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DJ Shadow – Endtroducing…… (September 16, 1996)

Davis, California is a small city just west of Sacramento with a population of around sixty-eight thousand people. It’s nearly 105 years old and its claim to fame (if that’s what you want to call it) is being the home … Continue reading

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A+ – The Latch-Key Child (August 27, 1996)

Through the years, hip-hop has given us our fair share of kid rappers. Jermaine Dupri set the bar back in the early nineties when he discovered two young teens at an Atlanta mall and groomed the duo into becoming the … Continue reading

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MC Lyte – Bad As I Wanna B (August 27, 1996)

MC Lyte is considered by most to be one of the greatest female emcees of all-time. Before becoming the voice for most of BET’s Award Shows and the voice behind a bunch of TV commercials (and might I add, more … Continue reading

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Outkast – ATLiens (August 27, 1996)

I’ll start this post off by wishing ATLiens a happy 26th birthday, which it celebrated this past Saturday. I hope you enjoy the read! If you’re a regular reader of TimeIsIllmatic, then you already know how much of a Stan … Continue reading

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The Gotee Brothers – Erace (August 20, 1996)

Gotee Records is a contemporary Christian music label based in Franklin, Tennessee (which is about twenty miles from Nashville) that was founded in 1994 by Joey Elwood, Todd Collins and Toby McKeehan (aka TobyMac, who a few of you may … Continue reading

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Blahzay Blahzay – Blah Blah Blah (August 13, 1996)

Blahzay Blahzay is a Brooklyn based duo made up of the emcee, Outloud and his deejay compadre, PF Cuttin, which is an amazing alias for a deejay. Blahzay Blahzay will forever be remembered for their hit record (or at least … Continue reading

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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 arguably, the … 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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