8 Songs You Forgot FEATURING The Late Great Tupac Shakur {Exclusive}


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It’s been over 20 years since tragedy struck and took the young, promising life of one Tupac Shakur. He was fatally shot in Las Vegas on Sept. 13th, 1996. His music and messages have lived on through the years and continue to relay the tones of pain and struggle that as a nation we still deal with on an everyday basis. Even the most basic music fan can name at least one 2pac song, and the most rabid hip-hop fan can almost name his entire discography.

We wanted to bring to light on this weekend that we celebrate the life of 2Pac with songs that you may have forgotten about, or maybe were not even aware of that FEATURED the late great Pac. From Too-Short, Scarface, MC Breed, and others, Tupac most certainly left his impact on each track, just like he did on everyone of his own songs! Take a look and listen at some of the rare featured songs with Tupac Shakur himself. Gone but never forgotten!


“Smile”- Scarface Ft. Tupac



“Got 2 Survive” – Young Lay Ft. Tupac, Ray Luv, Mac Mall



“Dusted and Disgusted” – E-40 Ft. Tupac, Spice-1, and Mac Mall

“Jealous Got Me Strapped” – Spice-1 Ft. Tupac



“Gotta Get Mine” – MC Breed Ft. Tupac


“Million Dollar Spot” – E-40 Ft. Tupac

“4 Tha Hustlas” – Too Short Ft. Tupac & MC Breed



“Done Changed” – Richie Rich Ft. Tupac

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10 Phrases Drake Has Forever Altered The Meaning Of In Pop Culture {Exclusive}


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Drake has been altering the landscape of music since his first major release of Come Back Season. From production, to hooks, to the way rappers flow, can all be credited to Drake in many instances whether you like it or not.

Here are 10 phrases that when you hear someone say out loud, your mind goes to a different place then the original meaning, and this is all because of Drizzy.


YOLO – (You Only Live Once) – The Motto Ft. Lil Wayne

You could not get away from this catch phrase for almost a year straight, from hashtags, tweets, photo captions, graffiti art, and t-shirts, the word “YOLO was inescapable in the youth culture. The phrase was originally credited to Mae West, but ask anyone in today’s society where that moniker came from, Drake would receive credit.



“0-100…Real Quick, Real ****** Quick”

When you heard someone say “0-100”, before this song, you would of thought they were talking about the latest fast car’s top speed, but Drake changed that forever. Listen to the track “Real Quick” below.


WOE – Working On Excellence – “No Tellin”

Drake was riding through the city with who? With his WOE’S, which is defined as “working on excellence.” Another Drake-ism that the kids can’t stop using. Thanks Aubrey.


“No New Friends” – DJ Khaled, Drake, Lil Wayne, and Rick Ross

In an era of social media where everyone is obsessed with growing their social media platforms and gaining “new friends,” Drake had everyone yelling, “No New Friends, No, No, No”. Drake makes it clear he stays loyal to those who have been with him since the beginning.

“HYFR” – (Hell Yeah F**** Right) Featuring Lil Wayne

Again, Drizzy comes up with an acronym that sweeps the country. Weezy and Drake go back and forth, “Drizzy talks about ex-girls and lessons learned from Tupac songs, while Weezy turns in an inspired cameo talking about…um… “Wayne stuff”,” says Genius.com. HYFR, I couldn’t have said it better myself.

“Best I Ever Had”

Most of y’all were introduced to Drake from his break-out single from his “So Far Gone” project. Drake had guys and girls alike hash tagging and screaming out that their significant other was “The Best They Ever Had,” and most likely a few weeks later they broke up, but still, Drake forever has changed the meaning of “Best I Ever Had” for everyone’s future relationships.


“Started From The Bottom” … “Now We Here”

If anyone blurts out the phrase “Started From The Bottom,” your first reaction is now “and now we here!” Drake delivered another smash single on before his highly anticipated third studio album, and one of his biggest selling solo singles to date. Like his other song “No New Friends,” Drake makes it clear he’s been staying loyal and grinding to make it to the top for years now, and feels he has finally arrived, which is why cameos from some of his oldest friends make it into the video.

“Got the club going up… on a Tuesday” – ILoveMakonnen Ft Drake

The power of social media prevails once again. Just hours after showing some love on IG, Drake changed ILoveMakonnen’s life and the way club goers look at Tuesday nights forever. “Got the club going up, on a Tuesday!”

“I’m On One” – DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne

DJ Khaled enlists the usuals for his summer time smash. This song just had people not giving a bleep and their excuse being, because “I’m On One” all year long.

All I care about is money an’ the city that I’m from, 
I’mma sip until I feel it, I’mma smoke it ’til it’s done
, And I don’t really give a f***, and my excuse is that I’m young, 
And I’m only getting older, somebody shoulda told ya
I’m on one, yeah, f*** it I’m on one
Yeah, I said “I’m on one”, f*** it I’m on one.”

You Fancy, Huh? – “Fancy” Drake Ft Swizz Beats and T.I.

An ode to independent, self-respecting women with class, looks, and their own bank accounts. Drake had girls getting ready for hours before going out listening this song, and had guys responding to females like, “You fancy, huh?” Another summer smash hit for Drake in his early years that swept the club scene just like he has been doing for the past few years.


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20 Of Tupac’s Most Defining Moments On The Anniversary Of His Death {Boom Exclusive}

Today we remember the late, great Tupac Amaru Shakur, 20 years after his tragic death that shook the entire world. His impact is undeniable, his legacy lives on, and he will forever be cherished by millions of people who were impacted one way or another from Pac. Just ask Allen Iverson, who paid homage to Tupac during his Hall Of Fame speech.



June 16, 1971

Tupac Amaru Shakur is born in NYC to Afeni Shakur, a member of the Black Panther Party who was pregnant with him while in jail on bombing charges. Tupac Amaru comes from the Incas meaning “shining serpent” and Shakur is Arabic meaning “thankful to God.”


Tupac’s family moves to Baltimore where Tupac enrolled in the Baltimore School for the Arts.  This is where Tupac would write his first rap under the name MC New York.

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He met long time friend Jada Pinkett while attending school. He studied poetry, jazz, acting and ballet at the Baltimore School for the Arts. He was a talented rapper who won many competitions while in school.

When he was 13, he played Travis Younger in A Raisin in the Sun, which was performed at the Apollo Theater in Harlem to raise funds for Jessie Jackson’s presidential campaign.


June: Tupac’s family moves to Marin City, CA. Shortly after, Tupac moves in with a neighbor and starts dabbling in selling drugs (with little success). 

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August: Mutulu Shakur, Tupac’s stepfather, is sentenced to 60 years in prison for his involvement in a 1981 armored-car robbery.


Tupac joins Digital Underground as a roadie/dancer/rapper. He performed with the band for the soundtrack of the movie Nothing but Trouble and also appeared in the film in 1991.


Releases “2Pacalypse Now” which spawned the successful singles “Trapped” and “Brenda’s Got A Baby.


Shakur appeared in the Ernest Dickerson film “Juice.” 


Appeared in John Singleton’s release Poetic Justice with Janet Jackson. Controversy arose when Janet didn’t want to do the movie unless Pac took an AIDS test. 

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Release of “Thug Life“ with his group The Outlaw Immortals.

Appeared in “Above The Rim”.

Pac read for the part of “Bubba” in Forest Gump.

Related: Tupac Fans Believe New Selfie Pic is Real

Shakur’s New York sex assault trial opens.

Tupac Shakur is shot during apparent robbery attempt outside a Quad music studio in New York.

One day after being shot, Shakur is convicted of sexually abusing a woman he had invited to his hotel room. He is acquitted of sodomy and weapons charges.


Sentenced in New York to 4 1/2 years in prison for sex abuse.

Death Row CEO Suge Knight posts 1.4 million bond for Tupac’s release. Tupac then signs with Death Row.

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Release of “Me Against The World,” a multi-million-selling album, was released while he was imprisoned. It became one of his most successful albums. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and is regarded as the magnum opus of his career. It went on to become double Platinum in the U.S.

Shakur married longtime girlfriend, Keisha Morris.


Shakur’s fourth solo album, All Eyez On Me debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s album chart, goes on to sell around 5 million copies! 

Starred in “Gang Related” and “gridlock’d” with Tim Roth.

Tupac was casted in the movies Cool Runnings, Higher Learning, and How To Be A Player before his untimely death.

Related: Paint For Pac: 18 Dope Tupac Art Pieces

He completed The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory in seven days, which had the hit singles Hail Mary, Toss It Up and 2 live and die in LA.

Tupac Shakur In 'Gridlock'd'

September 7, 1996: After leaving the Mike Tyson-Bruce Seldon fight in Las Vegas in Suge Knight’s car. Tupac is shot four times in the chest by an assailant in a White Cadillac. Shakur rushed to University Medical Center, where he undergoes surgery, including the removal of his right lung.

September 13, 1996: After six days in critical condition, Tupac Amaru Shakur is pronounced dead at 4:03 p.m. His Body was cremated. He was 25 years of age.

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Boom Freestyle With Bri Steves {Watch}


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Bri has had a busy summer, she just dropped her official music video off for her new single “Summer’s Mine” (with a co-sign from DJ Jazzy Jeff), just performed at the TLA, and this seems to be only the beginning for this 21-year-old multifaceted artist!

Follow her on social media @BriSteves and check her website out at www.bristeves.com!

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Eazy-E Blasts Dr. Dre During Philly Interview With Colby Colb in 1993 {Exclusive}


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Today we celebrate the late, great Eazy-E!

In an exclusive interview with Colby Colb in Philadelphia, Eazy-E had plenty to say about Dr. Dre, especially his new image and “lifestyle”. The date was 12/3/1993, click the audio player above to relive!

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Full Interview With Oschino: Talks State Of Hip-Hop, The Digital Hustle, Beanie Sigel Beef, & More


Oschino stops by Boom 107.9 and talks current state of hip-hop, rapping in front of Jay Z, Beanie Sigel beef, and drops a freestyle! Check it all out above.

O talks the State Prop & Bean’s situation here (WATCH)

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Daily Video – Wu Tang Clan “Da Mystery Of Chessboxin”

Wu Tang Clan “Da Mystery Of Chessboxin’” (1993)

Taken from their debut album “Enter The Wu Tang” and released as the B-side of Wu Tang Clan‘s classic single C.R.E.A.M., this track defines exactly what the Wu stood for and did on the microphone!

Notable Lyrics

RZA’s signature flawless production combined with the straight bars from 6 of the Wu members; this track defines the era of hip-hop so many of us loved and so many of us crave to have back!

[Verse One: U-God]
Raw I’m gonna give it to you, with no trivia
Raw like cocaine straight from Bolivia
My hip-hop will rock and shock the nation
like the Emancipation Proclamation
Weak MC’s approach with slang that’s dead
you might as well run into the wall and bang your head
I’m pushin’ force, my force your doubtin’
I’m makin’ devils cower to the Caucus Mountains

[Verse Two: Inspectah Deck]
Well I’m a sire, I set the microphone on fire
Rap styles vary, and carry like Mariah
I come from the Shaolin slum, and the isle I’m from
is coming through with nuff niggas and nuff guns
so if you wanna come sweating, stressing, contesting
you’ll catch a sharp sword to the midsection
[Verse Three: Raekwon the Chef]
Rough like Timberland wear, yeah
Me and the Clan, and you’re the Landcruisers out there
Peace to all the crooks, all the niggas with bad looks
Bald heads, braids, blow this hook

[Chorus: Method Man]
My peoples are you with me, where you at?
In the front, in the back killer-bees on attack
my people are you with me, where you at?
Smoking meth hitting cats on the block with the gats

[Verse Four: Ol’ Dirty Bastard]
Here I go, deep type flow
Jacque Cousteau could never get this low..
I’m cherry bombing shits… BOOM
Just warming up a little bit, vroom vroom
Rappinin is what’s happening
Keep the pockets stacked and then, hands clapping and
At the party when I move my body
Gotta get up, and be somebody!
Grab the microphone go straight to the phone
DUH-DUH-DUH…enter the Wu-Tang zone
Sure enough when I rock that stuff
Guff puff? I’m gonna catch your bluff tough
rough, kicking rhymes like Jim Kelly
or Alex Haley I’m a Mi-..Beetle Bailey rhymes
coming raw style, hardcore

[Verse Five: Ghostface Killah]
Speaking of the devil psych, no it’s the God, get the shit right
Mega trife, and you’re I killed you in a past life
On the mic while you was kicking that fast shit
You reneged tried again, and got blasted
Half mastered ass style mad ruff task
When I struck I had on Timbs and a black mask
Remember that shit? I know you don’t remember jack
That night yo I was hitting like a spiked bat
and then you thought I was bugged out, and crazy
strapped for nonsense, after me became lazy
yo, nobody budge while I shot slugs
Never shot thugs, I’m running with thugs that flood mugs
So grab your eight plus one, start flipping and tripping
Niggas is jetting I’m licking off son

[Verse Six: Masta Killa]
Homicide’s illegal and death is the penalty
What justifies the homicide, when he dies?
In his own iniquity it’s the
Master of the Mantis Rapture coming at you
We have an APB on an MC Killer
Looks like the work of a Master
Evidence indicates that’s it’s stature
Merciless like a terrorist hard to capture
The flow, changes like a chameleon
Plays like a friend and stabs you like a dagger
This technique attacks the immune system
Disguised like a lie paralyzing the victim
You scream as it enters your bloodstream
Erupts your brain from the pain these thoughts contain
Moving on a nigga with the speed of a centipede

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Original Beastie Boys Member John Berry Dead at 52

According to Rolling Stone Magazine, John Berry, an original member of hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, died Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. at a hospice in Danvers, Massachusetts. He was 52.

Berry is credited with coming up with the name Beastie Boys when they were teenagers. Berry played on the Beastie Boys’ first seven-inch EP Polly Wog Stew, which was recorded at 171A studios in November 1982. He left the group shortly after.

The Beastie Boys did not neglect Berry’s role in the band. When they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012,Horovitz read a speech by Adam Yauch, who died later that year at age 47 of cancer.


Baby Number 13 On The Way For DMX?!

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DMX is expected to a father once again, this making number 13! DMX and his current girlfriend are expecting their first child and number 13 for X…

His last child was born in 2013. X filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2013 citing his increasing child support obligations. His claim was later dismissed since child support can not be discharged in bankruptcy.

That makes 4 children with his wife Tashira, and 6 others with multiple ladies, (while married). The couple looks happy, so we wish them the best, but can these reports of X working with Dr. Dre ACTUALLY happen & we get some new music?!




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#PayingHomage Web Series: The Roots “Things Fall Apart”

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Today In Hip-Hop: The Roots Release “Things Fall Apart” On This Date In 1999

In our new web series “Paying Homage” it was only right that we showed love to the great Roots Crew!

On this date in hip-hop history, The Roots released their critically acclaimed album Things Fall Apartfeaturing the likes of Mos Def, Eve, Erykah Badu, & Beanie Sigel, this album, no matter what your age, no matter what your background, stands the test of time!

We spoke with 3 influential hip-hop figures in the Philly scene to discuss the musical impact The Roots really had, especially when it comes to generation to generation. Whether you are 45 or 25, The Roots crew have stood the test of time.

West Phillys own hip-hop artist Chill Moody (can you say #nicethings), and legendary DJ’s DJ Jay Ski and the worlds #1 blind DJ, DJ Touchtone weigh in with why The Roots have stayed relevant in a genre that doesn’t have a long shelf life, the impact Things Fall Apart had on their career, and some never heard before stories of each of their encounters with the crew.

From Questlove loosing his passport & Touchtone find it, DJ Jay Ski witnessing their first record played on radio, watching them perform on South St. as Squared Roots, to the advice and impacts they have had on a generation of musicians such as Chill Moody.

It’s more important then ever to pay homage to those who have successfully accomplished things that people can only dream of, and The Roots have done more than that, they have created a whole generation of dreamers because of the path they have laid for the next generation of musicians and hip-hop acts to follow, and we can’t salute you enough for that!


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#BoomConfessions: Freeway Rick Ross On Making $3 Million In A Day [Exclusive Video]


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Freeway Rick Ross went from making millions in the dope game to facing a lifetime behind bars. Fate lands his way and after winning an appeal he was released from prison. He stopped by the station to talk about his new book “Rick Ross the Untold Autobiography,” as well as his trials and tribulations of being in the dope game. He also spoke on possibly working with rapper Rick Ross in the future, if it ever became a reality. Check out the video below.

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The Power Of The Internet Connects Eminem & 10 Year Old Teejay

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Eminem is one of the most influential and well know musicians of our life time. Millions of fans have reached out through letters, emails, social media, etc, but what are the chances Eminem actually receives any of these messages?

Well, because of the power of content going viral in today’s world, Teejay Stainer’s message was received by Em. Teejay was born without a calf bone in his right leg and eventually had to have his leg amputated. He credited Eminem’s music with making him feel “brave”. Today, at 10 years old, he does everything a normal kid that age would participate in.

After taking a chance and reaching out to Eminem on social media, behind the support of those online, helped the message go viral and eventually to Eminem.

Slim Shady responded by sending young Teejay an autographed copy of his 2010 album Recovery, with the message “To Teejay, I saw your pic and read your message! Thanks for the support!”

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Would You Wear The New Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II? [Photos + Poll]


Converse has finally given their legendary sneaker The Chuck Taylor All-Star a highly anticipated makeover. The sneaker company will release a 2.0 version of the Chuck called The Chuck Taylor All-Star II, aka #ChuckII. The sneaker will feature some needed support with newly designed padding, as well as premium canvas for better ankle support and a more modern look. But with all the hoopla around the new sneaker, would you wear it? Take a look and let us know what you think.

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6 Songs You Didn’t Know Had A Ghostwriter [Original]

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Meek Mill’s ridiculous twitter rant about Drake and his alleged ghostwriter has caused a rift in the Hip-Hop community. Are you with Meek and his slighting of artist who sing songs from the words of others, or do you side with Drake and the idea of just making good music no matter who wrote it. To help you make your own decision, and open up your eyes to the real rap game, we found the top 6 songs you didn’t know had a ghost writer.

from: factmag.com

1. Will Smith – Getting Jiggy Wit It (1998)

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Ghostwriter: Nas

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Boom Moment In Hip-Hop: Eric B. & Rakim Unleash Paid in Full

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Boom Moment In Hip-Hop: Paid in Full

Paid in Full is the debut album of duo Eric B. & Rakim, released on this date in 1987. The album was recorded in producer Marley Marl’s home studio, following Rakim’s response to Eric B.’s search for a rapper to compliment his DJ work. The album produced 5 classic records, “Eric B. Is President”, “I Ain’t No Joke”, “I Know You Got Soul”, “Move the Crowd”, and “Paid in Full”.



This album was a benchmark for hip-hop culture. The album received platinum status in 1995. The album also made Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.


Boom Moment In Hip-Hop: Nas Strives For Commercial Success In Second Outing

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Today marks the follow up to one of the greatest album’s in hip-hop history, Illmatic. It Was Written was Nas’s second studio album released July 2, 1996. Nas chose to focus his efforts in more of a mainstream direction following the moderate sales following his debut.

The album was a departure from that gritty New York underground sound towards a more polished, mass appeal direction. The album features the Mafioso and gangsta themes, and was the first appearance of Nas’s short-lived group, The Firm (Foxy Brown, AZ, and Cormega).

The album was his most commercially successful release, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200. His mainstream appeal may have grown, but others accused him as “selling out”.

Even through Nas dealt with some criticisms, others would argue to be one of his best works and still remains his highest selling release, with over 4 million copies in the United States alone.

Go back to those early days and listen to the album below!