Shannon was at the helm of a genre-defining dance sound called Freestyle. But behind the scenes, she struggled with warring record labels, touching off a battle for control over her music and the genre she defined.
As West Coast Hip Hop started to grow and dominate the rap scene an unlikely figure rises among the rappers from the west coast who wasn't a rapper but his singing voice added a new dimension to the ever popular genre..The west coast crooner of hip hop known as Nate Dogg time on earth isn't long but his impact is still being felt today..this is his Unsung story.
The Sylvers one was one of the most popular family singing groups of the 1970s. They were nine strong and extremely talented, and won over millions of fans with songs like "High School Dance" and "Boogie Fever.". But their share of heartaches and tragedies threaten their rise to the top.This is their Unsung story.
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Just a Friend is a song written,produced and performed by hip hop legendary artist, Biz Markie. It was released in September 1989 as the lead single from his album, The Biz Never Sleeps. It is Markie's most successful single, reaching number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1990
Black british music show from the early 90s presented by Normski that covers Hip hop, R&B and other music genres in black britian and beyond.This episode covers local trends in the UK, a look at child music stars featuring The Boys, a homecoming performance for local girl Monie Love and a performance from Dream Warriors.
Chief Rocka is the third single released from the Lords of the Underground's debut album, Here Come the Lords. The song was produced and featured scratches by K-Def, with K-Def and Marley Marl mixing it. "Chief Rocka" became the group's most successful single and has become their signature song. It peaked at #1 on the Hot Rap Singles, Position 10 on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales Chart and position 35 on the main U.S. R&B Charts.The video has several cameos including Redman who use to DJ for the group.
Down with the King" is the first single from Run-DMC's sixth studio album of the same name. It featured Pete Rock & CL Smooth with Pete Rock producing the song. Down with the King was a hit and reached the top spot on the Hot Rap Singles chart. It reached position 9 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and position 12 on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales Chart. It also became Run-D.M.C.'s second-biggest hit after Walk This Way in the white american music charts peaking at No. 21 on the Billboard Hot 100. The music video feature cameos from Eazy-E, Redman, Kris Kross, Jermaine Dupri, Onyx, Salt-n-Pepa, KRS-One, EPMD, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, MC Lyte, Kid Capri, Das EFX, P.M. Dawn and Naughty by Nature.
I Got 5 On It was the lead single from the debut album, Operation Stackola by oakland rap duo Luniz. It features R&B singer Michael Marshall former lead singer of the R&B group Timex Social Club and famously samples Club Nouveau's Why You Treat Me So Bad . The song was a hit reaching the top ten singles charts of over 20 countries alone and more. The single was certified Platinum by the RIAA on October 31, 1995 and sold one million copies domestically.
Bone Thugs n Harmony - Foe Tha Love of Money Country of origin: Black america: Cleveland Ohio, Music Genre: Rap West Coast Hip Hop Style: Gangsta RapR&B .
Foe tha Love of Money is the second single by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, featuring Eazy-E, from their debut album, Creepin on ah Come Up. The song was produced by DJ Yella and executive produced by Eazy-E. "Foe tha Love of Money was a huge success for the group, making it to #41 on the Billboard Hot 100, #37 on the Rhythmic Top 40 and #4 on the Hot Rap Singles. The music video is notable for being Eazy-E's last appearance in a music video before his death.
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full country of origin: Black America:Long Island, New York Music Genre: Rap :Style: Hip Hop
Paid in Full is the 1987 single by Hip Hop duo Eric B. & Rakim. and was the fifth single from the duo's groundbreaking debut album Paid in Full. Paid in Full became one of the group's most successful singles peaking in the number 2 chart position in New Zealand and number 5 in Netherlands as well as hovering outside the top ten positions of other major european music charts of germany and uk. while peaking overall to position 65 in the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in Black america.
Alexander O'Neal - Criticize country of origin: Black America: Natchez, Mississippi Music Genre: BPM: Style : 80s Tempo
Criticize is was the second single from Alexander O'Neal's second album, Hearsay released in 1987. The single reached number 4 in the US Hot R&B Charts and 21 in the US Dance Club Songs charts internationally the single was in the top twenty but in the UK it also reached a top five position peaking at no 4.
Bobby Brown - Dont Be Cruel Country of origin: Black america Roxbury Boston Music Genre:R&B Style:New Jack Swing Don't Be Cruel" was Brown's second single to reach the top position of the R&B chart where it remained for two weeks. As a pop crossover, it rose from number 59 to number 49, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, the week of August 13, 1988 but it took two months to finally peak at number eight the week of October 15, 1988
Redhead Kingpin and the F.B.I. - Do The Right Thing
country of origin: Black America: New York
Music Genre: Rap: Style: New J Swing/ hip hop
Do The Right Thing is a 1989 single from the first album, A Shade Of Red by the Rap group Redhead Kingpin And The F.B.I. It peaked in the US Rap Chart at No. 8. It also enjoyed a top 20 chart position in the UK peaking at no 13.
The group was formed by David "Redhead" Guppy who was the MC of the group while the The F.B.I. consisted of Joseph "D.J. Wildstyle" Mann, Bo Roc, Lt. Squeak, Buzz, and Poochie.
After the tragedy of losing Lisa Lefteye Lopez, the remaining members of TLC, TBoz and Chili recollect the events during their most successful period during the Fanmail album and the turbulence in making the 3D album personally and professionally that ended in tragedy and the end of TLC.
Arrested Development rose with afrocentricity, black power and the first major rap groups from the south to conquer the music industry ...but they quickly fell from the top..but why? This is their Unsung