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HIP-HOP TIMELINE PT.3 fwd by about.com


*Feb. 5th thd artist now known as MISTRO was born
* The Beastie Boys release Licensed To Ill on Def Jam (executive-produced by Rick Rubin).
* James Smith, a native of Houston, Texas, assembles The Geto Boys. The original lineup consisted of MCs Raheim, Jukebox, DJ Ready Red, and Sir Rap-A-Lot.
* The group also featured Little Billy, a dancing dwarf who later picked up the microphone as Bushwick Bill.
* Following a short break-up in 1988, Smith invited local emcee Willie D and multi-instrumentalist Akshun (later known as Scarface) to complete the lineup.
* The Geto Boys (now made up of Scarface, Willie D, and Bushwick Bill) was a driving force in the evolution of southern rap.


* Following the release of Boogie Down Productions’ Criminal Minded LP, Scott LaRock is shot and killed in the South Bronx while attempting to settle a dispute.
* Public Enemy stuns the world with their introductory album, Yo! Bum Rush The Show, signaling the genesis of politically-charged hip-hop.
* The original members of the group include Chuck D (Carlton Ridenhour), Flavor Flav (William Drayton), Professor Griff (Richard Griffin), and DJ Terminator X (Norman Rogers).


* After years of being neglected by the mainstream media, hip-hop gets its own show on MTV, "Yo! MTV Raps."
* N.W.A pioneers the gangsta rap movement with their gold album, Straight Outta Compton.
* Def Jam founders Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin part ways; Simmons opts for distribution through CBS/Columbia Records, while Rubin goes on to found Def American.
* Landmark album releases: Ultramagnetic MC’s – Critical Breakdown, and Big Daddy Kane – Long Live The Kane.


* After a life-long battle with crack addiction, Cowboy, a member of Grandmaster Flash’s Furious 5 dies at the age of 28.
* A group of high school friends join the Native Tongues as promoters of the Afrocentricity Movement to make African-Americans aware of their heritage.
* These Manhattan-based friends would later form A Tribe Called Quest (Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Phife Dawg, and Jarobi).
* A Dallas-based protégé of Dr. Dre known as D.O.C releases No One Can Do It Better. While the album was making rounds on the charts, D.O.C. found himself in a severe car crash.
* While D.O.C. survived the accident, his rap career didn't.


* 2 Pac joins Digital Underground as a dancer and a roadie.
* The "Stretch & Bobbito Show" is launched.
* Both a Florida record store owner and Luther Campbell are arrested over 2 Live Crew’s controversial album, As Nasty as They Wanna Be.


* N.W.A’s sophomore album N****z For Life sells over 954,000 copies in its first week of release, reaching #1 on the pop charts. The album paves way for many more hardcore rap albums that would follow.
* Busta Rhymes appears on A Tribe Called Quest’s “Scenario.”
* Cypress Hill (B-Real, DJ Muggs, and Sen Dog) release their self-titled debut, and initiate a campaign to legalize hemp.
* The Notorious B.I.G. is featured in the “Unsigned Hype” column of The Source magazine.


* A Tribe Called Quest release their third album, Midnight Marauders, featuring a who-is-who-in-hip-hop album cover.
* Dr. Dre’s The Chronic attains multi-platinum status.
* Wu-Tang Clan release 36 Chambers. The line-up consists of Prince Rakeem (The RZA), Raekwon, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Genius (GZA), U-God, Master Killa and Inspectah Deck.
* Mobb Deep (Prodigy and Havoc) release their debut LP, Juvenile Hell.


* Nas’ first entry, Illmatic goes gold and is widely received as one of the greatest hip-hop albums ever.
* Common releases Resurrection and is lauded as an intelligent lyricist.
* Warren G’s Regulate: The G-Funk Era is certified 4x platinum.
* 2 Pac is robbed and shot 5 times in a New York recording studio. He recovers from the shooting. Pac is later sentenced to 8 months in prison.


* Queen Latifah wins a Grammy award in the "Best Rap Solo Performance" category for her hit “Unity.”

* 2 Pac signs a deal with Death Row Records after Suge Knight posts a $1.4 million bail.
* Eric Wright (Eazy-E of N.W.A) dies of AIDS on March 20th at the age of 31.



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