On this day, 24 years ago, Nas CHANGED the WORLD! April 19, 1994 was the day Nas’ debut album, ‘Illmatic’ dropped. Continue reading On This Day… 24 years ago #Nas dropped #Illmatic & changed HIP HOP! [vid]
Can you believe that it has been 18 years since the release of the hit movie, ‘Love & Basketball’ starring Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps!?? Continue reading #SanaaLathan celebrates 18 years of ‘Love & Basketball’! [details]
On This Day, April 16th 1999, The movie ‘Life’ was released in theaters!
Life is a 1999 American comedy-drama film written by Robert Ramsey and Matthew Stone and directed by Ted Demme. The film stars Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence. It is the second film that Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence have worked on, the first being Boomerang. The supporting cast includes Obba Babatundé, Bernie Mac, Anthony Anderson, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Bokeem Woodbine, Guy Torry and Barry Shabaka Henley. The film’s format is a story being told by an elderly inmate about two of his friends, who are both wrongly convicted of murder and given a life sentence in prison. As of 2018, Life stands as the last R-rated feature to date for Eddie Murphy, whose subsequent works have earned either PG or PG-13 ratings.
Continue reading On This Day… In 1999 ‘Life’ the movie was released with #EddieMurphy & #MartinLawrence [vid]
#OnThisDay back in 2004 @JanetJackson appears as lead guest, presenter and musical performer on the hit show ‘Saturday Night Live’ Season 29, episode 17 – Ratings for the show increase week on week by 7%. #JanetsLegacyMatters #JanetJackson!!
Who can ever forget the ICONIC and FUNNY ‘CorkSoakers’ SKIT!! LOL! Continue reading ON THIS DAY 14 years ago, #JanetJackson HOSTS & is musical guest on #SNL! [vid]
ON THIS DAY in 1996 (March 26th) JAY-Z dropped a CLASSIC!!! “Ain’t No Nigga” is the second single from the rapper Jay-Z’s first album, Reasonable Doubt, and is featured on the soundtrack to the 1996 Eddie Murphy movie, The Nutty Professor. It features a long verse of rapping from a then 17-year-old Foxy Brown. Continue reading On This Day.. in 1996 #JayZ dropped ‘Ain’t No Nigga’ feat. #FoxyBrown [vid]
On this day, March 25th 1997..21 years ago, an OPUS was RELEASED! Puffy and Bad Boy Entertainment released The Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Life After Death’. It was 2 weeks AFTER the iconic rapper was GUNNED DOWN in California!
The posthumous double-album featured collaborations with guest artists such as 112, Jay-Z, Lil’ Kim, Mase, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Too $hort, Angela Winbush, D.M.C. of Run-D.M.C., R. Kelly, The LOX and Puff Daddy. Life After Death exhibits The Notorious B.I.G. further delving into the mafioso rap subgenre. The album is a sequel to his first album, Ready to Die, and picks up where the last song, “Suicidal Thoughts”, ends.
The album was nominated for three Grammy Awards in 1998 including Best Rap Album, Best Rap Solo Performance for its first single “Hypnotize”, and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for its second single “Mo Money Mo Problems”.
Life After Death has been considered by music writers as one of the seminal mafioso rap albums, along with Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… (1995) and Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt (1996). In 2003, the album was ranked number 476 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Continue reading On This Day… 21 years ago #Biggie’s ‘Life After Death’ was released! [vid]
Can you BELIEVE that on this day, MARCH 18th, 1996 Mark Morrison UNLEASHED ‘Return of the Mack’!!!!!
It was released in the United Kingdom in March 1996 and topped the UK Singles Chart a month later. It reached the #1 spot on the UK Singles Chart and #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in early-Summer 1997 for one week behind “MMMBop” by Hanson, and went Platinum! DAMN YOU Hanson for keeping him out the #1 SPOT you little DOUCHE BAGS…naw.. we like Hanson too…just not as much..LOL. Continue reading On This Day… 22 years ago #MarkMorrison released ‘Return of the Mack’! [vid]
WAKE IT UP!!! Can you believe that is has been 15 years since Fabolous released his second album, ‘Street Dreams’!?The album was released on March 4, 2003, by Desert Storm Records and Elektra Records and reached #3 on the Billboard 200 with 185,000 copies sold in its first week. It had four charting singles, but only “Into You”, which featured Tamia (and an alternate version, featuring Ashanti) and “Can’t Let You Go” were major successes. Produced by Just Blaze and guest vocals from Lil’ Mo and Mike Shorey, “Can’t Let You Go” reached number one on the Rhythmic Top 40, and number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. “Into You” with the help of Ashanti/Tamia also reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100. The remix of “Trade It All”, which featured P. Diddy and Jagged Edge reached number twenty on the Billboard Hot 100. So, let’s go back a bit with Fab’s ‘So Into You’ featuring Tamia!
Continue reading WAKE UP JAM: #Fabolous ‘So Into You’ feat. #Tamia [vid]
Can you believe it’s been 13 years!!!?? On this day in 2005, @50Cent dropped his sophomore effort, #TheMassacre. It sold 1.15 million copies in just four days and debuted at #1 on Billbooard! Continue reading On This Day..13 years ago #50cent dropped ‘The Massacre’ [details]
This week back in 1990 @JanetJackson kicks of her first ever tour! The Rhythm Nation 1814 World Tour becomes THE most successful debut tour in history! The tour dress rehearsal took place on Feb 27th but kicked off officially on this day! Over 2 million fans see the show!
Continue reading On This Day..#JanetJackson kicks off DEBUT WORLD TOUR #RhythmNation in 1990! [vid]