Ladies and gentlemen of Lime Nation, we’re glad to be able to say that today the #RapFlashback turns 1 year old! It was in April of last year that we began delivering your monthly dose of Hip Hop History. For a look back at where we’ve been over the last 12 months, check out the Rap Flashback archives.

This month we cover two April releases that are important to Hip Hop in Public Enemy’s ‘Fear of a Black Planet’ and Das EFX ‘Dead Serious’. We also look at the four Hip Hop groups selected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, three of them in April. PRESS PLAY to watch the full Rap Flashback or CLICK BELOW to enjoy it in smaller slices. And please, Lime On.

Happy Birthday Scholar (It’s not my Birthday!)

Public Enemy, ‘Fear of a Black Planet’

Das EFX, ‘Dead Serious’

Hip Hop in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Scholar and Prof fumble through “They Want EFX”