King Holiday – King Dream Chorus & Holiday Crew

 “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” – MLK

King Holiday by the King Dream Chorus & Holiday Crew was released in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day which was first celebrated as a U.S. holiday back in 1986, the same year this record was released.  The group consisted of El DeBarge, Kurtis Blow, New Edition, Stephanie Mills, Teena Marie, The Fat Boys, Menudo, Whodini, Whitney Houston, Run-DMC, Stacy Lattisaw, Full Force & Melle Mel.

2009 Rap Up – Skillz

Another year, another Skillz Rap Up, coincidentally haven’t heard from Skillz in about a year, still killing these rap ups though, hopefully 2010 we can get a new Mad Skillz album.2009 Rap Up – Skillz

Backdoor Santa – Clarence Carter

Backdoor Santa by soul legend Clarence Carter is my kind of Christmas song.Backdoor Santa – Clarence Carter

Who could forget Run DMC’s classic take on Christmas with Christmas in Hollis which jacks the horn break from Clarence Carter’s Backdoor SantaChristmas In Hollis – Run DMC

Hip-Hop Honors 2009

VH1’s Hip Hop Honors is back with its sixth installment of the award show which premieres Tuesday October 13th at 9 o’clock.  For the 3rd time Tracy Morgan will host the show and for that reason alone it is must see television. 

This year the show however they will be switching it up and honoring Def Jam records for the labels 25th aniversary.  Eminem, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Fabolous, Ludacris, DMX, Mary J. Blige, Redman, The Roots, Method Man, ONYX, Public Enemy, Warren G, Kid Rock, Chris Rock, Jimmy Fallon, Brett Ratner, Trey Songz, Ja Rule, and Scarface are all scheduled to either perform or present at this years ceremony.  As always HHTT will be covering the event.  http://hulkhatetimetravel.com/2008/10/07/hip-hop-honors/

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s “Rock Immortal”

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony may be over but fans can still participate in celebrating the artists (like RUN-DMC). The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has created a digital monument for the inductees called Rock Immortal. The website is a monument for the fans by the fans, you can upload video, audio and photos or write notes in honor of the artists. It’s not bad I just did one myself for RUN DMC, check it out at www.rockimmortal.com

RUN DMC inducted to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Man I’m so grateful I got to see all three of them live back in 99 at the Worcester Centrum and I’m definitely gonna be DMC for Halloween this year.  Eminem welcomed the duo into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday night (april 4th)  

Run DMC has so many hits it’s difficult to narrow it down but if you turn this one up to ten, I’m sure you will agree this might be the hardest record ever.  Rock Box is from Run DMC’s first and self-titled album back in 1984 

Beats to the Rhyme is taken from 88’s Tougher Than Leather and features the Beastie Boys own DJ Hurricane jumping around with Jam Master Jay behind the turntables. 

Goddamn that DJ made my day. 

Mr. Wave – New York City Breakers

Mr. Wave and The New York City Breakers killing it as they always do back on the short-lived yet landmark t.v. show Graffiti Rock in 1984.  Mr. Wave also battled the Rock Steady Crew alongside the rest of his his team in the hip-hop classic Beat Street.