Rest in Paradise: 2 Pac

Today, September 13, 1996, Tupac Shakur passed away from gunshot wounds in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dying a true icon of conscious hip-hop, Tupac further paved the way for artists like J. Cole, Logic, and Kendrick Lamar to be so well-received in today’s music.  Tupac spoke truth, and demanded respect through real-life lyrics and bomb beats.Continue reading “Rest in Paradise: 2 Pac”

The Notorious B.I.G.: “Ready to Die”

Today, September 13, 1994, The Notorious B.I.G. released his debut studio album “Ready to Die.” This album peaked at no. 15 on the US Billboard 200, and no. 1 on the Billboard’s Catalog Albums Chart.  The first album released on Diddy’s Bad Boy record label, “Ready to Die” remains a classic hip-hop album, inspiring artistsContinue reading “The Notorious B.I.G.: “Ready to Die””

Music Birthday: 2 Chainz

Today, September 12, 1977, 2 Chainz was born Tauheed Epps in College Park, Georgia. Along with Beyonce, 2 Chainz is featured on a hot track called ‘Turnt’ by The-Dream. The song was produced by The-Dream, and written by Beyonce, 2 Chainz and The-Dream. It comes from The-Dream’s “IV Play” album, released in May 2013.  StreamContinue reading “Music Birthday: 2 Chainz”