Twenty-three years ago on this day Hip Hop group Salt-n-Pepa released their fourth album “Very Necessary” on Next Plateau records. This album has gone on to become the most successful rap album by a female act. The album smashes were "Shoop","Whatta Man","None of Your Business" and"Heaven 'n Hell." The smash None of Your Business was a top 40 hit which won them their first Grammy Award.

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Very Necessary peaked at #4 on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, and has been certified 5x platinum by the RIAA for sales in excess of five million copies in the US. The album sold an additional two million copies internationally, for total sales of seven million.

Album producers:Salt-n-Pepa,Spinderella, Hurby Azor

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66RAW's Core DJ "WildChild DNA" caught up with DMV Singer/Songwriter Reesa Renee after her Break the Internet Fest performance to talk about the inspiration behind her music, performing at the Legendary Apollo Theater, and her future career plans. 

Reesa Renee is a singer/songwriter from Largo, Maryland. Reesa released her debut album “Reelease” in August of 2012 which featured popular local artists like Tabi Bonney and Black Cobain. 

Reesa has been active in music since 2011 and she says she's just getting started. 

The candid interview we did with Reesa Renee gave us a glimpse into the person behind the music. Reesa shared personal stories about what got her into music. What's interesting is that up until about six years ago Reesa had no intentions of pursuing a career in music at all.  

Reesa said the impact of losing two of her best friends to drunk driving accidents left her with a lot of grief. Reesa used music as an outlet and when she shared her music with others their reactions to it made her believe that this was something she could really do professionally.

“It just felt right, for myself it was spiritual and then when I sung in front of my family my brother cried,” said Reesa. “And I was like yeah this is deeper than me.” 

Reesa told us about her experience on the Apollo and how it affirmed her faith that she could do music that people loved.   

“If I can make it on my own and they didn’t even want me here I just need to follow my heart,” said Reesa. 

Reesa has a ton of amazing music projects coming up and she seems grateful for all the generous support she has received so far on her journey. She is currently working on new music with Pinky Killa Corn and other artists to make more "feel good" music for the world to hear. 

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Seventeen years ago today Philly born rapper Eve released her first album “Let There Be Eve…Ruff Ryders' First Lady” on Ruff Ryders Entertainment and Interscope Records. This album gave hip hop hit singles like “What Ya’ll Want,” “Love is Blind,” and “Gotta Man.”

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Eve became the 3rd female hip hop artist to have her album peak #1 on the Billboard 200’s album chart. The album sold 213,000 copies in its first week and has been certified double platinum since then.

Album Producers: Dee Dean, Waah Dean, Swizz Beatz, P.K.,DJ Shok, Jay "Icepick" Jackson

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Twenty seven years ago today Golden age rapper MC Lyte released her sophomore album “Eyes on This” on First Priority Music/Atlantic Records. This album features hip hop hits like "Cha Cha Cha", "Cappucino", and "Stop, Look, Listen". Eyes on This peaked at #6 on Billboard Top R&B/HipHop album’s chart.

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Album Producers: Audio Two, Grand Puba, The King of Chill, Marley Marl, and Nat Robinson

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Thirteen years ago today hip hop rapper E-40 released his 8th studio album "Breakin' News" on Sick Wid It and Jive Records. The album sold 50,000 copies in its first week and reached #16 on Billboard 200’s album chart. The album smashes were singles “Quarterbackin and “Act A Ass”. The “Act A Ass” single which featured Rankin Scroo was featured in the 2005 movie Be Cool.

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Album Producers: Rick Rock, Mo Mo, Bosko, Nick "Fury" Loftin, Big Smash, Sam Bostic, Lil Jon, Kavior, Ova Dose, CMT, E-A-Ski

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Twenty five years ago today Hip Hop legend Queen Latifah released her sophmore album “Nature of a Sista” on Tommy Boy Records.

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This album features Hip Hop hits like "Latifah's Had it up”, "Nuff of the Ruff” and more. “Nature of a Sista” sold over 500,000 copies worldwide.
 
 
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Nineteen years ago today G-funk rapper Coolio released his third studio album My soul. This album was the last album he released on Tommy Boy Records, produced by Bryan "Wino" Dobbs, Vic C, DJ I-Roc and more.

My Soul reached #39 on Billboard 200’s chart and the album's only charting single “C U When U Get There” made it to number 12 on the Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. This album has been certified platinum by the RIAA.

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Eighteen years ago West Coast Gangsta rapper Xzibit released his second studio album 40Dayz & 40 Nightz on Loud/RCA records. This album is considered one of Xzibit’s greatest albums with Hip Hop singles like “What U See Is What U Get," "3 Card Molly," "Los Angeles Times" and "Pussy Pop." "What U See Is What U Get" is mentioned by some as one of the greatest rap songs of all times and this particular single earned Xzibit’s highest charting record in his career. "What U See Is What U Get" reached number 50 on Billboard’s Hot 100 charts. 

40Dayz & 40 Nightz album reached number 58 on the Billboards 200’s charts. 

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With this season of Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta drawing to a close, there has been a number of unexpected changes in the lives of the cast members.  The original, or previous cast includes Stevie J, Mimi Faust, Rasheeda, Karlie Redd, Lil Scrappy, Tammy Rivera, Bambi, Young Joc, K. Michelle and how could we ever forget, Joseline Hernandez.  This season has also spiced it up with some new members: Karen King, also known as “KK”, her two sons Scrapp DeLeon, Sas, both Scrapp’s babymother Tiara and his supposed girlfriend on the show, Tommie.  

This season has been a very eventful season to say the least and there were many changes that took place in some of the cast members lives, but one thing unfortunately did not change and that was Joseline’s antics.     

Joseline’s biggest lies throughout the season was when she accused Stevie J (whom we have found out is NOT really her husband), of having sexual affairs with KK and when she accused Stevie J of recently impregnating two different women.  All of this tea was supposedly given to the Puerto Rican Princess from “the streets.”  

Joseline’s disrespect on this season reached another level; down to her taking inappropriate pictures with Rick Ross or her getting into it with host, Nina Parker at Reunion Part 1.  Watch Video 

After finalizing the reunion, producers were able to catch up with Joseline and Stevie to check the status of their current relationship and it seems that the couple may have called it quits FOR GOOD!  Joseline mentioned how her baby will never have Stevie J’s last name.  

“Finished it’s a wrap, fly little birdie you free,” said Stevie.

Joseline is a man, she’s childish, she’s manipulative, and let’s just say that I feel sorry for her baby.  Well, that’s just my take on it.

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