3) Climax (feat. 6LACK)
4) Sin (feat. Jaden Smith)
5) Real In My Veins
6) High (feat. Elton John)
Remember when Shady/Aftermath/G-Unit was running shit in the early-to-mid 2000s. Eminem was on top of his game, 50 Cent and G-Unit was the shit and Obie Trice dropped his debut album. Obie Trice was the least known member of that entire camp. When they were beefing with Murder Inc, Benzino or whoever, he was there spitting bars at whoever. Cheers was his debut album and it was released 15 years ago today. Cheers had crazy features like Eminem, 50 Cent, G-Unit, Busta Rhymes, Dr. Dre and Nate Dogg. Cheers went on to sell over two million records and the lead single was Got Some Teeth. Got Some Teeth was pure comedy, which is the best way I can describe it.
Shit Hits the Fan was the next single and it was released a little over a month after the Cheers album dropped. This track appeared on damn near ever mixtape you can think of during that time. Shit Hits the Fan featured Dr. Dre and Eminem. The track saw Dr. Dre spit some fire at Ja Rule, plus Obie Trice and Eminem did their thing also. Shit Hits the Fan was definitely one of the standout tracks from the album. We All Die One Day was another banger on the album that was on many mixtapes also. We All Die One Day featured Eminem, 50 Cent and Lloyd Banks. After the videos below, you can check out the track listing and the album also.
What are your thoughts about the Cheers album from Obie Trice? What’s your favorite track off the album? Leave a comment below.
Ever since Lupe Fiasco dropped his classic verse on Kanye’s Touch the Sky, he quickly became one of the best lyricists. Two years later, between dropping mixtapes he dropped his own debut album, Food and Liquor. Food and Liquor had people taking notice his lyrical ability as he traded bars with Jay-Z and held his own. Throughout the years, Lupe has had his share of issues with other rappers and especially his label. Earlier in the year, he announced he’s not doing anymore features. Afterwards, he stated that he’s giving up violent music, games and cartoons. Now he’s dropped his newest project, DROGAS WAVE which is his 7th album.
The album comes seven days before its original release date due to it leaking onto the internet a couple weeks early. For album No. 7, Lupe delivers a robust LP of 24 new tracks, foregoing big-name rap features for assists from the likes of Damian Marley and frequent collaborators Nikki Jean, Crystal Torres and more. Production on the album is handled by Soundtrakk, Cardiak, DJ Dahi, Rosy Timms, S1 and others. Check out the tracklisting below and you can listen to it below also.
What’s your thoughts about Lupe Fiasco? What do you think about his new album? Leave a comment below.
Welcome to another Friday and of course, that means it’s time for Mixtape Friday. This week we’ll have Volume 2 of the Best of Hip Hop from 1993. Last week, I put out Volume 1 and it was well-received. In my opinion, hip hop started entering its second Golden Era during this year. Snoop Dogg and Wu Tang Clan dropped their debut albums, while Tribe, 2Pac, 8Ball & MJG, Cypress Hill and Spice 1 also dropped heat. As you see, all regions put out great, quality music in 1993. You can check out the compilation here or listen to it below the tracklisting.
Did you check out Volume 1? How about Volume 2? What’s your thoughts about the compilation? What’s your favorite album that dropped in 1993? Leave a comment below.
Another week and we have another Mixtape Friday. For this one, I’m going to take you back to 1993. 25 years ago, it was the beginning of the new Golden Era of Hip Hop. Doggystyle, Enter the 26 Chambers, Midnight Marauders, Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z and several other classics dropped that year. For the next four weeks, I’ll be releasing two other hip hop compilations and one dedicated to R&B for 1993. Below is the track listing as well as where you can stream the compilation. If you have Spotify, click the link to download it to your playlist.
What do you think about the Best of 1993 Hip Hop Volume 1? What do you think about hip hop from the year of 1993? What’s your favorite album or albums from 1993? Leave a comment below and don’t forget to download this compilation.
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