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WSRR 11.3 rage
Welcome to November. We give thanks to the Westcoast!! Highlighting 4 albums from This Week in Hip Hop History.
Released November 1st, 1994; We got Planet of da Apes, the 2nd release from Ice Cube’s Da Lench Mob. On Priority records, production by Cube, QD3, Dj Jam and more. This is the album where J-Dee was sent to prison, which lead to him getting replaced By Maulkie of Yomo & Maulkie. We can say now, that J-Dee has been released from prison. The album still filled with Militancy, and had stand out cuts such as “Chocolate City”, “Mellow Madness” featuring K-dee, and “Environmental Terrorist” featuring Yo-Yo.
Nov 7th 1995 had 2 great albums. “Game Related” by E40 and the Click, and “Gangsta’s Paradise” by Coolio.
The Click were still striving for stardom on Jive records, with production from Mike Mosley and Roger Troutman, Studio Ton and Tone Capone. “Scandalous” featured the late funketeer Roger Troutman. This is a Bay Area classic, with cuts Hurricane, Out My Body, World Went Crazy, Be About Your Papper.. man i can list almost all the cuts. In the mix this week.
Coolio, well you know that was a monster album. 3 million copies sold. Nominated for 1997 Grammy for Best rap Album, featuring the immortal Gangsta;s Paradise, “1,2,3,4”, and Too Hot hitting the charts. The album though it went Pop, had cuts that speak also to realities like Exercise Your Game and The Revolution.
The last album highlighted damn near caused an Earth Quake. Makaveli The Don, Tupac Shakur’ “The Don Kiluminati: The 7 day Theory”. Tupac’s 5th studio album and 1st after his death. The album was finished in 7 days, in August 1996. Pac would be shot in Las Vegas September 7th, 1996. The album is a masterpiece using QD3, Pac had co-produced 4 cuts, and up coming Death Row producers Hurt-MBadd, Darryl Big D Harper. The album was filled with controversy, since it reflected Tupac’s life and real stories. The album featured artwork by Riskie, who drew Pac on a cross. I wont even go into each cut, they are all classics. Speaking on guns, lies, life as a Black Man in Amerikkka, Political Prisoners and more. If somehow you have slept on this album, it tells the true stories and feelings of Tupac Shakur.
Quick shout out to Cold 187 from Above the Law. He has a new album “Mansa Musa” that is also in the mix. til next time, 2 fingers.
Written by: rage