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Every month Eddie, Danny and Jon break down one album from the golden era of hip-hop. They go over the background to the album they have selected and what the album accomplished for the music, for the artist and also what it meant to the guys during that time in their life and what it means to them today.

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Every month Eddie, Danny and Jon break down one album from the golden era of hip-hop. They go over the background to the album they have selected and what the album accomplished for the music, for the artist and also what it meant to the guys during that time in their life and what it means to them today.

    Episode 11: Notorious BIG "Ready to Die"

    Episode 11: Notorious BIG "Ready to Die"

    Ready to Die was the debut album by Biggie Smalls that released on September 13th, 1994 on Bad Boy Records. The album would go on to hit multi platinum levels as Biggie became one of the biggest stars in hip-hop. With radio hits like "Juicy" Big Poppa" and One More Chance" leading the way on the radio, Ready to Die went on to become one of the most popular albums of all time.







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    • 43 min
    Episode 10: Raekwon "Only Built for Cuban Linx"

    Episode 10: Raekwon "Only Built for Cuban Linx"

    Raekwon released his debut studio album "Only Built for Cuban Linx" on August 1st, 1995 on Loud & RCA Records. Fellow Wu member Ghostface Killah features heavily throughout the album and every other Wu-Tang member also makes an appearance except for Ol' Dirty Bastard. The album debuted at number 4 on the Billboard Top 200 selling 130,000 copies in its first week. The album was certified gold on October 2nd, 1995. The album went on to sell 1.1 million copies in the US alone.







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    • 45 min
    Episode 9: Mobb Deep "The Infamous"

    Episode 9: Mobb Deep "The Infamous"

    The second studio album from Mobb Deep was released on April 25th, 1995. Prodigy and Havoc achieved commercial success with "The Infamous" and hit number 15 on the Billboard Top 200 and the album went gold in two months. Singles included "Shook Ones", "Survival of the Fittest", Temperature's Rising" and "Give up the Goods" all went on to be hits with "Shook Ones" being the stand out to this day. So where does this album stand in 90's hip-hop? Is it a 5 mic album or is this not even Mobb Deeps best album? Danny, Eddie and Jon take a look back at the summer of 1995.







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    • 51 min
    Episode 8: Big L "Lifestylez ov Da Poor and Dangerous"

    Episode 8: Big L "Lifestylez ov Da Poor and Dangerous"

    One of Harlems finest, Big L burst on the New York hip-hop scene as one of the most promising rappers ever to emerge. Known for his lyricism and creative freestyles, Big L appeared on the Stretch and Bobbito radio show in 1995 promoting his album "The Lifestylez ov Da Poor & Dangerous" alongside Jay-Z. In what is now a legendary freestyle in hip-hop history L and J lay down bars back to back. In 1999 Big L was shot and killed in Harlem. Jon, Danny and Eddie look back on L's legacy and his massive potential and what could have seen him emerge as one of the greatest rappers of all time.







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    • 51 min
    Episode 7: Ice Cube "Lethal Injection"

    Episode 7: Ice Cube "Lethal Injection"

    Ice Cube released his fourth studio album "Lethal Injection" on December 7th, 1993. The album debuted at number 5 on the Billboard Top 200 after selling 215,000 copies in it's first week. Commonly seen as a change from the norm for Ice Cube, Cube explores funk sampling on "Bop Gun" with George Clinton as well as continuing to tell America about real life in the ghetto with songs such as "Down for Whatever" and "Ghetto Bird". The album is most remembered for the success of the single "You Know How We Do It". Jon, Danny and Eddie go over where they were when the album dropped, thoughts on guest appearances, noteworthy samples and music videos as well as their rating out of five mics.







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    • 38 min
    Episode 6: Nas "Illmatic"

    Episode 6: Nas "Illmatic"

    Released on April 19th, 1994 "Illmatic" by Nas is regarded as one of the best hip-hop albums of all time. The album debuted at number 12 on the Billboard Top 100 albums and sold 92,000 copies in it's first week. By 2001 over 1 million copies were sold and it eventually hit two million copies sold in 2019. Boasting some of the games heavy hitter producers such as Large Professor, DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Q-Tip and LES the album lived up to the hype.







    Initially it wasn't received as a commercial success but the recognition came over time as more and more people recognized the pure lyrical brilliance of Nas accompanied by the top level production on the album. The Source gave the album a 5 mic rating much to the disapproval of other MC's of the time.

    • 44 min

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