Author Archives: deedub77

Nine – Cloud 9 (August 6, 1996)

When (or if) I get to heaven, there are a list of things I have to do. First things first, I have to see God’s face, then I can go reunite with my ancestors who passed on before me. After … Continue reading

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UGK – Ridin’ Dirty (July 30, 1996)

Along with Beats, Rhymes And Life, Ridin’ Dirty celebrated it’s twenty-six birthday this past Saturday. Happy Birthday, and I hope you all enjoy the read. With the abundance of hip-hop artists that seemed to be coming on the scene daily … Continue reading

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A Tribe Called Quest – Beats, Rhymes And Life (July 30, 1996)

By July of 1996, it had been almost three years since A Tribe Called Quest had blessed the world with one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all-time (see Midnight Marauders), which was also the back end of the greatest … Continue reading

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Sadat X – Wild Cowboys (July16, 1996)

Sadat X got his start in the game as part of the legendary group out of New Rochelle, NY, Brand Nubian. Along with DJ Alamo, Lord Jamar and the De facto leader of the group, Grand Puba Maxwell, Brand Nubian … Continue reading

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De La Soul – Stakes Is High (July 2, 1996)

When it comes to hip-hop crews, The Native Tongue will always be my favorite collective. From The Jungle Brothers, De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest to Monie Love, Black Sheep, Leaders of The New School, and later, Common … Continue reading

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Happy 29th Birthday!!!!

Akineyele’s debut album, Vagina Diner, turned 29 today! Celebrate by reading my review, listening to the album, and go grab something yummy to eat (wink, wink). -Deedub

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Nas – It Was Written (July 2, 1996)

Last Saturday marked the 26th anniversary of the release of It Was Written, and coincidentally, the album ends up being my next write up. Time is truly, Illmatic. After delivering arguably the greatest hip-hop album of all-time with his 1994 … Continue reading

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DJ Honda – H (July 2, 1996)

DJ Honda is a Japanese deejay/producer who got his foot into American hip-hop in the mid-nineties. After being the lead vocalist and guitarist for a Japan-based rock band called the Clique, he started tinkering with deejaying. Honda began deejaying in … Continue reading

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Jay-Z – Reasonable Doubt (June 25, 1996)

Everyone is familiar with Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter’s illustrious rise from successful drug dealer to billionaire businessman (and a business, man!) and arguably, the greatest rapper of all-time, but before he became a filthy rich rap superstar and bagged the flyest … Continue reading

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Prince Paul – Psychoanalysis (What It Is?) (June 25, 1996)

Prince Paul is not a household name, nor does he garner the respect in hip-hop culture that he deserves, but his resumé speaks for itself. He’s a pioneering producer who played an integral part in shaping the sound of some … Continue reading

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