Hip-hop personalities field trivia questions covering music, sports and pop culture in this loose reboot of "Hollywood Squares. Hip-hop personalities, including Fat Joe, DJ Khaled, Ghostface Killah, field trivia questions covering music, spots and pop culture in the premiere of this quiz show, a loose reboot of "Hollywood Squares.
Sign up and add shows to get the latest updates about your favorite shows - Start Now. Keep track of your favorite shows and movies, across all your devices. Sign up to get started Login About My Watchlist. Recommendations Discover Listings News. Watchlist Added Where to Watch. Season 1 Episode Guide. Season 1, Episode At the peak of its popularity, it was selling 50, copies a day. Sylvia Robinson even signed one of the founding fathers of the culture, Grand Master Flash.
And it truly is a crime that Kool Herc did not get a recording contract or reap the benefits of starting this culture of hip-hop. Def Jam, one of the most successful hip-hop labels ever also had a woman at the helm, Carmen Ashurst-Watson was the president of the company.
We might not know all of their names since many of them were working behind the scenes. And some of those early female rappers, breakdancers, deejays, and crews were doing their thing before rap music became part of the record business.
Some of the earliest hip-hop records were by female artists. The first rap releases came out in and this is one of them. We just heard the very first solo female rap artist to release a record. She is still actively involved in hip-hop.
Do you know who the first rap group to perform on a national television show was? But it is notable for several reasons. First, it happened back in on season six of Saturday Night Live.
Secondly the group had a female member as its undisputed star. But for some reason, hip-hop became a male-dominated genre of music over the years. It's certainly his hardest and most surreal. Released less than eight weeks after Pac's death, the album further eternalized Pac's enigma. The third time was the charm for Brad "Scarface" Jordan.
It has this gloriously invigorating feel that resonated with audiences old and new. Before a car crash wrecked D. Dre's finest production. EPMD is the most sampled group in hip-hop for good reason: Their production is a thing of beauty. Combine that with Erick and P's laid-back rhymes and you get strictly dopeness. Afrika Bambaataa was a trailblazer, an innovator of the hip-hop aesthetic.
There are two stars on "Licensed to Ill," and both deserve equal credit. Rick Rubin, the true pioneer of rap rock, is the one pulling the musical puppet strings on this thing. But the album would be nothing without the Beasties destroying every track with their unbridled passion. The album's "Death" side presented an image of the present, while the "Life " side offered a vision of the future.
Before " Reasonable Doubt ," mafioso rap lacked nuance. Jay studied his peers and perfected their template, bringing a vulnerable side that personified the usual street characters.
The outcome was an album that served both as an honest narrative of the ills of street life and an unrepentant defense of it. Eazy, Dre, Cube, and the rest of 'em had to fight for their right to party. To let him summarise I will quote one of his rhymes.
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Luckily for Boots he was intertwined with the urban community. But once [the artists] learned the game in the show, it resonated with them and they loved it. They knew how to play stuff like spades and other card games, but they had no clue how to play poker whatsoever. The production crew brought in a few poker experts to give the artists a two-hour crash course before filming. To be honest with you, what was on the show was never as rowdy as the game behind the scene.
He was all-in with a gutshot straight draw and needed like an eight or something. You could see him just wishing for the eight, just like closing his eyes and almost praying. And the eight came and he made the straight.May 24, · There are great hip-hop albums, and then there's "Illmatic." A year-old word wizard, Nas packed potent poetry into 39 minutes, while A-list producers such as DJ Premier and Pete Rock supplied the perfect score. "Illmatic" is the greatest hip-hop album of all time.