Gilbert ‘Toker’ Izquierdo of Eazy-E’s Group Brownside Dies
Gilbert "Toker" Izquierdo, one of the original members of Ruthless Records' Brownside, has passed away.
Ludacris Becomes a Star With ‘Back for the First Time': Oct. 17 in Hip-Hop History
Whodini becomes the first hip-hop act to chart in the Top 40, Deltron 3030 visits the dystopian future, Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek team up, Ludacris drops his major label debut, and Eminem and Wyclef Jean are born.
10 Worst Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Rap Snubs
From LL Cool J to MC Lyte, here are some of the worst Rock & Roll Hall of Fame hip-hop snubs.
Pras Says a Fugees Reunion Will Never Happen: ‘It Was the Most Dysfunctional Energy’
'It was the most dysfunctional energy. That s---'s not good for your emotional state.'
Music’s Greatest Afros
The Afro has always been more than just a hairstyle. It's a statement.
Eminem Admits He Went ‘Too Far’ by Calling Tyler, the Creator a Homophobic Slur on ‘Kamikaze’
“Because in my quest to hurt him, I realize that I was hurting a lot of other people by saying it."
Hip-Hop Pioneer Jimmy Spicer Battling Advanced Brain & Lung Cancer
Kurtis Blow has called on the hip-hop community to aid the pioneering rapper, whose works have been sampled by Busta Rhymes and Wu-Tang Clan.
Man Shot by San Diego Police Outside Ice Cube Concert
The man began firing shots when he was told he couldn't get a ticket to Ice Cube's sold-out show.
Beyonce Is Born: Sept. 4 Hip-Hop History
Beyoncé arrives on planet Earth, super producer/DJ Mark Ronson is born, and Usher lets the world in on his relationship with Chilli via "U Got It Bad."
Kanye West Avoids the Sophomore Slump: August 30 in Hip-Hop History
Kanye West crushes the sophomore slump, Tony Yayo soldiers on with G-Unit, and Rihanna arrives on the music scene on this day in hip-hop history.