Raekwon released his debut studio album "Only Built for Cuban Linx" on August 1st, 1995 on Loud & RCA Records. Fellow Wu member Ghostface Killah features heavily throughout the album and every other Wu-Tang member also makes an appearance except for Ol' Dirty Bastard. The album debuted at number 4 on the Billboard Top 200... Continue Reading →
The second studio album from Mobb Deep was released on April 25th, 1995. Prodigy and Havoc achieved commercial success with "The Infamous" and hit number 15 on the Billboard Top 200 and the album went gold in two months. Singles included "Shook Ones", "Survival of the Fittest", Temperature's Rising" and "Give up the Goods" all... Continue Reading →
One of Harlems finest, Big L burst on the New York hip-hop scene as one of the most promising rappers ever to emerge. Known for his lyricism and creative freestyles, Big L appeared on the Stretch and Bobbito radio show in 1995 promoting his album "The Lifestylez ov Da Poor & Dangerous" alongside Jay-Z. In... Continue Reading →
Ice Cube released his fourth studio album "Lethal Injection" on December 7th, 1993. The album debuted at number 5 on the Billboard Top 200 after selling 215,000 copies in it's first week. Commonly seen as a change from the norm for Ice Cube, Cube explores funk sampling on "Bop Gun" with George Clinton as well... Continue Reading →
Released on April 19th, 1994 "Illmatic" by Nas is regarded as one of the best hip-hop albums of all time. The album debuted at number 12 on the Billboard Top 100 albums and sold 92,000 copies in it's first week. By 2001 over 1 million copies were sold and it eventually hit two million copies sold in 2019. Boasting some of the games heavy hitter producers such as Large Professor, DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Q-Tip and LES the album lived up to the hype.
In 1993 Snoop Dogg dropped "Doggystle" while on Death Row Records. It was widely accepted at the time as the most anticipated hip-hop album following Snoop's role on Dr. Dre's "The Chronic". Jon, Danny and Eddie go over their favorite songs, samples, lyrics, guest appearances and where there were when the album was released.
Where does this album rank on the all time list? The guys go through where they were when the album dropped, their favorite songs on the album, best lyrical performance as well as their overall rating out of five mics.
Dr. Dre's "The Chronic" is widely heralded as one of the greatest albums of all time, not just in hip-hop. Danny, Eddie and Jon exchange stories on why this album stood out to them including:
In the first full episode Danny, Eddie and Jon go over "The Low End Theory" by A Tribe Called Quest. Was this the best work from Q-Tip, Phife Dawg and Ali Shaheed Muhammad? The guys discuss their thoughts and memories of "The Low End Theory" such as their overall impression of the album, their favorite song, noteworthy samples, favorite guest appearance as well as their album rating out of five mins (Source inspired of course).