Shook Ones (Part II) #MobbDeep #RIPProdigy

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“Shook Ones (Part II)” is the lead single from Mobb Deep’s 1995 album The Infamous. In 2010 Pitchfork Media included the song at number 25 on their Top 200 Tracks of the 90s. Rolling Stone magazine placed the song on its list of The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time. The song is a […]

Wu-Tang Clan #StIdes

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St. Ides is a malt liquor manufactured by the Pabst Brewing Company. The beverage contains 8.2% alcohol by volume, which is stronger than many high-alcohol malt liquors. It was launched by the McKenzie River Corporation in 1987. St. Ides gained prominence during the late 1980s and early 1990s through the use of celebrity endorsements by […]

Jimmy James #BeastieBoys

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“Jimmy James” is the first song and third single from Beastie Boys’ third album Check Your Head. The song has been described as a tribute to Jimi Hendrix by Beastie Boys member MCA, and contains samples from several Hendrix songs including “Foxy Lady”, “Happy Birthday”, and “Still Raining, Still Dreaming”. The song also samples the […]

Fugees – How Many Mics (1996)

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Classic Fugees track taken from The Score, the second and final studio album by the hip hop trio Fugees, released worldwide February 13, 1996 on Columbia Records. The album features a wide range of samples and instrumentation, with many aspects of alternative hip hop that would come to dominate the hip hop music scene in […]

Busta Rhymes – Abandon Ship (1996)

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Abandon Ship is a classic track on The Coming which is the debut studio album by American rapper Busta Rhymes. It was released on March 26, 1996, by Elektra Records. The album features Def Squad members Redman and Keith Murray, Q-Tip, Zhané and several Flipmode Squad members. Production was handled by DJ Scratch, Easy Mo […]

Big Pun – Still Not a Player (1998)

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“Still Not a Player” is the second single by Puerto Rican-American rapper Big Pun (also known as Big Punisher), produced by Knobody and featuring singer Joe from his debut album Capital Punishment. The song is a remix of Big Pun’s previous single “I’m Not a Player” produced by Minnesota and contained an interpolation of Joe’s […]

Mobb Deep – Right Back At You (1995)

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Classic track from The Infamous (stylized as The Infamous…), the second studio album by the American hip hop duo Mobb Deep. It was released on April 25, 1995, by Loud Records. The album features guest appearances by Nas, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, and Q-Tip, who also contributed to the production and mixing of the album. Embedded […]

The Notorious B.I.G. (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997)

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Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), better known by his stage names The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie, or Biggie Smalls, was an American rapper. He is ranked by Billboard as among the ten greatest rappers of all time. Wallace was raised in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. When he […]

Eazy-E (September 7, 1964 – March 26, 1995)

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Eric Lynn Wright (September 7, 1964 – March 26, 1995), better known by his stage name Eazy-E, was an American rapper who performed solo and in the hip hop group N.W.A. Wright is affectionately called “The Godfather of Gangsta rap”. He was born to Richard and Kathie Wright in Compton, California. After dropping out of […]

Nate Dogg #RIP

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Nathaniel Dwayne Hale (August 19, 1969 – March 15, 2011), was an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor better known by his stage name Nate Dogg. Hale initially began his career as a member of the California rap trio 213, alongside his longtime friend Warren G and his cousin Snoop Dogg.   He eventually pursued […]