• 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…

  • This Is How We Do It Montell Jordan for Throwback Thursday
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    This Is How We Do It Montell Jordan for Throwback Thursday

    Once again, we have arrived at another Thursday which makes it closer to the weekend. The Wu Massacre album and Fishscale by Ghostface were a couple albums played this week. My personal Jeezy Greatest Hits and disc 1 of 2Pac Greatest Hits were also played along with the new Rhapsody album. Montell Jordan’s debut album was the final one this week. This is How We Do It went on to become an iconic track. 25 years later, it’s still one of those songs you hear and immediately start singing. This is one of those songs that’ll have you dancing in your 60s. My Throwback Thursday track is the title track…

  • 27 No Limit Records Albums That Should Be In Your Collection
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    27 No Limit Records Albums That Should Be In Your Collection

    Tonight is the world premiere of the No Limit Chronicles on BET. No Limit Records had one of the great runs in hip hop. Master P was dropping a new album from a different artist every other week. Trust me; I was buying everything No Limit was dropping. Master P, C-Murder, Silkk the Shocker, Mia X, TRU, Mystikal, Snoop Dogg and Magic. Fiend, Mac, Soulja Slim, Kane & Abel, 504 Boyz, Big Ed, Mr. Serv-On, Young Bleed and some movie soundtracks. No Limit Records went on to sell about 75 million records. The 5-part BET special will highlight the rise of the iconic label and Master P. No Limit Records…

  • Bone Thugs N Harmony Released E. 1999 Eternal 25 Years Ago Today
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    Bone Thugs N Harmony Released E. 1999 Eternal 25 Years Ago Today

    Bone Thugs N Harmony is one of the greatest hip hop great of all-time. Bone Thugs N Harmony released E. 1999 Eternal album 25 years ago today. E. 1999 Eternal was the follow-up to their major label debut EP, Creepin’ On Ah Come Up. Being a huge hip hop heads, this is one album I remember purchasing when it was released. The first single, 1st of Da Month was released a little over a month before the album dropped. 1st of Da Month went on to go gold and nominated for a Grammy. The single became one of the greatest hits from Bone Thugs N Harmony. The second single from…

  • Rick Ross Released Teflon Don 10 Years Ago Today
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    Rick Ross Released Teflon Don 10 Years Ago Today

    Rick Ross released Teflon Don 10 years ago today. Teflon Don marked his fourth album and to me it marked him transitioning to a great rapper. Rick Ross just teamed with August Alsina to drop the Entanglement track, which adds to the Will and Jada drama. Teflon is the second biggest selling album in his discography as it only trails his debut, Port of Miami album. Less than two months before Teflon Don, Rick Ross dropped the dope Albert Anastasia EP mixtape. The year before, Rick Ross dropped his Deeper Than Rap album which was another great album. During the Deeper Than Rap album, Rick Ross was beefing with 50…

  • Keith Sweat I’ll Give All My Love to You 30 Year Anniversary
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    Keith Sweat I’ll Give All My Love to You 30 Year Anniversary

    Keith Sweat is one of the greatest musicians to come out of Atlanta. In 1987, Keith Sweat released his classic Make It Last Forever. Make It Last Forever is the one album me and my wife always listening to when we’re together. It is considered a classic and it went on to sell over 3 million copies. Two and a half years later, Keith Sweat returned with his second album. I’ll Give All My Love to You was the name and it had huge expectations. Ill Give All My Love to You dropped 30 years ago today. The album produced 4 singles and the album went double platinum. Make You…

  • Naughty by Nature Poverty’s Paradise Released 25 Years Ago
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    Naughty by Nature Poverty’s Paradise Released 25 Years Ago

    Naughty by Nature is one of the illest hip hop groups to ever pick up a mic. This past Thursday, their classic Feel Me Flow was my featured Throwback Thursday track. Feel Me Flow is one of the singles released off their classic, Poverty’s Paradise album. Poverty’s Paradise went on to win the Grammy for Rap Album in 1996. 25 years ago today, Naughty by Nature released Poverty’s Paradise to the world. Treach, Vinny Rock and K-Gee released a masterpiece to the world. This was their fourth album and eventually went gold, which still surprises me that it didn’t sell more. Clap Yo Hands was the first single from the…

  • Common Released Be 15 Years Ago
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    Common Released Be 15 Years Ago

    Common is one of the illest rappers to ever pick up a microphone. 15 years ago today, Common dropped his sixth album, Be. Be marked his first album in two and half years as he went in another direction. Common signed with Chicago’s own, Kanye West and his GOOD Music label. One thing about Kanye’s production is that he’ll provide some soulful melodies. By teaming up with Common, this is exactly what we got as fans. Within one year, Common dropped five dope singles off the Be album. The Food, The Corner, Go!, Testify and Faithful were the singles.  Overall, the album was well received and even XXL gave Be…

  • Stream The Chronic on All Streaming Platforms Today
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    Stream The Chronic on All Streaming Platforms Today

    Entertainment One (“eOne”) is thrilled to announce that The Chronic, Dr. Dre’s iconic and groundbreaking debut album, will be available on all digital service providers on 4/20. Chris Taylor, eOne’s Global President, Music & Live, says, “Fans now have another reason to celebrate on what has become a national holiday, celebrating all things cannabis-related – where legally allowed and in moderation of course.  Working with the Death Row catalogue is like working with the legendary recordings of Elvis, Chuck Berry and the Beatles. These historic artifacts should be heard by all music lovers and we are so happy Dr. Dre has opened this door so everyone can experience the brilliance…

  • Friday Soundtrack Released 25 Years Ago Today
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    Friday Soundtrack Released 25 Years Ago Today

    Today marks the 25th anniversary of the release of the Friday soundtrack. Friday is one of my all-time favorite movies. The movie is viewed by many as a classic and definite hood classic. With such an amazing movie, you know that the soundtrack had to be nice. With Ice Cube, one of the greatest rappers overseeing it you know it would be good. The Friday Soundtrack would debut as the top album and remained there for two weeks. Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Cypress Hill, Isley Brothers, Mack 10, Roger Troutman and many more appeared on the project. Ice Cube put out a video for the title track. The lone single…

  • Public Enemy Fear of a Black Planet Dropped 30 Years Ago
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    Public Enemy Fear of a Black Planet Dropped 30 Years Ago

    Public Enemy is known as one of the greatest and most controversial groups ever in hip hop. Recently, we thought they split after 30+ years, but it turned out to be a hoax. 30 years aog today, Public released their third album, Fear of a Black Planet. Fear of a Black Planet was the follow-up to It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back is viewed by many as one of the greatest hip hop albums ever. Fear of a Black Planet is a dope follow-up and they raised the bar with their first single. Fight the Power…

  • Beanie Sigel The B. Coming Released 15 Years Ago Today
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    Beanie Sigel The B. Coming Released 15 Years Ago Today

    Beanie Sigel was undoubtedly one of the hardest rappers to come in the game in the 2000s. Last month, Sigel celebrated the 20th anniversary of his hard-hitting debut album, The Truth. A little over a year later, Beanie Sigel dropped his follow-up, The Reason. Almost four years later, Beanie released his third album, The B. Coming. The B. Coming had its fair share of guest appearances and it made this another classic in Beanie Sigel’s discography. Snoop Dogg, Bun B, Jay-Z, Redman, Cam’Ron, Freeway, Twista and many more. The amount of growth shown on The B. Coming was impressive and Beanie became a better storyteller in the process. The Neptunes,…

  • Usher Dropped Raymond vs. Raymond 10 Years Ago Today
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    Usher Dropped Raymond vs. Raymond 10 Years Ago Today

    It’s hard to believe that Usher has been in the game for over 25 years now. Usher hasn’t released a studio album in over 3 years. There are rumors that he’s working on a new album that could be released this year. Confessions is one of my all-time favorite albums. 10 years ago today, Usher released his sixth studio album, Raymond vs. Raymond. Overall, this was a great album that produced a lot of great tracks. A couple of them appeared on my Usher Greatest Hits playlist on Spotify. If you’re an Usher fan, you would probably agree with me on good this album was. The album went platinum and…

  • To Pimp a Butterfly Kendrick Lamar Dropped 5 Years Ago
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    To Pimp a Butterfly Kendrick Lamar Dropped 5 Years Ago

    5 years ago today, Kendrick Lamar released his 3rd album, To Pimp a Butterfly. To Pimp a Butterfly was the follow-up to his classic, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City. As many of you may know, Kendrick Lamar is my favorite new school rapper along with J. Cole. To Pimp a Butterfly went on to sell over a million copies and won a Grammy for Best Rap album. The album received its fair share of praise and criticism. It was ranked as the best album of 2015 by many publications, including Rolling Stone, Billboard and Pitchfork. The album incorporates elements of jazz, funk, soul, spoken word, and avant-garde music and explores a…

  • E40 In a Major Way Released 25 Years Ago
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    E40 In a Major Way Released 25 Years Ago

    E40 has been in the game for over 30 years now. Over the years, E40 has put out an unprecedented 25 studio albums. On this day 25 years ago, E40 put out his second album, In a Major Way. In a Major Way is actually the only album to go platinum. In a Major Way featured 2Pac, Celly Cel, Mac Mall, Spice 1, The Click and Mac Shawn. After the success of his debut album, Federal E40 signed with Jive Records. E40 has also had his own label, Sick Wit It Records also. Forty Water is known for his crafty and slick language on the mic. The first single from…

  • 2Pac Me Against the World album cover
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    2Pac Me Against the World Dropped 25 Years Ago

    25 years ago today, Tupac Shakur dropped his classic Me Against the World album while he was incarcerated. It was his 3rd solo album after 2 really good albums 2Pacalypse Now and Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z, there was a tremendous buzz for this upcoming project when he dropped Dear Mama. With all the drama Pac was going through so much drama during this time from court cases and crazy allegations and he was only 23 years old. I remember the day this album dropped during my junior year of high school and all my friends meeting together to head to the mall to pick up this album. We rode around…

  • 50 Cent The Massacre Released 15 Years Ago Today
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    50 Cent The Massacre Released 15 Years Ago Today

    50 Cent is most known for his work as an actor and producer of the hit show, Power. 15 years ago, 50 Cent released his second album The Massacre. The Massacre sold 1.15 million copies in its first four days of release, becoming the 6th-largest opening week for an album at the time since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991. The Massacre was the follow-up to 50 Cent’s classic, Get Rich or Die Trying. The Massacre went on to sell over 5 million copies in the United States and nine worldwide. The album was accompanied with a DVD that contained a video for every track on the album except…

  • Whitney Houston Debut Album Released 35 Years Ago
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    Whitney Houston Debut Album Released 35 Years Ago

    When it comes to legendary singers, you can’t get any better than Whitney Houston. As a matter of fact, she became an instant legend after her debut album dropped. 35 years ago today, Whitney Houston released her self-titled debut to the world. Miss Houston went on to sell over 22 million records worldwide, making it one of the bestselling records ever. By far, it became the best debut selling album ever. She released a total of six singles from the album that had ten tracks. The album won countless awards and many put it amongst the greatest records ever. Unfortunately, Whitney Houston passed away a little over eight year ago,…