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  • June 23, 2019By askhiphop

    Dancer Campbellock (Don Campbell) was born January 7, 1951 in Saint Louis, Missouri and raised in South Central Los Angeles.  As a child, he had a strong passion for drawing and enjoyed sketching trees, insects and people’s hands and faces.  Campbell eventually pursued a career in commercial art when he decided to attend LA Trade-Technical

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  • February 13, 2023By askhiphop

    Roc-A-Fella Records was first started by Damon Dash and Jay-Z in 1995. The first album released on Roc-A-Fella Records was Jay-Z’s debut studio album, Reasonable Doubt. The album was released in 1996 and it became an instant classic in the hip-hop genre. In 2008, Jay Z started his own record label, Roc Nation. Roc-A-Fella Records

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  • November 26, 2022By askhiphop

    Dapper Dan was a Harlem gangster who became a fashion icon in the 1980s. He was known for his flamboyant style, which included wearing expensive jewelry and clothing. Daniel Day was born in Harlem, New York, in 1944. His parents were immigrants from Jamaica. Dan dropped out of high school and began working as a

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  • 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

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  • December 17, 2022By askhiphop

    As one of the most important artists of the Modern Era, Lady Pink was instrumental in exposing graffiti to the world while breaking ground for the art form. Born in Ecuador, this gifted artist moved to NYC and began panting subway trains from 1979-1985. She was and still is a respected and well-known graffiti writer

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  • February 17, 2023By askhiphop

    Snoop Dogg, one of the most recognizable and successful hip-hop artists in history, was born Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr. in Long Beach, California on October 20th 1971 – though you might not recognize his name if it weren’t for the inspiration behind a beloved childhood nickname! His mother thought he looked like Charles Schulz’s iconic

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