Tuesday, August 15, 2006

*Part-1... Slept on Hip Hop in the 90's (1990)*
This is Part 1 of a 10 part series of posts im hittin headz up with...1990-1999 slept on hip hop of the 90's. So im diggin in my crates for some jem's you might have missed or forgotten about, Hope you enjoy!

K-Solo - Tell the World My Name
EPMD's prodeje K-Solo's debut, Tell The World My Name, displays the spelling champion and production of Parrish (PMD) Smith. "Spellbound", the leadoff song gives direction to K-Solo's signature flow and sound. Central Islip, New York gets a shoutout on "Rockin' For My Hometown". The story of "Fugitive" is very descriptive, placing you at the scene as K-Solo runs and hide from the law. He even displays his relationship trouble on "Your Mom's In My Business" and lends out encouragement on "Renee-Renee". The strength of this lp lies in the descriptive stories. He covers every aspect of his life and thoughts for a personal attachment.
D-Nice - Call Me D-Nice
D-Nice "The Human TR-808" was Beat-Boxing for BDP at age 16. A young MC from The Bronx had emerged to continue the BDP "Bronx" traditons of MCing. If you've ever heard the unreleased "D-NICE ROCKS THE HOUSE", D-Nice gives you a glimpse on what was in store. By '89-'90 when the he told the Hip-Hop world "My Name Is D-Nice" it was over! A new Rapper was added to the list of the "Boogie Down Bronx's" list of champion MC's. A superb and natural lyricist, D-Nice KILLS every track with his ultra-smooth, B-Boy gangsta' pimp style. This is some ol' "BRONX" classic Hip-Hop sh*t!!
King Tee - At Your Own Risk
This was Tilas follow up sophomore effort to his classic debut album, 1988s 'Act A Fool'.But 1990s 'At Your Own Risk' is no where near as solid as his debut. The material is a bit patchy. DJ Pooh doesnt really hook Tee up with many good beats. The album has its moments, the title track and 'Diss You' are cool, but the highlight is the classic & catchy single 'Played Lika Piano' with Ice Cube, which rides a super cool piano riff.
Kwame - A Day in the Life: A Pokadelick Adventure
Like my man said: "When rap was fun." If you like old school Rap, pick this up. You can almost call Kwame a one hit wonder, but he has definitely left his mark. I rate this a classic 90's feel good album, with no strings atattched. This is definitly worth the download just for the few party jams on it.
Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth - Funky Technician
"Funky Technician" being Lord Finesse's debut is an absolute timeless classic. Released in 1990, originally, it sounds as fresh as fresh can get. With the seemingly endless use of funk-legend samples, like James Brown, the beats are the most notable significance of the album. Well what do you expect? Hip Hop LEGENDS; DJ Premier, Diamond D, Showbiz & Mike Smooth handle the production (Yes, and you slept on this?!)and produce some of their best work yet, if not THE best. The relationship between Lord Finesse and the flawless production, is unexplainable. They suit perfectly, I don't think they could have created a better sound.
The Afros - Kickin Afrolistic
Davy DMX and Hurricane (the Beastie Boys' original DJ) headed The Afros in 1990. This is an album i never picked up untill about 5 years ago and was supisingly pleased with the production. Somewhat outdated but it has that classic 90's oldschol feel ive always been fond of. One of the most lept on albums of 1990.


Blogger travis said...

Loved them all...glad to see I wasn't the only one that enjoyed that Kwame album.

4:48 PM  
Anonymous fatuma said...

Kwame - A Day in the Life: A Pokadelick Adventure

ohhhhhhhh the link is dead...would love so much to get it :(


7:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The link is dead to The Afros also...any chance you could re-up it?

2:38 PM  

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