Rick Ross is currently enjoying being one of the top hip hop artists in the game right now, but we all had to start somewhere. We all now know that Rick Ross was once a corrections officer, however I believe being a corrections officer requires some type of education or at least obtaining a few […]

Last week we brought you Then & Now: 1990s Music Icons and this week we have the 1980s up next! Take a look back at all the reason why you loved (or maybe hated) the 1980s in our then & now gallery of celebrities from the decade. You’ll see Whitney Houston before the drama, LL […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare)No Limit Records & Tapes. San Pablo Avenue, Richmond, CA When: 1990 What: After a stint as a college basketball player was cut short due to injury, Master P moved out to the Bay Area and opened a record store called No Limit Record shop. This laid the foundation […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Hamlet Avenue at Bridges Street, Hamlet, NC When: September 23, 1926 What: The iconic jazz saxophonist and composer is known as one of the greatest influences on the birth and development of jazz, receiving many posthumous awards and recognitions, including canonization by the African Orthodox Church as […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) The Apollo Theater 253 W 125th Street When: October 24, 1962 What: The Godfather Of Soul records his live performance at the world famous venue, and it becomes the first Soul album to go platinum. «  PREVIOUS NEXT  » In celebration of Black Music Month, TheUrbanDaily’s “It’s All Black […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) 106 & Park Studios 101 E 106th Street, New York, NY 10029 When: September 11, 2000 What: BET’s flagship music countdown show hits the scene, becoming must-see TV for hip-hop and R&B fans across America. «  PREVIOUS NEXT  » In celebration of Black Music Month, TheUrbanDaily’s “It’s All Black […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Perfect Pair Recording Studios 36 Meadow Street, East Orange, NJ 07018 When: Late 1997 – June 1998 What: The Fugees sold millions of records, but it didn’t stop Lauryn Hill from trying her hand at a solo career. The result was “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” a […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Master Sound Studios 1013 Assembly Drive, Virginia Beach, VA When: September 23, 2003 What: Missy Elliot and Timbaland were proteges of Jodeci’s Devante Swing. Elliott had gained notoriety as a songwriter but “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” was a breakthrough as a performer, and its otherworldly beat […]

As a part of our It’s All Black Music feature for Black Music Month, we’ve posted polls to see who you think are the best Black artists of all time. Our first poll asked you Who Is The King Of R&B? Check out the results below: It was a close race between old school crooners, […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare)Studio 4 444 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 When: February 6, 1992 What: The wunderkind producer discovers the 12-year-old Kris Kross, writing and producing the first single from their debut album Totally Krossed Out, which goes on to sell over four million copies, launching his career in […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare)Wishard Hospital 1001 West 10th Street Indianapolis, IN 1001 West 10th StreetIndianapolis, IN When: July 15, 1990 What: While horsing around after a show, Troy “Trouble T-Roy” Dixon, one of Heavy D’s dancers, fell off a balcony and died from his injuries. T-Roy’s passing, though tragic, inspired a […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Future Records Recording Studio 4338 Virginia Beach Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA 23452-1238 When: 1990 What: Harlem native Teddy Riley was instrumental in the rise of New Jack Swing; R&B infused with Hip-Hop flavored beats. After making his move to VA he would influence a number of new […]