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 ... [read more]

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, ... [read more]

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 chorus ... [read more]

On Top of the World Dropped 25 Years Ago by 8Ball & MJG

8Ball & MJG are my favorite duo ever in the hip hop. They were introduced to the world with their classic debut, Comin’ Out Hard. The 9 tracks album had the perfect title because the project was hard. After buying Comin’ Out Hard I was instantly a fan of 8Ball & MJG. The following year, 8Ball & MJG dropped their On Tha Outside Lookin’ In joint. On Tha Outside Lookin’ In was a tremendous album and one that I absolutely love. This is one that I’ve always remembered because it was released on my 17th birthday. The next year 8Ball & ... [read more]

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