Monthly Archives: May 2016

2nd II None – 2nd II None (September 6, 1991)

Cousins, Kelton McDonald and Deon Barnett, respectively know as KK and D (or Gangsta D), and together as 2nd II None, were the home boys of fellow Compton native, DJ Quik. After Profile Records heard Quik’s now legendary “The Red Tape” (which has … Continue reading

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Young Black Teenagers – Young Black Teenagers (February 19, 1991)

I first heard of the Young Black Teenagers when they appeared on an episode of The Phil Donahue Show back in the day. I’m not sure what the specific topic of the show was, but I remember seeing five white guys … Continue reading

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Run DMC – Back From Hell (October 16, 1990)

We last left Run DMC in 1988 with their fourth release, Tougher Than Leather. The album wasn’t as commercially successful as their previous album Raising Hell, but it still would earn the boys from Hollis another platinum plaque. I personally … Continue reading

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Craig G – The Kingpin (October 24, 1989)

Craig G is not a new comer to TimeIsIllmatic. He spit the lead off verse on the classic Juice Crew Posse cut “The Symphony”, and I reviewed his 1991 sophomore effort Now, That’s More Like a while back (If you’re … Continue reading

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