Walk This Way 2.0 

March 9, 1986 ~ The Toxic Twins weren’t crazy about it and neither was Jam Master Jay. But everyone listened to the legendary Rick Rubin, who was producing the latest Run-D.M.C. album and insisted on having Tyler and Perry add something to the remake of “Walk This Way.” It was a stroke of genius — reviving Aerosmith’s career and opening up rap to a whole new audience — white rockers.

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“Real country – plain and simple.” 

George Strait releases his debut album — Strait Country — on September 4, 1981.  The album was released by MCA Records but only after dipping their feet in the water with one song — “Unwound.” It rocketed up the country charts and soon, MCA offered George his first record contract to finish the album. They continue the relationship some 30 albums later.

Straight Outta Compton

Considered by many to be the most influentional hip hop album of all time is released by N.W.A. on August 8, 1988.

It’s #144 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and in 2017, it was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or artistically significant.”

Joni Mitchell: Her Art and Life in 33 Songs | Pitchfork

Like many, no other artist has affected my life as much as The Chirp.

Since releasing her first album in 1968, Joni Mitchell has been a singularly influential force in popular music, offering a blueprint for both enlightenment and rebellion. Here, we take a chronological look at the songs that define her legacy so far—but first, here is an essay about her many gifts by cultural critic Ann Powers of Pitchfork …

Source: Joni Mitchell: Her Art and Life in 33 Songs | Pitchfork