As we proceed to give you what you need, here's another week in Hip Hop History!

  • January 8th

    2012 - The US Government, after a Freedom of Information Act request, releases Ol' Dirty Bastard's FBI file.
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  • January 11th

    1971 - Mary J Blige was born in The Bronx, NY.
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  • January 12th

    1996 - The spoof film, Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, is released in theaters.
    Ivory Way Productions / Miramax Films
  • January 13th

    1998 - The L.O.X. released their debut album Money, Power & Respect
    Bad Boy Records / Arista
  • January 14th

    1968 - James Todd Smith, aka LL Cool J, was born in Bay Shore, NY.
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