• December 3, 2022By askhiphop

    Hip Hop’s first commercially successful rap group the Sugarhill Gang was formed by “the mother of modern Hip Hop” Sylvia Robinson in the late 1970s.  She enlisted members Wonder Mike (Mike Wright) and Master Gee (Guy O’Brien) hailing from Englewood, New Jersey and Big Bank Hank (Henry Jackson) from the Bronx to create a rap

  • November 12, 2022By askhiphop

    NBA YoungBoy was born Kentrell DeSean Gaulden on October 20, 1999, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he was primarily raised by his grandmother, Alice Gaulden, who frequently appears in his lyrics. He wrote his first song in the fourth grade and pursued rapping at 14 on a microphone purchased at Wal-Mart. In 2015, he released

  • November 10, 2022By askhiphop

    When you think of rap groups, one of the first that comes to mind is The Migos. This group has achieved massive success in a very short time, and much of that can be attributed to the unique style of Takeoff. This artist is one-third of the Migos rap group, and he has quickly become

  • October 8, 2022By askhiphop

    As a subgenre of hip-hop, drill music originated in the Chicago Southside throughout the 2010s. Drill holds similarities to Atlanta’s trap music scene, which also embodies dark production and themes of criminal activity. Emerging from crime-ridden neighborhoods like Chi-Town’s Woodlawn community called “Dro City,” the genre became notorious for its gang violence. A slang term

  • September 6, 2022By askhiphop

    Born on June 17, 1987, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth was born in Compton, California to parents Paula Oliver and Kenny Duckworth. Kenny’s affiliation with Chicago street gang the Gangster Disciples led Paula to convince him to relocate to California with her, taking only $500 and two black garbage bags.  Initially heading to San Bernardino, California by

  • July 2, 2022By askhiphop

    There are some songs that come along and define an era and Audio Two’s, “Top Billin” definitely sum up the first golden age of Hip Hop. Not only did it become one of the most recognizable and sampled songs in history; it became an anthem for b-boys and b-girls across the world.   Audio Two was