What They Do #TheRoots

Classic single taken from Illadelph Halflife, the third studio album by American hip hop band The Roots, released September 24, 1996 on Geffen Records. It features a tougher and broader sound than their previous album, Do You Want More?!!!??! (1995). The album also contains integration of programmed drums and guest contributions by R&B musicians such […]

Dilated Peoples Worst

Worst Comes to Worst #DilatedPeoples

Dilated Peoples is an American hip hop group from Los Angeles, California. They achieved notability in the underground hip hop community, although they have had little mainstream success in the US, with the exception of the song “This Way”, a 2004 collaboration with Kanye West, Xzibit, Chali 2na and John Legend appearing in the music […]

Part 2 #Method Man #Redman

From the 2001 Soundtrack: “How High” Method Man & Redman (also referred to as Meth & Red, Red & Mef, John Blaze and Funk Doc or Funk Doctor Spock and Johnny Blaze) are an American hip hop duo, composed of East Coast rappers Method Man (of Wu-Tang Clan) and Redman (of Def Squad). They are […]

Whateva Man #Redman

“Whateva Man” is the second single released for Redman’s third album, Muddy Waters. It is a mellow track produced by and featuring Erick Sermon, although he is not in the video. Method Man and Keith Murray appear in the video, although they are not on the song. It reached number 42 on the Billboard Hot […]

Dear Mama #2Pac

“Dear Mama” is a song by American hip hop recording artist 2Pac, released on February 21, 1995 as the lead single from his third studio album, Me Against the World (1995). The song is a tribute to his mother, Afeni Shakur. In the song, Shakur details his childhood poverty and his mother’s addiction to crack […]

Lowrider #CypressHill

“Lowrider” is the second single by Cypress Hill from the album Stoned Raiders. The song is featured in the British TV series Soccer AM. The song was the second part of the double A-Side single it shared with “Trouble” in Europe. “Lowrider” was not released until February elsewhere.   On the album, there is a […]

Danger #BlahzayBlahzay

“Danger” is a song performed and produced by Blahzay Blahzay, issued as the lead single from their debut album Blah Blah Blah. The song contains many samples, including “Get It Together” by Beastie Boys and Q-Tip, “Rockin’ Chair” by Gwen McCrae, and “Come Clean” by Jeru the Damaja. Recorded in 1993 but not released until […]

Mad Izm #ChannelLive #KRSOne

Station Identification is the first album by Channel Live. The album was released on March 21, 1995, on Capitol Records and was produced by KRS-One, Rheji Burrell, and Salaam Remi. The album did fairly well on the Billboard charts, reaching 58 on the Billboard 200 and 9 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The album is […]

Head Banger #EPMD #KSolo #Redman

“Head Banger”, also “Headbanger”, is the second single released from EPMD’s fourth album, Business Never Personal. The song, which was produced by member Erick Sermon, featured verses from K-Solo and Redman, both members of EPMD’s rap collective, the Hit Squad. The single became a minor hit on both the R&B and rap charts. peaking at […]

Ain’t No Half-Steppin’ #BigDaddyKane

“Ain’t No Half-Steppin’” is a 1988 hip-hop song written and performed by Big Daddy Kane. Released as a single from Kane’s debut album Long Live the Kane, it peaked at No. 53 on the Billboard Hot Black Singles chart. The song samples “Ain’t No Half Steppin’” by Heatwave and “Blind Alley” by the Emotions. In […]