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Best And Worst Of 1995

Another year under the belt, which means it’s time for my annual Best and Worst awards, where I pay respect, and disrespect, to some of the year’s standout moments. Check it out and feel free to chop it up with … Continue reading

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Tha Alkaholiks – Coast II Coast (February 28, 1995)

Somehow, this one slipped through the cracks or, cells, of my spreadsheet, but at least I caught it while still reviewing 1995. Under the mentorship of the underappreciated West Coast pioneer, King Tee, Tha Alkaholiks were able to secure a … Continue reading

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LPG – The Earth Worm (1995)

I promised in the previous post that we would be talking more about the California-based rap duo LPG, comprised of cousins, Dax and Jurny Big, who were also a part of the larger underground west coast collective, Tunnel Rats (a … Continue reading

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Freedom of Soul – The 2nd Comin’ (November 28, 1995)

I would be remiss to not start this post out by sending a rest in peace to Black Rob and the heart and soul of Digital Underground, Shock G. Thank you both for your contributions to the music genre and … Continue reading

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Mic Geronimo – The Natural (November 28, 1995)

After the release of two of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time in Illmatic and The Infamous, the borough of Queens was on complete fire in the mid-nineties. Nas and Mobb Deep’s success made the door a little bit … Continue reading

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Guru Presents – Illkid Records (November 21, 1995)

 I have to start this post off by saying rest in peace to Earl “Dark Man X” Simmons. Thank you for your contributions to the culture and your presence will surely be missed.     The late great Guru will … Continue reading

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LL Cool J – Mr. Smith (November 21, 1995)

The last time we heard from Ladies Love Cool James was in 1993 where he could be found screaming on mostly, mediocre instrumentals on his fifth release, 14 Shots To The Dome (you can read my thoughts on all fourteen … Continue reading

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Funkmaster Flex Presents: 60 Minutes Of Funk -The Mix Tape Volume 1 (November 21, 1995)

Aston George Taylor Jr. better known to the world as Funkmaster Flex (and more recently to the trimmed down, Funk Flex, which does sound a little more current), has worn many hats through the years, but he’s best known for … Continue reading

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Group Home – Livin’ Proof (November 21, 1995)

Group Home is the New York based duo consisting of Melachi The Nutcracker and Lil’ Dap (who we might have to credit for ushering in the “Lil” prefix that would soon become a played out phenomenon in hip-hop), who were … Continue reading

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Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise (November 21, 1995)

The commercial success of Coolio’s debut album, Fantastic Voyage, turned the Compton rapper into a pop sensation, seemingly overnight (although those in the know new about the dues he paid on the underground scene, grinding with WC & The Maad … Continue reading

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