47 years ago, the party was just about to kick off. DJ Kool Herc was hyped to be performing for his largest crowd, at 1520 Sedgwick Ave. It was his DJ Kool Herc sister's birthday party where the first sounds of Hip Hop were heard. Tonight, 47 years ago, Hip Hop History was made. August 11, 1973.
Jay Greene: A Throwback To Real Hip Hop
Remember when hip hop had standards? I mean now it seems like "views" are more highly regarded than the art and the culture of hip hop. I grew up in an era of hip hop where you had to have talent to even be noticed in the game. Hip hop is about way more than... Continue Reading →
Atmosphere: Living Legends
The year was 1997, I was 11 years old and just beginning to love hip hop music. I then discovered Atmosphere's debut release, "Overcast" and instantly was a huge fan. The raw and gritty bars by Slug, and beats by Ant got me hooked. It was clear to me at that time that this duo... Continue Reading →
Introducing: Decades of Hip Hop Series: 1990’s Part 1
Here at LyricallyRap we believe you can't forget who blazed the path for the entire genre of hip-hop. The 1990's are considered the golden era of hip-hop music. An outgrowth of the "new school hip-hop movement", it is characterized by its diversity, quality, innovation and influence on all future artists. We've decided on ten artists,... Continue Reading →
Hold Your Head. Notorious BIG. Bob Marley.
https://youtu.be/avUmIs9XR08 Let's start this day of 90s music off right, with this awesome remix from the Biggy Duets. What's your favorite Biggy Song?
Big Poppa. #lyricalking “Notorious BIG freestyling in Bed Stuy at age 17” on YouTube
Watch “Biggie Smalls – Notorious Thugs” on YouTube
It really doesn't get better than this song, does it? I'll bang this song anytime it comes on. Biggie Smalls. Bone Thugs.
Notorious B.I.G. Rapping My Favorite Song – Juicy – Live 1995
https://youtu.be/T2bVV1qkIoA Biggy is top 5 of my favorite lyrical rappers. Probably right behind Eminem. He just knew how to tell a story.
Proof’s Goodbye Letter
This song hits right at the feels. Proof put this song out right before his death. He's putting his heart into this good bye. Listen to the end. Those whispers. Man.
The Fresh Prince Is Back
The Fresh Prince is back and better than ever. He won the first Grammy of any hip hop artist and at 51 years old is still bringing that fire. How he manages to reinvent his flow on this track from his older work is just another example of his greatness. From his music, movies, and... Continue Reading →
Meth is outta this world
Method Man shows that he never lost his insane lyrical game. The wordplay alone would make this a must listen. He keeps that classic meth flow while somehow evolving his game. This man should be in everyone's top ten! Check this vid and see for yourself.