180 relations: A Rage in Harlem, African Americans, After the Dance (song), Album, AllMusic, AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, Andy "Stoker" Growcott, Antisemitism, Ashley's Roachclip, Atomic Dog, Average White Band, B.B. King, Baby Huey (singer), Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today), Big Daddy Kane, Billboard (magazine), Billboard 200, Biz Markie, Bloods, Blues in the Night, Bobby Byrd, Boogie Down Productions, Booker T. & the M.G.'s, Boyz n the Hood, Boyz n the Hood (soundtrack), Brick (band), Chicago Sun-Times, Chief executive officer, Chuck Brown, Cosmic Slop, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Crips, Cuba Gooding Jr., David Bowie, Death Certificate (album), Death of Latasha Harlins, Del the Funky Homosapien, Discogs, Diss (music), Donald Byrd, Dotdash, Doug E. Fresh, Drive-by shooting, Eddie Murphy, Ego Trip (magazine), EMI, Entertainment Weekly, Executive producer, Fame (David Bowie song), Fanzine, ..., FHM, Fishbone, Five Stairsteps, Funk, Funkadelic, Funkadelic (album), Funky President (People It's Bad), Gangsta rap, George Clinton (musician), George Duke, George H. W. Bush, Ghetto, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Good Cop, Bad Cop (song), Hardcore hip hop, Hip Hop Connection, Hip Hug-Her, Homophobia, I Turned You On, I Wish My Brother George Was Here, Ice Cube, Ice-T, Illegal drug trade, Interscope Records, Jaco Pastorius, James Brown, Jesse Jackson, Jimmy McGriff, Joe Tex, Johnnie Taylor, Kam (rapper), KC and the Sunshine Band, Khalid Abdul Muhammad, Kill at Will, King T, Kool Moe Dee, Koreans, Laurence Fishburne, List of Billboard number-one R&B albums of 1991, Little Feat, LL Cool J, Los Angeles Times, Lou Donaldson, Macmillan Publishers, Make Way for the Motherlode, Malt liquor, Mandrill (band), Marc Marot, Marva Whitney, Marvin Gaye, Melvin Bliss, Michael Jackson, Milt Jackson, More Bounce to the Ounce, Mountain (band), MTV, Music journalism, N.W.A, Napster (streaming music service), Nation of Islam, Niggaz4Life, NME, No Vaseline, O.G. Original Gangster, Oregon, P-Funk, Parlet, Parliament (band), Parliament-Funkadelic, Peter Brown (singer), Peter Jennings, Pitchfork (website), Please, Please, Please, Political hip hop, Priority Records, Queen Latifah, Racial profiling, Rainbow/PUSH, Recording Industry Association of America, Recording Industry Association of America certification, Reissue, Right to keep and bear arms, Robert Christgau, Roger Troutman, Rolling Stone, Roy C, Run-DMC, Select (magazine), Sexual intercourse, Sexually transmitted infection, Simon & Schuster, Sir Jinx, Slick Rick, Sly and the Family Stone, Smooth Criminal, Soul II Soul, Soul music, Spin (magazine), St. Ides, Stanley Turrentine, Straight Outta Compton (song), Suave House Records, Synthetic Substitution, The Blackbyrds, The Bomb Squad, The Brothers Johnson, The Crusaders, The Famous Flames, The Gap Band, The Isley Brothers, The Meters, The New York Times, The Payback (song), The Predator (Ice Cube album), The Rolling Stone Album Guide, The Source, The Staple Singers, The Temptations, The Village Voice, To da Break of Dawn, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, United Kingdom, Vapors (song), Vibe (magazine), WC and the Maad Circle, West Coast hip hop, Yo-Yo (rapper), You Can Make It If You Try, Zapp (band), 1992 Los Angeles riots. Expand index (130 more) » « Shrink index
A Rage in Harlem is a 1991 American film starring Forest Whitaker, Danny Glover, Badja Djola, Robin Givens and Gregory Hines and loosely based on Chester Himes' novel A Rage in Harlem.
African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa.
"After the Dance" is a slow jam recorded by singer Marvin Gaye and released as the second single off Gaye's hit album I Want You (1976).
An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a single item on CD, record, audio tape or another medium.
AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.
AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted is the debut studio album by American rapper Ice Cube.
Andy Growcott (a.k.a. Stoker) is a former member of the band Dexys Midnight Runners.
Antisemitism (also spelled anti-Semitism or anti-semitism) is hostility to, prejudice, or discrimination against Jews.
"Ashley's Roachclip" is an instrumental song by funk group the Soul Searchers from their 1974 album Salt of the Earth on Sussex Records.
"Atomic Dog" is a song by George Clinton from his 1982 album Computer Games.
Average White Band (also AWB) are a Scottish funk and R&B band that had a series of soul and disco hits between 1974 and 1980.
Riley B. King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015), known professionally as B.B. King, was an American blues singer, electric guitarist, songwriter, and record producer.
James Ramey (August 17, 1944 – October 28, 1970), better known as Baby Huey, was an American rock and soul singer.
"Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)" is a 1970 hit single for The Temptations.
Antonio Hardy (born September 10, 1968), better known by his stage name Big Daddy Kane, is a Grammy Award-winning American rapper and actor who started his career in 1986 as a member of the rap collective the Juice Crew.
Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.
The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States.
Marcel Theo Hall (born April 8, 1964), better known by his stage name Biz Markie, is an American rapper, beatboxer, DJ, actor, comedian, reality television personality and commercial spokesperson.
The Bloods, also known as (OBF) Original Blood Family, are a primarily African-American street gang founded in Los Angeles, California.
"Blues in the Night" is a popular blues song which has become a pop standard and is generally considered to be part of the Great American Songbook.
Bobby Howard Byrd (August 15, 1934 – September 12, 2007) was an American R&B/soul singer, songwriter, bandleader, talent scout, record producer, and musician, who played an integral and important part in the development of soul and funk music in association with James Brown.
Boogie Down Productions was a hip hop group, originally composed of KRS-One, D-Nice, and DJ Scott La Rock.
Booker T. & the M.G.'s is an instrumental R&B/funk band that was influential in shaping the sound of Southern soul and Memphis soul.
Boyz n the Hood is a 1991 American teen hood drama film written and directed by John Singleton in his directorial debut, and starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Ice Cube, Morris Chestnut, Laurence Fishburne, Nia Long, Regina King and Angela Bassett.
Boyz N the Hood is the soundtrack album to the 1991 film.
Brick is an American band that created a successful merger of funk and jazz in the 1970s.
The Chicago Sun-Times is a daily newspaper published in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
Chief executive officer (CEO) is the position of the most senior corporate officer, executive, administrator, or other leader in charge of managing an organization especially an independent legal entity such as a company or nonprofit institution.
Charles Louis Brown (August 22, 1936 – May 16, 2012) was an American guitarist, bandleader and singer who has garnered the honorific nickname "The Godfather of Go-Go".
Cosmic Slop is the fifth studio album by Funkadelic, released in July 1973 on Westbound Records.
Creedence Clearwater Revival (often referred to as Creedence or CCR) was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s which consisted of lead vocalist, lead guitarist, and primary songwriter John Fogerty, his brother rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty, bassist Stu Cook, and drummer Doug Clifford.
The Crips, also known as Original Crip Homies (OCH), are a gang based in the coastal regions of Southern California.
Cuba Michael Gooding Jr. (born January 2, 1968), is an American actor and comedian.
David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer-songwriter and actor.
Death Certificate is the second studio album by American rapper Ice Cube, released on October 29, 1991 by Priority Records and EMI.
Latasha Harlins (July 14, 1975 – March 16, 1991) was a fifteen-year-old African-American girl who was shot in the head by Soon Ja Du (Hangul:두순자), a fifty-one-year-old female convenience store owner from South Korea, who was tried and convicted of voluntary manslaughter in Harlins' death.
Teren Delvon Jones (born August 12, 1972), better known by his stage name Del the Funky Homosapien or Sir DZL, is an American alternative hip hop MC, producer and singer.
Discogs (short for discographies) is a website and crowdsourced database of information about audio recordings, including commercial releases, promotional releases, and bootleg or off-label releases.
A diss track or diss song is a song intended to disrespect people.
Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II (December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013) was an American jazz and rhythm & blues trumpeter.
Dotdash (formerly About.com) is an American Internet-based network of content that publishes articles and videos about various subjects on its "topic sites", of which there are nearly 1,000.
Doug E. Fresh (born September 17, 1966) is a Barbadian-American rapper, record producer, and beatboxer, also known as the Human Beat Box And the pioneer of 20th-century American beatboxing, Fresh is able to accurately imitate drum machines and various special effects using only his mouth, lips, gums, throat, tongue and a microphone.
A drive-by shooting is a type of assault that typically involves the perpetrator firing a weapon from within a motor vehicle and then fleeing.
Edward Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American comedian, actor, writer, singer, and producer.
Ego Trip was a hip hop magazine started in New York City in 1994.
EMI Group Limited (originally an initialism for Electric and Musical Industries and also referred to as EMI Records Ltd.) was a British multinational conglomerate founded in March 1931 in London.
Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is an American magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.
Executive producer (EP) is one of the top positions in the making of a commercial entertainment product.
"Fame" is a song recorded by David Bowie, initially released in 1975.
A fanzine (blend of fan and magazine or -zine) is a non-professional and non-official publication produced by enthusiasts of a particular cultural phenomenon (such as a literary or musical genre) for the pleasure of others who share their interest.
FHM is a defunct monthly men's lifestyle magazine, currently operating solely online.
Fishbone is an American band formed in 1979 in Los Angeles, California, which plays a fusion of ska, punk rock, funk, heavy rock, and soul.
The Five Stairsteps, known as "The First Family of Soul", were an American Chicago soul group made up of five of Betty and Clarence Burke Sr.'s six children: Alohe Jean, Clarence Jr., James, Dennis, and Kenneth "Keni", and briefly, Cubie.
Funk is a music genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B).
Funkadelic was an American band that was most prominent during the 1970s.
Funkadelic is the debut album by the American funk band Funkadelic, released in 1970 on Westbound Records.
"Funky President (People It's Bad)" is a funk song by James Brown.
Gangsta rap or Gangster rap is a style of hip hop characterized by themes and lyrics that generally emphasize the "gangsta" lifestyle.
George Edward Clinton (born July 22, 1941) is an American singer, songwriter, bandleader, and record producer.
George Duke (January 12, 1946 – August 5, 2013) was an American musician, known as a keyboard pioneer, composer, singer and producer in both jazz and popular mainstream musical genres.
George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) is an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993.
A ghetto is a part of a city in which members of a minority group live, typically as a result of social, legal, or economic pressure.
Gladys Knight & the Pips were an R&B/soul family musical act from Atlanta, Georgia that remained active on the music charts and performing circuit for three decades.
"Good Cop, Bad Cop" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Ice Cube.
Hardcore hip hop (also hardcore rap) is a genre of hip hop music that developed through the East Coast hip hop scene in the 1980s.
Hip Hop Connection (HHC) was the longest running monthly periodical devoted entirely to hip hop culture.
Hip Hug-Her is the fifth studio album by the Southern soul band Booker T. & the M.G.'s, released on Stax Records in June 1967.
Homophobia encompasses a range of negative attitudes and feelings toward homosexuality or people who are identified or perceived as being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT).
"I Turned You On" is a 1969 funk song by The Isley Brothers, released on their T-Neck imprint.
I Wish My Brother George Was Here is the debut album by Del tha Funky Homosapien.
O'Shea Jackson Sr. (born June 15, 1969), known professionally as Ice Cube, is an American rapper, writer and actor.
Tracy Lauren Marrow (born February 16, 1958), better known by his stage name Ice-T, is an American musician, rapper, songwriter, actor, record executive, record producer, and author.
The illegal drug trade or drug trafficking is a global black market dedicated to the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of drugs that are subject to drug prohibition laws.
Interscope Records is an American major record label.
John Francis Anthony "Jaco" Pastorius III (December 1, 1951 – September 21, 1987) was an American jazz bassist who was a member of Weather Report from 1976 to 1981.
James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader.
Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. (né Burns; born October 8, 1941) is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and politician.
James Harrell McGriff (April 3, 1936 – May 24, 2008) was an American hard bop and soul-jazz organist and organ trio bandleader.
Joseph Arrington, Jr. (August 8, 1933– August 13, 1982), better known as Joe Tex, was an American musician who gained success in the 1960s and 1970s with his brand of Southern soul, which mixed the styles of country, gospel, and rhythm and blues.
Johnnie Harrison Taylor (May 5, 1934 – May 31, 2000) was a three-time Grammy-nominated American recording artist and songwriter who performed a wide variety of genres, from blues, rhythm and blues, soul, and gospel to pop, doo-wop, and disco.
Craig A. Miller (born October 24, 1970 in Willowbrook, California), better known by his stage name Kam is an American political emcee known primarily among hip hop fans and music critics during the 1990s and early 2000s.
KC and the Sunshine Band are an American disco and funk band, founded in 1973 in Hialeah, Florida.
Khalid Abdul Muhammad (born Harold Moore Jr.; January 12, 1948 – February 17, 2001) was an American black nationalist who came to prominence as a leader in the Nation of Islam and then the New Black Panther Party.
Kill at Will (also known as At Will in its censored version) is the debut extended play released by Ice Cube on December 18, 1990 under Priority Records.
Roger McBride (born December 14, 1968), better known by his stage name King T (formerly known as King Tee), is an American West Coast Hip hop rapper from Compton, California.
Mohandas Dewese (born August 8, 1962), better known by his stage name Kool Moe Dee, is an American hip hop MC prominent in the late 1970s through the early 1990s.
Koreans (in South Korean; alternatively in North Korean,; see names of Korea) are an East Asian ethnic group originating from and native to Korea and southern and central Manchuria.
Laurence John Fishburne III (born July 30, 1961) is an American actor, playwright, producer, screenwriter, and film director.
These are the Billboard magazine R&B albums that reached number one in 1991.
Little Feat is an American rock band formed by singer-songwriter, lead vocalist and guitarist Lowell George and keyboardist Bill Payne in 1969 in Los Angeles.
James Todd Smith (born January 14, 1968), known professionally as LL Cool J (short for Ladies Love Cool James), is an American rapper, actor, author and entrepreneur from Queens, New York.
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.
Lou Donaldson (born November 1, 1926) is a jazz alto saxophonist.
Macmillan Publishers Ltd (occasionally known as the Macmillan Group) is an international publishing company owned by Holtzbrinck Publishing Group.
Make Way for the Motherlode is the debut studio album by American West Coast hip hop recording artist Yo-Yo.
Malt liquor, in North America, is beer with high alcohol content.
Mandrill is an American multi-genre band formed in Brooklyn, New York City in 1968.
Marc Marot is a UK record executive and visual artist.
Marva Whitney (born Marva Ann Manning, May 1, 1944 – December 22, 2012), was an American funk singer commonly referred to by her honorary title, Soul Sister #1.
Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.; April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American singer, songwriter and record producer.
Melvin McClelland (June 1, 1945-July 26, 2010) was a rhythm and blues singer known for his 1973 song "Reward/Synthetic Substitution", the B-Side of which was heavily sampled Hua Hsu.
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer.
Milton "Bags" Jackson (January 1, 1923 – October 9, 1999) was an American jazz vibraphonist, usually thought of as a bebop player, although he performed in several jazz idioms.
"More Bounce to the Ounce" is a song performed by American artist, Roger Troutman.
Mountain is an American hard rock band that formed on Long Island, New York in 1969.
MTV (originally an initialism of Music Television) is an American cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks (a division of Viacom) and headquartered in New York City.
Music journalism (or "music criticism") is media criticism and reporting about popular music topics, including pop music, rock music, and related styles.
N.W.A (an abbreviation for Niggaz Wit Attitudes) was an American hip hop group from Los Angeles, California.
Napster, known as Rhapsody prior to June 14, 2016, is an online music store subscription service based in Seattle, Washington.
The Nation of Islam, abbreviated as NOI, is an African American political and religious movement, founded in Detroit, Michigan, United States, by Wallace D. Fard Muhammad on July 4, 1930.
Niggaz4Life (also known as Efil4zaggin) is the second and final studio album by gangsta rap group N.W.A, released in May 28, 1991.
New Musical Express (NME) is a British music journalism website and former magazine that has been published since 1952.
"No Vaseline" is a diss track by Ice Cube from his second album, Death Certificate.
O.G. Original Gangster is the fourth studio album by American rapper Ice-T, released on May 14, 1991 by Sire Records.
Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region on the West Coast of the United States.
P-Funk (also spelled P Funk or P. Funk) is the repertoire and performers associated with George Clinton.
Parlet was a female spinoff group from P-Funk formed by veteran background vocalists Mallia Franklin, Jeanette Washington and Debbie Wright.
Parliament is a funk band formed in the late 1960s by George Clinton as part of his Parliament-Funkadelic collective.
Parliament-Funkadelic (abbreviated as P-Funk) is an American funk music collective of rotating musicians headed by George Clinton, primarily consisting of the individual bands Parliament and Funkadelic, both active since the 1960s.
Peter Brown (born July 11, 1953, in Blue Island, Illinois) is an American singer-songwriter and record producer.
Peter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings (July 29, 1938August 7, 2005) was a Canadian-American journalist who served as the sole anchor of ABC World News Tonight for 22 years from 1983 until his death from lung cancer in 2005.
Pitchfork is an American online magazine launched in 1995 by Ryan Schreiber, based in Chicago, Illinois and owned by Condé Nast.
"Please, Please, Please" is a rhythm and blues song performed by James Brown and the Famous Flames.
Political hip hop is a subgenre of hip hop music that was developed in the 1980s as a way of turning rap music into a call for action and a form of social activism.
Priority Records is an American distribution company and record label known for artists including N.W.A, Ice-T, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Silkk the Shocker and Westside Connection.
Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970), known professionally as Queen Latifah, is an American rapper, songwriter, singer, actress, and producer.
Racial profiling is the act of suspecting or targeting a person of a certain race on the basis of observed characteristics or behavior, rather than on individual suspicion.
Rainbow/PUSH is a non-profit organization formed as a merger of two non-profit organizations founded by Jesse Jackson — Operation PUSH (People United to Save Humanity) and the National Rainbow Coalition.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a trade organization that represents the recording industry in the United States.
In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets.
In the music industry, a reissue (also re-release, orepackage, or re-edition) is the release of an album or single which has been released at least once before, sometimes with alterations or additions.
The right to keep and bear arms (often referred to as the right to bear arms) is the people's right to possess weapons (arms) for their own defense, as described in the philosophical and political writings of Aristotle, Cicero, John Locke, Machiavelli, the English Whigs and others.
Robert Thomas Christgau (born April 18, 1942) is an American essayist and music journalist.
Roger Troutman (November 29, 1951 – April 25, 1999), also known mononymously as Roger, was an American singer, composer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and the founder of the band Zapp who helped spearhead the funk movement and heavily influenced west coast hip hop due to the scene's heavy sampling of his music over the years.
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.
Roy Charles Hammond (born August 3, 1939), better known as Roy C or Roy "C", is an American southern soul singer, songwriter and record executive, best known for his 1965 hit, "Shotgun Wedding".
Run-DMC was an American hip hop group from Hollis, Queens, New York, founded in 1981 by Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, and Jason Mizell.
Select was a United Kingdom music magazine of the 1990s which was particularly known for covering Britpop, a term coined in the magazine by Stuart Maconie.
Sexual intercourse (or coitus or copulation) is principally the insertion and thrusting of the penis, usually when erect, into the vagina for sexual pleasure, reproduction, or both.
Sexually transmitted infections (STI), also referred to as sexually transmitted diseases (STD) or venereal diseases (VD), are infections that are commonly spread by sexual activity, especially vaginal intercourse, anal sex and oral sex.
Simon & Schuster, Inc., a subsidiary of CBS Corporation, is an American publishing company founded in New York City in 1924 by Richard Simon and Max Schuster.
Sir Jinx is an American hip-hop record producer and rapper from South Central Los Angeles, California.
Richard Martin Lloyd Walters (born January 14, 1965); better known as Slick Rick, Rick The Ruler and MC Ricky D, is a British-born American rapper.
Sly and the Family Stone was an American band from San Francisco.
"Smooth Criminal" is a song by American recording artist Michael Jackson from his seventh studio album Bad (1987).
Soul II Soul are a British musical group formed in London in 1988.
Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre that originated in the African American community in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Spin is an American music magazine founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione, Jr. The magazine stopped running in print in 2012 and currently runs as a webzine.
Stanley William Turrentine (April 5, 1934 – September 12, 2000) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist.
"Straight Outta Compton" is a song by American hip hop group N.W.A. It was released on July 10, 1988 as the lead single from their debut album of the same name.
Suave House Records, also known as The Legendary Suave House, is a record label in Houston, Texas, founded by Tony Draper.
"Synthetic Substitution" is a 1973 song by Melvin Bliss.
The Blackbyrds are an American rhythm and blues and jazz-funk fusion group, formed in Washington, D.C., in 1973 and reformed in 2012 by Keith Killgo.
The Bomb Squad is an American hip hop production team, known for its work with the hip hop group Public Enemy.
The Brothers Johnson were an American funk, Motown and R&B band consisting of American musicians and brothers George ("Lightnin' Licks") and Louis E. Johnson ("Thunder Thumbs").
The Crusaders was an American jazz fusion group that was popular in the 1970s. The group was known as the Jazz Crusaders before shortening its name in 1971.
The Famous Flames were an American rhythm and blues vocal group founded in Toccoa, Georgia, in 1953 by Bobby Byrd.
The Gap Band was an American R&B and funk band that rose to fame during the 1970s and 1980s.
The Isley Brothers are an American musical group originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, that started as a vocal trio consisting of brothers O'Kelly Isley, Jr., Rudolph Isley and Ronald Isley.
The Meters are an American funk band formed in 1965 by Zigaboo Modeliste (drums), George Porter Jr. (bass), Leo Nocentelli (guitar), and Art Neville (keyboards) in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
"The Payback" is a funk song by James Brown, the title track from his 1973 album of the same name.
The Predator is the third studio album by Ice Cube.
The Rolling Stone Album Guide, previously known as The Rolling Stone Record Guide, is a book that contains professional music reviews written and edited by staff members from Rolling Stone magazine.
The Source is a United States-based monthly full-color magazine covering hip-hop music, politics, and culture, founded in 1988.
The Staple Singers were an American gospel, soul and R&B singing group.
The Temptations are an American vocal group who released a series of successful singles and albums with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s.
The Village Voice is an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly.
"To da Break of Dawn" is a single from both LL Cool J's fourth album, Mama Said Knock You Out, and the soundtrack to the Kid 'n Play movie House Party.
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums is a chart published by Billboard magazine that ranks R&B and hip hop albums based on sales in the United States and is compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.
"Vapors" is a song co-written and performed by American hip hop musician Biz Markie, issued as the fifth single from his debut studio album Goin' Off.
Vibe is an American music and entertainment magazine founded by producer Quincy Jones.
WC and the Maad Circle was a hip hop group from Los Angeles, California that consisted of WC, Chilly Chill, Big Gee, Sir Jinx, Coolio and DJ Crazy Toones.
West Coast hip hop is a hip hop music regional genre that encompasses any artists or music that originate in the West Coast region of the United States.
Yo-Yo (born Yolanda Whitaker; August 4, 1971) is an American hip hop recording artist, actress and entrepreneur.
"You Can Make It If You Try" is a song written by Ted Jarrett and recorded by Gene Allison in 1957.
Zapp (also known as the Zapp Band or Zapp & Roger) is an American funk band that emerged from Dayton, Ohio, in 1977.
The 1992 Los Angeles riots, also known as the Rodney King riots, the South Central riots, the 1992 Los Angeles civil disturbance, the 1992 Los Angeles civil unrest, the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising, and the Battle of Los Angeles, were a series of riots, lootings, arsons, and civil disturbances that occurred in Los Angeles County, California in April and May 1992.