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LL Cool J’s Debut Album ‘Radio’ was released on this day in 1985

November the 18th 1985 saw the release of what would go down as a Hip-Hop classic….LL Cool J‘s debut album ‘Radio’. LL Cool J (an acronym for Ladies Love Cool James) who was 16 at the time dropped out of … Continue reading

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Slayer’s ‘Reign in Blood’ released October 7, 1986

Back in 1986 if you were into metal, and I don’t mean the poppy Def Leppard-esque metal that was popular then, if your tastes ran to the heavy side then October the 7th 1986 was a very good day; because … Continue reading

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Classic Rap Photo: Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin 1987

Def Jam co-founders Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin in New York, 1987, on the set of Run-DMC film Tougher than Leather.

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