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Westside Connection – Bow Down (October 22, 1996)

Since the eighties, it’s been commonplace in hip-hop for rappers to link up with one another and make cameos on each other’s songs and projects. The cameo appearance or posse cut is a great way to break up the monotony … Continue reading

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Chuck D – Autobiography Of MistaChuck (October 22. 1996)

Mistachuck – The album opens with a clip from the Spike Lee Joint, Clockers, where a few brothers are debating whether Chuck D is dope or not, and one of the guys (played by Fredro Starr from Onyx) thinks Chuck … Continue reading

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Jeru The Damaja – Wrath Of The Math (October 15, 1996)

After making a few impactful cameos on a couple of Gang Starr records, The Gang Starr Foundation member, Jeru The Damaja would sign a solo deal with Payday Records and in 1994 released his debut album, The Sun Rises In … Continue reading

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Poor Righteous Teachers – The New World Order (October 15, 1996)

By 1996, the Poor Righteous Teachers were already wily veterans in the game with three group albums under their belt, all chalked full of conscious content. Their first two releases, Holy Intellect and Pure Poverty, were both uneven listens with … Continue reading

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Bush Babees – Gravity (October 15, 1996)

Da Bush Babees were a three-man crew based in Brooklyn, New York by way of Jamaica and Trinidad. We last checked in with Da Babees from the Bush back in 2020 and walked through their 1994 debut album, Ambushed. I … Continue reading

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Xzibit – At The Speed Of Life (October 15, 1996)

Before becoming the face of the once super popular MTV show, Pimp My Ride and making several movie appearances (including 8 Mile and The Wash just to name a few), Xzibit made a name for himself as a platinum selling … Continue reading

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Ras Kass – Soul On Ice (October 1, 1996)

John R. Austin II, better known to the world as Ras Kass is an emcee out of Carson, CA who started making a name for himself in the early nineties. His rap alias was inspired by the 18th Century Ethiopian … Continue reading

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Wreckx-N-Effect – Raps New Generation (September 24, 1996)

In the annuls of hip-hop, Wreckx-N-Effect will forever be remembered for their Teddy Riley assisted smash hit, “Rump Shaker,” that even to this day if it comes on at a club, bar, or party, is guaranteed to make the ass … Continue reading

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The Roots – Illadelph Halflife (September 24, 1996)

First things first, I’d be remiss if I didn’t start this post by saying rest in peace to Artis Leon Ivey Jr., better known to the world as Coolio. From your earlier work with W.C. and The M.A.A.D Circle to … Continue reading

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Big Noyd – Episodes Of A Hustla (September 16, 1996)

In 1995, Mobb Deep released a bonafied classic with their sophomore effort, The Infamous. The album was a masterpiece in callous Queensbridge thuggery backed by Havoc’s intriguingly dark and grimy production. While Prodigy and Havoc would carry most of the … Continue reading

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