It's been a long time, we shouldn't have left you. Without a dope beat to step to, step to, step to, step to... Here's another edition of This Week in Hip Hop History!

  • January 15th

    1981 - Armando Pérez aka Pitbull was born in Miami, FL.
    Craig Barritt / Getty Images
  • January 16th

    2009 - Notorious, the Movie, premieres in theaters
    Bad Boy Films / Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • January 16th

    1979 - Aaliyah Haughton was born in Brooklyn, New York.
  • January 17th

    1996 - Illmatic, the Debut Album by NaS, was certified gold by the RIAA
    Columbia Records
  • January 17th

    1992 - Juice, the Movie, premieres in theaters
    Paramount Pictures
  • January 18th

    2005 - The Documentary, the Debut Album by The Game, was released
    G-Unit / Aftermath
  • January 21st

    1989 - 2 Hype, the Gold Debut Album by Kid 'N Play, is released
    Select Records