Today, Revisited with Sickest Addictions X Remembering Nate Dogg
March 15, 2011 – The world “physically” lost Nathaniel Dwayne Hale, better known as the Nate Dogg aka The King of Hooks. Nate Dogg was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi and was raised as a teen in Long Beach, California. He began singing at an early age at the church where his father was a pastor for; and that’s where he gained his soulful voice. Nate Dogg is cousin of rappers Butch Cassidy and Lil’ ½ Dead. When he moved to Long Beach, he befriended Snoop Dogg and Warren G and formed the legendary 213 Crew. 213’s first demo was heard and recognized by Dr. Dre and the West Coast was back on the hip hop map! Dr. Dre then put Nate Dogg on The Chronic and that’s where his fame grew even bigger as he signed onto Death Row Records. A year into after his signing to the label, him and Warren G produced their first single, Regulate, which would earn a Grammy nomination and become a timeless track that still bumps in everyone’s rotation today! Nate Dogg was also nominated for three other Grammys on tracks such as “Shake That” with Eminem, “Area Codes” with Ludacris and “The Next Episode” with Dr. Dre and Snoop. His voice and style will never be duplicated and if any artist wanted their track to be a banger, Nate Dogg would be the one to call on to sing the hook. You will be forever missed and west coast hip hop and hip hop as a whole will never be the same.
Today, Revisited with Sickest Addictions X Remembering Big Poppa
March 9, 1997 – One of the greatest emcees to EVER rock the mic passed away. Christopher Wallace aka Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie Smalls aka Big Poppa aka The Black Frank White was and still is one of the pioneers of not only putting east coast hip hop on the map, but also representing what REAL HIP HOP is all about. He paved the way for east coast hip hop to shine when west coast hip hop was prominent in the underground and mainstream. Biggie’s 94’ debut album, Ready to Die, hit four times platinum and he single handedly saved east coast hip hop and shifted the powers of hip hop back to Brooklyn. His bangers such as ”Juicy,” “One More Chance” and “Big Poppa” are timeless tracks and will forever be bumpin’ in speakers. His effortless, smooth yet raw lyrical emcee style will never be matched and till’ this day his songs are sampled by the current elite of emcees. Notorious B.I.G., you will be forever missed but never forgotten. Rap in Peace…#90sHIPHOPtrumpsAllMusic
Today, Revisited with Sickest Addictions X The Peace Corp
March 1, 1961 – The Peace Corp program was established by Executive Order 10924, issued by President John F. Kennedy. The act declares the program’s purpose as follows:
To promote world peace and friendship through a Peace Corps, which shall make available to interested countries and areas men and women of the United States qualified for service abroad and willing to serve, under conditions of hardship if necessary, to help the peoples of such countries and areas in meeting their needs for trained manpower.
Today, Revisited with Sickest Addictions X Valentine’s Day
February 14, 496AD – Valentine’s Day was established. It was originally known as Saint Valentine’s Day in honor of the martyr named Saint Valentin. It wasn’t until the 15th century when the expression of love started being associated with this day by expressing one’s love with flowers, roses, etc.
Today, Revisited with Sickest Addictions X The Beatles
February 9, 1964 – “The Ed Sullivan Show” showcased the iconic, timeless and legendary Beatles. This performance was The Beatles’ first performance on the show, which attracted a ridiculous count of 73 million viewers! This was the beginning of Beatlemania. #WHOA
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