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).
Ain't No Half Steppin' is a 90's hip-hop podcast taking you back through the best albums from the golden era. Jon, Danny and Eddie team up to go through one album each month and discuss their favorite tracks, stories behind the albums, favorite guest appearance, noteworthy samples used and the albums impact on hip-hop. First up in episode two is "The Low End Theory" by A Tribe Called Quest.
Last Saturday, May 27th, I performed a live set during a Sports Conditioning class at the Training Room with Kyle McCrobie. This is just the audio, YouTube threw 23 copyright claims at the video edition. Hope you enjoy!