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Sin City (The Seven Letter Memoirs)
Cheers is the debut studio album by rapper Obie Trice, released on September 23, 2003 after he was signed to Shady Records in 2000. The title track "Cheers" celebrates Obie's successful debut into the rap game after being in the Detroit underground for many years. The album's title is a homage to the long running NBC sitcom of the same name, and the album cover features a logo similar to that used on the show.
The album consists of 17 tracks, with executive production from Eminem, and additional production by Dr. Dre, Timbaland, Mike Elizondo, Emile, Fredwreck and Denaun Porter. Artists featuring on Cheers include Busta Rhymes, D12, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg, 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Timbaland, and Tony Yayo
Topics Obie has touched on this album include his life on the streets of Detroit, problems with his mother, relationships with women and the soulful reminder that, despite having made it into the mainstream, he has not forgotten his friends.
The album debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200 with 226,000 copies sold in its first week and has sold over 2 million worldwide
The Best Of Busta Rhymes
Total Devastation: The Best of Busta Rhymes is a greatest hits album by American hip-hop artist Busta Rhymes. It received a score of five out of five from Allmusic. It includes songs from his four platinum albums, "Turn It Up /Fire It Up" and two songs from the 1991 LP A Future Without a Past recorded with his hip-hop group Leaders of the New School. The compilation in this form is a US exclusive; in the rest of the world, it was released in altered form by Warner Music Group and re-titled Turn It Up! The Very Best of Busta Rhymes.
The Essential Cypress Hill
Grand Champ is the fifth studio album by American rapper DMX. The album was released on September 16, 2003, by Ruff Ryders Entertainment and Def Jam Recordings. The album was supported by the singles "Where the Hood At?" and "Get It on the Floor".
Rhino Hi-Five: Rap [Vol 2]
Naughty By Nature
Naughty By Nature
Naughty by Nature is the self-titled second album from Naughty by Nature, released on September 3, 1991 through Tommy Boy Records. It was a critical and commercial success, having been certified platinum on February 6, 1992, thanks in large part to the hit single, "O.P.P.", which reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1991. The album is now out of print.
Additional singles released from the album were "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" and "Uptown Anthem", both of which were minor hits on the Billboard charts.
War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc)
War & Peace Volume 2 (The Peace Disc) is the sixth studio album by American rapper Ice Cube, released March 21, 2000 on his own label Lench Mob Records with distribution by Priority Records. It is the second part from the two-album project War & Peace; the previous volume, War & Peace Vol. 1 was released in 1998. War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc) peaked at number 3 on the Billboard 200 and at number 1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, selling 190,000 copies in its first week of release.
The club song "You Can Do It", which then later re-released in 2004, was a UK #2 for Ice Cube.
Despite the success of Ice Cube's film Next Friday, the album's promotion was unsuccessful, and other new artists such as Eminem, Xzibit and Dr. Dre's 2001 were on top of the charts. This was Ice Cube's final album under Priority Records and his last until the release of Laugh Now, Cry Later in 2006. The album has been certified Gold.
Bad Boys 2: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Bad Boys 2 The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Word Of Mouf
Word of Mouf is the third studio album by American rapper Ludacris; it was released on November 27, 2001, by Disturbing tha Peace and Def Jam South. It contains the singles, "Rollout", "Area Codes", "Move Bitch", and "Saturday".
Once Upon a Time in 2004
Bacdafucup is the debut album by American hip hop group Onyx, released on March 30, 1993 by JMJ Records, Rush Associated Labels and Chaos Recordings. The album was produced by Chyskillz, Jam Master Jay and Kool Tee.
Bacdafucup peaked at number 17 on the US Billboard 200, and number 8 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA on October 25, 1993. In 1994, the album was nominated as "Rap/Hip-Hop New Artist" on American Music Awards of 1994 and won "Best Rap Album" on 1994 Soul Train Music Awards.
The album features three the Billboard singles "Throw Ya Gunz", "Slam" and "Shifftee". The first single, "Throw Ya Gunz", became a crossover radio hit. Their breakout single, "Slam", which received heavy airplay on both radio and television, leading the song to reach #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, and get Platinum on August 10, 1993.
Bacdafucup is a groundbreaking hip-hop album, that brought to hip-hop slamdancing, the grimy voice and the bald head fashion.
Stone Cold Rhymin'
Stone Cold Rhymin is the debut album by rapper Young MC. It was released in 1989 on Delicious Vinyl and was later re-issued by Rhino Records. The album reached No. 9 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart. The third track, "Bust a Move", was Young MC's biggest hit and is his best-known song, reaching No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topping the charts in Australia. His follow-up single, "Principal's Office", reached No. 33 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was also nominated for "Best Rap Video" at the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards.
Still Writing In My Diary: 2nd Entry
Still Writing in My Diary: 2nd Entry, released in 2004, is the second studio album by rapper Petey Pablo. The album debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 chart with first-week sales of 117,000 copies in the US and is certified Gold by the RIAA. It includes the popular single, "Freek-a-Leek", which peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Raising Hell is the third album by hip hop group Run-D.M.C. released on May 15, 1986 by Profile Records. The album was produced by Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin.
Raising Hell became the first Platinum and multi-Platinum rap album in the history of hip-hop. The album was first certified as Platinum on July 15, 1986, before it was certified as 3x Platinum by the RIAA on April 24, 1987.
In 1987, Raising Hell was nominated for a Grammy Award. In the same year for this album Run-D.M.C. was nominated for Album of the Year and won Best Rap Album at the 1987 Soul Train Music Awards. In 2018, it was inducted into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or artistically significant".
Raising Hell peaked at number 3 on the US Billboard 200, and number 1 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart.
The album features four Billboard singles that also hit the UK Singles Chart: "My Adidas", "Walk This Way", "You Be Illin'" and "It's Tricky". The group's most famous single, the groundbreaking rap rock version of Aerosmith's 1975 song "Walk This Way", is considered to be the first rap rock collaboration that also brought hip-hop into the mainstream.
The Cat In the Hat
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
The People Vs.
Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) [Expanded Edition]
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) is the debut studio album by American hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan, released on November 9, 1993, by Loud Records. Recording sessions took place during early-to-mid 1993 at Firehouse Studio in New York City, and the album was produced by the group's de facto leader RZA. Its title originates from the martial arts film The 36th Chamber of Shaolin.
The gritty, distinctive sound of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) created a blueprint for hardcore hip hop during the 1990s, and helped return New York City hip hop to national prominence. Its sound also became greatly influential in modern hip hop production, while the group members' explicit, humorous, and free-associative lyrics have served as a template for many subsequent hip hop records. Serving as a landmark release in the era of hip hop known as the East Coast Renaissance, its influence helped lead the way for several other East Coast hip hop artists, including Nas, The Notorious B.I.G., Mobb Deep, and Jay-Z.
Despite its raw, underground sound, the album had surprising chart success, peaking at number 41 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 30,000 copies in its first week on sale.
Doc's Da Name 2000
Doc's da Name 2000 is the fourth studio album by American rapper Redman. The album was released on Def Jam Recordings on December 8, 1998. It was a top seller, initially shipping platinum in sales and reaching platinum sales in less than two months. It peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200.
The song "Let Da Monkey Out" was featured in the 2005 film Syriana.
I Wish is the debut album by Skee-Lo, released on June 27, 1995 on Sunshine Records. It was originally distributed through Scotti Bros. Records BMG in the US, Polydor in the UK, MCA in France, Edel Records in Germany, Mega Records in Scandinavia and Jive Records in Holland.
The album was produced by Walter 'Kandor' Kahn and Skee-Lo at Sunshine Studios in Hollywood, CA, assisted by Todd Tracey. It was mixed at Santa Monica Sound Recorders assisted by Colin Sauers. Mastering was performed by Arnie Acosta at A&M Studios in Hollywood CA.
Three months prior to the album's release, Skee-Lo's debut single, also titled "I Wish", was released independently on Sunshine Records. The song quickly became a hit, peaking at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. While the album only managed to reach 53 on the Billboard 200, the popularity of the single eventually led the album to achieve gold status on November 16, 1995 for sales of 500,000 copies.
The album was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Rap Album category. Several of the songs from the album were featured in major motion pictures including; "Top of the Stairs" in Money Train and "Come Back To Me" in Big Bully.
Make The Music 2000
Make The Music 2000 is the debut studio album by American beatboxer and hip hop artist Rahzel. It was released on August 10, 1999 via MCA Records. Production was handled by several record producers, including Bob Power, Marley Marl, Pete Rock, Scott Storch, L.E.S. and Rahzel himself. The album also features guest appearances from Aaron Hall, Emanon, Erykah Badu, Q-Tip, Scratch, Slick Rick, The Roots, TJ Swan and Vinia Mojica among others.
The album peaked at number 51 on the US Billboard 200, and spawned two charted singles: "Southern Gul" and "All I Know". "All I Know" was featured in NBA Live 2000.
Blade The Soundtrack
Blade The Soundtrack
Place Never Been To
Dark Days, Bright Nights (Parental Advisory)
Dark Days, Bright Nights is the debut studio album by American hip hop recording artist Bubba Sparxxx from Georgia. It was released on October 9, 2001 via Interscope Records. Recording sessions took place at Westlake Recording Studios in Los Angeles, at the Frat House, Down the Hall Studios, 1210 Studios, Mix it in the Mix, and the Dungeon Recording Studio in Atlanta. Production was handled by Shannon Houchins, Timbaland, Khalifani, Organized Noize, and Gerald Hall. It features guest appearances from Timbaland, Backbone, Bohagon, C.I., Duddy Ken, Kosha, Sebastian and Sleepy Brown.
The album debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200 with 132,000 copies sold in the first week released. A couple months later the record was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America with an excess of 500,000 copies sold, making it the most successful of his six full-length albums to date.
It includes the hit singles "Ugly" and "Lovely". The song "Regardless" was not an official single but did receive some radio airplay. The song "Bubba Talk" featured in The Wash.
Bulletproof is the third studio album by American rapper Hush from Detroit, Michigan. It was released on August 23, 2005 via Geffen Records. The album features guest appearances from Eminem, Kuniva, Bizarre and Swifty McVay from D12, Bareda and Lo-Down from Raw Collection, and guitarist Phil Campbell. The album debuted at number 83 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and number 39 on the Heatseekers Albums in the United States.
The album contains some of the songs from The Contender. A clean version of "Fired Up" is used in the 2005 video game Need for Speed: Most Wanted. The song "The March" was featured on ×X×: State of the Union.
Hood Hop is the debut album by rapper J-Kwon. It was released on April 6, 2004. Club hit, "Tipsy", was successful on the US, UK and Australian charts. A popular remix of the song features Chingy and Murphy Lee. The LP sold 125,000 copies in its first week of release.
Revolutions is the third studio album by New York City DJ group The X-Ecutioners. The album was released on June 8, 2004 through Sony Records, and was produced by three members of The X-Ecutioners, including Rob Swift, Total Eclipse, and Roc Raida.
Mind On The Road
The Very Best Of Das EFX
N.W.A. And The Posse
N.W.A. and the Posse is a compilation album released on November 6, 1987 by Macola Records. The album is composed of various Dr. Dre-produced tracks and was marketed as an album by N.W.A. It includes previously released tracks by N.W.A, Eazy-E, the Fila Fresh Crew, and Rappinstine. The cover photo is the same as N.W.A's "Panic Zone" single and features people who do not appear on the record. The album peaked at #39 on Billboard magazine's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
On the album cover, their group name has a period at the end, while in later albums, it does not. According to original N.W.A member Arabian Prince, the album is a bootleg. He claimed that it was originally an N.W.A EP consisting of about four tracks, and that other tracks were put in by Macola Records after N.W.A left Macola, and Macola sold it as an album.
N.W.A. and the Posse was re-released the same year by Ruthless Records, substituting another N.W.A song for the one by Rappinstine. The album was certified gold by the RIAA.
The Notorious B.I.G.
Greatest Hits is a compilation album by The Notorious B.I.G. The album was released on March 6, 2007 by Bad Boy Records and Atlantic Records, three days before the 10th anniversary of his death.
The album was criticized for not containing many of the Notorious B.I.G.'s biggest hits, including: "Mo Money Mo Problems", "Going Back to Cali", "Player's Anthem" and "Sky's the Limit". It was also criticized as an unnecessary release, given the limited amount of material which the Notorious B.I.G. released in his lifetime and the inferior quality of his posthumously-published work.
Greatest Hits debuted on the U.S. Billboard 200 at number one in the issue dated March 14, 2007, with 100,000 copies sold in its first week of release. As of 2019, it is the last greatest hits album to debut at the number one position on the Billboard 200. It is B.I.G's 3rd US #1 on the Billboard 200.
The album sold 178,702 units in four weeks. The album has been certified Platinum by both the BPI and RIAA and has sold over 1,003,000 copies in the US to date.
Scorpion is the second studio album by American hip-hop artist Eve, released March 6, 2001 on Ruff Ryders Entertainment and Interscope Records. The album features the Grammy-winning hit single, "Let Me Blow Ya Mind", a duet with Gwen Stefani, winning their first Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, a new category at the time.
Scorpion was a critical and commercial success, debuting at number four on the US Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 162,000 copies and became her second consecutive number-one album on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Scorpion was later certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America on May 10, 2001, in excess sales exceeding in one million copies. Scorpion was also nominated for Best Rap Album at the 44th Grammy Awards in 2002.
The album's title is a reference to Eve's zodiac sign, Scorpio.
"Cowboy" was remixed by Fatboy Slim for the soundtrack to Blade II.
Night of Dreams
Attack Of The Weirdos
Bizarre (of D12)
Black Trash: The Autobiography of Kirk Jones
Black Trash: The Autobiography of Kirk Jones is the debut solo studio album by Onyx member Sticky Fingaz, released on May 22, 2001 by Universal Records. Scripted like a movie, the concept album portrays the fictional character Kirk Jones, a felon just released from prison who is now struggling to come to terms with life outside jail.
Black Trash was produced by several producers including Self, Bud'da, Rockwilder, DJ Scratch, Nottz, Damon Elliott and others. It features guest appearances from Onyx's affiliate X1, Black Child, Raekwon, Still Livin, Canibus, Rah Digga, Redman, Dave Hollister, Petey Pablo, Eminem, Fredro Starr, actor Omar Epps and others.
The album debuted at number 44 on the US Billboard 200, and number 10 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart.
The Score (Expanded Edition)
The Score is the second and final studio album by the hip hop trio Fugees, released worldwide February 13, 1996 on Columbia Records. The album features a wide range of samples and instrumentation, with many aspects of alternative hip hop that would come to dominate the hip hop music scene in the mid-late 1990s. The Score's production was handled mostly by the Fugees themselves, Jerry Duplessis and Warren Riker, with additional production from Salaam Remi, John Forté, Diamond D, Warren Riker and Shawn King. The album's guest raps are from Outsidaz members Rah Digga, Young Zee and Pacewon, as well as Omega, John Forté, and Diamond D. Most versions of the album feature four bonus tracks, including three remixes of "Fu-Gee-La", and a short acoustic Wyclef Jean solo track entitled "Mista Mista".
Upon its release, The Score was a commercial success, peaking at the number one spot on both the Billboard 200, and the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. The singles "Killing Me Softly", "Fu-Gee-La", and "Ready or Not" also achieved notable chart success, and helped the group achieve worldwide recognition.
All 4 Corners
Krafty Kuts, Dynamite MC
It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back is the second studio album by American hip hop group Public Enemy. It was released on June 28, 1988, by Def Jam Recordings.
With the album, Public Enemy set out to make the hip hop equivalent to Marvin Gaye's What's Going On, a record noted for its strong social commentary. Recording sessions took place during 1987 at Chung King Studios, Greene St. Recording, and Sabella Studios in New York. Noting the enthusiastic response toward their live shows, Public Enemy intended with Nation of Millions to make the music of a faster tempo than the previous album, Yo! Bum Rush the Show, for performance purposes.
The album charted for 47 weeks on the US Billboard 200, peaking at number 42. By August 1989, it was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, for shipments of one million copies in the United States. The album was very well received by music critics, who hailed it for its production techniques and the socially and politically charged lyricism of lead MC Chuck D.
The Master is the second solo album by American rapper Rakim, released November 30, 1999, on Universal Records. It serves as the follow-up to Rakim's debut solo album, The 18th Letter, and would be Rakim's last studio album for nearly a decade, until 2009's The Seventh Seal.
Straight Outta Cypress: The Thrill Haz Begun
Power In Numbers
Power in Numbers is the third studio album by American hip hop group Jurassic 5.
It picks up where their previous album, Quality Control "left off", with a short double bass sample playing the same riff that the last song on Quality Control, "Swing Set", ended with.
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