posse Cuts: Make ‘Em Say Unhh!!! vs. Dirty South appeared first on Hip Hop Golden Age.
Eric B & Rakim “Microphone Fiend” (1988)
“Microphone Fiend” was the second single released from Eric B. & Rakim‘s second album Follow the Leader. The song became something of a signature song for rapper Rakim, and AllMusic’s Steve Huey says the song “weaves references to substance addiction throughout in explaining why Rakim can’t keep away from the mic.” Featuring a prominent sample of […] The post Eric B & Rakim “Microphone Fiend” (1988) appeared first on Hip Hop Golden Age.