Monthly Archives: December 2010

EPMD – Strictly Business (June 7, 1988)

Many consider 1988 to be the finest year for hip-hop album releases,  due largely to Public Enemy’s critically acclaimed It Takes a Nation, BDP’s By All Means Necessary, and debut album’s from Big Daddy Kane and a young duo from Brentwood, NY EPMD. After … Continue reading

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Big Daddy Kane – Long Live The Kane (June 21, 1988)

Antonio Hardy, who does business under the alias of Big Daddy Kane, first came on the hip-hop scene under the umbrella of Marley Marl and his legendary Juice Crew back in 1986.  After ghostwriting for Biz Markie, Biz introduced Kane To Marley, … Continue reading

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Boogie Down Productions – By All Means Necessary (May 31, 1988)

After the tragic death of deejay Scott LaRock in 1987 (he was murdered just months after the release of Criminal Minded), Krs-One would come back and release his sophomore effort By By All Means Necessary in 1988.  Many remember By All Means Necessaryfor … Continue reading

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Public Enemy – It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (April, 14 1988)

After releasing their debut album Yo! Bumrush The Show in 1987, Public Enemy came back in 88′ with their sophomore effort It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (which is a mouthful to say or spell, so I’ll … Continue reading

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Ice-T – Rhyme Pays (November 4th, 1987)

  (I just came across this album at a used cd store yesterday. I do like some of Ice-T’s later work, and since it was only a few dollars I figured, why not? Insert this one after Bigger And Deffer) … Continue reading

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DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – He’s The DJ, I’m The Rapper (March 29, 1988)

  Years before Will Smith would become a bona fide Hollywood/Box Office phenomenon, he was known to the world as The Fresh Prince (not of Bel Air but of Philly), the rapper and one half of the duo DJ Jazzy Jeff … Continue reading

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