February 23, 2023
  • 12:08 pm Fall Convocation 2022: “The State of this University is Strong”
  • 9:37 pm Ogrin Brings the Thunder in Toros 12-3 rout; team plays for playoff championship tomorrow
  • 7:00 am Outstanding Professor Award Recipient’s Mic Drop Moment at Last Month’s Virtual Ceremony
  • 9:10 am Bookworms of the World Unite!
  • 7:46 pm Breaking News: All Students Living in Campus Housing Required to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
  • 9:00 am CSUDH Esports Creates International Competition
  • 9:35 am Spring Commencement Ceremonies Get Brighter
  • 3:46 pm Breaking News: Spring Commencement Ceremonies Recieve Stadium Upgrade
  • 8:00 am Testing the Teachers (and All the Educators)
  • 9:30 am CSUDH Educators and School Employees, Vaccinated Next
  • 10:30 am For White People Only: Anti-Racism Workshop Addresses Racial Bias and Unity
  • 2:43 pm Greatness Personified: Remembering Kobe Bryant
  • 10:02 am Straight Down the Chimney and Into Your (Digital) Hands: Special Holiday Edition of The Bulletin!
  • 2:44 pm Did You Wake up Looking this Beautiful?
  • 11:43 am A Long History for University’s Newest Major
  • 5:15 pm Issue 5 of Bulletin Live! Collector’s Item! Worth its Weight in Digital Paper!
  • 4:06 pm Special Election Issue
  • 4:03 pm Three best Latinx Halloween & Horror Short Films available now on HBO Max
  • 9:49 am Issue 3 of CSUDH Bulletin Live if You Want It
  • 3:24 pm Hispanic Heritage Month Update
  • 2:00 pm South Bay Economic Forecast Goes Virtual
  • 3:52 pm BREAKING NEWS: Classes for Spring to be Online, CSU Chancellor Announces
  • 9:39 am “Strikes” and Solidarity
  • 8:30 am March Into History: Just 5 in 1970, CSUDH Growth Shaped by Historic Event
  • 8:30 am Will the Bulletin Make Today Tomorrow?
  • 9:04 am Different Neighborhoods Warrant Rubber Bullets or Traffic Control For Protesters
  • 5:07 pm STAFF EDITORIAL: Even Socially Distant, We All Have to Work Together
  • 5:47 pm Transcript of CSUDH President Parham’s Coronavirus Announcement
  • 10:46 am Cal State Long Beach Suspends Face-to-Face Classes; CSUDH Discussing Contingency Plans
  • 5:26 pm Things Black People Should be Able to Get Away with This Month
  • 10:25 am Latinx Students Need a Place to Call Home
  • 2:35 pm Will Time Run Out Before Funds for PEGS? [UPDATED]
  • 8:41 am Year of the Rat? What’s That?
  • 6:20 am Artist Who Gave Life to Death and Inspired Countless Others Gets His Due at Dominguez Hills
  • 5:16 pm Why I’m Rooting for Dr. Cornel West
  • 5:00 pm Under Fire from the Feds, Vaping’s Future is Cloudy
  • 3:28 pm We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat; Tsunami 3.0 Hits Campus, Enrollment Swells
  • 4:48 pm University Weathering a Wave of New Students
  • 9:21 pm The Bulletin’s Public Records Request Offers Springboard to Launch Gender Equity Discussion at CSUDH
  • 4:27 pm Black is the New Black: Raising the Capital on the “B” Word
  • 10:53 am Guns Up for Arrest: Student advocacy group pushes for CSU No Gun Zones–Including the Police
  • 4:09 pm Staff Editorial: Words on the First
  • 8:42 pm Carson Mayor Blasts Media, Landmark Libel Case in Keynote Address
  • 9:27 am Free Speech Week Calendar of Events Update
  • 6:02 am Food for Thought: 40% of Students are Food Insecure
  • 3:12 pm Academic Senate Rejects CSU GE Task Force & Report
  • 3:06 pm Work To Be Done
  • 5:56 pm ASI Elections: What You Need to Know
  • 8:02 pm CSUDH President Parham Announces Cancer Diagnosis
  • 9:47 am CSUDH Art Professor’s 20-Year Journey Results in First Local Showing of Film
  • 9:13 pm Free Speech or Free Hate area?
  • 9:08 pm CSUDH’s Best & Brightest Shine at Student Research Day
  • 9:05 pm Academic Senate Approves Gender Equity Task Force
  • 12:37 pm When Dr. Davis speaks, Toros Pay Close Attention
  • 3:38 pm Investing in the Future: Dr. Thomas A. Parham Reflects on the Past Eight Months and Contemplates​ the University’s Future
  • 3:24 pm Green Olive to Open By End of Feb; Starbucks Not Until Fall
  • 3:20 pm Gov. Newsom’s Proposed Budget Hailed for Extensive Funding Increases
  • 3:08 pm Out of the Classroom: Labor and Community Organizing Course Aims to Teach Students How to Organize for Social Justice
  • 2:54 pm The Other Route in Professional Sports
  • 9:02 am Hail to the New Chief, CSUDH President Thomas Parham
  • 3:36 pm Career Center Holds Major/Minor Fair
  • 5:34 pm After Unexpected Delay, Undocumented Becomes More Intimate Theatrical Production
  • 1:30 pm What to Expect When You’re Expecting New Buildings
  • 4:00 pm Notable CSUDH Alumni
  • 4:00 pm A “Kid From Akron” Makes History
  • 4:00 pm 90s Legends Nominated for Hall of Fame
  • 4:00 pm Opinion: Television Isn’t Dying – It’s Evolving
  • 4:00 pm AOT Returns With One-Hour Special

The famous ‘90s East Coast rap group, A Tribe Called Quest. Courtesy of HipHop Golden Age

By Julia McIntyre Staff Reporter

As we celebrate Black History Month, we remember to appreciate the contributions African American leaders, athletes, artists, musicians and entertainers, have brought to pop culture. 

A Tribe Called Quest and Missy Elliott have both paved the way for future African American artists’ success, and have recently been nominated to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

A Tribe Called Quest (ATCQ) is a rap group from the ‘90s formed in Queens, New York. The members include Kamaal Ibn John Fareed, also known as (aka) Q-Tip, Malik Izaak Taylor, aka Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Jarobi White. The group is known for its hits, “I Left My Wallet in El Segundo,” “Can I Kick It,” and “Check the Rhime.”

Although the rap group disbanded at times, they were nominated four times for the Grammy Awards. ATCQ redefined hip hop in the late ‘90s and brought the ‘East Coast rap scene’ to the West Coast, starting the East vs. West hip hop conversation. 

It formed a passionate debate that ended up in a coast versus coast-rivalry during the legendary careers of Tupac and Biggie. This Los Angeles versus. New York state of mind still carries on to this day due to the impacts of ATCQ.

However, in 2016, after founding member Phife Dawg passed away, the group officially called it quits in 2017.

Rapper, singer and songwriter Missy ‘Misdemeanor’ Elliott. Courtesy of Blogspot

The legendary Missy Elliott has also impacted the hip-hop industry by creating an original style and sound that is recognizable after a few beats of her songs. She is a four-time Grammy award-winning rapper, singer, dancer and producer who is best known for her songs, “Lose Control,” “Work It,” and “Get Ur Freak On.” Elliott skyrocketed to fame in the 90s and early 2000s, capturing a worldwide audience. 

The artist’s sixth album “The Cookbook,” released in 2005, helped spark the EDM boom during the time by sampling Cybotron’s classic “Clear” with her famous single “Lose Control.”

The New Yorker has previously labeled ‘Misdemeanor’ Elliott as the “biggest female rap star that Middle America has ever seen…and avoided the prevailing stereotypes of the music-video industry.” She was the face during the height of the ‘90s MTV era.

Elliott is the first female rapper ever to be nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Her nomination will open doors for many more female African American artists to make their mark in the industry and earn success.

Let’s face it, Elliot ran so African American female hip hop artists today, such as Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat and Saweetie, could walk. These artists were inspired by Elliott’s attitude, dancing and ‘it girl’ presence that now rules the industry. 

The musicians brought new ideas and concepts to not only the hip-hop industry but the music industry as a whole. ATCQ and Elliot are among 14 other nominees to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The nominees chosen to be inducted will be announced in May. If not chosen, ATCQ and Elliott will still go down in history.



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