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Wreckx-N-Effect – Hard Or Smooth (November 24, 1992)

After the release of their self-titled debut full length album, Wreckx N Effect went through a lot of changes. Even with the lead single “New Jack Swing”, becoming a number one hit on the Billboard Rap Charts, Motown decided to … Continue reading

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Schoolly D – How A Black Man Feels (October 15, 1991)

Through the years, when it comes to gangsta rap, hip-hop often pays homage to the Ice-T’s, Ice-Cube’s and N.W.A.’s for pioneering the gangsta sound. Rightfully so, as they all played a major part in helping the sub-genre advance and making … Continue reading

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Nikki D – Daddy’s Little Girl (September 3, 1991)

The subject of today’s post is yet another one hit wonder that also makes for a great hip-hop trivia question. Nikki D was born in Newark, NJ, but later migrated to Los Angeles where she would continue to hone her … Continue reading

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Ruler’s Back (July Slick Rick – The2, 1991)

After making a tremendous first impression with Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew on their classic record “The Show”, and arguably even more classic B-side, “La Di Da Di”, Slick Rick decided it was time to leave the … Continue reading

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Whodini – Bag-A-Trix (March 19, 1991)

Before we get into this post, I want to say rest in peace to John “Ecstasy” Fletcher, who passed away on December 23, 2020. After starting their career on Jive and giving the label four albums in five years (between … Continue reading

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MC Shan – Play It Again, Shan (April 11, 1990)

The last time we checked in with MC Shan was on his 1988 sophomore effort, Born To Be Wild, which I felt was average at best (you can read my complete thoughts on BTBW by clicking this link), and I’d … Continue reading

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The W.I.S.E. – Guyz – eF yoU eN Kay E (1989)

If you read this blog on a regular basis, then you already know that I’m a vinyl and compact disc collector (I’m not big on cassettes, but I do have the cassette version of Nas’ It Was Written on my … Continue reading

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Wrecks-N-Effect – Wrecks-N-Effect (September 1, 1989)

After their underwhelming and very forgettable self-titled debut EP (read my thoughts on it right here), Wreckx-N-Effect went through significant changes. They cut ties with Atlantic after the EP was poorly received, and they would also lose the lead emcee … Continue reading

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Wrecks-N-Effect – EP (1988)

To the casual hip-hop fan, Wreckx-N-Effect will always be synonymous with their 1992 smash hit single, “Rump Shaker”. And if you’re a little more seasoned hip-hop head, you might remember they had earlier success a few years prior to “Rump … Continue reading

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King Tee – Act A Fool (November 15, 1988)

I mentioned during my write-up of King Tee’s fourth release, IV Life, that I was so impressed by the album that I would track down physical copies of the rest of his catalog. Well, during the quarantine I was able … Continue reading

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