• 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,…

  • The Carter II Dropped 15 Years Ago Today
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    The Carter II Dropped 15 Years Ago Today

    Lil Wayne has been in the rap game for well over 20+ years now. Recently, Wayne dropped his No Ceilings 3 mixtape on us. Wayne was probably his hottest from around 2002-2005. In 2005, he released his classic mixtape, the Dedication with DJ Drama. Later that year, Wayne released the second installment of his Carter series. The Carter II dropped 15 years ago today. Of course, The Carter II is the follow-up to The Carter he released a year before. The Carter II went on to go double platinum after selling over 240,000 copies in the first week. Fireman was his first single and it went on to go platinum.…

  • The Sound of Revenge by Chamillionaire Turns 15
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    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 track as both Flip and Chamillionaire are great rappers. The only other single Chamillionaire released…

  • My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Turns 10 Today
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    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, Nicki Minaj, Pusha T, John Legend and many others. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy almost went gold…

  • LL Cool J Mr. Smith Turns 25 Years Old Today
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    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 Get Rich or Die Trying Soundtrack Released 15 Years Ago
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    The Get Rich or Die Trying Soundtrack Released 15 Years Ago

    50 Cent have gone down as one of the most successful rappers of all-time. 50 would rearrange the mixtape game before being signed to Eminem and Shady Records. Get Rich or Die Trying is one of the biggest debut albums ever in hip hop. The album has sold over 12 million copies worldwide. As we all know, 50 Cent has gotten away from hip hop and into the entertainment world. He’s helped put out the popular series, Power on Starz and a show on ABC called Life. Before all that, 50 put out something of his life story with the movie titled Get Rich or Die Trying. The movie was…

  • Liquid Swords from GZA Released 25 Years Ago
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    Liquid Swords from GZA Released 25 Years Ago

    The Wu-Tang Clan is arguably the greatest collection of rappers in one group to ever assemble. RZA is the leader and the man behind the iconic Wu-Tang Clan sound. Raekwon put out one of the greatest hip hop albums with his Only Built 4 Cuban Linx joint. Method Man started their solo run by dropping his Tical album a year after the 36 Chambers joint. Ghostface has been called the most consistent one of the group as he’s released some great projects. The entire world still misses the late, great Ol’ Dirty Bastard as he was arguably the most popular member. The GZA is probably the most quiet of the…

  • On Top of the World Dropped 25 Years Ago by 8Ball & MJG
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    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 & MJG came back out with their 3rd album under…

  • Outkast Released Stankonia 20 Years Ago Today
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    Outkast Released Stankonia 20 Years Ago Today

    Outkast is known as one of the greatest hip hop duos to ever pick up a mic. Big Boi and Andre 3000 haven’t put an album out as Outkast in about 15 years. Till this day, they are still recognized as a pair of the best to ever do it in hip hop. 20 years ago, Outkast released their fourth album, Stankonia. Six years prior, they blessed the world with the Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik debut project. The platinum selling debut made them into instant stars and they introduced the world to the Goodie Mob. Two years later, they released the ATLiens joint and it went in another direction. ATLiens was another classic…

  • Juelz Santana Mic Check for Throwback Thursday
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    Juelz Santana Mic Check for Throwback Thursday

    Welcome to another Thursday and that means we’re closer to the weekend. My playlist has some R&B jams this week. Keith Sweat’s I’ll Give All My Love to You, Joe’s debut and mixtape was played. On the other end, Fat Joe’s All or Nothing and a personal mixtape was on the agenda. Kane & Abel’s 7 Sins, the debut from Maino and Juelz Santana second album was played. We are going to feature Juelz Santana and his What the Game’s Been Missing album. Juelz Santana first hit the scene when Cam’Ron featured him a lot on his Come Home with Me album and the smash hit, Oh Boy. Juelz was…

  • Listen and Stream Jealous One’s Envy for Its 25 Year Anniversary
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    Listen and Stream Jealous One’s Envy for Its 25 Year Anniversary

    Fat Joe has been in the rap since the early-90s and one of the more underrated spitters ever. Fat Joe is the leader of the Terror Squad and known for discovering the late, great Big Pun. Ever since Fat Joe discovered Big Pun, people seemed to forget about his skills. Joe been putting out hits for well over 25 years with his signature flow. 25 years ago today, Fat Joe released his second album Jealous One’s Envy. Representin’ was his first album and Flow Joe was the big single from his debut. Fat Joe went to a smoother and more laid back sound for Jealous Ones Envy. On the track…

  • Back For the First Time by Ludacris Dropped 20 Years Ago
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    Back For the First Time by Ludacris Dropped 20 Years Ago

    Ludacris is one of the most underrated rappers to ever pick up a mic. Ludacris hit the scene 20 years ago with his Back for the First Time album. It was his second album and the first one with a major label. Incognegro was his first album and it was released independently the year before. Back for the First Time went on to sell over 3 million copies and made Ludacris an instant star. What’s Your Fantasy was the first single off the album and it went on to go platinum. Ludacris showed he was just having fun while putting out some witty lyrics. The video was crazy, and it…

  • Mind of Mystikal Released 25 Years Ago Today
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    Mind of Mystikal Released 25 Years Ago Today

    Before Mystikal was a No Limit soldier, he released an album back in 1994. In 1995, he re-released the album and named it Mind of Mystikal. Mind of Mystikal dropped 25 years ago today and I listened to this the first time riding with a friend. Unpredictable was a totally different album from the Mind of Mystikal. The big track from the album was Here I Go and that beat was insane in my homeboy’s system. During this time, we called him the Busta Rhymes of the south which was a compliment. Beware was the single that was being promoted and one he had a video for. While Mystikal didn’t…

  • The Day After by Twista Dropped 15 Years Ago Today
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    The Day After by Twista Dropped 15 Years Ago Today

    Twista been in the game almost 30 years as he dropped Runnin’ Off at da Mouth back in 1992. Earlier in the year, Twista released an EP called Lifetime which was the follow-up to the Summer ’96 mixtape from 2019. For me, Twista wasn’t on my radar until he appeared on Po’ Pimp with Do or Die back in 1996. Actually, Twista appeared on a few tracks on Do or Die’s classic Picture This project. With the buzz Twista received from appearing with Do or Die he dropped his breakout joint the following year. Adrenaline Rush dropped in June 1997 and it was an instant classic. Adrenaline Rush went platinum…

  • Listen and Stream 10 Classic Suave House Records Albums
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    Listen and Stream 10 Classic Suave House Records Albums

    Death Row and No Limit Records have always been my two favorite labels ever. My third one would have to be Suave House Records. Suave House Records was discovered by Tony Draper back in 1990. They housed artists like 8Ball & MJG, South Circle, Crime Boss, Tela and Mr. Mike. In the summer of 1993 is when I first discovered them when they dropped 8Ball & MJG’s debut album. Comin Out Hard was a southern classic and it put Suave House Records on the map. From 1993 to 1998, Suave House Records released several classic albums. After disappearing for a while, the label dropped more music, which included an album…

  • 9 Classic Death Row Records Albums That Should Be in Your Collection
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    9 Classic Death Row Records Albums That Should Be in Your Collection

    Death Row Records is one of the most iconic records labels of all-time of any genre. The label had acts like Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Dogg Pound, 2Pac and many others. Death Row Records have released some of the greatest hip hop albums ever. Death Row Records became a household name back in 1992 when Dr. Dre dropped the Chronic. The following year, Snoop Dogg released his classic debut, Doggystyle. In late-1995, 2Pac dropped his megahit, All Eyez on Me after getting out of prison. The record-breaking label hasn’t been highlighted many times over the years for the right and wrong reasons. In a span of five years, the company…

  • Junior Mafia Dropped Conspiracy 25 Years Ago Today
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    Junior Mafia Dropped Conspiracy 25 Years Ago Today

    Junior Mafia released Conspiracy, their debut album 25 years ago today. As we know, Junior Mafia is the group of friends he put on after his classic Ready to Die album. This album has some significance to me because this was the first CD I purchase after leaving cassettes. Junior Mafia’s Conspiracy went on to go gold on the strength of 3 singles. Player’s Anthem was the first single and it featured Notorious Big, Lil’ Kim and Lil’ Cease. Player’s Anthem went on to sell over 500, 000 copies and put the spotlight on Cease and Kim. Player’s Anthem was a great single from the album and was a dope…

  • Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Released 25 Years Ago by Raekwon
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    Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Released 25 Years Ago by Raekwon

      The Wu Tang Clan became instant hip hop stars when they released the 36 Chambers album. Afterwards, just about every member released a solo project. Method Man, Ghostface, GZA and ODB went on to drop solo joints after the 36 Chambers album. 25 years ago today, Raekwon dropped one of the greatest hip hop albums ever. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx or the Purple Tape changed the game when it dropped. They called it the Purple Tape because the cassette tape was purple, which was different from the others. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx went on to go platinum. Raekwon dropped four singles off the album with the first…