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King Tee – IV Life (March 28, 1995)

During the late eighties through the late nineties, I was completely submerged in hip-hop music. From the east coast emcees to the west coast acts and all points in between, I was a full blown hip-hop junkie, up on all … Continue reading

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Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (March 28, 1995)

By 1995, the Wu-Tang Clan was on top of the hip-hop world. After releasing their classic debut album, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) in 1993, the crew members begin signing solo deals and releasing solo projects. First up would be … Continue reading

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Big L – Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous (March 28, 1995)

The first time I heard Big L spit was on Showbiz & A.G.’s D.I.T.C. cipher joint “Represent” from their debut album, Runaway Slave. Big L led the song off and held his own amongst his more seasoned crew members (i.e. … Continue reading

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Channel Live – Station Identification (March 21, 1995)

I don’t know a lot about the subject of today’s post, Channel Live. I do know that the East Orange, New Jersey duo consisting of Vincent “Tuffy” Morgan and Hakim Green, were discovered by the legendary BDP co-founder, KRS-One back … Continue reading

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2pac – Me Against The World (March 14, 1995)

Thanks to its lackluster production and poor mixing, Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. is and will always be my least favorite 2pac album (fyi, I only count the albums from 2Pacalypse Now through The Don Killuminati as Pac’s catalog. The rest … Continue reading

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Nine – Nine Livez (March 7, 1995)

Derrick Keyes, better known to the world as Nine, was a Bronx born and bred emcee who begin rapping and making records back in the mid-eighties. Under the alias of Ricochet, he was a part of a few short-lived groups … Continue reading

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The Nonce – World Ultimate (February 28, 1995)

The Nonce (which is an old English word that means the one (or in this case: “the ones”)) was the L.A. based duo made up of Nouka Basetype and Yusef Afloat. After graduating from high school the two hip-hop heads, … Continue reading

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DJ Quik – Safe + Sound (February 21, 1995)

By 1995 DJ Quik was a well-respected hip-hop artist with two gold selling albums under his belt. His crispy clean brand of G-funk production, along with his distinctive ability to pick the right funk and soul loops helped him to … Continue reading

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The Roots – Do You Want More?!!!??! (January 17, 1995)

I’ve mentioned before on this blog that The Roots are my second favorite hip-hop group of all-time, next to who I’m sure you can figure out if you read this blog with any regularity. Since the mid-nineties, hip-hop’s first official … Continue reading

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Smif-N-Wessun – Dah Shinin’ (January 10, 1995)

What better way to get a break away from all the coronavirus talk than with hip-hop and a good read? Lets get 1995 underway, and remember to cover your mouths when you cough and wash your damn hands! For those … Continue reading

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