5 items by Tiarra Mukherjee

  • Jay-Z's "Hard Knock Life" Shows Hip-Hop Chart Tenacity

    Jay-Z's "Hard Knock Life" Shows Hip-Hop Chart Tenacity | ARTICLE

    It's yet another week at No. 1 on the charts for Brooklyn's roughneck MC Jay-Z. It's not so unusual that Jigga's third and latest album, Vol. 2...Hard Knock Life, swiped the throne away from Fugees diva Lauryn...

    November 2, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Outkast Turn Hip-Hop Conventions Inside Out

    Outkast Turn Hip-Hop Conventions Inside Out | ARTICLE

    They're hardly exiles from success and acclaim. Outkast, whose third and latest album, Aquemini, has been levitating in the Top Ten since it debuted three weeks ago, have been about breaking barriers from day one. "We sat down at Big Boi's...

    October 22, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Everlast's White Boy Blues

    Everlast's White Boy Blues | ARTICLE

    Everlast has come a long way, baby. Remember that tattooed, goateed MC who jumped to the top of the charts with the multi-platinum rap group House of Pain? Well, the shamrocks-and-beer shenanigans are dead and buried. And on his new...

    September 29, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Education is Everything

    Education is Everything | ARTICLE

    If you've been dying to dissect the doe-eyed, do-good diva Lauryn Hill, look no further than her long-awaited, much-acclaimed solo debut, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which is currently perched high atop the Billboard album charts. Uncluttered by sampling, braggadocio and...

    September 9, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Un-derstanding Lance Rivera

    Un-derstanding Lance Rivera | ARTICLE

    Although the Notorious B.I.G's recorded music is in Puffy's vaults, hismusical vision is in Lance "Un" Rivera's hands. The producer/executive, whoheads up the Untertainment and Undeas labels, is on a mission for his latebest friend, Biggie, the man with whom he...

    August 6, 1998 12:00 AM ET