Showing posts with label Puff Daddy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Puff Daddy. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Bloods and Crips: How Gangsta Rap Became Mainstream

A very short report about Gangsta Rap most prominent pionners, those who were arrested, shot at, and ultimately killed.

Often linked with the likes of the notorious Bloods and the Crips gangs - gangsta rap, which originated in Los Angeles in the 1980's, rose to become the most lucrative of the hip hop subgenres.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

East Coast vs. West Coast

East Coast vs. West Coast

Bad Boy vs. Death Row

Former friends became deadly foes.

Who would you trust?

Suge Knight 's Death Row Records was operated more like a street gang with threats, violence and intimidation.  While Sean "P. Diddy" Combs 's Bad Boy Entertainment was managed in a more corporate, business-wise style.

The 1995 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards

In August 1995, Death Row CEO Suge Knight took a dig at Bad Boy and Combs at that year's Source Awards; announcing to the assembly of artists and industry figures:
“Any artist out there that want to be an artist and stay a star, and don’t have to worry about the executive producer trying to be all in the videos…All on the records…dancing, come to Death Row!”

Snoop Doggy Dogg:
"The East Coast ain't got no love for Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg and Death Row?" [audience boos        Rivalty is good for business.  But this shit gone too far when Tupac and Biggie got killed.  

Tupac & Biggie, deadly foes immortilized in wax figures coast to coast.

Brought to you by