Foxy Brown is UNDENIABLY one of the BEST MC’s ALIVE–MAN OR WOMAN period! On this day, July 17, 2001, Inga Marchand dropped the CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ‘Broken Silence’! The ALBUM debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Rap Charts with 123k copies-PURE SALES the 1st week!
‘Broken Silence’ is DOUBLE PLATINUM worldwide and spawned the hits, ‘Tables Will Turn’, ‘Oh Yeah’ and ‘B.K. Anthem’! When you mention ‘QUEENS OF RAP’..make sure you mention FOXY’S name! Continue reading ON THIS DAY… 17 years ago #FoxyBrown dropped ‘Broken Silence’! [details]
Supa Dupa Fly is the debut studio album by American rapper Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott, released July 15, 1997 on The Goldmind and Elektra Records. The album was recorded and produced solely by Timbaland in October 1996, and features the singles, “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)”, “Sock It 2 Me”, “Hit Em wit da Hee” and “Beep Me 911”. Guest appearances on the album include Busta Rhymes, Ginuwine, Magoo, Da Brat, Lil’ Kim, and Aaliyah.
The album received acclaim from critics, who praised Timbaland’s futuristic production style and Elliott’s performances and persona. It debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 and topped the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It sold 1.2 million copies in the United States, where it was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Continue reading ON THIS DAY…21 years ago #MissyElliott released ‘Supa Dupa Fly’! [details]
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Can you believe that it has been 22 years since the release of Outkast’s ‘Elevators’? The song was actually released on July 9th– it was the first single from hip hop group Outkast‘s second studio album, ATLiens. It peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, being OutKast’s biggest hit on the chart until the release of “Ms. Jackson” in 2000. The single also peaked at number one on the US Hot Rap charts. Continue reading WAKE UP JAM: #Outkast ‘Elevators ( Me & You’) [vid]
Can you believe that Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming To America’ is turning 30!!!? Before there was Wakanda we had ZAMUNDA!
In the fictional African nation of Zamunda, crown prince Akeem lives a pampered life, but he wishes to do more for himself. When his parents, King Jaffe and Queen Aeoleon, present him with an arranged bride-to-be, Akeem takes action. Seeking an independent woman who loves him for himself, not his social status, Akeem and his best friend/personal aide, Semmi, travel to the New York City borough of Queens and rent a squalid tenement in the neighborhood of Long Island City under the guise of poor foreign students. Continue reading On This Day… 30 years ago #ComingToAmerica hits THEATERS!!! [vid]
Can you really BELIEVE that it has been 22 years since Toni Braxton released her SOPHOMORE album ‘Secrets’. There was DEFINITELY no ‘sophomore jinx’ on that one! ‘Secrets’ spawned the hits ‘You’re Makin Me High’, ‘Unbreak My Heart’, and MANY MORE!
Continue reading On This Day…22 years ago #ToniBraxton released ‘Secrets’! [vids]
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On YESTERDAY, in 2008, Lil’ Wayne DROPPED which some call his BEST album. ‘Tha Carter III!! So of course we are going to GO BACK with one of the HITS from that ALBUM, right??
Continue reading WAKE UP JAM: #LilWayne ‘Lollipop’ feat. #Static [vid]
Can you believe that it has been 20 years since the release of Brandy’s classic, ‘Never Say Never’!? This is one of my faves if not my FAVORITE Brandy album.
Never Say Never is Brandy’s sophomore album Released by Atlantic Records on June 9, 1998 in United States, Norwood’s label consulted David Foster and upcoming producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins and his team to work with her on the record, the latter of who went on to craft the majority of the album and would evolve as her mentor and head producer on succeeding projects in the 2000s.
Continue reading ON THIS DAY…20 years ago #Brandy released ‘Never Say Never’! [vids]
ON THIS DAY… May 31, 1995 Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson release the EPIC and GROUNDBREAKING, ‘Scream’! Continue reading ON THIS DAY… in 1995 #MichaelJackson releases ‘Scream’ with sis #JanetJackson! [vid]
ON THIS DAY back in 1996, Ghost Town DJ’s released the SMASH HIT, ‘My Boo’!
“My Boo” is the only single released by Ghost Town DJ’s. It was released on Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def label and Columbia. The song, an invite by a female to a male, blends R&B-style vocals over a Hip Hop beat. It was written by Carlton Mahone, Rodney Terry and Lil Jon, with lead vocals sung by Virgo Williams. Continue reading ON THIS DAY…22 years ago #GhostTownDjs released ‘My Boo’! [vid]