• 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…

  • Lost Boyz Legal Drug Money Dropped 25 Years Ago Today
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    Lost Boyz Legal Drug Money Dropped 25 Years Ago Today

    The 90s had so much talent that there were a lot of groups or artists that got overlooked. One of those groups was the Lost Boyz. The Lost Boyz consisted of Mr. Cheeks, Freaky Tah, DJ Spigg Nice and Pretty Lou. They released their debut album 25 years ago today. Legal Drug Money was the name and it debuted #1 in the hip hop/R&B category. Legal Drug Money eventually went gold off the strength of an unprecedented five singles. Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz were the first single to be released. It dropped way back in the late summer of 1995. The track was the typical Lost Boyz sound…

  • Pastor Troy Face Off Released 20 Years Ago Today
    Albums,  Georgia,  Hip Hop,  Music

    Pastor Troy Face Off Released 20 Years Ago Today

    If you’re from the south, fan of hip hop or from Georgia then you know all about Pastor Troy. Pastor Troy has been putting out music since 1999. Many people know of him because his beef with Master P and No Limit Records. 20 years ago today, Pastor Troy released his fourth album, Face Off. Face Off put Troy on the map as it was his first joint with a major label. Troy signed with Universal Records so now he started getting some publicity. Before the album was released, No Mo Play in GA was heard on so many mixtapes during that time. We all know that track was directed…

  • Anything by SWV for Throwback Thursday
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    Anything by SWV for Throwback Thursday

    Welcome to another Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend. Like always, we get to jump in to check out my sounds for the week. The new J. Cole album was the first one that was played and came away extremely impressed with. Ja Rule’s 3:36, The Firm album and the Dungeon Family joint were also played. The new one from Conway the Machine, Drankin Partnaz from the Youngbloodz and a personal 2Pac mixtape was also played. The featured Throwback Thursday track comes from another album that was played. The Above the Rim Soundtrack has a whole host of tracks that could be featured. I’m mentioned it’s…

  • 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…

  • Boyz II Men Cooleyhighharmony Turns 30 Years Old Today
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    Boyz II Men Cooleyhighharmony Turns 30 Years Old Today

    Boyz II Men is one of the greatest R&B groups of all-time. This is not something being said now; it’s something I’ve always felt. Of course, they were discovered by Michael Bivins of New Edition fame. 30 years ago today, Boyz II Men released Cooleyhighharmony which was their debut album. The first single, Motownphilly dropped on the same day as the album. Motownphilly was a great, up-tempo track from the group and it earned them a top-5 position on Billboard. It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye was their second single off the album. The single rose to #1 and became their first gold selling single. For me, it was 2-for-2…

  • Master P
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    Ice Cream Man by Master P Released 25 Years Ago

    Master P is one of the many rappers that will never get their well-deserved props. Master P was the owner and CEO of No Limit Records. For those who are not familiar with No Limit, check out these 27 albums you should have in your collection. Master P was the ultimate hustler seeing he put out music, movies, toys and even a crack at the NBA. In total, P put out 16 albums, a few mixtapes & compilations and 3 movie soundtracks. Those soundtracks were I Got the Hook Up, I’m Bout It and Foolish. P started getting recognition after his 4th album, 99 Ways to Die. On his 5th…

  • Listen and Stream DMX First 2 Albums for Throwback Thursday
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    Listen and Stream DMX First 2 Albums for Throwback Thursday

    Welcome to another Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend. This week will be a little different. We are honoring the late, great DMX who passed away last Friday. DMX had a heart attack on April 2nd and succumbed a week later. He was 50 years old and was preparing for his comeback. There is a completed album he finished before passing away. DMX hit the scene by dropping 2 platinum albums in one year. It’s Dark and Hell is Hot dropped in May of 1998 and went 4x platinum. Flesh of my Flesh, Blood of my Blood was released in December of 1998. The album sold…

  • The Resurrection from the Geto Boys Turns 25 Years Old
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    The Resurrection from the Geto Boys Turns 25 Years Old

    The Geto Boys is one of the illest groups to ever pick up a mic. They first hit the scene back in the late-80s and earned their first platinum plaque in 1991. We Can’t Be Stopped was the album and many have ranked it as one of the greatest hip hop albums ever. We Can’t Be Stopped is also known for the album cover as they exit the hospital. This is where Bushwick Bill shot himself in the eye. Speaking of Bill, rest in peace to him seeing he passed away in June of 2019. Two years later, the Geto Boys released their classic, Til Death Do Us Part. The…

  • T.I. Dropped The King Album 15 Years Ago Today
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    T.I. King Album Dropped 15 Years Ago Today

    It’s hard to believe that it’s going on 20 years since T.I. dropped I’m Serious. T.I. is still putting out music as he released 11th solo album, The Libra last year. The Libra was a dope project and proved why he’s a legend and one of the best to ever do it. 15 years ago today, T.I. released King which was his fourth project. King was the follow-up to Urban Legend, which was dope. Of course, Urban Legend came after Trap Muzik, which I think is a flawless album. T.I. was definitely on a run during this time because King cemented his legacy in my opinion. Trap Muzik, Urban Legend…

  • 2Pac Until the End of Time Turns 20 Years Old Today
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    2Pac Until the End of Time Turns 20 Years Old Today

    It’s hard to believe that on September 13th of this year will mark the 25th anniversary of Pac passing. Before his passing, Pac released 4 solo albums, Thug Life and countless appearances. One thing you hear about Pac after his passing was his crazy work ethic. More music came about from Pac after death then he released while alive. One of those gems was his album, Until the End of Time. The double album was his seventh total and third posthumous release. Makaveli was the first and R U Still Down? (Remember Me) was the second. Until the End of Time debuted number one and it sold over 426,000 copies…

  • Busta Rhymes The Coming
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    The Coming From Busta Rhymes Turns 25 Years Old Today

    Busta Rhymes has been a staple of hip hop for 30 years now. Before we knew him as the legend he is today, he was a part of the Leaders of the New School. They released a pair of albums in the 1991 and 1993. Busta got his big break when he appeared on the smash-hit Scenario by Tribe Called Quest. Busta had the charisma and energy that people gravitated to. In 1996, he released his debut album, The Coming. Before that, he appeared on the Flava in Ya Ear Remix which was huge when it was released. The Coming eventually went platinum as his single, Whoo Hah! Got You…

  • Jaheim Ghetto Love Released 20 Years Ago Today
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    Jaheim Ghetto Love Released 20 Years Ago Today

    Jaheim hit the scene more than 20 years ago and he had a very distinct voice. His voice separated him from pretty much any other R&B singer during that time. If you follow the Motown sound, his voice would definitely fit into that mold. Jaheim released Ghetto Love 20 years ago today, which was his debut. Ghetto Love went on to sell over a million records and put him in the forefront of singers. Ghetto Love was accompanied with 3 really good singles. Could It Be, Just in Case and Anything featuring R&B group Next. The only other major feature for Ghetto Love besides Next was from Lil’ Mo. Could…

  • 112 Only You Featuring Notorious Big and Mase
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    112 Only You Featuring Notorious Big and Mase

    Welcome to another Thursday, which means we are closer to the weekend. The new Drake EP, Jagged Edge compilation, LL’s classic Mama Said Knock You Out all was played. My playlist this week also consisted of Ghetto Mafia’s Straight from the Dec and Junior Mafia’s debut album. Two days ago, was the 24th anniversary of the passing of the late, great Notorious Big. The last album that was played was 112’s debut album. The self-titled debut went on to sell over two million copies. The second single off the album was called Only You. Only You features the Notorious Big and Mase. Only You is one of the many great…

  • New Jack City Soundtrack Turns 30 Years Old Today
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    New Jack City Soundtrack Turns 30 Years Old Today

    New Jack City is one of my favorite movies of all-time. The movie was released 30 years ago and it’s still one of those that never get old. Just like every other great movie from the 90s, we always waited for the soundtrack. Above the Rim, Waiting to Exhale, I’m Bout It and many more were classics that came out in the 90s. The New Jack City Soundtrack turns 30 years old today. The New Jack City Soundtrack was a good mixture of hip hop and R&B. Keith Sweat, Ice-T, Queen Latifah, Color Me Badd, 2 Live Crew and Johnny Gill appeared on the soundtrack. New Jack City Soundtrack debuted…

  • 2Pac All Eyez On Me
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    Today Marks 25th Anniversary of All Eyez on Me by 2Pac

    If anyone is familiar with my website or follow me on Instagram or Twitter, then you know how much I love music and how much I’ve idolized 2Pac. On February 13, 1996 just a few months after he was released from prison, Pac dropped his monumental, double album All Eyez on Me. Everyone was anticipating the new album after he released his classic, Me Against the World while he was in jail and everyone really wanted to know what he had to say. I remember it was my senior year of high school when the album dropped and I checked into school late because the neighborhood record shop released the…

  • The Fugees Dropped The Score 25 Years Ago Today
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    The Fugees Dropped The Score 25 Years Ago Today

    February 13, 1996 will always be one of the biggest days in hip hop history. 2Pac released his All Eyez On Me joint and the Fugees dropped the Score also. All Eyez On Me has been talked about ever since. The Score from the Fugees went on to sell over 20 million copies worldwide. Unfortunately, Lauryn Hill, Wyclef and Pras never recorded another album again. The Score has appeared on numerous greatest albums lists. The Fugees went on to win a Grammy for the Best Rap album also. Fu-Gee-La was their first single and it was released in December of 1995. Fu-Gee-La went on to go gold and people were…

  • Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Turns 25
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    Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Turns 25

    Back in the 90s, we were really spoiled when it came to music. We had some of the best hip hop and R&B music that continues to be celebrated till this day. Back then, the movie soundtracks were something to look for with so many classics being dropped. We had classics like Above the Rim, I’m Bout It, Friday, Murder Was the Case and Sunset Park. One of the craziest movies during that era was one featuring the Wayans Brothers. Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood was the movie and soundtrack. The Wu Tang Clan, Jodeci, Lost Boyz, Lil Kim, Mobb Deep,…