Gilbert ‘Toker’ Izquierdo of Eazy-E’s Group Brownside Dies
Gilbert "Toker" Izquierdo, one of the original members of Ruthless Records' Brownside, has passed away.
Ludacris Becomes a Star With ‘Back for the First Time': Oct. 17 in Hip-Hop History
Whodini becomes the first hip-hop act to chart in the Top 40, Deltron 3030 visits the dystopian future, Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek team up, Ludacris drops his major label debut, and Eminem and Wyclef Jean are born.
Prince’s ‘Controversy': A Guide to Every Track
'Controversy' is an important title in Prince's vast catalog, showing glimpses of the crossover superstardom that would greet him just three years later.
Mos Def Drops a Hip-Hop Classic: Oct. 12 in Hip-Hop History
George Clinton paints the white house black, Spice 1 is 'Immortalized,' Warren G wants it all, Salt-N-Pepa continue to prove they're 'Very Necessary.'
A Tribe Called Quest Albums, Ranked Worst to Best
One of the most respected, influential groups in hip-hop history, ATCQ's legacy continues to thrive.
Black Thought Is Born: Oct. 3 in Hip-Hop History
MC Lyte establishes herself as a premier emcee, Scarface releases a slept-on banger, VH1 pays proper homage to hip-hop, and Black Thought is born.
20 Years Ago: Jay-Z’s ‘Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life’ Turns Him Into a Rap Superstar
On its 20th anniversary, we look back at the album that propelled Jay-Z to superstar status, 'Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life.'
20 Years Ago: OutKast Release Their Masterpiece, ‘Aquemini’
World-wise, wary, alien and earthy, 'Aquemini' is the quintessential OutKast album.
2Pac Asks ‘How Long Will They Mourn Me?': Sept. 26 in Hip-Hop History
2Pac's Thug Life drops, Ludacris undergoes 'Release Therapy,' J.Lo declares she's still from "the block," Shyne makes his Bad Boy debut, and Serena Williams is born.
15 Years Ago: Outkast Blow Up With ‘Speakerboxxx/The Love Below’
'Speakerboxx/The Love Below' is one of hip-hop's most successful releases of all-time, and also signaled the end of OutKast.