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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…

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Playlist: 25 of Our Favorite Songs From 1994

The year 1994 was an epic one for hip-hop and R&B. The world was introduced to some 20-somethings from Brooklyn and Queens whose albums…

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’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 Ready to Die. VIBE sat…

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’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…

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’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…

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’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…

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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…

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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...