On this day (November 10th) in 1992, UGK released their debut album, “Too Hard To Swallow.” Press play to take a trip down memory lane:
On September 30th, 1962, Marlon Williams, aka, “Marly Marl was born. Happy Birthday! He got his start as a New York disc jockey and eventually went on to produce some of hip-hop’s early biggest hits. Marly Marl has worked with hip-hop icons like Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, Masta Ace, Kool G. Rap, MC Shan […]
Kurtis Blow releases his Self-Titled debut album on Mercury Records on this day in 1980. The album includes one of hip-hop’s first smash hits, “The Breaks”, which has been sampled by dozens of rap artists over the years. Blow was a trailblazer for rap acts to come as he was the first hip-hop artist to […]
1984: Musician and entertainer Michael Jackson wins 8 Grammy Awards. His album, “Thriller” remains one of the top-grossing albums of all time.
1869: Congress adopted the 15th Amendment, making it illegal for the US to deny the right to vote based on “race, color or previous condition of servitude.”
1928: Singer “Fats” Domino was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
1864: After graduating from New England Female Medical College, Rebecca Lee Crumpler becomes the first black woman to receive an M.D.
1965: Constance Baker Motley is elected Manhattan Borough president, the highest elective office held by a Black woman in a major American city.
1989: DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince win the first Rap Grammy for the hit single “Parents Just Don’t Understand.”
On February 21, 1965, former Nation of Islam leader and influential Black Civil Rights activist Malcolm X was assassinated in New York City.
1940: Soul singer William “Smokey” Robinson born in Detroit, Michigan. Smokey was an original member of Motown’s first vocal group, The Miracles.
On this day, Toni Morrison was born in Lorain, Ohio in 1931. She went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for her novel “Beloved.”