Notorious B.I.G. Becomes A First-Time Nominee For...

The Notorious B.I.G. is still continuing to make history. 
Biggie is a first-time nominee for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2020 class.
Whitney Houston, the Dave Matthews band, Thin Lizzy, the Doobie Brothers, Rufus with Chaka Khan, and more are also among this years nominees. 
Inductees will be announced in January followed by an induction ceremony on May 2, but you can vote today HERE.

Queen Latifah To Be Honored By Harvard University

A hip-hop queen is being honored by one of the most prestigious universities in the world. 
Queen Latifah will receive the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal for her contributions to black history and culture.
Latifah is one of 7 honorees who will receive the award on October 22. 

Watch: Lil Kim Speaks On Her Legacy, Jermaine Dupri's Comments On Female Rappers, & More

Lil Kim stopped by Genius to talk about her legacy and Jermaine Dupri’s controversial comments about the current state of female rap.
JD claims there’s no variety in female rap and there’s an overwhelming amount of “stripper rap.”
Check out the full interview below:

Watch: Grandmaster Flash Explains How To Do A Break Mix In 1983

Watch the master Grandmaster Flash explain how to do a mix break back in 1983 below:

Watch: Lil Kim & Junior Mafia Perform On BET Hip Hop Awards

Lil Kim performed a medley of hits before receiving the "I Am Hip-Hop" Award at the BET Hip-Hop Awards.

Watch Lil Kim, Junior M.A.F.I.A. and more in their full performance below:

Where Are They Now: Breakin' 1984 Edition [VIDEO]

Watch a special "Where Are They Now" on the stars of the 1984 cult film "Breakin" below:

Watch: The Evolution Of Kris Kross (1992) - (2013)

Watch the evolution of Kris Kross from 1992 up to 2013 below:

Watch: Heavy D, The Boyz, Kool G Rap, Grand Puba, CL Smooth, Big Daddy Kane, Pete Rock, Q-Tip - Dont Curse

Watch one of craziest collabs from Heavy D, The Boyz, Kool G Rap, Grand Puba, CL Smooth, Big Daddy Kane, Pete Rock, and Q-Tip from the 1991 Album: "Peaceful Journey" below:

Watch: Wu-Tang Clan - Da Mystery Of Chessboxin' [VIDEO]

Watch the Wu's video for their klassic joint "Da Mystery of Chessboxin" below:

‘Belly’ Actor Louie Rankin Dies

Louie Rankin known for his role in the movie "Belly" died in a car crash.

According to TMZ, the crash reportedly involved a transport truck and another vehicle.

RIP to the "Original Don Dada."

Will Smith Launches "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"...

Will Smith is back with another business venture.

This time the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air announced a clothing line inspired by the 90's hit show.

Ultramagnetic MC's - Raise It Up [VIDEO]

Watch Ultramagnetic MC's video for their klassic joint "Raise It Up" below:

Klassic Joints: Beat Street Roxy Battle [VIDEO]

It's Movie Monday!

Watch oen of our favorite klassic joints in "Beat Street " epic Roxy Battle below:

Jimmy Spicer - Money (Dollar Bill Y'all) [AUDIO]

Listen to one of Jimmy Spicer's most klassic joints "Money (Dollar Bill Y'all)" below:

Hip-Hop Pioneer Jimmy Spicer Dead At 61


Rest in peace to one of the early pioneering MCs of hip-hop Jimmy Spicer.

According to the New York Times, Spicer passed away after battling brain cancer and lung cancer. Spicer was 61 years old.

Listen to Jimmy Spicer's full legendary “Adventures of Super Rhyme,” rap below: