• The Usher 8701 Album Turns 20 Years Old Today
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    The Usher 8701 Album Turns 20 Years Old Today

    When you think about great R&B artists over the last 25 years, Usher’s name will usually come up. Usher entered the game at the age of 15 when he dropped his self-titled debut joint. Three years later, he returned with his second album, My Way. My Way went on to sell over 6 million records making Usher a megastar in the process. Less than two years later, he released a Live album to close out the 90s. Usher released his 3rd album a couple years later. The album is called 8701 and it was released 20 years ago today. Some call this one the album before the classic Confessions project.…

  • Wicked Wayz From Mr. Mike Released 25 Years Ago Today
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    Wicked Wayz From Mr. Mike Released 25 Years Ago Today

    Suave House Records is one of my favorite rap labels of all-time. 8Ball & MJG were their biggest acts, but they had others beside them. Tela, Crime Boss and South Circle all dropped classic albums as they were included in my Suave House collection. Mr. Mike was a part of South Circle with Thorough and he dropped his debut album the following year. Wicked Wayz was the name of the project, and it was released 25 years ago today. The Wicked Wayz joint featured 8Ball & MJG and Ice Cube and it was a great album. Stop Lying is my favorite song off the album as it was featured as…

  • Aaliyah Released Final Album 20 Years Ago Today
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    Aaliyah Released Final Album 20 Years Ago Today

    Aaliyah was one of the most beautiful and talented singers in the late-90s. She hit the scene at the age of 15 with her debut album. Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number sold over 3 million records and solidified her as a bonafied star. She released five singles off the debut joint. The first two, Back & Forth and At Your Best went gold and are all-time classics. Two years later, Aaliyah came back with her second album, One in a Million. One in a Million almost went 4X platinum and sold a total of 8 million records worldwide. The album produced six singles with One in a Million and…

  • 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…

  • Lloyd Banks Karma for Throwback Thursday
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    Lloyd Banks Karma for Throwback Thursday

    Welcome to another Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend. Of course, for many people this will be a long weekend seeing the 4th of July is Sunday. My playlist this week was highlighted by several mixtapes. G Unit Radio 22, Invasion 2, slow jams joint, MMG and a couple others were played. It Was Written by Nas, Section 80 from Kendrick Lamar and Temple of Boom from Cypress Hill was also bumped. Lastly, the new Lil Baby & Lil Durk project also made its way to my playlist. Seeing there was a lot of old school G-Unit joints, we had to represent for them. Lloyd Banks…

  • 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…