HomageCollage: Meek Mill, “Dreamchasers 2”

🔊💜Today, May 7, 2012, Meek Mill released his ninth mixtape “Dreamchasers 2.” This project contains two tracks from his debut studio album “Dreams and Nightmares”: ‘Amen’ ft. Drake, and ‘Burn’ ft. Big Sean. Both singles peaked on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart, at nos. 5 & 86.

HomageCollage: Warren G, “Take A Look Over Your Shoulder (reality)”

🔊💜Today, March 25, 1997, Warren G released his sophomore studio album, “Take a Look Over Your Shoulder (Reality).” This self-produced album peaked at no. 11 on the US Billboard 200, and spawned the classic singles ‘What’s Love Got to do With It,’ and ‘I Shot the Sheriff,’ and ‘Smokin’ Me Out.’ Each of the singles…

HomageCollage: Trick Daddy, “Thugs Are Us”

🔊💜Today, March 20, 2001, Trick Daddy released “Thugs Are Us,” his fourth studio album. The album peaked at no. 4 on the US Billboard 200, and it’s lead single ‘Take It to da House’ peaked at no. 50 on the Hot 100. Jim Johnson and Righteous Funk Boogie produced ‘Take It to da House,’ and…

Rest in Paradise: Craig Mack

🔊🙏🏾Today, March 12, 2018, Craig Mack passed away from heart failure in Walterboro, South Carolina. On March 18, 1995, his ‘Get Down’ single peaked at no. 38 on the US Hot 100. The song is a production by Easy Mo Bee, included on Mack’s debut disc “Project: Funk da World.” The album also includes the…

Music Birthday: Ice-T

🔊🥳Today, February 16, 1958, Ice-T was born Tracy Lauren Marrow, in Newark, New Jersey. Ice-T was featured on the title track for Quincy Jones’ “Back on the Block” album of 1989. The album salutes street music and culture. The song, a production by Quincy Jones, Rod Temperton, and Quincy Jones III, also features vocals from…

Music Birthday: Jam Master Jay

🔊🎉Today, January 21, 1965, Jam Master Jay was born Jason William Mizell, in Brooklyn, NYC, NY. Jam Master Jay was the DJ for Run-D.M.C., and helped produce their third studio album, “Raising Hell.” The album peaked at no. 3 on the US Billboard 200, and no. 1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart. 

Music Birthday: Slick Rick

🔊🎉Today, January 14, 1965, Slick Rick was born Richard Martin Lloyd Walters, in Mitcham, United Kingdom. His song ‘Hey Young World’ was released as a single to support his debut studio album, “The Great Adventures of Slick Rick.” The song samples his collaboration with Doug E. Fresh, ‘La Di Da Di,’ and has been sampled…

HomageCollage: Erykah Badu, ‘Honey’

🔊💜Today, January 11, 2008, Erykah Badu’s ‘Honey’ peaked at no. 40 on the US Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Chart. The song reached no. 80 on the Hot 100—a timeless production by 9th Wonder, included on Badu’s fourth studio album “New Amerykah Part One (4th World War).” Badu won a Grammy, and an MTV Award for the visual…