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Special Ed – Revelations (June 27, 1995)

After releasing his first two albums, Youngest In Charge and Legal at 16 and 18, respectively, Special Ed made his mark on the game, then suddenly disappeared from the scene for nearly four years. Rumor has it that the Brooklyn … Continue reading

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Skee-Lo – I Wish (June 27, 1995)

When it comes to one hit wonders, Antoine Roundtree, better known to the world as Skee-Lo, could be the poster child. In the summer of 1995, “I Wish” became one of the biggest hits of the year, as it received … Continue reading

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Grand Puba – 2000 (June 20, 1995)

After Brand Nubian’s debut album, One For All, Grand Puba left the group but stayed on the same label (Elektra) to pursue a solo career, which was pretty much inevitably. Puba, with his top-notch flow and polished delivery, was easily … Continue reading

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Miilkbone – Da’ Miilkrate (June 20, 1995)

Thanks to the commercial success of groups like The Beasties Boys, Vanilla Ice and 3rd Bass, by the mid-nineties, major labels were ready and very willing to find and sign the next hot white rapper to a deal. Insert New … Continue reading

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The BUMs (Brothas Unda Madness) – Lyfe’N’Tyme (June 13, 1995)

Through the years, like all genres, hip-hop has seen its fair share of one and done’s: groups that came on the scene, released one album and disappeared into the darkest deepest blackest hole never to be heard from again. There … Continue reading

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Naughty By Nature – Poverty’s Paradise (May 30, 1995)

After a forgettable debut album, The New Style changed their name to Naughty By Nature and released back to back platinum selling albums in Naughty By Nature and 19 Naughty III (you can read my thoughts on both here and … Continue reading

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Show & AG -Goodfellas (May 30, 1995)

We last heard from Showbiz & AG in 1992 with their debut album Runaway Slave. The album helped lay the foundation for the well-respected Diggin’ In The Crates crew and many hailed it as a classic. But even if you … Continue reading

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1 Way – Destination Unknown (May 30, 1995)

I have a feeling this release date is wrong (I think it may have originally came out in ’94), but whatever. I’m rolling with it.¬† Proverb, 2-Edge, Sweet-P and D-Love make up the four man crew known as 1 Way. … Continue reading

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Beastie Boys – Root Down EP (May 23, 1995)

In May of 1994, the Beastie Boys dropped their 4th album, Ill Communication (you can read my thoughts on that album¬†right here). The album was a commercial success (to date it has sold over 3 million copies) that produced four … Continue reading

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Various Artists – The D&D Project ( May 23, 1995)

It could be said that D&D Studios was to east coast hip-hop in the nineties what Hitsville USA was to Motown in the sixties and seventies. Founded by Douglas Grama and David Lotwin (hence the studio’s name), the New York … Continue reading

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