2 Chainz releases his album "Based on a T.R.U. Story" August 14, 2012
N.W.A. released the EP 100 Miles And Runnin' August 14, 1990.
Prior to recording the EP, MC Ren, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, & DJ Yella had signed a long-term contract with the Ruthless Records label to be an official "N.W.A." group for $75,000 USD for work on Straight Outta Compton, this EP, advance & for their future work for Niggaz4life. However, member and lead vocalist Ice Cube refused the contract's terms and consequently separated himself from the group, which kicked off his solo career. It is the first record the group released after he left. This EP contains negative references towards him. The title track "100 Miles and Runnin'" was the group's first track to gain radio airtime and appear on TV with its music video. Dr. Dre, who had just finished working with The D.O.C. and Above the Law, added atypical funky beats and the slow synth groove on "Just Don't Bite It". "Sa Prize, Pt. 2" is a sequel to the controversial "Fuck tha Police" from the Straight Outta Compton album. The group makes a number of references to Ice Cube. On the title track, Dre states: "It started with five but yo, one couldn't take it / So now there's four 'cause the fifth couldn't make it". In "Real Niggaz" he is likened to Benedict Arnold, the proverbial American traitor, and MC Ren says, "Only reason niggaz pick up your record is cause they thought it was us", referring to Ice Cube's first solo album AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, which had been released earlier that year. Ice Cube responded to these attacks on Death Certificate (1991) on a song named "No Vaseline", which many thought won the battle. Three songs from the EP, "100 Miles and Runnin'", "Just Don't Bite It", and "Real Niggaz", were later released on N.W.A's Greatest Hits. "Real Niggaz" also appears on N.W.A's final studio album, Efil4zaggin, a year later; the 2003 remastered edition of the album appended the rest of the EP to the track listing. "Just Don't Bite It" was later sampled in Eazy-E's solo track "Gimme That Nutt" as well as Sublime's song "Let's Go Get Stoned." - Via Wikipedia
The Fat Boys Drop ‘Crushin” Album. August 14, 1987.
Brooklyn rap group The Fat Boys dropped their fourth studio album Crushin’ on Aug. 14, 1987. Though the hip-hop trio had been around for much of the early 1980’s, Crushin’ would prove to be their breakout album into the mainstream market.
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Story via @billboard: Meek Mill continues to diversify his portfolio. During an interview with Business Insider published on Wednesday (June 26), Meek announced that he had become a co-owner of Lids, North America's largest hats retailer.
The Philly native joins a team headed by close friend and business associate, Michael Rubin, whose Fanatics company is already part of Lids' ownership group. "I've been shopping at Lids my whole life, wearing hats, fitteds, of course, fitted hats and caps, all types of hats," the 32-year-old told BI. "In our culture, it's been a big thing. So, it was something I ain't have to think twice about and always believed in, that it'll work." Meek will also be involved in leading the creative side with his own line of caps, which are slated to drop in August. "I have a lot of influence, and I can see things kind of clearer. I would definitely love to involve our whole culture in Lids more," he says of tying hip-hop and the hat retailer together. "Because, first thing we do in merchandise in hip hop, we sell hats, we sell all types of things. And, you know, I have the leverage to actually bring the two together even more." August will be a busy month for Mill, as his Free Meek docuseries is also scheduled to be released on Aug. 9. The five-part Amazon series will take a deeper look at examining Meek's experiences within the criminal justice system. Jay-Z is credited as an executive producer on the project.
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Pascal Siakam wins Most Improved Player at the 2019 NBA Awards! 🙌🏆
Another accolade for Drake ✔️🏆
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Cardi B wins the award for ‘Album Of The Year’ at the 2019 BET Awards! Cardi B won the award over Travis Scott, Meek Mill, Ella Mai, and The Carters. 🏆
Lil Baby wins the award for ‘Best New Artist’ at the 2019 BET Awards! 🏆 He won the award over Blueface, City Girls, Juice WRLD, and Queen Naija.
The Game freestyles over Lil Nas X’s hit track ‘Old Town Road’ 🗣🔊