Throwback Thursday. Everyone and their mother partakes in the weekly internet phenomena that is sweeping the Western world, in which one shares old school images on various popular social networking sites (most notably Instagram). And perhaps the genre of music to receive the most love via this tradition is hip-hop, as many (including the artists themselves) share vintage snaps of various rap acts over the decades. Some even dating back to its infancy. So, we here at iHipHop, being the obsessive rap fans that we are, have decided we would partake in this lore as well and share 25 old school hip-hop photos each and every Thursday. This week we’ve got some goodies, including photos of a young Kanye West, Nas & Jay Z before the beef, and even Allen Iverson chillin’ with some notable rappers of the 2000s. Check them all out after the jump! Enjoy.
On Thursday October 23, 2014 the 7th Annual CMJ Takeover took place at Manhattan’s Highline Ballroom. iHipHop.com was on-hand as a sponsor of the night’s event, which featured performances by Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era, Smoke DZA (along with members of R.F.C.), Cozz, SD, Raz Fresco, DP and more. Click through this slideshow to see photos of the nights events. All photos by Lauren Gesswein. Copyright 2014 Triumph Media Holdings, Inc.
On Thursday December 19, 2013, Marz Lovejoy held a Holiday Party at 205 Chrystie Street in Manhattan. The event was also held to celebrate the release of her new single and music video, “Discouraged.” DJ Brooklyn Dawn and WcKids held it down on the turntables, while Mobb Deep’s Prodigy, Sammy Adams, and Tennille were among those in attendance. Click through this slideshow to see exclusive photos from that night’s events. All photos by Lucas Farrar / Far Fetched Future. Copyright 2013 Triumph Media Holdings, Inc.
With MMLP2’s release to an adoring public, even as it earned uneven marks, Eminem’s perceived maturity has emerged as a red herring in terms of ways to evaluate this clumsily-conceived sequel. Like many of Hollywood’s clunkers, it is necessarily weighed against and down by the success of the first.
ball so hard GMs wanna fine me. they are unable to locate me, however. this summary of the week in NBA games and players is brought to you by Allen Iverson, who was at the altar when hip hop married pro sports. carefully untie your du-rag and salute those braids as a real thug should!
From October 11th to the the 13th the annual A3C Hip-Hop Festival took place in Atlanta, GA. The festivities included performances from Big Boi, Raekwon, Freeway, 9th Wonder, Kirko Bangz, Nipsey Hussle and more. All photos taken by Bernard Smalls.
It’s bigger than hip-hop…Dead Prez is back. The Florida duo, consisting of stic.man and M-1 ,are planning on releasing their first album in eight years. The rappers announced today they have signed to the Krian Music Group. They will release an album titled Information Age. This album will be released digitally October 16, and physically on January 22, 2013.