Music Birthday: Murda Beatz

Today, February 11, 1994, Murda Beatz was born Shane Lee Lindstrom in Fort Erie, Canada. On February 12, 2020, Murda Beatz’ ‘Do Not Disturb’ collaboration with Smokepurpp, Offset and Lil Yatchy earned gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.  The song, released March 28, 2018, is a joint production by Murda Beatz and…

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…

Ol’ Dirty Bastard: “Osirus: The Official Mixtape”

Today, January 4, 2005, Ol’ Dirty Bastard posthumously released his “Osirus” mixtape. This hip-hop album peaked at no. 157 on the US Billboard 200, and no. 9 on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart.  “Osirus” has the ‘Pop Shots’ song, a production by DJ Premier. The song samples ‘Shimmy Shimmy Ya’ by ODB, ‘Protect Ya Neck’…

Jidenna: ‘Knickers’

Today, December 21, 2015, Jidenna released his ‘Knickers’ single. The song is starred as a fan favorite on Apple Music, and it’s included on several HomageCollage playlists. Nana Kwabena produced this creative single, alongside Jidenna himself.  As it turns out, ‘Knickers’ is not included on Jidenna’s debut studio album “The Chief,” but it still has…

Outkast: “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below”

Today, September 23, 2003, Outkast released their fifth studio album, “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.” As of May 2006, the album is an 11x platinum-seller. Outkast released these four singles to support the album: ‘Hey Ya!,’ ‘The Way You Move’ ft. Sleepy Brown, ‘Roses,’ and ‘GhettoMusick/Prototype.’  On the American iTunes Songs Chart, these singles scored positions: ‘The…

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…

Music Birthday: Jadakiss

🔊🥳 Today, May 27, 1975, Jadakiss was born Jason Terrance Phillips in Yonkers, NY. Jadakiss‘ sophomore studio album “Kiss of Death” was certified gold on March 11, 2005. Released in 2004, the album reached no. 1 on the Billboard 200, and spawned these three Hot 100 singles: ‘Why?’ ft. Anthony Hamilton (no. 11), ‘U Make…