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.

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One more hitta from the late great legend, 2Pac Shakur feat. Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman, “California Love.” One of my allllll time favorites. I remember it was one of the first songs I fell in love with when I first got a taste of Pac at a young age. Love this classic! Came out December of ’95 after he was released from prison (as usual lol) and was his first single from him after signing with Death Row Records. RIP and Happy Birthday to Mr. Thug Life himself, Tupac Shakur!

Man…..this man has influenced my life in more ways than one without me ever meeting him or even being alive for too long (i was born in ’92 , Pac died in ’96) and i was captivated by this poet just being a little kid. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO TUPAC AMARU SHAKUR. In honor of this legend’s birthday, here’s a classic “I Ain’t Mad At Cha.” This joint was off his “All Eyez on Me,” album and was released after his death even though the album came out 7 months prior to his untimely passing. 2Pac would have been 43 years old today. We miss you Makaveli ! But God had a better plan, and we ain’t mad at cha.! RIP !

Watch the new music video from group Dilated Peoples entitled “Good As Gone,” a track produced by Dj Premier. The California group’s video was directed by Andrew Melby and fellow group member Evidence and is a single off their upcoming project “Directors of Photography.” Love this group. They always bring the originality back in hip hop. #RESPECT

Watch new music video from Styles P feat. Chris Rivers and directed by E Joox entitled “Never Trust.” Now, yes, it is featuring “Big Pun’s son” but come on guys. Give this man his OWN IDENTITY. If he wants to forever always be known in the rap game as “Big Pun’s Son,” then he would name himself that instead of “Chris Rivers.” Let this man make his own mark for himself. We know who’s son he is, but let him just be HIMSELF. that is all. The track is off of Styles P’s latest project “Phantom and the Ghost,” which is available for purchase on iTunes.

Watch the new video for Nicki’s latest drop “Pills N Potions.” The video was directed by Diane Martel and for some reason has The Game playing her beau in the video. Her album “The Pink Print,” is scheduled to drop later on this year.