• Nas It Was Written Released 25 Years Ago Today
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    Nas It Was Written Released 25 Years Ago Today

    Nas is my favorite rapper alive and one of the best to ever do it. Illmatic is viewed as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all-time. Two years later, Nas returned with his second album with high expectations. 25 years ago It Was Written dropped and it was every bit as good as his debut. It Was Written debuted at the top of the charts and it went on to sell over 3 million copies. It Was Written remained his best-selling album and one of my personal favorites. While Illmatic didn’t have any major features, this one packed some dopes ones. Lauryn Hill, Dr. Dre, Mobb Deep, The…

  • Keith Sweat Released Self-Titled Album 25 Years Ago
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    Keith Sweat Released Self-Titled Album 25 Years Ago

    Keith Sweat was one of my favorite singers growing up. The Make It Last Forever and I’ll Give All My Love to You albums are two of my all-time favorite. Those two albums mentioned set the tone for what we expected from a Keith Sweat project. 25 years ago today, Keith Sweat released his self-titled album. The album went on to sell over four million records and proved he’s one of the GOATs of R&B. The Keith Sweat album was his 5th one and he hit us with Twisted as the first single. Twisted was a fixture on the R&B charts upon its release. The single sold well over 1.5…

  • Reasonable Doubt
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    Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt Dropped 25 Years Ago Today

    Jay-Z is one of the greatest rappers to ever touch the mic. There are many that have him at the top of their all-time list. 25 years ago today, Jay-Z released his Reasonable Doubt album. The platinum selling debut is viewed by many as his best album. Personally, it’s up there with his Black Album and Blueprint joints. Reasonable Doubt had features from the Notorious Big, Mary J. Blige, Foxy Brown, Memphis Bleek and Sauce Money. Dead Presidents was his first single and it sampled Nas the World is Yours track. Of course, this was brought up when they were having beef with each other. The gold-selling single set the…

  • Lost Boyz Legal Drug Money Dropped 25 Years Ago Today
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    Lost Boyz Legal Drug Money Dropped 25 Years Ago Today

    The 90s had so much talent that there were a lot of groups or artists that got overlooked. One of those groups was the Lost Boyz. The Lost Boyz consisted of Mr. Cheeks, Freaky Tah, DJ Spigg Nice and Pretty Lou. They released their debut album 25 years ago today. Legal Drug Money was the name and it debuted #1 in the hip hop/R&B category. Legal Drug Money eventually went gold off the strength of an unprecedented five singles. Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz were the first single to be released. It dropped way back in the late summer of 1995. The track was the typical Lost Boyz sound…

  • 2Pac Until the End of Time Turns 20 Years Old Today
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    2Pac Until the End of Time Turns 20 Years Old Today

    It’s hard to believe that on September 13th of this year will mark the 25th anniversary of Pac passing. Before his passing, Pac released 4 solo albums, Thug Life and countless appearances. One thing you hear about Pac after his passing was his crazy work ethic. More music came about from Pac after death then he released while alive. One of those gems was his album, Until the End of Time. The double album was his seventh total and third posthumous release. Makaveli was the first and R U Still Down? (Remember Me) was the second. Until the End of Time debuted number one and it sold over 426,000 copies…

  • The Fugees Dropped The Score 25 Years Ago Today
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    The Fugees Dropped The Score 25 Years Ago Today

    February 13, 1996 will always be one of the biggest days in hip hop history. 2Pac released his All Eyez On Me joint and the Fugees dropped the Score also. All Eyez On Me has been talked about ever since. The Score from the Fugees went on to sell over 20 million copies worldwide. Unfortunately, Lauryn Hill, Wyclef and Pras never recorded another album again. The Score has appeared on numerous greatest albums lists. The Fugees went on to win a Grammy for the Best Rap album also. Fu-Gee-La was their first single and it was released in December of 1995. Fu-Gee-La went on to go gold and people were…