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The 50 Best Pop Singles Of 1994

As 2014 draws to a close, one thing that stands out the most about this year is the huge wave of artists who broke international barriers and crossed over into our pop…

’94 Week: What You Don’t Know About Notorious BIG’s Ready To Die

If You Don’t Know, Now You Know There’s isn’t a lot of mystery about Notorious BIG’s start up <a href="https://www.vibe.com/2014/09/watch-lil-cease-returns-biggies-block…

’94 Week: The 50 Best Rap Albums Of 1994

What’s the greatest year in hip-hop history? ’88, the year of Public Enemy, Big Daddy Kane, and Boogie Down Productions? ’96, when ATLiens, Ironman, All Eyez On Me, and R…

’94 Week: Questlove Remembers The Roots’ Self-Exile Of 1994

As VIBE continues celebrating one of the most pivotal and influential years in modern black music, 1994, we chopped it up with afro-picked drummer Questlove of the Roots

’94 Week: Why 1994 Is Hip-Hop’s Greatest Year Ever

’94 Til Infinity We’re stamping 1994 as the greatest year in rap, when hip-hop became whole. Argue us Many rap heads consider 1988 to be hip-hop’s zenith. The…

Watch: Lil Cease Returns To Biggie’s Block 20 Years After ‘Ready to Die’

This Saturday (Sept. 13) marks the 20th anniversary of one of hip-hop’s most groundbreaking albums, The Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready to Die. And around these parts, we tend…

An Unpopular Opinion: Biggie’s ‘Ready To Die’ Is Hip-Hop’s Most Flawed Classic Album

The Notorious B.I.G.’s debut album began the legend of Brooklyn’s begotten son. Still, upon closer look 20 years later, Ready to Die has some chinks… It happens. The…