The 2023 BET Hip Hop Awards paid homage to Marley Marl, bestowing upon him the "I Am Hip-Hop" Award as a highlight of the night. So So Def was also honored as it celebrated 30 years with Jermaine Dupri, Ludacris and more.

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You’ve to love The Combat Jack Show. Combat Jack and Premium Pete are joined by DJ Benhameen in this week’s dosage of entertaining, informative barbershop conversation with legendary producer Marley Marl.


Even though the spotlight doesn’t shine as hard as it should on those who helped birth Hip-Hop, DJ Kool Herc and other pioneers will keep representing the culture in a month-long Hip-Hop festival in Queens, New York.

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Founded by New York producer Marley Marl and late radio personality DJ Mr. Magic in Queens, the Juice Crew featured some of the most influential MC’s of Hip-Hop’s “Golden Age” of the 1980s.


One of the pioneers in Hip-Hop, DJ Mr. Magic, has passed away. You may remember him from Tupac’s song “Old School” when Pac referenced the DJ or from Nas’s “Halftime” when he said, “I gotta have it, I miss Mr. Magic.”Now the entire Hip-Hop world is reflecting on the death of the legend.