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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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J.J. Fad – Supersonic (July 5, 1988)

In 1987, Eazy-E and Jerry Heller founded Ruthless Records, which would go on to become the home to Eazy and his groundbreaking group, N.W.A. and all their platinum selling releases, including their seminal full-length debut, Straight Outta Compton. Ruthless would … Continue reading

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DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Rock The House (April 7, 1987)

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince are not new to Timeisillmatic, as I’ve reviewed all their group albums, except for their debut, Rock The House, only because I didn’t own a copy. I know I could easily stream the … Continue reading

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Whodini – Whodini (October 13, 1983)

Greetings! I’ve finally worked my way through 1995. Before I jump into ’96, I’ll be doing a little house cleaning, so the next handful of posts will be new additions to my collection (or albums that somehow got overlooked on … Continue reading

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