Music Birthday: Project Pat

Today, February 8, 1973, Project Pat was born Patrick Earl Houston in Memphis, Tennessee. On March 29, 2001, Project Pat’s second studio album, “MISTA DON’T PLAY — EVERYTHANGS WORKIN’,” was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. “MISTA DON’T PLAY — EVERYTHANGS WORKIN’” is brimmed with head-nodding southern hip-hop, and laced with close-knit…

Rest in Paradise: Big Pun

Today, February 7, 2000, Christopher “Big Punisher” Rios passed away in NYC, New York. Big Pun proves eternal with the constant sampling of his music making many of today’s songs. For example, Eminem sampled Big Pun’s ‘Pakinamac Pt. II’ in his chart-topping single, ‘Rap God.’ ‘Pakinamac Pt. II’ comes from Big Pun’s solo debut studio…

Migos: “Culture”

Today, January 27, 2017, Migos released their second studio album, “Culture.” This Grammy-nominated album includes the hit singles ‘Bad and Boujee’ ft. Lil Uzi Vert, ‘Slippery’ ft. Gucci Mane, and ‘T-Shirt.’  On the American iTunes Chart, “Culture” reached no. 5, becoming their second top 10 album on the chart since 2015’s “Yung Rich Nation.” “Culture”…

21 Savage: “i am > i was”

Today, December 21, 2018, 21 Savage released his sophomore studio album, “i am > i was.” In  January 2020, the album earned platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. Unsurprisingly, the album performed well internationally – reaching nos. 1 & 33, on the Billboard 200, iTunes and the Official Charts. A fan favorite…

Childish Gambino: “Because the Internet”

Today, December 10, 2013, Childish Gambino released his eclectic second studio album, “Because the Internet.” This album peaked at nos. 7 and 1 on the US Billboard 200, and iTunes. Released through Glassnote and AWAL, this album has production by Thundercat, Ludwig Gorranson, Chrisitian Rich, Pop Levi, Stefan Ponce and Childish Gambino himself.  The lead…

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….

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 artists…

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.  Stream…