• Dogg Food Dropped 25 Years Ago by Tha Dogg Pound
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    Dogg Food Dropped 25 Years Ago by Tha Dogg Pound

    The Dogg Pound was heavily featured on some of Death Row Records Greatest Hits. Of course, Daz and Kurupt appeared on the iconic Chronic album. They also appeared on Doggystyle, Murder Was the Case and Above the Rim soundtracks. After proving they were more than Snoop’s sidekicks, they dropped their debut album. Dogg Food was released 25 years ago today by the Dogg Pound. Beforehand, Kurupt was already looked at as a superior lyricist and Daz did his thing with the beats. During this period, the East vs. West beef was starting to kick in hear. Dogg Pound released New York, New York as their first single off of Dogg…

  • 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…

  • Check Out 2019 Flow From Arys Déjan
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    Check Out 2019 Flow From Arys Déjan

    We all felt it when Nipsey Hussle passed away a little over a year ago. Like Pac for my generation, there are many artists that looked up to Nipsey the same way. One of those aspiring artists is Arys Déjan and it’s evident on this new track. Arys Déjan revisits 2019 to pull this unreleased track out of the vault for your consumption. Since Nipsey Hussle’s passing (One of Arys’ rap idols), Arys lost a bit of his inspiration when it came to expressing himself musically. After the one year anniversary, Arys decides to come back full force and continue to pursue his true passion in honor of Nipsey, and…

  • Soulja Slim From What I Was Told for Throwback Thursday
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    Soulja Slim From What I Was Told for Throwback Thursday

    Once again, we have arrived at another Thursday. Of course, this is one step closer to the weekend. My playlist for the week included Soulja Slim, about 4 mixtapes and E-40’s In a Major Way. We will focus on the late, great Soulja Slim for our Throwback Thursday. Give It 2 Em Raw was his No Limit debut and it was an incredible album. From What I Was Told is the featured track and it was also featured on the I Got the Hook Up Soundtrack. Soulja Slim’s debut album went on to go gold. Slim is looked at as a New Orleans legend. Unfortunately, he passed away in November…

  • Eminem Encore Released 15 Years Ago Today
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    Eminem Encore Released 15 Years Ago Today

    Eminem is one of the illest rappers to ever touch the mic and have sold the most records. On this day 15 years ago, Eminem released his 5th album, Encore. The first week alone, Encore went on to sell over a million and half records. Encore was the follow-up to The Eminem Show album that eventually went diamond. Encore went on to sell well over five million copies. Just Lose It was the first single that was released about six weeks prior. Whether you like him or not, Eminem records always sell. Just Lose It sold over two millions copies alone. When it comes to an Eminem album, you already…

  • Scarface The Diary Released 25 Years Ago Today
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    Scarface The Diary Released 25 Years Ago Today

    Scarface is one of the illest to ever touch a microphone. For me, Scarface is my 3rd favorite rapper of all-time right behind 2Pac and Nas. The career of Scarface have spanned over 4 decades. As part of the legendary Geto Boys, Scarface have been in the game over 30 years. Throughout the years, you can count on some of your favorite rappers to say Scarface influenced them. On this day 25 years ago, Scarface dropped one of the best rap albums ever. The Diary was the third album from Scarface and it has been praised by countless artists and hip hop publications over the years. The Diary is one…

  • The Beautiful Struggle Dropped 15 Years Ago by Talib Kweli
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    The Beautiful Struggle Dropped 15 Years Ago by Talib Kweli

    Talib Kweli is someone that many people haven’t even heard of or paid attention to. Jay-Z gave him props talking about how lyrical he is. Talib Kweli teamed with Mos Def to form Black Star and they dropped one of the dopest albums ever. Talib Kweli have released eight solo and collaborative albums and a plethora of mixtapes in over 20 years.  Talib Kweli released his debut album, Quality a couple years prior and I loved that album. The Beautiful Struggle was his second album and my expectations were high because of his debut project. The Beautiful Struggle featured Common, Faith Evans, Anthony Hamilton, Mary J. Blige and John Legend.…

  • J. Cole Compilation for Mixtape Friday
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    Check Out My J. Cole Compilation for Mixtape Friday

    First off, today is my 42nd birthday and I’m just happy to see this day. With it being Friday, you already know what time it is. My Mixtape Friday is from nine other than J. Cole. J. Cole is one of my favorite rappers from this generation with the other being Kendrick Lamar. J. Cole have put out five studio albums and they all are nice. Born Sinner and 2014 Forest Hills Drive are my favorite two from him. Recently, J. Cole dropped his Dreamville compilation and it shows he have a lot of talent on his label. For this compilation, there’s around 52 tracks. You can peep the track…

  • Juvenile Set It Off for Throwback Thursday
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    Juvenile Set It Off for Throwback Thursday

    For this Throwback Thursday, we’re headed to New Orleans for this one. Like always, I’m featuring music that’s been played throughout that week. Project English from Juvenile is one of the albums that I’ve listened to this week. As of yesterday, Project English is still what I’m listening to and Set It Off is the featured track. Set It Off was the only single released from the album and it’s one of my favorite tracks from Juvenile. Juvenile is the artist from Cash Money that put them on the map with his 400 Degreez album. Set It Off helped Project English continue Juvenile’s platinum trend. Project English became Juvenile’s third…

  • Listen to My Top 5 Albums from Wu Tang Clan
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    Listen to My Top 5 Albums from Wu Tang Clan

    What are your top 5 album from the Wu Tang Clan? When we say that, we’re talking about group and solos projects. Last week, we listed the top 5 album from Ludacris, but now it’s all about the Wu Tang Clan. Raekwon, Ghostface, Method Man, GZA and ODB put out great projects to go along with the group efforts. As a group, they’ve released seven albums and countless projects as solo artists. Last year, the group celebrated the 25th anniversary of their debut album. The Wu Tang Clan is still putting out hits till this day and touring also. Check out my top 5 albums from the Wu Tang Clan…

  • Listen to My Top 5 Albums from Ludacris
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    Listen to My Top 5 Albums from Ludacris

    If you had to list them, what are your top 5 albums from Ludacris? After listing my top 5 albums from another Atlanta legend, T.I. we turn to Ludacris. Ludacris began his career back in 1999. Incognegro was his first album and it was independent. The last album he released was Ludaversal back in 2015. Ludacris have done his fair share of acting as he’s been a part of the Fast and the Furious franchise. Twenty years later, Ludacris has been teasing new music as he’s clocking in studio time with Timbaland. Throughout the years, Ludacris is either loved or hated by fans and critics. For one, Ludacris is very…

  • Listen to My Top 5 Albums from T.I.
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    Listen to My Top 5 Albums from T.I.

    Last week, we had the original King of the South in Scarface. T.I. have been calling himself the King of the South for quite a few years now. When he first started to call himself that, there were a lot of people taking excepting to it. Either way, over the years T.I. have earned that name with the great projects he’s released. T.I. been in the game for well over 15 years as he dropped his debut album in 2001. I’m Serious was his debut album and it was an instant southern classic. Because I’m Serious selling over 270,000 copies, T.I. was dropped from the label. In 2003, T.I. launched…

  • Listen to My Top 5 Albums from Nas
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    Listen to My Top 5 Albums from Nas

    We kicked things off last week with the late, great 2Pac. This week, we’ll move to my favorite rapper alive and that’s Nas. Nas has been in the game over 25 years as he made his first appearance on a record in 1991. Live at the Barbeque by Main Source was the introduction to Nas. The verse on the track garnered so much attention for Nas and it landed him a record deal. In 1994, Nas dropped his debut album, Illmatic and it has been called one of the best hip hop records of all-time. Nas have released 11 albums, which include a double disc, 2 collaboration and 3 compilations…

  • Listen to My Top 5 Albums from 2Pac
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    Listen to My Top 5 Albums from 2Pac

    2Pac is my favorite rapper, artist, musician or whatever you want to call it. Growing up my friends knew I was the smart one and was really into Black History at an early age. They discovered 2Pac before I did and told me to listen to his 2Pacalypse Now album. From then on, 2Pac was my favorite rapper and that haven’t changed 25+ years later. Since Music Monday have been nonexistent, we’re going to do things a little different. Every Monday I’ll do something with my favorite artists and their top albums. Of course, I’ll start things off with my top 5 albums from 2Pac. Me Against the World For…

  • Stunt 101 G Unit for Throwback Thursday
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    Stunt 101 G Unit for Throwback Thursday

    Jay-Z wasn’t the only one celebrating an anniversary yesterday as he released the Black Album 15 years ago. G Unit released their major label debut, Beg for Mercy. 50 Cent set the stage for this release after he dropped Get Rich or Die Trying earlier in the year. During this time, Tony Yayo was locked up and this G Unit album set Lloyd Banks for his debut project, Hunger for More. Stunt 101 was the first single of the album and my Throwback Thursday track. 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and Young Buck dropped the track about six weeks before the album and it was featured on several mixtapes. G Unit…

  • Top 10 Rap Albums of 2017
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    Daddy’s Hangout Top 10 Rap Albums of 2017

    I’ll be honest, this year has been a pretty impressive year for rap music. We’ve had our share of beefs throughout hip hop and we saw the culture unite for Meek Mill, who was sent to prison. From the rise of Cardi B to the collaborative album by two of my favorite artists, Fabolous and Jadakiss. It’s been a very exciting year in hip hop where we got a surprise album from Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar dropped out of nowhere. Below I’ve put together the top 10 rap albums I’ve heard this year. What’s your favorite albums of 2017? 10) 2 Chainz Pretty Girls Like Trap Music Been a fan…