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Back in December of 1996, worried about the influence of Green Day 's "explicit" fourth album, Insomniac , on her 8-year-old son, an angry mother decided to write a slightly aggressive letter of complaint to the band. It clearly hit a nerve, and she soon received a handwritten response from then-24-year-old frontman Billie Joe Armstrong . Both letters can be seen below. Apparently this exchange inspired the song " Reject ," as found on Green Day's next album, Nimrod . Transcripts follow.
Here they are, the absolutely greatest hits from the history of popular music in the USA. The very best music. The Year Is 2011
Written by Ben Pogany The Notorious BIG- Ready to Die -(1994) Around the years '87-'88, a young crack dealer named Christopher Wallace began entertaining local passersby by rapping into a beat-up amp on the street corners around Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Six years later, he was the biggest rapper in the world. Three years after that, he was dead. During the short flash that was his career, only one album was to be released, a top-to-bottom classic with the eerily prophetic title 'Ready to Die'.
Page 1 of 2 There are million YouTube videos of people covering rap, hip-hop and R&B songs, and it can be overwhelming to sift through them all—so we’ve done it for you. Here are 10 songs that you should hear. 10. “Umbrella” (Rihanna ft. Jay-Z) – Mandy Moore This was one of two songs on this list that came about thanks to Billboard’s Monday Mashup series.
And they only just now got around to "Hip Hop Hooray." The fourth installment better have some Monie Love and Queen Latifah, nah right? Watch and marvel at what's rapidly becoming a TimeLife collection we'll call House Parrrtttaaaayyy : History of Rap: Sugarhill Gang - "Rapper's Delight" Run-DMC - "Peter Piper" Beastie Boys - "Paul Revere" A Tribe Called Quest - "Award Tour" Digital Underground - "The Humpty Dance" Snoop Dogg feat.