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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