• Albums,  Hip Hop,  Music

    The Shocker From Silkk Turns 25 Today

    No Limit Records is one of my favorite record labels of all-time. Death Row Records is my number one, but No Limit is a close second. Silkk the Shocker was one of the bigger artists during their time at the top. 25 years ago today, Silkk released his debut album The Shocker. The Shocker was released at a time when No Limit was starting to make a name for themselves. Back in the spring of 1996, Master P dropped his Ice Cream Man album. The Ice Cream Man album went platinum and No Limit was no longer just a popular southern act. Four months later, Silkk came with his debut…

  • Let’s Chill by Guy for Throwback Thursday
    Blog Hops & memes,  Music,  Throwback Thursday

    Let’s Chill by Guy for Throwback Thursday

    Welcome to another Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend. This was the first week where R&B was played more than hip hop. Ginuwine, Michael Jackson, Monica, Marvin Gaye and the Waiting to Exhale Soundtrack were bumped. On the hip hop side, E-40, Busta Rhymes, Do or Die, Celly Cel and Silkk the Shocker made the playlist. As you can see, there were many to select from to be featured for Throwback Thursday. One album that wasn’t mentioned was The Future by Guy. This album was released all the way in November of 1990. The group Guy was led by the legendary producer Teddy Riley. The album…

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    A Beginner’s Guide for Music Production Like a Pro

    If you are an avid music lover who wants to start a career in the industry, a good beginning assures success. Your first production decides your way ahead because it shows your potential and works as a morale booster. But there is a difference between playing for fun and producing music for a living. You need to think like a seasoned professional even with your first music production experience. Achieving success, the first time goes beyond having the right equipment and knowing the production techniques. You must think like a professional, and the confidence will show in your first piece itself. Thankfully, you can access some helpful advice from successful…

  • Rick Ross Released Port of Miami 15 Years Ago
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    Rick Ross Released Port of Miami 15 Years Ago

    Rick Ross is one of the better rappers we’ve seen over the last 20 years. To be honest, Ross has one of the better discographies of any rapper to ever touch the mic. It all started 15 years ago when Rick Ross released his debut album, Port of Miami. The platinum selling Port of Miami first single was a mega-hit when it was released. Hustlin’ was the name and it was one of the biggest hits of the summer of 2006. Hustlin’ went platinum and even had Jay-Z and Jeezy on the remix. Push It was the only other single released off the Port of Miami. Unfortunately, Push It didn’t…

  • Jay Z Kanye West Watch The Throne Turns 10 Years Old Today
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    Jay Z Kanye West Watch The Throne Turns 10 Years Old Today

    Jay Z and Kanye West have developed a very intriguing history with each other. As we all know, Jay Z gave Kanye his shot on the track, This Can’t Be Life off the Dynasty album. Kanye brought his magic to the Jay Z’s classic Blueprint album the following year. In 2004, Kanye dropped his debut project The College Dropout which is considered a classic. Jay Z dropped his Blueprint 3 album in 2009 and Kanye released My Beautiful Twisted Dark Fantasy in 2010. The following year they put out the Watch the Throne project. The Watch the Throne album was reviewed after its release and there were only 2 songs…

  • Jadakiss Kiss Tha Game Goodbye Dropped 20 Years Ago Today
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    Jadakiss Kiss Tha Game Goodbye Dropped 20 Years Ago Today

    Jadakiss is one of the greatest rapper of all-time. During this past week’s edition of Verzuz, more people have come to that realization. Jadakiss along with his Lox brothers took on the Dipset live from Madison Square Garden. Let’s just say that Jadakiss walked away as the MVP as he took out the Dipset by himself. Lebron James even tweeted out that Jadakiss is the most underrated rapper in history. 20 years ago today, Jadakiss released his debut solo joint, Kiss Tha Game Goodbye. Before that, the Lox dropped two great albums as part of the Ruff Ryders and Bad Boy Records. Money, Power & Respect and We Are the…