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How ‘Yo! MTV Raps’ Launched Hip-Hop Into the Mainstream
30 years ago MTV took a chance on hip-hop and propelled the genre from being a fad to becoming one of the most important genres in history.
The Best ‘Yo! MTV Raps’ Moments: Revisiting the Most Talked About Interviews & Performance…
We take a look at 10 of the best moments from 'Yo! MTV Raps' in honor of the sow's 30th anniversary.
Queen Latifah & Friends Prove the Ladies Still Kick It at Essence Fest
The only criticism was that there wasn’t more.
Remembering the OTHER Female R&B Voices of the ’90s
Many times when discussing women in R&B during the '90s, the same names dominate the conversation. Here's a list of some (good) singers you might have forgotten.
ALL HAIL THE QUEENS: In Appreciation of MC Lyte, Queen Latifah and Salt-N-Pepa
MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, and Salt-N-Pepa are rarely discussed regarding pioneers in hip-hop. While many women have come after them, these three hip-hop acts laid the foundation for the women in rap today to fly.