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Above the Law is an American hip hop group from Pomona, California, founded in 1989 by Cold 187um, Laylaw, KMG the Illustrator, Go Mack, and DJ Total K-Oss.
Above the Rim is a 1994 American sports film co-written, storied and directed by Jeff Pollack in his directorial debut.
Aftermath Entertainment is an American record label founded by hip hop producer and rapper Dr. Dre.
Aftermath Music is a record label based in Trondheim, Norway.
The Akai MPC (originally MIDI Production Center, now Music Production Controller) is an integrated digital sampling drum machine and MIDI sequencer designed by Roger Linn and produced by Akai from 1988 onwards.
Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam (born April 16, 1973), better known as Akon, is an American singer, songwriter, businessman, record producer and actor of Senegalese descent.
Alanis Nadine Morissette (born June 1, 1974) is an American-Canadian singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actress.
All Eyez on Me is a 2017 American biographical drama film about hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur, directed by Benny Boom and written by Jeremy Haft, Eddie Gonzalez and Steven Bagatourian.
AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.
The Amen break is a 6- to 7-second (4-bar) drum solo performed by Gregory Sylvester "G. C." Coleman in the song "Amen, Brother" performed by the 1960s funk and soul outfit The Winstons.
The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) is an American not-for-profit performance-rights organization (PRO) that protects its members' musical copyrights by monitoring public performances of their music, whether via a broadcast or live performance, and compensating them accordingly.
Brandon Paak Anderson (born February 8, 1986), better known by his stage name Anderson Paak (stylized as Anderson.Paak), is an American rapper, songwriter, drummer, singer and record producer from Oxnard, California.
Apple Inc. is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.
The ARP Pro Soloist was one of the first commercially successful preset electronic music synthesizers.
The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) is a trade group representing the Australian recording industry which was established in 1983 by six major record companies, EMI, Festival, CBS, RCA, WEA and Universal replacing the Association of Australian Record Manufacturers (AARM) which was formed in 1956.
Bad Boy Records (also known as Bad Boy Entertainment) is an American record label founded in 1993 by Sean Combs.
A bassist, or bass player, is a musician who plays a bass instrument such as a double bass, bass guitar, keyboard bass or a low brass instrument such as a tuba or sousaphone.
The Beastie Boys were an American rap rock band from New York City, formed in 1979.
Beats Electronics LLC (also known as Beats by Dr. Dre, or simply Beats by Dre) is a division of Apple Inc. that produces audio products.
"Beautiful" is the fourth and final single from American rapper Eminem's sixth studio album Relapse, and was released on August 11, 2009.
"Been There, Done That" is the second single by West Coast rapper and producer Dr. Dre from the compilation album Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath.
Before I Self Destruct is the fourth studio album by American rapper 50 Cent, released November 9, 2009 on Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records and Universal Music Group.
Black Entertainment Television (BET, stylised as BET★) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the BET Networks division of Viacom.
The BET Hip Hop Award for Album of the Year is an award presented to recording artists for quality album at the BET Hip Hop Awards.
The BET Hip Hop Awards are an annual awards show, airing on BET, showcasing hip hop performers, producers and music video directors.
Beverly Hills is an affluent city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood.
"Big Poppa" is a song by American hip hop recording artist The Notorious B.I.G..
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.
Philip Martin (born October 31, 1978 in Inglewood, California. AftermathMusic (January 13, 2006). Accessed August 10, 2007.), better known as Bishop Lamont, is an American rapper from Carson, California.
Blackstreet, often stylized as BLACKstreet, is an American R&B group founded in 1991 by Teddy Riley and Chauncey Hannibal, also known as "C.
Matthew Jehu Samuels (born October 12, 1986),.
Boogie Down Productions was a hip hop group, originally composed of KRS-One, D-Nice, and DJ Scott La Rock.
William Earl "Bootsy" Collins (born October 26, 1951) is an American musician and singer-songwriter.
"Boss' Life" is the fourth and final single from Snoop Dogg's 8th studio album Tha Blue Carpet Treatment.
"Boyz-n-the-Hood" is the debut single by Eazy-E as a part of N.W.A. The song is the lead single from N.W.A. and the Posse.
Buck the World is the second studio album by rapper Young Buck.
Stephen Anderson, better known as Bud'da, is an American West Coast hip hop producer, songwriter, composer and rapper for artists such as Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Xzibit and Aaliyah.
Burning Man is an annual event in the western United States at Black Rock City – a temporary city erected in the Black Rock Desert of northwest Nevada, approximately north-northeast of Reno.
Burt Freeman Bacharach (born May 12, 1928) is an American composer, songwriter, record producer, pianist, and singer who has composed hundreds of popular hit songs from the late 1950s through the 1980s, many in collaboration with popular lyricist Hal David.
"Business" is a song by American rapper Eminem from his fourth studio album The Eminem Show (2002).
Business Insider is an American financial and business news website that also operates international editions in the UK, Australia, China, Germany, France, South Africa, India, Italy, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Nordics, Poland, Spanish and Singapore.
Trevor George Smith Jr. (born May 20, 1972), better known by his stage name Busta Rhymes, is an American rapper, record producer, record executive and actor.
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.
"California Love" is a hip hop song by 2Pac featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman.
Carson is a city in Los Angeles County, California.
CBS (an initialism of the network's former name, the Columbia Broadcasting System) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of CBS Corporation.
A cease and desist letter is a document sent to an individual or business to stop purportedly illegal activity ("cease") and not to restart it ("desist").
Centennial High School is a public high school in Compton, California, part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
Chris Taylor, known as "The Glove", is a DJ and producer on the West Coast hip hop scene in the 1980s and 1990s.
Carl E. "Chucky" Thompson is a hip hop/R&B record producer.
A clap is the percussive sound made by striking together two flat surfaces, as in the body parts of humans or animals.
Clipse was an American hip hop duo, formed by brothers Gene "No Malice" Thornton and Terrence "Pusha T" Thornton, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, in 1992.
CNNMoney.com is a financial news and information website, operated by CNN.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly referred to as Coachella or the Coachella Festival) is an annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, located in the Inland Empire's Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert.
Gregory Fernan Hutchison (born August 4, 1967 in Pomona, California), better known by his stage names Big Hutch and Cold 187um (pronounced "cold one-eighty sev-um"), is a rapper and producer, and the lead act of the rap group Above the Law.
Community service is a non-paying job performed by one person or a group of people for the benefit of the community or its institutions.
Complex is an American New York-based media platform for youth culture which was founded as a bi-monthly magazine by fashion designer Marc (Ecko) Milecofsky.
Compton (styled as Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre) is the third studio album by American hip hop recording artist Dr. Dre.
Compton is a city in southern Los Angeles County, California, United States, situated south of downtown Los Angeles.
Concrete Roots is a compilation album featuring songs produced by Dr. Dre, released on September 20, 1994.
Conducting is the art of directing a musical performance, such as an orchestral or choral concert.
Contemporary R&B (also known as simply R&B), is a music genre that combines elements of rhythm and blues, pop, soul, funk, hip hop, and electronic music.
The Coors Brewing Company is a regional division of the world's third-largest brewing company, the Molson Coors Brewing Company.
Coors Light is a 4.2% ABV light beer brewed in Golden, Colorado; Albany, Georgia; Elkton, Virginia; Fort Worth, Texas; Irwindale, California; Moncton, New Brunswick; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Corey Antonio Hawkins (born October 22, 1988) is an American actor and singer.
Cotton swabs (American English) or cotton buds (British English) consist of one or two small wad(s) of cotton wrapped around one or both end(s) of a short rod made of wood, rolled paper or plastic. They are commonly used in a variety of applications including first aid, cosmetics application, cleaning, and arts and crafts. The tool was invented in the 1920s by Polish-American Leo Gerstenzang after he watched his wife attach wads of cotton to toothpicks. His product, named "Baby Gays", went on to become the most widely sold brand name: Q-tips, meaning "quality tips". The term "Q-tips" is often used as a genericized trademark for cotton swabs in the US and Canada. The Q-tips brand is owned by Unilever and had over $200 million in US sales in 2014. Although doctors have said for years that it is not safe to use cotton swabs for ear cleaning, it remains the most common use.
"Crack a Bottle" is a song by American rapper Eminem, featuring American rappers Dr. Dre and 50 Cent.
Curtis is the third studio album by 50 Cent; it was released September 11, 2007, by Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records and Universal Music Group.
Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, and one of the most influential musicians behind soul and politically conscious African-American music.
D12, an initialism for The Dirty Dozen, is an American hip hop supergroup from Detroit, Michigan.
Dave Matthews Band, also known by the acronym DMB, is an American rock band that was formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991.
David Keith McCallum, Jr. (born 19 September 1933) is a Scottish-American actor and musician.
Dawaun Parker (born May 9, 1984) is an American record producer and rapper.
Delmar Drew Arnaud, better known by his stage name Daz Dillinger (formerly Dat Nigga Daz), is an American rapper and record producer from Long Beach, California.
Death Row Records (formerly Future Shock Entertainment and Tha Row Records) was an American record label founded in 1991 by Suge Knight, The D.O.C, and Dr. Dre.
Dee Barnes (stage name Sista D) is an American rapper and former television personality who performed in the West Coast Hip Hop female duo Body & Soul and hosted a radio show on KDAY, prior to gaining wider fame as the host of Fox’s hip hop show Pump It Up!.
Deep Cover is a 1992 American crime-thriller film starring Laurence Fishburne and Jeff Goldblum and directed by veteran actor Bill Duke.
"Deep Cover", also known as "187", is the debut solo single by American rapper Dr. Dre and his first track released after the breakup of N.W.A. The track was recorded for the soundtrack of the film Deep Cover.
The Deep Note is THX's audio trademark, a distinctive synthesized crescendo that glissandos from a relatively narrow frequency spread (about 200-400Hz) to a broader frequency spread (of about 3 octaves).
Duane Johnson, Jr., also known as Defari, is a West Coast hip hop artist.
Detroit is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the largest city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of Wayne County.
Deuce is the third studio album by West Coast Dallas rapper The D.O.C., and the second since the car accident which severely damaged his larynx.
Devin Copeland (born June 4, 1970), better known by his stage name Devin the Dude, is an American hip hop recording artist from Houston, Texas.
Khalil Abdul-Rahman, professionally known as DJ Khalil, is an American hip hop and soul music producer from Los Angeles, California.
David Marvin Blake (born January 18, 1970), better known by his stage name DJ Quik, is an American hip hop recording artist, DJ and record producer.
Scott Keeney (born November 15, 1983), better known by his stage name DJ Skee, is an American artist, television host, radio personality, philanthropist and entrepreneur.
Antoine Carraby (born December 11, 1967), better known by his stage name DJ Yella, is an American rapper, DJ, record producer and film director from Compton, California.
Dogg Food is the debut studio album by the American hip hop group Tha Dogg Pound released October 31st, 1995.
Doggystyle is the debut studio album by American rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg.
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.
DPG Eulogy is a 2005 documentary on Tha Dogg Pound.
Dr Pepper is a carbonated soft drink marketed as having a unique flavor.
A drum kit — also called a drum set, trap set, or simply drums — is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments, typically cymbals, which are set up on stands to be played by a single player, with drumsticks held in both hands, and the feet operating pedals that control the hi-hat cymbal and the beater for the bass drum.
E-mu SP-1200 is a sampler, released in August 1987 by E-mu Systems, Inc..
The East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry was a feud between artists and fans of the East Coast hip hop and West Coast hip hop scenes in the United States, especially from the mid to late 1990s.
Eazy-Duz-It is the debut studio album by American hip hop artist Eazy-E, released on September 13, 1988, by Ruthless Records and Priority Records.
Eric Lynn Wright (September 7, 1964March 26, 1995), better known by his stage name Eazy-E, was an American rapper who performed solo and in the hip hop group N.W.A. Wright is affectionately called "The Godfather of Gangsta rap".
Edward A. Green a.k.a. Tony 'T-Money' Green is a bass player, record producer, and award-winning songwriter well known for his work with Death Row Records, Dr. Dre, George Clinton, Five Special, Snoop Dogg, The Dramatics, Tupac, and Warren G.
Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), known professionally as Eminem (often stylized as EMINƎM), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, and actor.
Encore is the fifth studio album by American rapper Eminem, released on November 12, 2004 by Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records, and Interscope Records.
"Encore" (stylized as "ƎNCORE" and sometimes known as "Curtains Down") is a song by rappers Eminem, 50 Cent and Dr. Dre, released in 2004 as a vinyl single in the U.S. It was the title track from the Eminem album of the same name, which was also released that year.
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.
Equalization or equalisation is the process of adjusting the balance between frequency components within an electronic signal.
Eve Jihan Jeffers-Cooper (born November 10, 1978) is an American rapper and actress from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
"Family Affair" is a song by American singer Mary J. Blige.
"Fastlove" is a song by George Michael, released as a single in 1996 by Virgin Records in the United Kingdom and DreamWorks Records in the United States.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), formerly the Bureau of Investigation (BOI), is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, and its principal federal law enforcement agency.
Fenway Park is a baseball park located in Boston, Massachusetts near Kenmore Square.
Fiona Apple McAfee-Maggart (born September 13, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist.
First Round Knock Out is a compilation album by rapper and producer Dr. Dre.
"Forgot About Dre" is a single from rapper Dr. Dre's album 2001, featuring vocals from rapper Eminem.
The Fox Broadcasting Company (often shortened to Fox and stylized as FOX) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Fox Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.
Friday is a 1995 American stoner buddy comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray in his directorial debut.
"Fuck tha Police" is a protest song by American rap group N.W.A that appears on the album Straight Outta Compton as well as on the ''N.W.A's Greatest Hits'' compilation.
"Fuck Wit Dre Day (And Everybody's Celebratin')", titled on the single simply "Dre Day," is a hip-hop diss track by American artist and producer Dr. Dre, with a guest appearance from fellow rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg.
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.
"Funky Worm" is a song by American funk group the Ohio Players, from their album Pleasure.
G-funk, or gangsta-funk, is a subgenre of hip hop music that emerged from West Coast Gangsta rap in the early 1990s, heavily influenced by 1970s funk sound of artists such as Parliament-Funkadelic.
G-Unit (short for Guerilla Unit) is an American hip hop group originating from South Jamaica, Queens, New York, formed by longtime friends and East Coast rappers 50 Cent, Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks.
A gang is a group of associates, friends or members of a family with a defined leadership and internal organization that identifies with or claims control over territory in a community and engages, either individually or collectively, in illegal, and possibly violent, behavior.
Gangsta rap or Gangster rap is a style of hip hop characterized by themes and lyrics that generally emphasize the "gangsta" lifestyle.
Gawker was an American blog founded by Nick Denton and Elizabeth Spiers and based in New York City focusing on celebrities and the media industry.
George Edward Clinton (born July 22, 1941) is an American singer, songwriter, bandleader, and record producer.
Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016), known professionally as George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham! He was widely known for his work in the 1980s and 1990s, including hit singles such as "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" and "Last Christmas", and albums such as Faith (1987) and Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 (1990).
Get Rich or Die Tryin is the debut studio album by American rapper 50 Cent.
Geto Boys (originally spelled Ghetto Boys) is an American rap group from Fifth Ward, Houston, Texas, consisting of Scarface, Bushwick Bill and Willie D. The Geto Boys have earned notoriety for their lyrics covering controversial topics such as misogyny, gore, psychotic experiences, and necrophilia.
A ghostwriter is hired to write literary or journalistic works, speeches, or other texts that are officially credited to another person as the author.
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (stylized as good kid, m.A.A.d city) is the second studio album by American rapper Kendrick Lamar.
A Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry.
The Grammy Award for Album of the Year is presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales, chart position, or critical reception." Album of the Year is the most prestigious award category at the Grammys having been presented since 1959.
The Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media has been awarded since 2000.
The Grammy Award for Best Music Video is an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to performers, directors, and producers of quality short form music videos.
The Grammy Award for Best R&B Song (sometimes known as the R&B Songwriter's Award) has been awarded since 1969.
The Grammy Award for Best Rap Album is an award presented to recording artists for quality albums with rapping at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.
The Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group was awarded between 1991 and 2011, alongside the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance.
The Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance was awarded from 1991 to 2011, alongside the Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.
The Grammy Award for Best Rap Song is an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for quality songs in the rap music genre.
The Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Performance (awarded as Best Rap/Sung Collaboration until 2017) is an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for quality songs on which rappers and singers collaborate.
The Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical is an honor presented to remixers for quality remixed recordings at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.
Joseph Saddler (born January 1, 1958), better known as Grandmaster Flash, is an American hip hop recording artist and DJ.
"Guilty Conscience" is a song by American rapper Eminem, featuring American hip hop record producer Dr. Dre.
A guitarist (or a guitar player) is a person who plays the guitar.
Gwen Renée Stefani (born October 3, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, and fashion designer.
Headphones (or head-phones in the early days of telephony and radio) are a pair of small loudspeaker drivers worn on or around the head over a user's ears.
Heavy metal (or simply metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom.
Heroin, also known as diamorphine among other names, is an opioid most commonly used as a recreational drug for its euphoric effects.
The Hewlett-Packard Company (commonly referred to as HP) or shortened to Hewlett-Packard was an American multinational information technology company headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
Tony Cottrell, better known as Hi-Tek (born May 5, 1976), is an American rapper and record producer from Cincinnati, Ohio.
Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.
Hip house, also known as rap house or house rap, is a musical genre that mixes elements of house music and hip hop.
Brian Bailey (born September 14, 1974), best known under his stage name Hittman, is an American West Coast rapper, songwriter and record producer originating from Los Angeles, California.
Horror is a genre of speculative fiction which is intended to, or has the capacity to frighten, scare, disgust, or startle its readers or viewers by inducing feelings of horror and terror.
Horrorcore is a subgenre of hip hop music based on horror-themed and often darkly transgressive lyrical content and imagery.
Houston is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas and the fourth most populous city in the United States, with a census-estimated 2017 population of 2.312 million within a land area of.
How to Rap: The Art & Science of the Hip-Hop MC is a book on hip hop music and rapping by Paul Edwards.
"How We Do" is a song by American rapper and West Coast hip hop artist The Game, featuring rapper 50 Cent from his debut album, The Documentary.
"I Need a Doctor" is a single by American hip hop artist Dr. Dre featuring rapper Eminem and recording artist Skylar Grey.
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.
"In da Club" is a song by American rapper 50 Cent from his debut studio album Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003).
An instrumental is a musical composition or recording without lyrics, or singing, although it might include some inarticulate vocals, such as shouted backup vocals in a Big Band setting.
Interscope Records is an American major record label.
Isaac Lee Hayes Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) was an American singer-songwriter, actor, voice actor and producer.
The iTunes Store is a software-based online digital media store operated by Apple Inc. It opened on April 28, 2003, and has been the largest music vendor in the United States since April 2008, and the largest music vendor in the world since February 2010.
James Dewitt Yancey (February 7, 1974 – February 10, 2006), better known by the stage names J Dilla and Jay Dee, was an American record producer and rapper who emerged from the mid-1990s underground hip hop scene in Detroit, Michigan, as one third of the acclaimed music group Slum Village.
Jonathan Reuven Rotem (born September 1, 1975), better known by his stage name J.R. Rotem, is a Canadian American record producer, songwriter and music publisher.
Jacques Loussier (born 26 October 1934) is a French pianist and composer.
Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969) known professionally as Jay-Z (stylized JAY-Z), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur.
Jewell (a.k.a. Ju-L, born Jewell Caples, June 15, 1968; later Jewell Peyton) is a recording artist that has performed on multi-platinum R&B/Hip-Hop albums.
James Iovine (born March 11, 1953) is a record producer best known as the co-founder of Interscope Records.
Jimmy 'Z' Zavala is an American musician.
A jingle bell or sleigh bell is a type of bell which produces a distinctive 'jingle' sound, especially in large numbers.
Joell Christopher Ortiz (born July 6, 1980) is an American rapper and a member of the group Slaughterhouse.
John C. Fremont Senior High School is a Title 1 co-educational public high school located in South Central, Los Angeles, California, United States.
Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is an American retired basketball player who helped popularize a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and playing above the rim.
Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer.
Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and fashion designer.
Jason D. Harrow (born May 11, 1976), better known by his stage name Kardinal Offishall, is a Canadian rapper, record producer, and record executive.
KDAY (93.5 FM, "93.5 KDAY") is a radio station licensed to Redondo Beach, California and broadcasting to the Greater Los Angeles area.
"Keep Their Heads Ringin'" is a song by American rapper Dr. Dre featuring vocalist Nanci Fletcher.
Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.
A keyboardist is a musician who plays keyboard instruments.
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.
Kingdom Come is the ninth studio album by American rapper Jay-Z. It was released on November 21, 2006, by Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings.
Royal Harbor (born May 12, 1975), known by stage name Knoc-turn'al, is a songwriter and rapper.
Jerry B. Long Jr. (born March 10, 1969), better known by his stage name Kokane, is an American rapper best known for his distinctive vocal style and numerous guest appearances, such as on Snoop Dogg's Tha Last Meal.
Kolkata (also known as Calcutta, the official name until 2001) is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal.
Ricardo Emmanuel Brown (born November 23, 1972), better known by his stage name Kurupt, is an American rapper, actor and former Executive Vice President of Death Row Records.
"Kush" is a single by American rapper Dr. Dre, featuring vocals by Snoop Dogg and Akon.
LA Weekly is a free weekly alternative newspaper in Los Angeles, California.
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.
Lata Mangeshkar (born 28 September 1929) is an Indian playback singer and occasional music composer.
Otha Leon Haywood (February 11, 1942 – April 5, 2016) was an American funk and soul singer, songwriter, and record producer.
"Let Me Blow Ya Mind" is a song by American rapper Eve, featuring American singer Gwen Stefani.
"Let Me Ride" is a 1993 single by rapper and producer Dr. Dre, and the third single from his debut studio album, The Chronic.
Livin' Like Hustlers is the debut album by American hip hop group Above the Law.
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.
Long Beach is a city on the Pacific Coast of the United States, within the Greater Los Angeles area of Southern California.
With 17,694 employees, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, officially the County of Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, is the nation's largest Sheriff's Department.
The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.
"Lost One" is the second single from Jay-Z's comeback album Kingdom Come.
Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri (born April 19, 1970) is a Mexican singer and icon in Latin America, often referred to as El Sol de México (The Sun of Mexico).
Mark Batson is an American producer, musician and songwriter.
Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band from Los Angeles, California.
Marsha Ambrosius (born 8 August 1977) is an English singer-songwriter from Liverpool, England.
Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper and actress.
A master of ceremonies, abbreviated M.C. or emcee, also called compère and announcer, is the official host of a ceremony, a staged event or similar performance.
Percy Robert Miller, known by his stage name Master P or his business name P. Miller is an American rapper, actor, businessman, record producer, philanthropist, and former basketball player.
Lorenzo Jerald Patterson (born June 16, 1969), better known by his stage name MC Ren, is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer from Compton, California.
Medium is an online publishing platform developed by Evan Williams, and launched in August 2012.
Melvin Breeden, better known as Mel-Man, is a record producer from Norfolk, Virginia.
Metallica is an American heavy metal band.
Michel'le Denise Toussant (born December 5, 1967), known mononymously as Michel'le, is an American R&B singer and songwriter.
Michel'le is the self-titled debut studio album by American recording artist Michel'le.
Mike Elizondo is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer.
The Minimoog is a monophonic analog synthesizer, invented by Bill Hemsath and Robert Moog.
Melissa Arnette Elliott (born July 1, 1971), better known as Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, is an American rapper, singer, dancer and record producer.
Morphine is a pain medication of the opiate variety which is found naturally in a number of plants and animals.
MTV News is the news production division of MTV.
An MTV Video Music Award (commonly abbreviated as a VMA) is an award presented by the cable channel MTV to honor the best in the music video medium.
The MTV Video Music Award for Breakthrough Video was first awarded in 1988, replacing the award for Most Experimental Video.
The MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography in a Video is a craft award given to the artist, the artist's manager, and choreographer of the music video.
The MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction in a Video is a craft award given to the artist, the artist's manager, and the director of the music video.
The MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video was first given out in 1989, and it was one of the four original genre categories added at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards.
Murder Was the Case is a 1994 short film and soundtrack album starring and performed by Snoop Doggy Dogg.
A music sequencer (or simply sequencer) is a device or application software that can record, edit, or play back music, by handling note and performance information in several forms, typically CV/Gate, MIDI, or Open Sound Control (OSC), and possibly audio and automation data for DAWs and plug-ins.
Muzical Madness is the second studio album by American musician Jimmy Z. It was released on October 1, 1991 via Ruthless Records and was produced by Dr. Dre.
"My Name Is" is a song by American rapper Eminem from his major-label debut album The Slim Shady LP (1999).
N.W.A (an abbreviation for Niggaz Wit Attitudes) was an American hip hop group from Los Angeles, California.
N.W.A. and the Posse is a compilation album released on November 6, 1987 by Macola Records.
Napster is the name given to three music-focused online services.
Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones (born September 14, 1973), better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper, record producer, actor and entrepreneur.
Nathaniel Dwayne Hale (August 19, 1969 – March 15, 2011), was an American singer, songwriter, and actor better known by his stage name Nate Dogg.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a men's professional basketball league in North America; composed of 30 teams (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada).
"Natural Born Killaz" is a collaborative single released by Dr. Dre and Ice Cube for the soundtrack of the film Murder Was the Case.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.
New Line Cinema is an American film production studio a part of Warner Bros. Entertainment.
The New York Daily News, officially titled Daily News, is an American newspaper based in New York City.
Niggaz4Life (also known as Efil4zaggin) is the second and final studio album by gangsta rap group N.W.A, released in May 28, 1991.
Niggaz4Life: The Only Home Video is a 1992 documentary film starring rap group N.W.A. The film was released on November 2, 1992 and was distributed by Priority Records.
"No Diggity" is a 1996 song released by American R&B group Blackstreet as the first single for their second studio album "Another Level" featuring Dr. Dre and Queen Pen.
No Doubt is an American ska band from Anaheim, California, that formed in 1986.
No More Drama is the fifth studio album by American R&B recording artist Mary J. Blige.
No One Can Do It Better is the debut studio album by The D.O.C., released on August 1, 1989 by Ruthless Records, and Atlantic Records.
Northrop Corporation was a leading United States aircraft manufacturer from its formation in 1939 until its 1994 merger with Grumman to form Northrop Grumman.
Not 4 Sale is the fourth studio album by Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall, released September 9, 2008 on Kon Live/Geffen Records.
Dominick J. Lamb (born February 21, 1977), better known by his stage name Nottz (or Nottz Raw), is an American hip hop record producer and rapper from Norfolk, Virginia.
"Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang" is a song by American rapper Dr. Dre featuring fellow American rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg from Dre's debut solo album, The Chronic (1992).
The term occult (from the Latin word occultus "clandestine, hidden, secret") is "knowledge of the hidden".
Ogg is a free, open container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation.
Ohio Players were an American funk, soul music and R&B band, most popular in the 1970s.
"Old Time's Sake" is a song by American rapper Eminem and is the only promotional single from his 2009 album Relapse.
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Overdubbing (the process of making an overdub, or overdubs) is a technique used in audio recording, whereby a musical passage is recorded twice.
P-Funk (also spelled P Funk or P. Funk) is the repertoire and performers associated with George Clinton.
Parliament is a funk band formed in the late 1960s by George Clinton as part of his Parliament-Funkadelic collective.
A percussion instrument is a musical instrument that is sounded by being struck or scraped by a beater (including attached or enclosed beaters or rattles); struck, scraped or rubbed by hand; or struck against another similar instrument.
Philip G. Atwell is an American music video, television commercial and feature film director.
Pittsburgh is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County.
A planet is an astronomical body orbiting a star or stellar remnant that is massive enough to be rounded by its own gravity, is not massive enough to cause thermonuclear fusion, and has cleared its neighbouring region of planetesimals.
Poe (born Anne Decatur Danielewski) is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer.
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.
Pro Tools is a digital audio workstation developed and released by Avid Technology for Microsoft Windows and macOS which can be used for a wide range of sound recording and sound production purposes.
Prometheus Global Media was a New York City-based B2B media company.
Public Enemy is an American hip hop group consisting of Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, Khari Wynn, DJ Lord, and the S1W group.
A public service announcement (PSA), or public service ad, is a message in the public interest disseminated without charge, with the objective of raising awareness, changing public attitudes and behavior towards a social issue.
Lynise Walters, better known by the stage name Queen Pen (born 1972), is an American rapper.
Queens is the easternmost and largest in area of the five boroughs of New York City.
A racket is a planned or organized criminal act, usually in which the criminal act is a form of business or a way to earn illegal or extorted money regularly or briefly but repeatedly.
Corey Woods (born January 12, 1970), better known by the stage name Raekwon, is an American rapper and a member of the Wu-Tang Clan.
William Michael Griffin Jr., better known by his stage name Rakim (born January 28, 1968), is an American rapper.
Rap-Up is a magazine launched in 2001 by founder Devin Lazerine.
Rapped in Romance is the only studio album by American Los Angeles-based electro-hop group the World Class Wreckin' Cru.
Eric Dwayne Collins (born June 20, 1968) better known by his stage name RBX (standing for "Reality Born Unknown"), is an American rapper from Long Beach, California.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a trade organization that represents the recording industry in the United States.
Recovery is the seventh studio album by American rapper Eminem.
ReganBooks was an American bestselling imprint or division of HarperCollins book publishing house (parent company is News Corporation), headed by editor and publisher Judith Regan, started in 1994 and ended in late 2006.
Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s.
Relapse is the sixth studio album by American rapper Eminem.
Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s.
"Rich Girl" is a song by American singer and songwriter Gwen Stefani from her debut solo studio album, Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (2004).
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.
Ruthless Records is an American record label, founded by Eazy-E and Jerry Heller.
Robert Fitzgerald Diggs (born July 5, 1969), better known by his stage name RZA, is an American rapper, record producer, musician, actor, filmmaker and author.
Salon is an American news and opinion website, created by David Talbot in 1995 and currently owned by the Salon Media Group.
Sam Sneed (formerly Sam Chuck; February 29, 1968 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania) is an American producer and rapper.
Santa Monica is a beachfront city in western Los Angeles County, California, United States.
Saregama India Ltd.
Saturday Night Live (SNL) is an American late-night live television variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol.
"Say You'll Be There" is a song by English girl group the Spice Girls from their debut studio album, Spice (1996).
Scott Spencer Storch (born December 16, 1973) is a Canadian-born American record producer.
Scratch was a magazine about the art of creating hip-hop.
Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel (born 19 February 1963), known professionally as Seal, is an English singer and songwriter.
Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969), also known by his stage names Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy, Diddy, Love and Brother Love is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur.
Sedale Eugene Threatt (born September 10, 1961) is a retired American basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Set It Off is a 1996 American crime action film directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Kate Lanier and Takashi Bufford.
Shady Records is an American record label founded in 1999 by rapper Eminem and his manager Paul Rosenberg, after the highly successful release of Eminem's The Slim Shady LP.
Shock Value is the second solo album, and fifth album overall, by record producer and rapper Timbaland.
Sir Jinx is an American hip-hop record producer and rapper from South Central Los Angeles, California.
Holly Brook Hafermann (born February 23, 1986), known professionally since 2010 as Skylar Grey, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer from Mazomanie, Wisconsin.
Anthony Johnson better known by his stage name Slim The Mobster is a Los Angeles-based rapper signed to Gang Module Records and formerly Aftermath Entertainment.
A snare drum or side drum is a percussion instrument that produces a sharp staccato sound when the head is struck with a drum stick, due to the use of a series of stiff wires held under tension against the lower skin.
Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. (born October 20, 1971), known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, television personality and actor.
Social anxiety can be defined as nervousness in social situations.
The Solar SystemCapitalization of the name varies.
South Los Angeles is a region in southern Los Angeles County, California lying to south of downtown Los Angeles, California.
The Spice Girls are an English pop girl group formed in 1994.
A stage name is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers, such as actors, comedians, singers and musicians.
Star Wars is an American epic space opera media franchise, centered on a film series created by George Lucas.
Stanley Benton (born July 24, 1978), better known as Stat Quo, is an American rapper, producer, songwriter, and entrepreneur.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine (born June 18, 1973) is an American music critic and senior editor for AllMusic.
Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American entrepreneur and business magnate.
"Still D.R.E." is a song by American rapper Dr. Dre, featuring fellow American rapper Snoop Dogg.
Straight Outta Compton is the debut studio album by American hip hop group N.W.A, released August 8, 1988, on group member Eazy-E's record label Ruthless Records.
Straight Outta Compton is a 2015 American biographical drama film directed by F. Gary Gray, depicting the rise and fall of the gangsta rap group N.W.A and its members Eazy-E, Ice Cube, and Dr. Dre.
"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.
Straight Outta Compton: Music from the Motion Picture is the soundtrack to the 2015 film of the same name.
A string is the vibrating element that produces sound in string instruments such as the guitar, harp, piano (piano wire), and members of the violin family.
Marion Hugh "Suge" Knight Jr. (born April 19, 1965) is an American record producer, music executive, and a former American football player.
Suge Knight Represents: Chronic 2000 is a compilation album released on May 4, 1999 by Death Row Records featuring performances by various artists, including 2Pac, Treach, Scarface, Tha Realest, Swoop G, Lil' C-Style, K-Ci, Soopafly, Jewell, Danny Boy, Outlawz, Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, E-40, Top Dogg, DJ Quik, and Miilkbone among others.
Supersonic is the 1988 debut full-length studio album by American hip-hop group J. J. Fad.
Tairrie B (born Theresa Beth; January 18, 1965 in Anaheim, California) is an American singer and rapper.
Tha Blue Carpet Treatment is the eighth studio album by West Coast hip hop recording artist Snoop Dogg.
Tha Dogg Pound is an American hip hop duo formed in 1992, made up of West Coast rappers Kurupt and Daz Dillinger (formerly Dat Nigga Daz).
"The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel" is a single released by Grandmaster Flash in 1981.
The Album is the only studio album by American hip hop supergroup The Firm.
The Chronic is the debut studio album by American hip hop recording artist Dr. Dre.
Tracy Lynn Curry (born June 10, 1968), better known by his stage name The D.O.C., is an American rapper from Dallas.
The Defiant Ones is a four-part American television documentary miniseries that aired on HBO from July 9 to July 12, 2017.
The Documentary is the debut studio album by American rapper The Game.
The Dramatics (formerly The Dynamics) are an American soul music vocal group, formed in Detroit, Michigan, in 1964.
The Eminem Show is the fourth studio album by American rapper Eminem, released on May 26, 2002 by Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records, and Interscope Records.
The Firm was an American hip hop supergroup that formed in New York City in 1996.
Jayceon Terrell Taylor (born November 29, 1979), better known by his stage name The Game (or simply Game), is an American rapper and actor.
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) is a multi-platform American digital and print magazine founded in 1930 and focusing on the Hollywood film industry, television, and entertainment industries, as well as Hollywood's intersection with fashion, finance, law, technology, lifestyle, and politics.
The Home & Home Tour was a tour by rappers Jay-Z and Eminem.
"The Knoc" is a song by American rapper, Knoc-Turn'al.
Robin Yvette Allen (born February 6, 1970), better known by her stage name The Lady of Rage, is an American rapper, singer and actress best known for collaborations with several Death Row Records artists, including Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg on the seminal albums The Chronic and Doggystyle.
The Late Late Show is an American late-night television talk and variety show on CBS.
The Marshall Mathers LP is the third studio album by American rapper Eminem, released on May 23, 2000 by Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records.
The Massacre is the second studio album by 50 Cent.
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 New York Times Company is an American media company which publishes its namesake, The New York Times.
"The Next Episode" is a single by American rapper Dr. Dre, released on July 4, 2000 as the third single from his second studio album, 2001, which was released in 1999.
Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), known professionally as The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie Smalls, or simply Biggie, was an American rapper.
"The Real Slim Shady" is a song by American rapper Eminem from his third album The Marshall Mathers LP (2000).
The Slim Shady LP is the second studio album and major-label debut by American rapper Eminem, released on February 23, 1999 by Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records.
The Source is a United States-based monthly full-color magazine covering hip-hop music, politics, and culture, founded in 1988.
Andre Manuel, better known by his stage name The Unknown DJ, is a disc jockey and producer of hip-hop and electro music who is considered to be an early West Coast hip hop-electro pioneer and legend.
The Village Voice is an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly.
The Wash is a 2001 comedy film written, produced and directed by DJ Pooh.
The Wash is a 2001 soundtrack album followed by the movie The Wash, released on September 25, 2001.
The Winstons were an American 1960s funk and soul music group, based in Washington, D.C., United States.
THX Ltd. is an American company headquartered in San Francisco, California, and founded in 1983 by George Lucas.
Timothy Zachary Mosley (born March 10, 1972), better known by his stage name Timbaland, is an American record producer, rapper, singer, songwriter and DJ.
"Toss It Up" is a song by rapper Tupac Shakur under the new stage name, Makaveli, hence making it the first song released under this name.
Trademark infringement is a violation of the exclusive rights attached to a trademark without the authorization of the trademark owner or any licensees (provided that such authorization was within the scope of the licence).
Training Day is a 2001 American crime thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua, and written by David Ayer.
Shari Watson (born October 10, 1971, St. Louis, Missouri), known as Truth Hurts, is an American Contemporary R&B singer-songwriter.
Tupac Amaru Shakur (born Lesane Parish Crooks; June 16, 1971September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names Tupac, 2Pac and Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor.
Unity is a 2015 documentary film written, directed and produced by Shaun Monson, and the sequel to the 2005 film Earthlings.
The University of Southern California (USC or SC) is a private research university in Los Angeles, California.
The Up in Smoke Tour was a West Coast hip hop tour in 2000 which was headlined by Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg, also featuring artists Ice Cube, Eminem, Proof, Nate Dogg, Kurupt, D12, MC Ren, Westside Connection, Mel-Man, Tha Eastsidaz, Doggy's Angels, Devin The Dude, Warren G, TQ, Truth Hurts, Xzibit, The D.O.C., Hittman, and Six-Two.
Variety is a weekly American entertainment trade magazine and website owned by Penske Media Corporation.
Voice Media Group (VMG) is an American privately held media company headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
Warren Griffin III (born November 10, 1970) is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer and DJ, known as one of the pioneers of West Coast hip hop.
"We Made You" is a song by American rapper Eminem from his sixth studio album Relapse (2009).
"We're All in the Same Gang" is a 1990 single by the West Coast Rap All-Stars, a collaboration of West Coast hip-hop artists who assembled for this song, which promoted an anti-violence message.
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.
Whodini is a hip hop group that was formed in 1981.
"Without Me" is a song by American rapper Eminem from his fourth studio album The Eminem Show (2002).
Woodland Hills is a neighborhood bordering the Santa Monica Mountains in the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles, California.
World Class is the first extended play by American Los Angeles-based electro-hop group World Class Wreckin' Cru.
World Class Wreckin' Cru was an electro group, best known for its contributions to early rap and its association with Dr. Dre, DJ Yella, and Michel'le.
XXL is an American hip hop magazine, published by Townsquare Media, founded in 1997.
Alvin Nathaniel Joiner (born September 18, 1974), better known by his stage name Xzibit (pronounced "exhibit"), is an American rapper, actor, television host, radio personality and record producer.
David Darnell Brown (born March 15, 1981), best known by his stage name Young Buck, is an American rapper.
"Zoom" is a single by American rappers Dr. Dre and LL Cool J, recorded for and taken from the soundtrack to the film Bulworth.
100 Miles and Runnin is the only extended play by American hip hop group N.W.A. It was released on August 14, 1990 by Ruthless Records and Priority Records.
106 & Park was an American hip hop and R&B music video show, set up in a countdown format, that was broadcast Monday to Friday at 6/5c on BET (7:00 pm on BET International).
The 1993 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on September 2, 1993, honoring the best music videos from June 16, 1992, to June 15, 1993.
The 1994 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on September 8, 1994, honoring the best music videos from June 16, 1993, to June 15, 1994.
The 1995 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on September 7, 1995, honoring the best music videos from June 16, 1994, to June 15, 1995.
The 1997 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on September 4, 1997, honoring the best music videos from June 17, 1996, to June 16, 1997.
The 1999 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on September 9, 1999, honoring the best music videos from June 13, 1998, to June 11, 1999.
The 2000 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on September 7, 2000, honoring the best music videos from June 12, 1999, to June 9, 2000.
2001 (sometimes referred to as The Chronic 2001, Chronic 2001 or The Chronic 2) is the second studio album by American rapper and producer Dr. Dre.
The 2001 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on September 6, 2001, honoring the best music videos from June 10, 2000, to June 8, 2001.
The 2009 MTV Video Music Awards took place on September 13, 2009, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, honoring the best music videos from June 19, 2008, to June 29, 2009.
The 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards was held on October 14, 2014 at Atlanta Civic Center in the ATL.
The 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards were held on October 9, 2015 and will air on October 13, 2015 at Atlanta Civic Center.
The 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards were held on September 17, 2016 and aired on October 4, 2016 at Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
"3 a.m." is a song by American rapper Eminem and is the third single from his album Relapse.
The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 20, 1991.
The 36th Annual Grammy Awards were held in 1994.
The 38th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 28, 1996, at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles.
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 26, 1997, at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
The 40th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 25, 1998, at Radio City Music Hall, New York City.
The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 23, 2000 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 21, 2001, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
The 44th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 27, 2002 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
The 45th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 23, 2003 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The 46th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 8, 2004 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
The 48th Annual Grammy Awards took place on February 8, 2006, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), known professionally as 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, businessman, and investor.
50 Cent: Bulletproof is an action video game developed by Genuine Games and published by Vivendi Universal Games for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox consoles, which released on November 17, 2005.
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards took place on January 31, 2010, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 13, 2011, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 12, 2012, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles being broadcast on CBS.
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards presentation was held on January 26, 2014, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards was held on February 15, 2016, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The 59th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on February 12, 2017.
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