Video: Jay-Z Performance in LA at the Palladium
"Swagger Like Us" - featuring T.I. -
"Jockin' Jay-Z" -
"A Millie" -
Video: Stevie Wonder On Drums!
Simply one of the most influential musicians of our lifetime. Here Stevie Wonder shows off with a drum solo. Peep game!
Live: Snoop Dogg Freestyle on Arsenio [P3]
The third and final instalment of the Snoop Dogg appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show. Arsenio's bands drops the old classic, "The Message" for Snoop to freestyle spit including a mention of Eazy-E in the height of their beef of words. Peep West Coast's coolest!
Live: "Tha Shiznit" - Snoop Dogg on Arsenio [P2]
Another classic live joint from Snoop and Dre on "Tha Shiznit". This brought out The Dogg Pound for this Long Beach posse cut which followed "Who Am I (What's My Name?)" on The Arsenio Hall Show. [see below]
This was the West Coast dominance of the nineties, right here.
Live: "Who Am I" - Snoop Dogg on Arsenio [P1]
Simply the West Coast at its finest! Young and dangerous, Snoop Doggy Dogg took his Long Beach flow to the world. Here in 1994 his Doggystyle début classic sits atop the charts as the dopest sound in hip-hop since Dre's last effort.
Kris Kross: Totally Krossed Out
Peep this throwback: Chris "Daddy Mac" Kelly and Chris "Mac Daddy" Smith, 30 & 29 years young respectively in the '08, but in 1992, they dropped the double-platinum, "Jump", written by Treach of Naughty By Nature and produced by Jermaine Dupri. They blew up and lasted as long as their backwards dress fad.
On Themeaningofdope.com MOD celebrated Kris Kross from those teenage years with three live videos performing the classic single.
Treach still ain't got his loot for the rhymes from JD.
Throwback: LL Cool J Turns Out The Grammy's
One of the leading pioneers in hip-hop, Def Jam original, LL Cool J takes hip-hop to the grand ole stage of The Grammy's to perform his 1987 classic, "I'm Bad". He entered the stage in his red Troop suit, fat gold rope, Kangol bucket hat and washboard stomach all on flash.
Peep the Pointer Sisters feelin' it!
"I'm the baddest! Takin' out all rookies/So forget Oreos eat Cool J cookies, I'm bad!"
Audio: "Jockin Jay-Z " - Jay-Z
During the Glow In The Dark Tour, Kanye West invites big brother, Jay-Z on stage at Madison Square Gardens to preview the new joints to open up Jay's latest album, The Blueprint 3. Peep the collabo with Kanye, "Jocking Jay-Z" on A & V.
Jay-Z - "Jockin Jay-Z" (Produced by Kanye West)
Live: Naughty By Nature Down Wit' O.P.P.
Another live joint from The Naughtiest trio from New Jeru performing the 1991 classic creepin' anthem, "O.P.P."
Concert: Hova Rocks The Bells With Nas
The Rock The Bells Jones Beach Amphitheatre show in Long Island, NY has Nas Escobar invite former arch-nemesis and label boss, Jay-Z to perform their collabo joints "Success" from American Gangster and Nas' "Black Republicans". This meeting of hip-hop legends made for an auspicious occasion. Peep game!