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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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Masta Ace Incorporated – Sittin’ On Chrome (May 2, 1995)

  After releasing his solid debut album, Take A Look Around in 1990 on Cold Chillin’, Master Ace would regroup. Literally. He would leave Cold Chillin’ to sign with Delicious Vinyl, drop the “er” at the end of Master, replacing … Continue reading

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Dream Warriors – Subliminal Simulation (April 25, 1995)

The last time we checked in with the Toronto-based group, Dream Warriors was in ’91 and they were a duo releasing their debut album And Now The Legacy Begins (read my thoughts on that album here). Somewhere in between ’91 … Continue reading

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Mobb Deep – The Infamous (April 25, 1995)

Most casual fans don’t know that before Mobb Deep released The Infamous album in ’95 they released their debut album Juvenile Hell on 4th & Broadway Records back in 1993.  The lead single “Peer Pressure” produced by Premo, was dope, … Continue reading

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T-Bone – Tha Life Of A Hoodlum (April 4, 1995)

The last (and first) time we heard from T-Bone was back in ’93 with his debut album Redeemed Hoodlum (read my post on that album here). The San Francisco based, demon killin’, gospel spittin’ emcee was able to deliver a … Continue reading

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