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CMT: Ageless Hip Hop #HH50

  DJ CMT, along with his frequent collaborator E-A-Ski, released their debut EP, 1 Step Ahead of Yall, in 1992 after inking a recording contract

Big Shug: Still Undefeated #HH50

  As a cofounder of Gang Starr, Cary ‘Big Shug‘ Guy was born in Boston, Massachusetts, spending his formative years in the Murdapan [see: Mattapan]

Glasses Malone: For The Culture #HH50

  Growing up in the rough and tumble ‘hoods of Watts and Compton; two cities within Southern Los Angeles, CA, Glasses Malone, née Charles Penniman,

Shade Sheist: On To The Next Thing #HH50

  Inglewood, CA, rapper Tramayne ‘Shade Sheist’ Thompson literally burst onto the music scene with his 2000 anthem-like single, “Where I Wanna Be,” produced by

The Return Of G. Dep

  After spending more than thirteen years behind bars, Harlem rapper Trevell ‘G. Dep’ Coleman was finally released from prison on April 4th 2024. The