Insane in the Brain #CypressHill

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“Insane in the Brain” is a 1993 single by the American hip hop group Cypress Hill. In addition to hitting number one on the US rap chart, the song also was a mainstream hit, reaching number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1993. It earned a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America […]

Who’s The Man #HouseOfPain

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Taken from “Who’s the Man?”, a 1993 thriller comedy film, directed by Ted Demme, in his feature film directing debut. The film stars Yo! MTV Raps hosts Doctor Dré and Ed Lover as its two main protagonists., it features dozens of cameo appearances from some of the top rap/hip-hop acts of the time, including (though […]

Friday #IceCube

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Friday is taken from the soundtrack album for the 1995 New Line Cinema comedy film, Friday. It was released on April 11, 1995, on CD and cassette through 550 Music and Epic Records’ soundtrack sublabel Epic Soundtrax and consisted of hip hop and R&B music. The soundtrack reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200, where […]

Classic Tape Selection #1

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This selection of tapes comes straight from the HipHopCollector’s archive: Mobb Deep / Big L / Kool G Rap & DJ Polo / Naughty By Nature Copyright: HipHopCollector   Super nice to just randomly take items out of the archive to put them back on and give them a good listen again. Brings back so […]

Nas – Illmatic #TheArchiveRebellion

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Illmatic is the debut studio album by American rapper Nas. It was released on April 19, 1994, by Columbia Records. After signing with the label with the help of MC Serch, Nas recorded the album in 1992 and 1993 at Chung King Studios, D&D Recording, Battery Studios, and Unique Recording Studios in New York City. […]

U Better Recognize #SamSneed #DrDre

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“U Better Recognize” is Sam Sneed’s first and only single while he was on Death Row Records. The B-side was “Come When I Call” by Danny Boy. “U Better Recognize” featuring Dr. Dre was released by Sam Sneed in 1994. He became known for the catchphrase, “I’m Sam Sneed, you better recognize!” (which he famously […]

Full Clip #GangStarr #Classic

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Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr is a compilation album, featuring 35 songs released by Hip hop duo Gang Starr between 1989 and 1999, plus a brief ‘intro’ track. It was released by Virgin Records. The album includes 21 tracks taken from the five albums it had released up to that point, eight of […]