Monthly Archives: February 2011

De La Soul – 3 Deep High And Rising (March 3, 1989)

Time is truly illmatic…and chronology is filled with irony.  During my last review for the Jungle Brothers debut Straight Out The Jungle, I mentioned I first heard of the JB’s on “Buddy”, a classic Native Tongue posse cut on De La Soul’s debut album … Continue reading

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Jungle Brothers – Straight Out The Jungle (November 8, 1988)

Let me start by saying this: I am a Native Tongue Stan.   A Tribe Called Quest is my favorite hip-hop group of all-time (key word, group) with De La Soul falling somewhere in my top 10.  Black Sheep, Queen Latifah, Monie Love and … Continue reading

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Slick Rick – The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick (November 3, 1988)

Rick “Slick Rick” Walters met Dougie Fresh back in 1984, while Dougie was judging an emcee contest that Rick was entered in.  Dougie Liked Rick’s style, which led to Rick joining Dougie’s Get Fresh Crew.  In 1985 Dougie and Rick (and the rest … Continue reading

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M.C. Shan – Born To Be Wild (October 25, 1988)

  Shawn Moltke, better known as M.C. Shan, is best remembered for his battle with KRS-One and Boogie Down Productions back in the late eighties.  Most forget that a few years before that legendary feud begin, Shan was signed to MCA Records back in 1985, … Continue reading

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Ultramagnetic Emcees – Critical Beatdown

Cedric “Ced-Gee” Miller and “Kool” Keith Thornton met while attending the same high school in the Bronx back in the early eighties. Both Bronx native emcees had aspirations of becoming solo artists,  but in an effort to save a buck, the two started recording together. They … Continue reading

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