1 of the founding members of the legendary rap group 2 Live Crew has passed away at the age of 53. Christopher Wong Won aka Fresh Kid Ice passed away in a Miami hospital for complications that are not disclosed at this time. Prayers and deepest condolences go out to his family, friends and hip hop lovers all over the world.
Becoming the first album in American history to be labeled obscene in 1989 As Nasty As They Wanna Be set the country on fire with it’s graphic lyrics about sexuality. These pioneers including Wong Won, fought for the right to have Hip hop music expressed freely and openly as every art form should. We thank you and 2 Live Crew for your contributions to music and the right to freely express art within hip-hop.
Jay Z released his 13th studio album 4:44 Friday June 30th. In less than one week, he is already certified platinum! This situation is similar in style to when Hov released Magna Carta Holy Grail thorugh his Samsung deal. RIAA explains Jay’s quick certification:
“Under the program’s rules, the artist needs to be compensated and there needs to be demonstrated consumer demand in the United States, either for an on-demand stream or a sale. A sale counts toward a certification if purchased directly by the customer or a business can purchase the album or song and offer it to fans who must take affirmative steps to acquire the album or song. Fans participated, took action and downloaded JAY-Z’s album offered by SPRINT.
COngrats to Jay Z on another platinum plaque, keep making history!
Meek has been on a tear lately, giving the streets non stop heat. Here’s 4 new joints to add to the list!