• Raekwon and Ghostface Heaven & Hell for Throwback Thursday
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    Raekwon and Ghostface Heaven & Hell for Throwback Thursday

    Welcome to another Thursday, which mean we are closer to the weekend. My playlist this week consisted of Westside Connection, Loyal to the Game by 2Pac and the Hot Boys debut album. E40’s Hall of Game, Tank’s debut and Rated G from Top Authority are other projects that got played. We are going in another direction for this one. We have a new Verzuz taking place this Saturday between Ghostface and Raekwon. Raekwon the Chef will battle Ghostface Killah in what should be an epic Verzuz. It’s hard to believe that it’s almost been 30 years since the 36 Chambers dropped. Raekwon and Ghostface have always been with one another…

  • Crime Boss Put Em Up for Throwback Thursday
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    Crime Boss Put Em Up for Throwback Thursday

    Welcome to another Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend. My playlists this week consisted of a couple of Pac mixtapes, Mixtape Messiah 4 by Chamillionaire and Jaheim’s debut joint. Lil Jon Crunkest Hits, Hell on Earth from Mobb Deep and the New Jack City Soundtrack. Speaking of New Jack City, this week marks the 30th anniversary of the classic movie and soundtrack. The final album played was a joint effort from Lil Flip & Crime Boss. Crime Boss was one of the fixtures on Suave House Records along with 8Ball & MJG. In 1994, Crime Boss dropped the southern classic, All in the Game which is…

  • 2Pac Ambitionz Az A Ridah for Throwback Thursday
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    2Pac Ambitionz Az A Ridah for Throwback Thursday

      Welcome to another Thursday as that mean we are closer to the weekend. My playlist this week was highlighted by personal mixtapes for UGK, Jay-Z and 8Ball & MJG. The Show Soundtrack, Bobby Valentino’s debut joint, Pre-Release Therapy from Ludacris and Green Lantern was also played. C-Murder’s Trapped in Crime and Please Hammer Don’t Hurt Em was on the list. The first album of the week has a track that will be my featured Throwback Thursday track. The album is All Eyez on Me and it’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years since its release. If you follow me, you already know how big of 2Pac fan I…

  • 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…

  • Ahmad Back in the Day for Throwback Thursday
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    Ahmad Back in the Day for Throwback Thursday

    Welcome to another Thursday as that means we are closer to the weekend. 2Pac’s Loyal to the Game, P. Diddy’s No Way Out and Red Gone Wild by Redman. The debut joint from Fatal Hussein, Gambino Family’s only No Limit album and The Darskide by Fat Joe highlighted my playlist. As you can see, there are a lot to pick from again this week. Ahmad was another album that was played this past week. We going back to 1994 and he released his self-titled album. The highlight of the album was the classic, Back in the Day track. Back in the Day was featured on my 1994 Hip Hop compilation.…

  • Jeezy Get Ya Mind Right for Throwback Thursday
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    Jeezy Get Ya Mind Right for Throwback Thursday

    Welcome to another Thursday as that means we are closer to the weekend. This week, I’ve been back on my regular routine now that I’m out of Covid protocol. Memphis Bleek’s debut joint, the E. 1999 Eternal classic from Bone and the Friday Soundtrack started my week. The new 2 Chainz, an underrated album from Pistol and Black Mafia from Steady Mobb’n was also played. For my Throwback Thursday, I’m going in another direction with one of my favorite albums ever. Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101 is one of those projects you can play from the beginning to end without skipping a track. With an album like Thug Motivation…

  • Kool G. Rap Fast Life Featuring Nas for Throwback Thursday
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    Kool G. Rap Fast Life Featuring Nas for Throwback Thursday

    Welcome to another Thursday, which means we are closer to the weekend. Once again, I’ve been stuck home due to COVID protocols. My playlist this week consisted of only four albums. Quik is the Name from DJ Quik, The Lost Tapes 2 by Nas and the Call Me D-Nice project. The final album was from the legendary Kool G. Rap and his 4,5,6 joint. Kool G. Rap is one of the illest MCs to ever touch the mic. Earlier in his career, Kool G. Rap was a part of the legendary Juice Crew. Kool G. Rap went on to influence the likes of the Notorious Big, Nas, Jay-Z and many…

  • 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,…

  • E40 Too Short Rapper’s Ball for Throwback Thursday
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    E40 Too Short Rapper’s Ball for Throwback Thursday

    Welcome to another Thursday and that means we’re closer to the weekend. My playlist this week included Tical, the Rhythm & Gangsta joint from Snoop and Slim Thug’s Already Platinum. Karma 3 from Dave East, Alicia Keys Girl on Fire and a Mariah Carey mixtape was also included. With the epic Verzuz taking place tonight, we’re going with two west coast legends. Too Short and E40 will be the final Verzuz battle of 2020. Unfortunately, Ashanti tested positive for Covid-19 and her battle with Keyshia Cole was cancelled. They will do their Verzuz on January 9th, but for us old heads, we’re ready for Short Dog and 40 Water. The…

  • Goodie Mob Cell Therapy for Throwback Thursday
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    Goodie Mob Cell Therapy for Throwback Thursday

    Welcome to another Thursday, as that means we’re closer to the weekend. My playlist this week included a couple of personal mixtapes from Ludacris and 1994 Hip Hop. The debut from Styles P, Real Talk by Fabolous and Back to the Future from Jodeci was also played. The one album that will be at the bottom to stream in the new one from the legendary Goodie Mob. Goodie Mob just released a damn good album called Survival Kit. Survival Kit is music this new generation need to hear and easily one of my favorite albums this year. For my Throwback Thursday, we are going back to 1995 when the Goodie…

  • 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…

  • Gucci Mane Jeezy Icy for Throwback Thursday
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    Gucci Mane Jeezy Icy for Throwback Thursday

    Welcome to another Thursday and that means we’re itching closer to the weekend. My playlist this week was another impressive to say the least. Still I Rise from 2Pac & the Outlawz, Jay-Z’s Blueprint 2, Crunk Juice by Lil Jon and Shyne’s debut. The new 2 Chainz, my personal Big Pun Greatest Hits, I-20 and a few others made up my week. With the Verzuz battle set to go down tonight, I’m moving in another direction. As we all know, the original battle was to see T.I. go against Jeezy. The new Verzuz will see two old nemeses go at in Gucci Mane and Jeezy. If you haven’t followed either…

  • 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…