Monthly Archives: January 2012

X-Clan – To The East, Blackwards (April 19, 1990)

During the late eighties the afrocentric movement was fully on the rise in hip-hop.  Groups like Public Enemy, Boogie Down Productions, and the Jungle Brothers rocked African medallions and spat rhymes full of black pride, provoking a new consciousness in hip-hop.  X-Clan would also … Continue reading

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A Tribe Called Quest – People’s Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm (April 17, 1990)

Pardon the bulge in the front of my pants but I’m a huge (no pun intended) A Tribe Called Quest Stan.  Now that we got that out the way, let’s proceed. During the mid to late eighties the source material for … Continue reading

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Chronological order: insert after Run D.M.C.’s King of Rock. After selling more than 3 million albums on their sophomore effort He’s the DJ I’m the Rapper and winning the inaugural Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance for the single “Parents Just Don’t … Continue reading

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