Yesterday's Sounds Today

Tag: Hip-hop

Straight Outta Compton (Universal Pictures)

This 2015 biopic is a no-holds-barred look at one of the founding groups of modern rap music, and is easily one of the finest hip-hop biopics to date.

3AM Eternal: De La Soul “A Roller Skating Jam Named ‘Saturdays'” (1991)

Here’s a little something for you to get your weekend started off right. Enjoy!

3AM Eternal: LL Cool J “Around The Way Girl” (1990)

In 1990, LL Cool J released one of his sweetest, most endearing number. Taken from the “comeback” album┬áMama Said Knock You Out,┬áthe song is a breezy number about trying to find a street-wise girl, paying tribute to independent, savvy, intelligent black women. By this time, rap and hip-hop garnered controversy, being a lightning rod for… Read More ›

3AM Eternal: Digable Planets “Jettin'” (1994)

They shone brightly, intensely, and quickly; their sound and style, influential. Even though their career was brief, they left two superior albums; 1994’s Blowout Comb is a certifiable classic and one of hip-hop’s truly essential full-length records, and though there have been hints at reunions over the past two decades, they’ve all petered out before… Read More ›