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Illegal – The Untold Truth (August 24, 1993)

With the success of Another Bad Creation’s platinum selling Coolin’ At The Playground Ya Know! and Kris Kross’ triple platinum debut Totally Krossed Out, record labels were suddenly open to signing kid hip-hop acts in the early nineties. You had Chi-Ali. Da … Continue reading

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Tha Alkaholiks – 21 & Over (August 24, 1993)

It’s fair to say that west coast hip-hop in the late eighties and early nineties was dominated by gangster rap. With groups like Ice-T, N.W.A and Above The Law, that hardcore style of hip-hop proved to be lucrative and quickly brought … Continue reading

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Scarface – The World Is Yours (August 17, 1993)

Prior to 1993, Brad “Scarface” Jordan, along with his Geto Boy brethren and Rap-A-Lot founder and CEO James Prince, helped put the south on the proverbial hip-hop map. As a group, the Geto Boys already had three respected albums under … Continue reading

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Threat – Sickinnahead (August 3, 1993)

I first became aware of the Los Angeles based rapper known as Threat (or Deadly Threat) from his verse on Ice Cube’s classic (and severely overlooked) posse record “Color Blind” off the nearly flawless, Death Certificate album (click here to … Continue reading

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Kris Kross – Da Bomb (August 3, 1993)

Most of you will skip this review all together, but since it’s part of my hip-hop collection (I use the term “hip-hop” loosely, folks) I felt I had to review it. So, here we go… When I hear the term disposable music, … Continue reading

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Fat Joe Da Gangsta – Represent (July 27,1993)

Joseph Antonio Cartagena is the half Cuban, half Puerto Rican emcee out of the Bronx known to the world by the alias, Fat Joe (in the beginning he went by the alias of Fat Joe Da Gangsta, but thankfully he … Continue reading

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Cypress Hill – Black Sunday (July 20, 1993)

Cypress Hill’s 1991 self-titled debut album was both a commercial and critical success, even if it took sometime for both successes to take fruition. Led by B-Real’s nasally praises of weed and violence and DJ Mugg’s blunted backdrops, Cypress Hill … Continue reading

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