• The Carter II Dropped 15 Years Ago Today
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    The Carter II Dropped 15 Years Ago Today

    Lil Wayne has been in the rap game for well over 20+ years now. Recently, Wayne dropped his No Ceilings 3 mixtape on us. Wayne was probably his hottest from around 2002-2005. In 2005, he released his classic mixtape, the Dedication with DJ Drama. Later that year, Wayne released the second installment of his Carter series. The Carter II dropped 15 years ago today. Of course, The Carter II is the follow-up to The Carter he released a year before. The Carter II went on to go double platinum after selling over 240,000 copies in the first week. Fireman was his first single and it went on to go platinum.…

  • The Sound of Revenge by Chamillionaire Turns 15
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    The Sound of Revenge by Chamillionaire Turns 15

    Chamillionaire was one of the dopest mixtape rappers not only in Texas, but everywhere. His Mixtape Messiah series is legendary and he was damn good at marketing himself. Nowadays, Chamillionaire is deep in investing and no longer puts out music. 15 years ago today, Chamillionaire dropped his major label debut, The Sound of Revenge. Bun B, Scarface, Killer Mike, Lil Wayne, Pastor Troy and Krayzie Bone all appeared on The Sound of Revenge. Turn It Up was his first single and it featured another Texas artist in Lil Flip. Turn It Up was a nice track as both Flip and Chamillionaire are great rappers. The only other single Chamillionaire released…

  • My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Turns 10 Today
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    My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Turns 10 Today

    Kanye West is one of the most polarizing figures to ever pick up a mic. We know about his recent struggles with depression and even made a bid to run for President. Kanye is one of the better musicians we’ve had ever as his production has always been great. The College Dropout, Late Registration and Graduation are considered classics. Kanye’s first three albums made him a megastar, but 808s & Heartbreak wasn’t for me. Two years later, Kanye released his 5th solo album. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy featured Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Raekwon, Nicki Minaj, Pusha T, John Legend and many others. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy almost went gold…

  • LL Cool J Mr. Smith Turns 25 Years Old Today
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    LL Cool J Mr. Smith Turns 25 Years Old Today

    LL Cool J has gone down as one of the greatest rappers of all-time. LL dropped his first album back in 1985. Radio just turned 35 a few days and it put LL Cool J on the map. After going platinum with his debut album, LL went double platinum with his Bigger and Deffer joint. Fast forward almost 10 years after Radio; LL dropped his 6th album Mr. Smith. Mr. Smith was one of my favorite LL albums as he had a mixture of slow and hard joints. Hey Lover was the first single and it went on to win a Grammy for Best Rap Solo. Boyz II Men song…

  • The Get Rich or Die Trying Soundtrack Released 15 Years Ago
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    The Get Rich or Die Trying Soundtrack Released 15 Years Ago

    50 Cent have gone down as one of the most successful rappers of all-time. 50 would rearrange the mixtape game before being signed to Eminem and Shady Records. Get Rich or Die Trying is one of the biggest debut albums ever in hip hop. The album has sold over 12 million copies worldwide. As we all know, 50 Cent has gotten away from hip hop and into the entertainment world. He’s helped put out the popular series, Power on Starz and a show on ABC called Life. Before all that, 50 put out something of his life story with the movie titled Get Rich or Die Trying. The movie was…

  • Liquid Swords from GZA Released 25 Years Ago
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    Liquid Swords from GZA Released 25 Years Ago

    The Wu-Tang Clan is arguably the greatest collection of rappers in one group to ever assemble. RZA is the leader and the man behind the iconic Wu-Tang Clan sound. Raekwon put out one of the greatest hip hop albums with his Only Built 4 Cuban Linx joint. Method Man started their solo run by dropping his Tical album a year after the 36 Chambers joint. Ghostface has been called the most consistent one of the group as he’s released some great projects. The entire world still misses the late, great Ol’ Dirty Bastard as he was arguably the most popular member. The GZA is probably the most quiet of the…