Juvenile Set It Off for Throwback Thursday

For this Throwback Thursday, we’re headed to New Orleans for this one. Like always, I’m featuring music that’s been played throughout that week. Project English from Juvenile is one of the albums that I’ve listened to this week. As of yesterday, Project English is still what I’m listening to and Set It Off is the featured track. Set It Off was the only single released from the album and it’s one of my favorite tracks from Juvenile. Juvenile is the artist from Cash Money that put them on the map with his 400 Degreez album. Set It Off helped ... [read more]

Stunt 101 G Unit for Throwback Thursday

Jay-Z wasn’t the only one celebrating an anniversary yesterday as he released the Black Album 15 years ago. G Unit released their major label debut, Beg for Mercy. 50 Cent set the stage for this release after he dropped Get Rich or Die Trying earlier in the year. During this time, Tony Yayo was locked up and this G Unit album set Lloyd Banks for his debut project, Hunger for More. Stunt 101 was the first single of the album and my Throwback Thursday track. 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and Young Buck dropped the track about six weeks before the album ... [read more]

Childrens Story by Slick Rick for Throwback Thursday

30 years ago today, the legendary Slick Rick blessed us with his debut album. The Great Adventures of Slick Rick skyrocketed him to bring one of the storytellers in hip hop. Back in late June, the album celebrated its 30th anniversary with notable names like Snoop Dogg and LL Cool J. The album inspired legendary rappers like Nas, Snoop and many more. For Throwback Thursday, the featured track is Children’s Story. Children’s Story is regarded as one of the best hip hop records of all-time. It has been sampled so many with Nas sampling it on his ... [read more]

Kid N Play 2 Hype for Throwback Thursday

1988 was the first year that I became a hip hop fan. Even though I was in elementary school that was some of the best music ever. Eric B & Rakim, KRS-One, Big Daddy Kane, Public Enemy and Slick Rick made me think. Guys like Doug E. Fresh and Kid N Play were putting out music that made me want to dance. That brings me to my Throwback Thursday track and it features Kid N Play. 30 years ago, they released their debut album, 2 Hype. Kid N Play were larger than life figures because they were part of the classic House Party movies and everyone ... [read more]

Snoop Dogg Gin and Juice for Throwback Thursday

In 1993, Hip Hop started to find its traction in the music scene. In 1992, Dr. Dre released his game changing album, The Chronic while putting Death Row on the map. The world was introduced to Snoop Doggy Dogg and as they say, the rest is history. Next month, Snoop Dogg will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his monumental debut album, Doggystyle. After his appearances on the Chronic and his track Deep Cover with Dr. Dre anticipation grew for a solo effort. 1993 was an influential year, so much that I made a Best Of for that year and here’s ... [read more]

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