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!

  • Craig Barritt / Getty Images

    January 15th

    1981 - Armando Pérez aka Pitbull was born in Miami, FL.
  • Bad Boy Films / Fox Searchlight Pictures

    January 16th

    2009 - Notorious, the Movie, premieres in theaters
  • January 16th

    1979 - Aaliyah Haughton was born in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Columbia Records

    January 17th

    1996 - Illmatic, the Debut Album by NaS, was certified gold by the RIAA
  • Paramount Pictures

    January 17th

    1992 - Juice, the Movie, premieres in theaters
  • G-Unit / Aftermath

    January 18th

    2005 - The Documentary, the Debut Album by The Game, was released
  • Select Records

    January 21st

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