Even though the 5 year anniversary of the late great King of Pop was yesterday, I unfortunately was unable to post. with that being said even though this is a hip hop blog, i pay my respects to where respect is due. RIP always to the KING, Michael Jackson. This music video is not only one of my favorite songs from the king, but one of my favorite music videos. “Remember The Time,” was off of MJ’s “Dangerous” album which was released in 1992. The writers and producers of the song were MJ himself, Bernard Belle and Teddy Riley. The music video was directed by John Singleton and features celebrity appearances by Eddie Murphy, Magic Johnson and super model Iman. The video was set in ancient Egypt and features an all African-American dance segment. With that being said, RIP to a creative and innovative genius who was was ahead of his time, Mr, Michael Jackson. You are surely missed.

Watch – Hot 97 Summer Jam 2014

Watch – Hot 97 Summer Jam 2014

Here is the link to stream Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2014 MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. Acts include Nicki Minaj, Young Money, Troy Ave, Ty Dolla Sign, 50 Cent, Nas, Trey Songz, YG and much more. 

soooo, in honor of Ms. Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes’s birthday, I’ve got to honor one of my favorite emcees by playing one of her hits with fellow girl group TLC, “No Scrubs.” She always came with a dope verse to accompany the songstresses T-Boz and Chilli whenever they put out new material. she would have been 43 years old today. RIP gorgeous ! Enjoy kids and take note that this was REAL RAP.

Read : Made In America 2014 Tour Line Up

SO, here are the supposed performances to be featured at the 2014 Made in America tour. The show is bought to you by the one and only Jay-Z and will start August 30th and end August 31st. Tickets are available at TicketMaster.com Peep the line up below to see if you want to get some tickets….I might just go ahead and do it myself. The line up is sweet…..

Philadelphia (Ben Franklin Parkway):
Kanye West
Kings of Leon
The National
Steve Aoki
Girl Talk
J. Cole
City and Colour
Gareth Emery
De La Soul
Tommy Trash
Mayer Hawthorne
The Neighbourhood
Danny Brown
Holy Ghost
Penguin Prison
DJ Cassidy
Will Sparks
Young & Sick
Cut Snake

Los Angeles (L.A. Grand Park):

Imagine Dragons
John Mayer
Afro Jack
Steve Aoki
Kendrick Lamar
Rise Against
Sublime with Rome
Capital Cities
Chance The Rapper
Cypress Hill
ScHoolboy Q
Rita Ora
Nipsey Hussle
Dr. Dog
ZZ Ward
DJ Mustard
Isaiah Rashad
Jay Rock
Yellow claw
Grits & Biscuits
Will Sparks
Cut Snakes
Scavenger Hunt
A Tribe Called Red

SOOOO, in honor of my second week participating in the throwback thursday festivities, I have to put up one of my favorite hip hop legends Mr. Big PUN-isher himself feat. R&B help from Joe, “Still Not A Player.” The song was a remix from Big Pun’s previous single “I’m Not A Player,” and sampled from r&b singer Joe’s “Don’t Wanna Be A Player.” The classic joint was released March 28th, 1998 and was the most successful single released by Big Pun due to chart statuses. The single appears on Big Pun’s 1998 debut album “Capital Punishment.” RIP Christopher Rios AKA BIG PUN ! #SALUTE #LEGEND

Watch Hot 97’s morning show talk to the new R&B singer as he discusses the 106&Park incident, making the cover of XXL’s 2014 Freshman list, and the heat and backlash he’s been receiving from all his controversy he’s picked up thus far. I personally am not feeling this kid. He’s a singer that acts like a rapper……and too defensive. Clearly this guy takes EVERYTHING to heart and wayyy TOO personal. maybe lately he’s just been PMS’n ??