Monthly Archives: February 2016

U.G.K. – Too Hard To Swallow (November 10, 1992)

When it comes to the Port Arthur, Texas-based duo of UGK (which is an acronym for Underground Kingz, and consisted of Pimp C and Bun B) I’m pretty unfamiliar with their body of work. The first song I ever heard … Continue reading

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Positive K – The Skills Dat Pay Da Bills (November 3, 1992)

Every genre of music has had it’s share of one hit wonders. There was Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up”, Jane Child’s “I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love” (which I still play from time to time on the IPod), … Continue reading

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Grand Puba – Reel To Reel (October 20, 1992)

In late 1990, Brand Nubian made a great first impression on the hip-hop community with their debut album All For One. Grand Puba Maxwell, Lord Jamar, and Sadat (or sometimes Derek) X’s, combination of solid rhymes, black consciousness, 5 percent … Continue reading

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Redman – Whut? Thee Album (October 6, 1992)

October 6th 1992 was quite the day for hip-hop, as it would mark the beginning of two very different but equally impactful hip-hop careers. Not only would Common drop his debut album Can I Borrow A Dollar? on this date, … Continue reading

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Common – Can I Borrow A Dollar ? (October 6, 1992)

While Lonnie “Common” Lynn wasn’t the first rapper out of Chicago to make noise on a national level (Twista [then known as Tung Twista] would do it a year or so prior), he is definitely one of the early pioneers of … Continue reading

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Comptons Most Wanted – Music To Driveby (September 29, 1992)

We last heard from CMW on their 1991 severely overlooked sophomore effort, Straight Checkn ‘Em. They would return in ’92, with their third release, Music to Driveby. Like the saying goes, if it aint broke don’t fix it; Eiht, DJ’s Slip, Mike T, … Continue reading

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Diamond And The Psychotic Neurotics – Stunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop (September 22, 1992)

Through the years, hip-hop has seen many heralded collectives come through and leave their imprint on the game. There was the Juice Crew with all of their talented lyricists. The Native Tongue made their impact with their hippy sensibilities and … Continue reading

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