Detroit MC Marshall Mathers (a.k.a. Eminem) released his debut 12"
as one half of the two man crew, Soul Intent, and soon after released
his '96 debut album, Infinite, featuring members of his crew, The
Dirty Dozen. After being featured in The Source's Unsigned Hype
column in '98, Eminem further made his name by dropping verses on
indie singles by artists like Shabaam Sahdeeq and OldWorlDisorder.
By the time he released his "Just Don't Give a Fuck" 12"
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run-dmc lyrics Run-D.M.C. is arguably the greatest group in hip-hop history.
They were the first rap group to receive a gold plaque, the first
to earn a platinum album, the first to star on MTV, the first to
become a household name . and, for two generations of rap fans,
they are the face and sound of '80s hardcore hip-hop. Their backgrounds,
however, are not those of the stereotypical MC: All three members
- Run (Joseph Simmons), D.M.C. (Darryl McDaniels), and Jam Master
Jay (Jason Mizell) - are products of solidly middle-class upbringings
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nelly lyrics By now the story of Nelly's meteoric rise to stardom is
a well-known, oft-recited part of hip-hop history. The member of
the St. Louis-based rap collective, the St. Lunatics, inks a deal
with Universal Records, drops a sizzling single with a familiar
nursery rhyme hook and releases a debut album that spawns three
humongous hits, yielded three Grammy nominations and sold an incredible
nine million plus copies worldwide. learn
tupac lyrics Tupac Amaur Shakur was born in New York City into a nobility
of violence. His mother, a Black Panther, was jailed on a bombing
charge while she was pregnant with him, although she waas later
aquitted. His father was SHOT and killed when Tupac was just a child.
Tupac wrote sensitive poetry while attending the High School of
Performing Arts in Baltimore, Maryland. Shakur never entirely ceased
extolling black womanhood or elders. Increasingly, however, such
lyrics were shouldered aside by the bitches and the cop-killing
bullets of gangstaism. get
notorious big lyrics His mother says "Christopher was always special, he
could sing and talk before he colud walk". He lived in the
poor brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant. Biggie (a nickname
given to him because of his weight) wanted to be an artist and honor-roll
student. He dropped out of high school at 17, and became a crack
dealer, he proclaimed was his only source of income. His mother
said "He didn't need to sell crack, he was never hungry".
Hustlin' his way was common for young lack males trying to make
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lloyd banks lyrics My Story starts in Queens. I grew up around the corner
from 50. Me and Tony Yayo lived on the same block. I've been rapping
for a long time, its just something I did. Even when I was in school,
11 or 12, instead of doing my work I would write down everything
around me. Even when I wasn't rapping I would write. It was something
I did in my spare time. I was young, 50 is 7 years older then me.
The things I was rapping about wasn't what he was going through.
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50 cent lyrics The first 26 years of Curtis Jackson's life have made way
for a remarkable success story. Born and raised in the rugged streets
of Southside Jamaica, Queens, Jackson (better known these days as
50 Cent) endured a rough childhood. While growing up fatherless,
50 learned the tricks of the drug trade as a youngster by observing
his mother's hustling ways. When 50 was only eight years old, his
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snoop dogg lyrics Raised in Long Beach and nicknamed Snoop due to his resemblance
to Peanuts' top canine, Snoop Dogg's troubled teen years culminated
in a drug conviction after high school. After he got out of prison,
Snoop Dogg turned to rap and soon captured the attention of star
producer/rapper Dr. Dre. Introduced on Dr. Dre's seminal album The
Chronic (1992), Snoop Dogg's smooth low-key style and lyrical authenticity
turned him into one of gangster rap's stars, culminating with the
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