In the last episode of season one, Jon, Danny and Eddie go over their stand out one hit wonders from the golden era. The guys suggest five songs each. There were over 30 songs in contention and they can all be found on our Spotify playlist "One Hit Wonders from 90's Hip-Hop". Follow us on... Continue Reading →
"All Eyez On Me" was the fourth album released by Tupac Shakur and the last before his untimely death in Las Vegas on September 13th, 1996. The album was received with acclaim as it went straight to number one on The Billboard Top 200. It sold 566,000 copies in it's first week and was certified... Continue Reading →
Ready to Die was the debut album by Biggie Smalls that released on September 13th, 1994 on Bad Boy Records. The album would go on to hit multi platinum levels as Biggie became one of the biggest stars in hip-hop. With radio hits like "Juicy" Big Poppa" and One More Chance" leading the way on... Continue Reading →
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.