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  • Ice T – O.G. Original Gangster (1991) | Review 16 July 2024
    Ice-T’s O.G. Original Gangster (1991) is a monumental album that captures the essence of Hip Hop at a pivotal moment in its evolution. As the genre entered a new decade, Ice-T proved he wasn’t content to rest on his laurels after three successful albums, instead delivering a sprawling, ambitious project that solidified his status as […]
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  • N.W.A – Efil4zaggin (1991) | Review 16 July 2024
    N.W.A’s Efil4zaggin (1991) is a complex album that thrills and frustrates. Following the departure of Ice Cube and the monumental success of Straight Outta Compton, the group faced immense pressure to deliver. The result is a project that oscillates between brilliant production and questionable lyrical choices. Dr. Dre’s work behind the boards is the undeniable […]
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  • Nas “Nas Is Like” (1999) 16 July 2024
    “Nas Is Like” is the first single from Nas‘ third album I Am…. The song is the sixth collaboration between Nas and producer DJ Premier. It was critically well received as it was a change from the more commercial and pop-oriented singles from It Was Written. The song contains a combination of braggadocios and introspective […]
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  • Public Enemy 1987 Live @ Def Jam Tour London 16 July 2024
    Public Enemy 1987 Live @ Def Jam Tour London: Ever since they exploded on the scene in 1987, Public Enemy has been one of the most influential and powerful forces in Hip Hop. Over 30 years of nearly constant world-touring has secured their status as one of the best and most impactful (live)acts in Hip Hop […]
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  • Blu & Evidence – Los Angeles | Review 12 July 2024
    Blu and Evidence’s Los Angeles is a love letter to the City of Angels, crafted by two of its most talented sons. This collaborative effort brings together Blu’s seasoned lyricism and Evidence’s masterful production, resulting in an album that captures the essence of L.A. in all its gritty, sun-soaked glory. Blu, who first made waves […]
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  • Common & Pete Rock – The Auditorium Vol. 1 | Review 12 July 2024
    Common and Pete Rock’s The Auditorium Vol. 1 is a Hip Hop masterpiece that brings together two of the genre’s most influential figures. Common, a pivotal voice in conscious Hip Hop since his 1994 breakthrough album Ressurection, has built a career on introspective lyrics and a smooth flow, earning multiple Grammy Awards. Over the years, he’s released […]
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  • Eminem – The Death of Slim Shady (Coup De Grâce) (2024) | Review 12 July 2024
    Eminem’s 2024 album The Death of Slim Shady (Coup De Grâce) marks a strong return to form for the rap icon. After years of mixed reception and a notably low point with 2017’s Revival, Em has managed to recapture the magic that made his iconic trifecta – The Slim Shady LP (1999), The Marshall Mathers […]
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  • De La Soul “The Magic Number” (1989) 1 July 2024
    “The Magic Number” is the seventh and last single released from 3 Feet High and Rising, the debut studio album by De La Soul. 3 Feet High and Rising was released on March 14, 1989, by Tommy Boy Records and Warner Bros. Records. It marked the first of three full-length collaborations with producer Prince Paul, […]
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  • Blueprint – 1988 (2005) | Review 23 June 2024
    Blueprint’s 1988 is a central piece in his discography, often heralded as his best-known solo album, particularly for those familiar with his work outside of Soul Position. Despite not achieving mainstream recognition, 1988 is revered by Hip Hop fans who appreciate its homage to a pivotal year in the genre’s history. The album’s introductory track, […]
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  • J-Live – The Best Part (2001) | Review 22 June 2024
    J-Live‘s The Best Part is one of the most underappreciated records in Hip Hop history, yet it’s undeniably one of the best albums of the 2000s. Recorded between 1996 and 1999, the album faced numerous obstacles before its release, making its eventual arrival in 2001 a momentous occasion. As J-Live himself notes in the album’s […]
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  • Ol’ Dirty Bastard “Brooklyn Zoo” (1995) 18 June 2024
    “Brooklyn Zoo” is Ol’ Dirty Bastard‘s debut single, from the album Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version (1995). The song is composed of an intro followed by a single long verse and finishes with a repeated hook, “Shame on you when you step through to the Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Brooklyn Zoo!” This line is […]
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  • Gang Starr “Just To Get A Rep” (1991) 7 June 2024
    “Just To Get A Rep” is the first single of Gang Starr‘s classic second album Step In The Arena. Step in the Arena was printed as a 1990 release, and commercially released on January 15, 1991. In 2007, it was named the greatest Hip Hop album of all time by HipHopDX called it “the album that […]
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