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Das EFX – Straight Up Sewaside (November 16,1993)

It’s fair to say that Das EFX’s debut album Dead Serious had a huge effect on hip-hop. Their platinum selling debut showed off the duo’s unusual and animated style that every emcee and their mama would try to mimic in … Continue reading

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Queen Latifah – Black Reign (November 16, 1993)

By 1993 Queen Latifah was a budding actress, with the hood classic Juice under her belt and starring in the first season of her severely underrated sitcom Living Single. Oh yeah, and she also had two solid hip-hop albums under … Continue reading

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Jamal-Ski – Roughneck Reality (November 9, 1993)

The first time I heard Jamal-Ski was on “7 Dee Jays” from BDP’s Edutainment album. He stood out because he was the lone emcee to spit in a reggae style, and unlike most of the other ragamuffin/reggae emcees of the … Continue reading

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Wu-Tang Clan – Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (November 9,1993)

Through the years there have been many monumental release dates in hip-hop. Ten years ago, two of the biggest names in hip-hop, 50 Cent and Kanye West, released Curtis and Graduation, respectfully, on September 11, 2007. Social media and magazines … Continue reading

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A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Maruaders (November 9, 1993)

So while the Wu-Tang Clan was just making a name for themselves in 1993, A Tribe Called Quest had already established themselves as a respected hip-hop force. Their 1991 sophomore effort The Low End Theory, was a critical success, and … Continue reading

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Shaquille O’Neal – Shaq Diesel (October 26, 1993)

Before he was a part of TNT ‘s NBA commentary team, along side Ernie Johnson, Kenny “The Jet” Smith and Charles “Turrible” Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal was a pretty damn good basketball player, and arguably the most dominant paint player in … Continue reading

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Too Short – Get In Where You Fit In (October 26, 1993)

The only thing constant in life is change…and Too Short’s monotone slow flow. Since 1985  the Oakland native has been spitting pimpology, and while many hip-hop legends and vets have altered their style in an attempt to stay relevant (with … Continue reading

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