The Roots are known for a jazzy and eclectic approach to hip-hop featuring live musical instruments. The Roots second studio album Do You Want More?!!!??! dropped on January 17, 1995.
"Five Mic" according to the Source Magazine, Nas's freshman album, Illmatic, was certified gold by the RIAA January 17, 1996.
“Step In The Arena” was Dropped In today’s Hip Hop History moment, Gang Starr released their second studio album Step In The Arena January 15, 1991. R.I.P. Guru. For more Hip Hop Throwbacks check out our YouTube Channel, Hip Hop News Uncensored.
Richard Martin Lloyd Walters better known as Slick Rick was born January 14, 1965. According to online magazine, Pixie Vulture, Slick Rick is the most sampled hip hop artist of all time.
On January 13, 1998, The LOX released their debut album “Money, Power, and Respect" on Bad Boy Records.
On January 12, 1970, one of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan, Raekwon Tha Chef was born. Happy birthday Chef
Today in Hip Hop history, GZA’s second studio album Liquid Swords was certified gold by the RIAA January 11, 1996.