I remember the first time I heard Nas’ classic debut “Illmatic” like it happened three seconds ago. In April of 1994, I was an annoying six-year-old who wasn’t allowed to listen to any rap music. To the chagrin of my older cousins, it was all R&B divas, all of the time. One day, my 16-year-old […]

Tis the season for a little Christmas rapping. We’ve put together a list of our ten favorite hip-hop holiday tunes that you may find us singing while we’re out caroling this year. Take a listen to these and find yourself full of the holiday spirit! 10. David Banner “The Christmas Song” 9. Ying Yang Twins “Deck […]

Roxanne Shante is one hot Grandma. During a taping of TV One’s “Unsung” episode for Big Daddy Kane, TheUrbanDaily.com got a few minutes with the legendary Juice Crew All-Star to address a few questions. We asked her what it was like being a teenage mother touring as a rapper, if she and KRS-One ever squashed […]

Most hip-hop fans know Tyrone “Fly Ty” Williams as co-producer of Mr. Magic’s “Rap Attack” radio show and manager of the Juice Crew. But there are some things you probably don’t know. The former roommate of Russell Simmons and godchild of Sugar Hill Records’ founders Joe and Sylvia Robinson now runs a program for kids […]

Founded by producer Marley Marl and the late NY hip-hop radio DJ, Mr. Magic, The Juice Crew were one of the hottest hip-hop collectives in the mid to late ’80s.