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Suge Knight's Murder Trial Set To Finally Begin


Suge Knight's murder trial for fatally running a man over with his truck is finally set to begin. 
The jury selection begins Monday where the jurors will determine if Knight was trying to run over Terry Carter or if he was trying to flee.
WARNING: Graphic content of the video below:


Suge claims he wasn't trying to run either man over but instead was trying to escape out of fear he would be killed.

Suge's legal team claimed Bone and Terry both had guns. We'll see what unfolds as the trial begins.

Nas Performs "If I Ruled The World" On Showtime At The Apollo [VIDEO]

Happy Birthday Nas!

Watch an epic performance of Nasty Nas' "If I Ruled The World" on Showtime at the Apollo:

Happy Birthday Nasty Nas! [VIDEOS]

Whose world is it? Nasty Nas!

Happy Birthday one of hip-hop's finest legends Nasir Jones.

Celebrate Nas' birthday with a few Klassic Joints below:


Ol' Dirty Bastard Biopic Reportedly In The Works

An Ol' Dirty Bastard film produced by RZA is reportedly coming to the big screen.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Sony Columbia Pictures biopic is currently searching for a director.

RZA discussed the possibility of the long-rumored O.D.B. movie saying, "'Straight Outta Compton' showed that with the proper team and marketing, many of us out here who grew up on this music would love to see the inside makings of those stories."

Will you be seeing this one?

22 Years Since Tupac Passed Away [VIDEO]

Today marks 22 years since Tupac passed away on September 13, 1996.

We'll never forget the life and legacy of one of the greatest artists ever.

Watch one of Pac's first interviews in high school in 1988 below:

Jay-Z's Blueprint Album Turns 17 Years Old

Today Jay-Z's 6th album "The Blueprint" turns 17 years old!

What was your favorite song off of the Blueprint? Watch a few of Jay-Z's klassic videos below:

JAY-Z "GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS" from Loon on Vimeo.



JAY-Z "IZZO (H.O.V.A.)" (MTV VERSION) from Jriko on Vimeo.

Happy Birthday Big Daddy Kane! [VIDEO]


Happy Birthday to B.D.K.!

Kick it to one of his Klassic Jointz below:

Michael Jackson Samples In Hip-Hop [VIDEOS]

In honor of Michael Jackson's 60th birthday, listen to klassic joints that sample the great MJ.

WATCH: Michael Jackson Beatboxes & Dances For Oprah [VIDEO]

Remember the time Michael Jackson taught Oprah how to beatbox? 

Watch the dope moment these two black icons shared below:

WATCH: Michael Jackson's "Jam" Video With Heavy D, Kris Kross, & More

Michael Jackson's video for "Dangerous" featured classic cameos from Heavy D, Kriss Kross, Naughty by Nature, and Michael Jordan.

Watch one of MJ's classic videos below:

Happy 60th Birthday Michael Jackson! [VIDEOS]

Happy 60th Birthday to Michael Jackson the KING of Pop, leader of the Jackson 5, one of the greatest entertainers EVER and so much more.

Remember the times of MJ with a few of his best videos below:

Robert Glasper Says Lauryn Hill Steals Music, Mistreats Staff & More

Multi-time GRAMMY winner jazz musician Robert Glasper claims Lauryn Hill steals music.

Glasper speaks on the Madd Hatta Morning Show on 97.9 The Box about The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill album saying "the one thing you did great, you didn't do."

Glasper also tells stories about Lauryn Hill's mistreatment of staff, not being able to tune her own guitar, and more.

Watch the full video below!

 

Haitian Jack Talks Tupac Quad Studio Shooting [VIDEO]

Former music executive Jacques “Haitian Jack” uncovered details about the infamous 1994 Quad Studio incident in which Tupac was shot five times.
Haitian Jack was a close friend of Pac's at the time and also allegedly suspected of playing a role in the shooting. He denied those claims multiple times.
In a new interview, Jack explains why he would never take part in killing a friend like Pac. 
Watch the full video below starting at the 22:30 minute mark.

Geto Boys DJ Ready Red Passes Away At 53


A founding member of the Geto Boys, DJ Ready Red, passed away on Friday.

DJ Ready Red reportedly died from an apparent heart attack at his home in New Jersey. He was 53.

Geto Boys member Willie D shared the sad news in an Instagram video saying, "Red was the Geto Boys’ first DJ and producer, he gave us our sound.”
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“To say that he was a pioneer would be an understatement,” Wille D says.

He also says Red was before his time and "a lot of producers today are eating off of Red and don’t even know why their bellies are full.”

RIP DJ Ready Red.

WATCH: Redman - "Tonight's Da Night" Video

Another Klassic Joint just played with "Tonight's Da Night" by Redman on our radio station!



2 Live Crew - Me So Horny [VIDEO]

Flash back this Friday to 2 Live Crew's Klassic Joint "Me So Horny" video below!

Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty [VIDEO]

Watch Mos Def's Ms. Fat Booty video sampling the great late Aretha Franklin.

8 Hip-Hop Songs Sampling Aretha Franklin [VIDEOS]


The legendary Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin passed away this Thursay at the age of 76.

According to TMZ, Franklin passed away after a long battle with "advanced pancreatic cancer."

Franklin's classics are appreciated by the r&b and hip-hop community in various samples of her astonishing vocals.

Listen to some of the best Aretha Franklin samples below:



Ghostface Killah Announces New Album "The Lost Tapes"


Ghostface Killah is back with a new album called "The Lost Tapes."

"The Lost Tapes" is set to arrive on October 5th featuring production by Big Ghost.

The upcoming album will feature Snoop Dogg, E-40, Big Daddy Kane, Raekwon, and more. 

Check out the full track list below: 

1. "Introduction" f/ Michael Rappaport
2. "Buckingham Palace" f/ KXNG Crooked, Benny the Butcher & .38 Spesh
3. "Majestic Accolades" f/ Planet Asia & Hus Kingpin
4. "Cold Crush" f/ LA the Darkman, Ras Kass, Chris Rivers & Harley
5. "Put the Ghostface On It"
6. "Saigon Velour" f/ Snoop Dogg & E-40
7. "Constant Struggle" f/ Killah Priest & Bishop Lamont
8. "Done It Again" f/ Big Daddy Kane, Cappadonna, Styliztik Jones & Harley
9. "Reflections of C.R.E.A.M"
10. "Watch Em’ Holla" f/ Raekwon, Masta Killa, Cappadonna & DJ Grouch
11. "I Think I Saw A Ghost" f/ Sheek Louch, Vic Spencer, Reignwolf & Luke Holland
12. "Outroduction" f/ Michael Rappaport
13. "Saigon Velour" f/ Snoop Dogg, E-40 & Tricky (Bonus Track)

Gang Starr - Love Sick [VIDEO]

Flashback Friday to Gang Starr's Love Sick video below!

WATCH: N.W.A. Rare Interview In Honor Of 30th Anniversary

In honor of N.W.A.'s "Straight Outta Compton" album turning 30 years old today, watch a rare interview of the group below:

N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton [VIDEO]

Kick it to N.W.A.'s classic joint "Straight Outta Compton" in honor of the album turning 30 years old today.

The Lady Of Rage Battles "Medical Mystery"



The Lady of Rage shared details regarding her health after being hospitalized earlier this year.

The Death Row Records affiliate shared her story on Instagram explaining why she was in the hospital for 6 days.



Sending our thoughts and prayers to The Lady of Rage. 


Lauryn Hill Lands First Fashion Campaign



Lauryn Hill has added another iconic move to her legacy!

Ms. Hill will star in her first fashion campaign in collaboration with 'Woolrich since 1830 - American Soul.’

This is the first collection designed by Lauryn Hill although she's allegedly been designing and sewing her own clothing for the past five years.

Watch the trailer video above shot on location in Washington Heights neighborhood recalling the famous 1998 ‘Doo Wop/That Thing’ music video while Lauryn Hill performs 'Ex-Factor.'

Jay-Z's "Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story" Documentary Premieres

Jay-Z premiered the first episode of his six-part documentary series "Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story" on Paramount Network and BET.

Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story is the second recent documentary produced by Jay-Z since Time: The Kalief Browder Story.

His latest series goes in depth about the 2012 murder of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. The opening episode analyzes the media's role in Martin's death, the controversial "Stand Your Ground" law, and much more.

Episode two of Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story air on BET and Paramount on Aug. 6.

Watch the trailer below:

Lauryn Hill Reportedly Suing Her Cousin For $65,000


Lauryn Hill reportedly loaned her cousin Gerald Hill $65,000 that he never paid back.

According to a lawsuit obtained by Bossip, the singer is suing for breach of contract. 

Lauryn's cousin signed a contract agreeing to either pay her back within 3 months with no interest or pay 10 percent interest after three months. 

After a year, Lauryn now believes he never had intentions on paying her back at all. 

Now she's requesting the $65,000 back, interest, plus damages. 

Do you think Lauryn should be suing her cousin back? Comment below! 

Jermaine Dupri Announces So So Def Anniversary Tour


Jermaine Dupri is taking his So So Def Recordings team on tour for their 25th anniversary! 

The So So Def crew on the Cultural Curren$y tour will include Xscape, Jagged Edge, Da Brat, Bow Wow, Anthony Hamilton, Bone Crusher, Dem Franchize Boyz,  J-Kwon, and Youngbloodz. 

Check out the dates below! 

So So Def's Cultural Curren$y Tour dates


10/14 - Washington, DC - Capital One Arena
10/18 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
10/19 - Baltimore, MD - Royal Farms Arena
10/20 - Greensboro, NC - Coliseum
10/21 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
TBD - Chicago, IL - United Center
10/25 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
10/26 - Memphis, TN - FedExForum
10/28 - Charlotte, NC - Spectrum Center
10/31 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena
11/2 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center 

RZA Makes Film Starring T.I., Terrence Howard, & More About Post-Katrina Heist

RZA's is releasing a new film called "Cut Throat City" about four friends who head back to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. 

"Cut Throat City" starring T.I., Terrence Howard, Wesley Snipes, Shameik Moore, Demetrius Shipp Jr., Denzel Whitaker, and more follow the four childhood friends who have no home, no job, and no assistance.

The film's synopsis reads, "Reluctantly turning to a local gangster for work, the friends are hired to pull off a daring heist in the heart of the city." But when the job goes bad, "they find themselves on the run being hunted by detectives and a neighborhood warlord. 


Check out the first official trailer for RZA's latest work in "Cut Throat City" which is set to release officially in 2019.

Faith Evans Says She Used To Eat Notorious B.I.G.'s....


Faith Evans opened up BIG time when asked about her personal relationship with Biggie.

In the Drink Champs podcast, Faith Evans admits [regarding eating the booty with Biggie] "He ate mine a few times. I might have ate his back."

Click below to hear the clip for yourself!

Diamond D & The Pyschotic Neurotics - "Best Kept Secret" [VIDEO]

Throw it back to Diamond D & The Pyschotic Neurotics video for "Best Kept Secret" below!

WATCH: Doug E. Fresh, The Get Fresh Crew, & Slick Rick Perform "The Show" On Soul Train

Watch Doug E. Fresh & and The Get Fresh Crew perform "The Show" on Soul Train!

Kurupt Denies Leaving Estranged Wife Over Cancer Diagnosis


Kurupt and his estranged wife's case is still ongoing. 

According to The Blast, Kurupt's estranged wife, Jovan Brown, is seeking $14,000 per month in spousal support claiming he left her after finding out she had cancer.

Jovan claims Kurupt left her in a time of need after she helped with business matters such as booking deals, hotels, travel, and "working to make him an established artist."

Kurupt denies the allegations saying he was already making money moves before they met and that her cancer diagnosis happened long after they were separated.

Jovan says they were separated in 2017, but Kurupt says they ended in 2010 and she's had a relationship since then with ex-NBA player Gary Payton.

He also claimed to have helped her with some medical expenses although she would steal his money and deposit royalties into her personal accounts. 

Kurupt is asking the court to deny her request for spousal and legal support due to "false claims of leaving her upon learning of her diagnosis."

Jadakiss Signs Deal With Roc Nation


Jadakiss posted a photo on Instagram signing a new deal with Jay-Z's Roc Nation. 

His caption on the photo below says "Made another + move today @rocnation thank y’all for everything you’ve done 🙏🏾! Now let’s get it."

It's not official whether he signed as a label signee or to RN's management. 

The LOX is already signed to Roc Nation and released their first album in almost two decades on Jay's album this month. 

WATCH: Scarface - Money and The Power [VIDEO]

Kick it back to Scarface's klassic joint "Money And The Power" video below!

Snoop Dogg, Warren G & Nate Dogg "G Funk" Documentary Releases on YouTube

YouTube has released its original documentary called "G Funk: The Sound That Changed Hip Hop Forever."

The documentary focuses on Snoop Dogg, Warren G, and Nate Dogg's impact on hip-hop.

Warren G co-wrote and produced parts of the film's soundtrack stating, "I really wanted people to experience the world of West Coast Hip Hop seen through my eyes, and also how it helped inspire and evolve the current music of today.

Watch the full documentary available to YouTube premium subscribers.

Boyz n the Hood Released 27 Years Ago Today [VIDEO]

The classic film Boyz n the Hood was released 27 years ago today.

John Singleton's Oscar-nominated film starring Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Morris Chestnut was an instant hood classic!

If you can handle it, watch one of the classic scenes when Ricky gets GOT in the movie below:

Houston Rockets 'Determined' To Add Carmelo Anthony


After losing two of their top eight scorers, Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah, the Houston Rockets are looking to add a new player to the roster.

According to NBA.com, the Houston Rockets are "determined" to add Carmelo Anthony, once his departure from the Oklahoma City Thunder is secured.

NBA analysts say the Thunder could waive and stretch Anthony's $27.9 million salary which would save the franchise $107 million in salary and tax, within the next seven to 10 days if they're unable to find a trade partner.

Carmelo is coming off of his worst season in the NBA, averaging 16.2 points on 40.4% shooting.
Melo opted into the final year of his contract for $28 million which would cost the Thunder a record tax bill.

Do you think the Rockets should pick up Carmelo?


Will Smith Responds To Being Called "Soft"


In Will Smith's interview with TIDAL’s Rap Radar podcast, the legend talks about being called "soft."

Will says, “That was a difficult time coming up. … It was always difficult [to hear] people say I was soft and my music was cotton candy."

Will also explains that because of critics, "I always wanted to fight to prove myself. Fighting yourself to maintain positivity is the hardest fight you ever gon’ have. That struggle to just stay my course, be the person in the world that I wanted to be no matter what people said. I started to call it offensive positivity.”

You can watch the full interview on TIDAL below:



Happy Birthday 50 Cent!

Go 50 it's ya birthday!

Happy 43rd Birthday to 50 Cent! Watch his Klassic Joint "In Da Club" below:

Will Smith Explains Why He & Jada Pinkett Don't Even Say "They're Married Anymore"



Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary.

In an interview with TIDAL’s Rap Radar podcast, Will explains that the two don't say they're married anymore. 

Will says, "We don’t even say we’re married anymore. We refer to ourselves as life partners, where you get into that space where you realize you are literally with somebody for the rest of your life. 

He also says, "There’s no deal breakers. There’s nothing she could do—ever. Nothing that would break our relationship. She has my support till death and it feels so good to get to that space.”

Watch the full interview on TIDAL below:

Lebron James Agrees To $154 Million Deal With Los Angeles Lakers


Lebron James is going going, straight straight, to Cali Cali! 
James has agreed to a 4-year deal for $154 million with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Lebron James posted on his Instagram story, "Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible 4 seasons. This will always be home" with a photo from the Cavs' 2016 championship parade. 
This is the four-time MVP's longest deal signed since his six-year deal with the Miami Heat in 2010.
What do you think of the move for Lebron? 

Back In The Dayz 90's Edition Party In Houston!


Come catch this 90s vibe in Houston with the Back In The Dayz Party!


Scarface Gets His Own Holiday In Houston


The legendary rapper Scarface was honored by the city of Houston with his own day.
Brad Jordan aka Scarface received a proclamation by Mayor Sylvester Turner stating, "Therefore I, Sylvester Turner, mayor of (the) city of Houston, hereby proudly proclaim June 26, 2018, as Brad 'Scarface' Jordan Day in Houston, Texas."
June 26, 2018 is officially Scarface Day in Houston.
Scarface says "You know me as Scarface, but now you get the opportunity to meet Brad Jordan. I've done a lot of music, you know. I've done a lot of speaking of social ... words that take place in our community. He added "That Scarface has turned into Brad Jordan. I really want to let y'all know that I'm getting ready to make a super impact in the community because that's the most important thing to me right now."
Salute to the legend from the H! 

WATCH: Rakim Performs "Paid In Full," "Know The Ledge," & More On NPR's Tiny Desk Concert


Rakim performed his classics on NPR's Tiny Desk concert alongside A Tribe Called Quest's Ali Shaheed Muhammad and producer Adrian Yonge.

Along with "Paid In Full" and "Know The Ledge" Rakim also performed his new music "King's Paradise" written for Luke Cage Season 2.

Watch the full performance below!

(NEW MUSIC) Rakim - King's Paradise [VIDEO]


The God MC is back like he never left!

Rakim released a new song called "King's Paradise" for Season 2 of Luke Cage.

Watch Rakim perform the Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad produced track below:

Q-Tip Teases New Solo Album 'The Last Zulu'

Q-Tip is back to teasing the arrival of his upcoming fourth solo album "The Last Zulu."

On Saturday, the Tribe Called Quest rapper tweeted "The last Zulu aka the riot diary #ComingSoon" on Twitter.

Q-Tip has been talking about the album's debut for the last six years since signing to G.O.O.D. Music in 2012.

There's no official word on Kanye West's latest involvement with the album, but it wouldn't be a surprise as Kanye just produced Nas' new album "Nasir."

This upcoming album will be Q-Tip's first album since "Kamaal/The Abstract" in 2009.

Check out this throwback interview from 2012 of Q-Tip detailing the new album.

Havoc Drops Two Unreleased Prodigy Freestyles (NEW MUSIC)


In honor of the one-year anniversary of Prodigy's passing, Havoc dropped two unreleased freestyles on SoundClound. 

His Mobb Deep partner Havoc tweeted "We Lost My Partner 1 Year From Today. it’s Mobb Deep 4 Life. Enjoy These Unreleased Exclusive Freestyles.”

"Thief's Theme" is a rework of Nas' song and the "Stay Chiseled" freestyle is over a Large Professor beat from his 2002 "First Class" album. 

Prodigy passed away on June 20, 2017 due to complications tied to his sickle cell anemia.  

Dr. Dre Is Making Marvin Gaye Biopic


CREDIT: REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

The story of Marvin Gaye's life will be remade on the big screen by a big rap star.

According to Variety, Dr. Dre is developing a movie about Marvin Gaye and Dr. Dre has already secured the rights to Gaye's music by Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

F. Gary Gray, Cameron Crowe, James Gandolfini, Scott Rudin, Jamie Foxx, Jesse L. Martin and Lenny Kravitz all failed at getting the family's blessing for a biopic.

Dr. Dre is no stranger to films like Training Day, Car Wash, and of course N.W.A's "Straight Outta Compton" biopic.

Suge Knight Attempts To Leave Jail For...


Suge Knight is attempting to get out of jail to attend his mother's funeral.

Knight's mother, Maxine Chatman, passed away Sunday at a hospital in Paramount, CA at the age of 77.

She suffered various health problems including a stroke, lung collapse, and kidney failure.

According to TMZ, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department says he will not get a "get out of jail free" card to attend any events.

The reason Suge won't get an exception to attend his mother's funeral is because homicide suspects are ineligible inmates to leave jail. Suge is still in jail awaiting trial for murder.

We'll keep you updated on this story.

Happy 49th Birthday Ice Cube! [VIDEO]

Today one of the OGs of Gangsta Rap turns 49!

Happy Birthday Ice Cube, we hope you have a good day!

Ice Cube - Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It [VIDEO]

One of the greatest gangsta rappers is celebrating a birthday today!

Kick off Ice Cube's 49th birthday with one of his klassic joints below:

Ice Cube - Friday [VIDEO]

There's no better way to kick off Friday AND Ice Cube's birthday than this video!

Happy Friday!

Tupac Talks Donald Trump & Greed In America In 1992 [VIDEO]

Watch one of Tupac Shakur's iconic interviews from 1992 as he passionately explains his views on generosity, responsibility, & more.

Silkk The Shocker - It Aint My Fault ft. Mystikal [VIDEO]

Who remembers this video?

It ain't my fault!



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DJ Premier's Father Passes Away


DJ Premier has revealed that his dad passed away after battling an illness. 

Just days ago, DJ Premier put his PRhyme 2 Tour on hold due to his father's sickness. 

The legendary Premier put the news on Twitter posting a photo of him holding his father's hand with a caption saying, "A RARE BREED... YOU WAITED FOR US AND YOU TOOK YOUR LAST BREATH PEACEFULL IN YOUR OWN HOME THE WAY YOU WANTED,Preemo wrote. "GLAD WE WERE HERE IN THE HOUSE TO SEE YOU GET YOUR WINGS... LOVE YOU DAD! R.I.P."

DJ Premier didn't reveal exactly what his father battled. RIP to DJ Premier's dad. 

via: XXL Mag

Eminem Fans Panic After Hearing Gun Shot Sound Effects [VIDEO]

Eminem is under fire after using sound effects at Bonnaroo Festival that were mistaken for gunshots.

At the end of his song "Kill You" fans were frightened and began to duck & run in a panic after hearing the blast sounds.

Eminem's spokesperson said to CNN: "Contrary to inaccurate reports, Eminem does not use gunshot sound effects during his live show. The effect used by Eminem in his set at Bonnaro was a pyrotechnic concussion which creates a loud boom."

They also mentioned, "He has used this effect --- as have hundreds of other artists --- in his live show for over 10 years, including previous US festival dates in 2018 without complaint."

Listen to the videos below:

Lil Wayne Reaches Settlement In Cash Money Lawsuit

Lil Wayne has reportedly reached a settlement in the longstanding legal battle against Birdman and Cash Money Records.
Court documents allegedly show that Universal cut a settlement check for "well over $10 million" to Wayne. 
Lil Wayne's attorney, Ron Sweeney, released a statement saying: "Per our settlement agreement, the matter has been amicably resolved to the satisfaction of all parties. In terms of the particulars, we’re prohibited legally from saying anything further. I can say that my client is happy. He is his own man, a man that owns his assets, his music and himself. At some point, Wayne will let his fans know what’s going to happen next."
With this settlement, Lil Wayne may also be able to finally release Tha Carter V.
Who's ready for tha next Carter? 

WATCH: Birdman's "Before Anythang" The Cash Money Story Documentary [VIDEO]

"Before Anythang" narrated by Birdman is The Cash Money Story documentary about how the powerhouse label was created.

Birdman documents his life from the death of his mother, to learning how to hustle, to from the streets of New Orleans, and more.

Watch the full documentary below:

Eminem's Daughter Hailie Opens Up About Their Relationship & Her Career



Anyone whose ever picked up an Eminem album knows of his daughter Hailie.

Hailie Scott (22) is all grown up now and has graduated from Michigan State University.

Hailie stayed away from the spotlight until 2016 when she created an Instagram account that instantly went viral and now has almost a million followers.

When asked about her career path she says, "I'm not sure yet, it's kind of up in the air, still" but admits she's open to becoming a famous "influencer."

She also says companies have already been contacting her about working together.

During the rare interview Hailiee also spoke on her relationship with her father saying "Of course, we are very close."

Watch another rare interview of Eminem speaking on love for Hailie. 

WATCH: Will Smith Remixes His Son Jaden Smith's Song "Icon"

Will Smith recreated his son Jaden Smith's "Icon" song again with a new twist!

Watch Will Smith remix and rap over "Icon" and check out his previous parody video below.




Based on Jaden Smith's original video below, did Will nail it?!?

True Klassic Story: DMC Explains How He Became A Rapper

Happy 54th Birthday to the devastating mic controller aka Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels!

Listen to a true Klassic Story as D.M.C. explains how he became a rapper to Rob G The General.

Rob G- The General


Rob G is the mixing genius inside the Madd Hatta Morning Show and The Best Damn Lunch Mix Period with Keisha Nicole on 97.9 The Box. Also known as The General because of his military background. Rob G started DJing at the age of 15 doing Sweet 16 parties and sock hops for Dallas area high schools. Rob G began his his career in radio at Hampton University. After transferring to Prairie View A&M he had a highly rated mix show on KPVU before joining the US Navy. Rob G joined the Box as an overnight DJ in 2002, where he quickly got lots of attention for his live mixing talents and great on-air personality. He was then given the opportunity to host his own Live Mix show on Fridays and Saturday nights. Rob G’s mix shows took off and landed him a part-time slot on the Madd Hatta Morning show and then in 2004 he was promoted to full-time morning show mixer and talent. He has created numerous mix features including “When I Ruled The World Mix”, "Link the Mix" on Thursday's and the “Star Wars Mix” on Friday. He was named the 2003 Mix Show DJ of the year. Rob G has DJ'd parties for several celebrities including Beyonce, Jay-Z, Diddy, Kevin Hart Jamie Foxx, Erykah Badu, the Houston Astros, the Houston Texan and Houston Rockets. He has also been flown in to DJ events across the United States and internationally to Barbados, Cancun, Italy, and Cabos San Lucas. In 2015 Rob G earned the opportunity to host his own morning show on Boom 92 a Classic Hip Hop. Rob G is a member of the Ft. Bend Church and enjoys traveling with his wife, son and daughter, playing basketball and adding to his vast amount of music. Rob G is a Charter Member of The Go DJ’s and has been included in the Who’s who in Black Houston publications 2007-2016.

34 Years Ago: The Fat Boys Release "Fat Boys" Debut Album

34 years ago today, The Fat Boys released their debut album "Fat Boys" on Sutra Records.


Their 1984 release included singles "Jail House Rap," "Can You Feel It?" and more!

What's your favorite track off the Fat Boys' debut album?

Golden State Warriors take game 7 to go back to NBA Finals

Golden State Warriors take game 7 and go back to NBA Finals for the 4th time in a row.

Warriors even series again. Now winner takes all in game 7

Golden State Warriors even series with the Houston Rockets again. Series now goes back to Houston for a winner take all game 7.

Houston Rockets take command of the series with the Warriors at 3-2

Houston Rockets take command of the series with the Golden State Warriors at 3-2.

Happy Birthday Heavy: Hev Deezy's Most Memorable Performances [VIDEOS]

Today would've been Heavy D's 51st birthday. RIP Heavy.

Celebrate the life & legacy of Hev Deezy with 6 of his most iconic performances below:

DMC Admits Mental Health Issues, Alcoholism, & Depression In Open Letter

(Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

The legendary Darryl "DMC" McDaniels opens up about his decades-long struggle with depression and alcoholism.

In the Men's Health essay DMC admits he was a functioning alcoholic for over 20 years. He says he believes he was drinking to medicate undiagnosed depression and anxiety.

DMC writes, "For 25 or so years, everybody told me to go to rehab. But I was the functional alcoholic. I was never late. I never got in a car accident. I never threw up on people, never got into a public intoxication incident. There was never tragedy on the outside. Those are the signs that tell world you’re messed up. But I always said, "Man, I can handle this."

Darryl admits "I had anxiety that I didn’t know was anxiety. I had panic attacks that I didn’t know were panic attacks. Any time I felt something I considered abnormal, I just reached for the bottle."

He also says he never faced his emotions about Jam Master Jay's death. "I never accepted or faced my emotions about that. That New Year’s Eve, DJ Hurricane of The Beastie Boys invited me to Las Vegas — one of the worst places I possibly could have gone. I was sitting in the suite of the hotel, and I had just drank a fifth of Rémy Martin, by myself. I sat there in this room alone, drinking a bottle that maybe 30 people could share. I looked at the bottle, and something in my head said, “D, you can’t get higher than this. If you keep drinking, you’re gonna kill yourself.”

After the Vegas trip, DMC entered rehab and started going to therapy. He says, "In therapy, I was diagnosed with suppressing my feelings. Therapy is the most gangster thing anybody can do for themselves. Going to therapy is the most powerful move that you can make that will help you heal, solve, or alleviate the stress and struggles of the battles with depression."

As far as hip-hop goes DMC closed his letter with an encouraging message to stop stigmatizing mental health problems and solutions like therapy. He writes, "Admitting that you have a mental health issue is not being soft. It’s the hardest, most powerful thing you can do for yourself. If you don’t admit how you feel, whether good or bad, you will never heal."

 Read the full letter here.

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Today the Notorious B.I.G. would've turned 46.

Salute to the legendary Big Poppa's 46th birthday with his top 5 songs below.

Don't forget to tune in to Klassic Jointz playing Biggie all day long!


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Salt-N-Pepa closed out the 2018 Billboard Awards performing of a medley of their classic hits joined by En Vogue!

The duet was to honor the 30th anniversary of Salt-N-Pepa becoming the first female rap artists to hit the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Watch the ladies perform classics "Whatta Man," "Let's Talk About Sex," "Shoop," and more below:

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Kurtis Blow Says Future Deserves More Respect


Future is one of the hottest rappers currently reigning in the trap music industry.

According to Kurtis Blow, Future is one of the most influential artists in rap who deserves more respect.

In a Reddit Q&A with fans Blow says, "I'd say Future should get more respect than he does. He's and incredible rapper that doesn't get the credit he deserves. Maybe even David Banner, whose activism doesn't get enough attention."

When asked about the current state of hip-hop Kurtis Blow says, "I am actually proud to be in hip hop. It is the #1 genre in the world. 25% of all music streamed is hip hop, and everyone involved should get the credit and the props, and my hat goes off to everyone involved who made it the success it is today."

Another Redditor suggested a Future and Kurtis Blow collab and he said “Future, call me! I’m down.”

Would you be down for a collab between the two?

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