• Reasonable Doubt
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    Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt Dropped 25 Years Ago Today

    Jay-Z is one of the greatest rappers to ever touch the mic. There are many that have him at the top of their all-time list. 25 years ago today, Jay-Z released his Reasonable Doubt album. The platinum selling debut is viewed by many as his best album. Personally, it’s up there with his Black Album and Blueprint joints. Reasonable Doubt had features from the Notorious Big, Mary J. Blige, Foxy Brown, Memphis Bleek and Sauce Money. Dead Presidents was his first single and it sampled Nas the World is Yours track. Of course, this was brought up when they were having beef with each other. The gold-selling single set the…

  • Jay-Z Released Blueprint 3 10 Years Ago
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    Jay-Z Released Blueprint 3 10 Years Ago

    10 years ago today, Jay-Z dropped his 11th studio album, Blueprint 3. If you’re keeping count, Blueprint 3 was the third album returning from his retirement. Blueprint 3 was also the third and final installment of the Blueprint series. Kanye West, Rihanna, Drake, Jeezy, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Kid Cudi and a virtually unknown J. Cole appeared on the album. To prepare for the album, Jay-Z released D.O.A (Death of Auto-Tune) late that spring. The response was that he was taking aim at a lot of artists as the track speaks for itself. For me, this is one track that didn’t do nothing for me. The second single, Run this…

  • Freeway What We Do Featuring Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel
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    Freeway What We Do Featuring Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel

    One of the more underrated rappers has always been Freeway. When it came to Roc-A-Fella Records back in the day, Jay Z and Beanie Sigel were the two most talked about names. During that period, Killa Cam came through, but no one hardly ever put Freeway in that category. Despite having dope features, he didn’t get his props until he dropped his debut album. Philadelphia Freeway dropped, and it was a great album. For Throwback Thursday, the featured track is called What We Do. The track features Jay Z and Beanie Sigel, which made for an instant classic status in my eyes. Check out the video below! What did you…

  • Jay-Z Blueprint
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    Jay-Z Dropped His Blueprint Album 15 Years Ago

    It’s crazy how time flies by with today being the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that changed America forever. My condolences go out to the ones that lost their lives and the ones affected by such a terrible event. I remember that day like it was yesterday and at that time it just didn’t seem real to me. That very same day I remember picking up the Blueprint album from Jay-Z. The album had so much hype behind it because the rumored diss track towards Nas that was going to be on the album. After it dropped we found out the track was called The Takeover where he took…

  • Watch the Throne
    Album Reviews,  Hip Hop

    Watch the Throne by Jay-Z Kanye West Review

      First of all I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a big fan of either of these artists even though I respect what both have done more so, what Jay-Z has done over the years. I’ve often said that Kanye’s albums have declined in quality since his debut of the College Dropout and hit rock bottom with the 808s & Heartbreaks but the My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album was better but still wasn’t a good album. Now with Jay-Z I loved his Reasonable Doubt debut album along with a couple other albums but I loved the Blueprint and Black albums. Ok with that said let’s get…

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    Nelly Ride Wit Me for Throwback Thursday

    Welcome to another Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend. Once again, it’s time to check out my weekly playlist and featured track. My week started off with the Scrappy/Trillville album and then the new one from Gunna. Quik is the Name from the legendary DJ Quik and then the new mixtape from Jim Jones with DJ Drama. Pac Life from 2Pac, Culture from Migos and the Slim Shady LP was also played. We also had some R&B with the New Life joint from Monica and OnMyRadio by Musiq Soulchild. As always, there were plenty to choose from for my Throwback Thursday joint this week. We are…

  • Sam Sneed U Better Recognize Featuring Dr. Dre
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    Sam Sneed U Better Recognize Featuring Dr. Dre

    First off, Happy New Year to everyone out there. Hope you had a wonderful beginning to the new year and nothing but continued blessings throughout it. Welcome to Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend. My first playlist of the year started off on the R&B tip. Where I Wanna Be from Donnell Jones, 702’s No Doubt and Unpredictable from Jaime Foxx started things off. The new Nas joint, All Eyez on Me from Pac and the latest Busta Rhymes joint made the playlist. There were a couple others, but that was enough to last me throughout the week. Any of those albums would produce a great…

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    Young Dro Hear Me Cry for Throwback Thursday

    Welcome to another Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend. My playlist this week consisted of a few mixtapes. Southern Smoke 16, DJ J-Boogie’s Heavy D tribute and a classic from DJ Cuttnice were all played. The Doctor’s Advocate from Game, G Code from Juvenile and T-Pain’s debut joint also made the list. There are a few that could have been the featured track, but I’ll go in another direction. One of the albums that was played was a personal mixtape I made several years ago. The mixtape featured 50 Cent, Nas, 2Pac, Beanie Sigel and Jay-Z. One artist that also made an appearance on the mixtape…

  • Pain is Love from Ja Rule
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    Ja Rule Pain is Love Released 20 Years Ago Today

    Ja Rule hit the hip hop scene in the late 90s when he was featured on Jay-Z’s Hard Knock Life album. Can I Get A… was the single and it was a hot song in 1998. Ja Rule released his debut, Venni Vetti Vecci the following year. The album went debuted #1 and it eventually went platinum. After the success of the debut, Ja Rule dropped his second album the next year. Rule 3:36 was the name and it made Ja Rule a superstar and household. Rule 3:36 also debuted #1 and it went triple platinum. Almost a year later, Ja Rule released his Pain is Love album to the…

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    J. Cole Sideline Story for Throwback Thursday

    Welcome to another Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend once again. My playlists this week consisted of some old school hip hop from the 80s and 90s. The Raising Hell joint from Run DMC, Doug E. Fresh and Kwame represented the 80s. Master P’s The Good Side Disc 1 and Dayton Family’s FBI joint were from artists of the 90s. The new album from the Outlawz called One Nation was also bumped and it was really good. For my Throwback Thursday, we are turning to J. Cole who happens to be one of my favorite newer artists. On Monday September 27th, J. Cole’s debut album Cole…

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    Lupe Fiasco Kick Push for Throwback Thursday

    Welcome to another Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend. My playlist started out with A Tribe Called Quest and their classic Low End Theory joint. The Sound of Revenge from Chamillionaire and the New Jersey Drive Soundtrack followed that. Pusha T’s Wrath of Caine, plus the What the Game’s Been Missing project by Juelz Santana also made the playlist. The classic album of the week was the debut album from Lupe Fiasco called Food and Liquor. Food and Liquor was a highly anticipated album after his classic feature on Kanye’s Touch the Sky. Before that, Lupe dropped some classic material on a few mixtapes also. Food…

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    Fat Joe Featuring Ja Rule and Ashanti What’s Luv?

    Welcome to another Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend. The Blueprint album by Jay-Z started off the week seeing its 20th anniversary was on 9/11. The new AZ album made my rotation, the debut album from Bone and the Radio joint from LL Cool J was played. Kanye’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, And Then there Was X from DMX and Time is Money by Styles P made the list. There were a couple others, but as you see this was another good week. On Tuesday, we saw another epic Verzuz matchup featuring Fat Joe and Ja Rule. Fat Joe’s Jealous One’s Still Envy made the…

  • Jadakiss DMX Un Hunh for Throwback Thursday
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    Jadakiss DMX Un Hunh for Throwback Thursday

    Welcome to another Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend. Once again, this week was full of gems as far as my playlist goes. King’s Disease II by Nas was played and let me say that it’s an incredible joint. Too Hard to Swallow from UGK; Watch the Throne and a couple of personal mixtapes from Jay-Z and 2Pac got play. The Friday Night Lights mixtape from J. Cole and the Ghetto Commission from No Limit Records got some play. My featured Throwback Thursday track comes from an album that just celebrated its 20-year anniversary. Kiss Tha Game Goodbye from Jadakiss is that album as his name…

  • 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…

  • C Murder Feel My Pain for Throwback Thursday
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    C Murder Feel My Pain for Throwback Thursday

    Welcome to another Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend. My playlist started off with the late, great Aaliyah’s final album. The Versus joint from Usher, Snoop’s Ego Trippin’ and Jay-Z’s Dynasty album was also played. D-Block, a couple of mixtapes and Piece of Mind by Tela also made the playlist. As you can see, this was another good week of some great music. For my featured Throwback Thursday track, we’re going with one of the best albums to come from No Limit Records. C Murder’s Life or Death album is a classic album. It featured damn near everyone on the label and went platinum just like…

  • Outkast Ms. Jackson for Throwback Thursday
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    Outkast Ms. Jackson for Throwback Thursday

    Welcome to another Thursday, as that mean we are closer to another weekend. First off, I’m hoping all the dads out there had an amazing Father’s Day. My playlist this week was highlighted by a couple of new albums and four mixtapes. The week started off with the new joints from Polo G and Gucci Mane. As far as the mixtapes, we had a nice blend one, a couple of slow jams and Street Wars 13.5. Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt, Keith Sweat and the Groove Theory project was also played. The final album was from Outkast and their Stankonia joint. Stankonia was the follow-up to the classic Aquemini album as it…

  • Mobb Deep Blood Money Released 15 Years Ago Today
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    Mobb Deep Blood Money Released 15 Years Ago Today

    First things first, rest in peace to Prodigy of Mobb Deep. Unfortunately, the Mobb Deep spitter passed away almost four years ago. The duo beefed with some of the biggest stars to ever to the mic in hip hop. 2Pac, Nas and Jay-Z are three of those stars they beefed with throughout the years. After their 6th album, they became free agents and signed with 50 Cent and G-Unit Records. During this time, you knew that Mobb Deep would drop some heat. Mobb Deep had already established themselves as one of the best duos ever in hip hop. G-Unit had classic platinum albums in The Documentary, Hunger for More and…