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Summer Of 89: 5 Refreshing Albums

It’s 1989. A long hot summer. Boris Becker wins Wimbledon, Greg LeMond finishes first in the Tour de France, and Mili Vanili tops the pop charts. These refreshing rap records are a welcome breeze of fresh air:

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5 Extra Smooth Albums From 1994

Twenty years ago Nas dropped ‘Illmatic’ and made the world his. But 1994 was more: The Beatnuts dropped their debut ‘Street Level’, O.C. released his first album, the iconic ‘Word…Life’ and Biggie rapped himself unto immortality with ‘Ready To Die’.

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5 Great ‘Classical’ Rap Songs

On August 5, Amp Live drops the album ‘Headphone Concerto’, an ode to classical concerto. Hip-hop and classical music have been good ol’ friends, in worse – think A+’s ‘Enjoy Yourself‘ – and good times: think EPMD, Nas, Jedi Mind Tricks,…

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5 Great Rap Video’s From 1985

Fat Boys – All You Can Eat Classic video by one of our all-time fav crews, The Fat Boys. The visual effects are legendary and Buffy scratchin those huge records is monumental. Ha, ha ha…

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4 Great Rap Video’s From 1984

Rap in 1984 is Roxanne, Run DMC and the release of Beat Street. Came to the forefront: groups like Run DMC and The Fat Boys, charming guy Doug E Fresh, and tough emcees like Donald D and T La Rock. These were the signs o’ the times: UTFO – Roxanne Roxanne

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5 Cheesy Rap Songs For Your Valentine

There was a time when every rap record had this one little love song. A moment where a rapper took off his braggin hat and turned all warm and mellow. Most people skip those tracks, but as it’s Valentine’s Day we’d also like to take a moment to pay hommage to those tracks:   Fat…

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4 Great Rap Video’s From 1983

In 1983 you still had to be in the park to catch a rap performance. Video clips were an exclusive phenomenon, but rap did found its way to the big screen, with the movie ‘Wild Style’, the first hip-hop motion picture, and the documentary ‘Style Warz’. Lesser known is ‘Breakin N Entering’, a docu on…

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4 Great Rap Video’s From 1982

Video killed the radio star, eh? Well, in 1982, MTV was just one year old and hip-hop still in its wee days. You didn’t have to hang in front of the treacherous TV to catch the pioneers of rap, but out in the park. Here are four funky video’s though. When disco, Krautrock and breakdancin reigned supreme:  …

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3 Most Anticipated Records Of 2014

Pharoahe Monch – ‘PTSD’ The fact that people been talking about this album for over a year now, proves it’s much anticipated. The hunger after Pharoahe’s previous record ‘W.A.R.’ obviously wasn’t stilled. Not among fans, not with Pharoahe. It shouldn’t. ‘PTSD’ continues where ‘W.A.R.’ ended: a tale about the trials and tribulations of an independent artist who…

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3 Records From 2013 That Could’ve Been From The Nineties

Nicky D’s – ‘The Grey Area’ You can judge this CD by its cover, which is inspired on Diamond D’s ‘Stunts, Blunts & HipHop’. Nicky D was born in The Golden State but got heavily influenced by rap from the Big Apple. ‘The Grey Area’ could’ve been made in his birth year. Rick Huges’ beats…

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