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Dr. Dre Presents... The Aftermath
Dr. Dre Presents... the Aftermath is a compilation album produced by Dr. Dre, featuring various artists. The album was released on November 26, 1996, a week after the release of the lead single, "East Coast / West Coast Killas" featuring Group Therapy. The album is Dre's first release after leaving Death Row Records, and was the first release on his then newly established Aftermath Entertainment. In spite of Dr. Dre's name being on the album, and it being certified platinum, it received mixed reviews and was not amongst the year's more commercially successful releases. The album was later followed by the second single, the Dr. Dre solo track "Been There, Done That".
Dr. Dre later said: "That point of my life, musically, it was just off balance. I was off track then and trying to find it. It was a period of doubt... It happens with artists. Everything isn't going to be out of the park." About the album, he said, "It was just okay. That was a hit and miss."
100 Miles And Runnin'
100 Miles and Runnin' is the only extended play by American hip hop group N.W.A. It was released on August 14, 1990 by Ruthless Records and Priority Records. Though released to mixed reviews, the album reached platinum status in the United States by September 1992 and ultimately sold over 1,500,000 copies worldwide.
Bow Down is the debut studio album by American West coast hip hop supergroup Westside Connection, released on October 22, 1996 by Lench Mob Records and Priority Records. It featured production from Bud'da, QDIII and Ice Cube among other producers.
The songs "King of the Hill", "Cross 'Em Out and Put a 'K", and "Hoo Bangin'" are all disses to Cypress Hill and Common.
No One Can Do It Better
No One Can Do It Better is the debut studio album by The D.O.C., released on August 1, 1989 by Ruthless Records, and Atlantic Records. It reached number-one on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for two weeks, while peaking in the Top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA three months after it was released, and Platinum on April 21, 1994. This was the only solo album The D.O.C. was able to record before a car accident resulted in crushing his larynx; in recent years, however, he has been undergoing vocal surgery. He would not release another album until 7 years later, with Helter Skelter.
No Limit Top Dogg
No Limit Top Dogg is the fourth studio album and second on No Limit Records by American rapper Snoop Dogg. It was released May 11, 1999, by No Limit Records and Priority Records. Following the mixed reception of his previous two albums, Snoop began to work again with Dr. Dre and returned to the west coast sound of his earlier career while on Death Row Records. The album was generally met with positive reception with many critics citing it as a return to form and his best album since Doggystyle. Many praised the production work for the album with the tracks made by Dr. Dre being highlighted as well as Snoop's delivery while criticism was mainly aimed at the length of the album, the No Limit features, and the lack of new lyrical content. The Source would later put the album on their list of the Top 10 Best Albums of the Year for 1999.
No Limit Top Dogg debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, selling 187,000 copies in its first week alone in the United States, second only to Ricky Martin's self-titled album. This would be Snoop Dogg's first album to not debut at number-one and would ultimately end up being his lowest selling album of the 1990s.
Kizz My Black Azz
Kizz My Black Azz is the debut EP by rapper MC Ren, released in June 30, 1992, on Ruthless Records and distributed by Priority Records.
Gridlock'd – The Soundtrack is the soundtrack to Vondie Curtis-Hall film Gridlock'd and was released on 28 January 1997 by Death Row Records and Interscope Records.
The track "Off The Hook" was originally recorded for the LBC Crew debut album Haven't You Heard?, which was later shelved and the songs were cycled through other Death Row releases. The album had two chart running singles. "Lady Heroin" was originally going to be on Sam Sneed's unreleased album Street Scholars. This is also the last Death Row Soundtrack Album and second last album to be distributed by Interscope, as later in the year they would drop Death Row from their label.
"It's Over Now" was 46th on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks, which was Danny Boy's second chart single. "Wanted Dead or Alive" was 16th in the UK and was accompanied by a music video with Snoop alone as it was filmed after the death of 2Pac, so he is only present in archive footages from the motion picture. The album itself went to top the R&B album chart also on the first place.
Regulate...G Funk Era (20th Anniversary)
Regulate... G Funk Era is the debut studio album by American rapper Warren G. It was released in June 7, 1994 by Violator Records and distributed by Rush Associated Labels. The album's biggest hit was the eponymous single "Regulate", a gritty depiction of West Coast gang life which samples singer Michael McDonald's hit "I Keep Forgettin'" and featured Nate Dogg. The album also contained the top ten hit "This D.J." The song "Regulate" was also featured on the Above the Rim soundtrack, which was released on March 22, 1994. An altered version of the song "So Many Ways" appeared in the 1995 film Bad Boys.
The Shadiest One
Quik Is The Name
Quik Is The Name is the debut studio album by American hip hop artist and producer DJ Quik, released by Profile Records on January 15, 1991. Production was mainly handled by DJ Quik along with his executive producers Courtney Branch and Tracy Kendrick. Recording sessions took place throughout 1990 at Westlake Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California, with a production budget of $30,000.
The album debuted and peaked at #29 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling over 50,000 copies in its first week in America. The album was certified Gold 4 months after its release on May 30, 1991 and Platinum 4 years later on July 26, 1995. To date the album has sold over 1,070,000 copies in United States.
Boyz N The Hood Motion Picture Sound Track
Tha Dogg Pound
Dogg Food is the debut studio album by the American hip hop group Tha Dogg Pound released October 31, 1995. Its controversial lyrics were the subject of shareholder protest. The album was supposed to be released in July 1995 but as a result of the controversy from Time Warner, the release was delayed for three months. Two singles were released from the album, "Let's Play House" and "New York, New York", featuring Michel'le and Snoop Doggy Dogg, respectively.
It peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart on November 18, 1995. It is one of the last high-selling and critically acclaimed releases from the label, preceding only Tha Doggfather and 2Pac's albums as an anticipated album, and is the last album to be "officially" produced under the G-funk era of hip-hop. Though Dr. Dre was Death Row's top producer, the album was mostly produced by Daz Dillinger. Dr. Dre mixed the album. Dogg Food led the way for Daz to become the top in-house producer for Death Row until his departure in the late 1990s.
The video for the first single, "New York, New York", caused some controversy when Snoop appeared in it kicking down buildings throughout New York.
Shorty The Pimp
Shorty the Pimp is the seventh studio album by American rapper Too Short, released on July 14, 1992, by Jive Records. Five songs were produced by Ant Banks, four by Too Short himself and one song by D'wayne Wiggins.
The album title is from the 1973 blaxploitation film of the same name, featuring a character of that name. The first track samples the theme song of the film; the soundtrack of the film was later collected in the funk album Shorty the Pimp by Don Julian & The Larks. This album debuted at number 6 on the US Billboard 200 chart with 82,000 copies sold in its first week.
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.
Livin' Like Hustlers
Above The Law
Livin' Like Hustlers is the debut album by American hip hop group Above the Law. It was released on February 20, 1990 via Ruthless Records, and an advanced promo cassette version was released two months earlier. The ten track record featured a guest performance from N.W.A on "The Last Song", as well as audio production by Dr. Dre. In addition, Eazy-E served as executive producer of the album. It peaked at number 14 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and number 75 on the U.S. Billboard 200.
The album included two hit singles "Murder Rap" and "Untouchable", which both was charted number one on the Hot Rap Songs. Its lead single, "Murder Rap", also peaked at number 41 on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales and later was featured on the fictional radio station Radio Los Santos in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas as well as the 2009 film Pineapple Express. "Freedom Of Speech" appeared on the soundtrack to the 1990 Christian Slater film Pump Up The Volume
In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums Ever.
Operation Stackola is the debut album by hip hop duo The Luniz, which was released on July 4, 1995. The album was eventually certified Platinum by the RIAA for sales of over one million records on June 20, 2000. It features the group's most famous song to date, "I Got 5 on It." The album also ended up being the group's highest selling album, which topped the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart for over 2 weeks and making the Top 20 on the Billboard 200.
Tha Streetz Iz A Mutha (Digitally Remastered)
Tha Streetz Iz a Mutha is the second studio album by rapper Kurupt. It was released on November 16, 1999 through Antra Records with distribution from Artemis Records. Kurupt lost distribution from A&M Records due to the corporate merger between PolyGram and Universal Music Group in early 1999. It features the single "Who Ride Wit Us". The track "Callin' Out Names" is a diss track towards rappers: Ja Rule & DMX, among others.
Bitch Betta Have My Money
Bitch Betta Have My Money is the debut studio album by American rapper AMG. It was released on December 3, 1991 by Select Records. The album achieved gold record status, and the Single "Bitch Betta Have My Money' has sold in excess of a million copies when considering all the formats it was produced on. It still is a favorite in clubs across the country and world. [Select Records]
WC & The Maad Circle
Curb Servin' is the second and final studio album from the hip hop group WC and the Maad Circle, and the final release by the group before their disbandment the following year. The album was additionally the group's first release following the departure of former member Coolio, who had embarked on a successful solo career. Curb Servin' peaked at #85 on the Billboard 200, and #15 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.
40 Dayz & 40 Nightz
40 Dayz & 40 Nightz is the second studio album by American rapper Xzibit. It was released on August 25, 1998 by Loud Records and RCA Records.
The album featured four singles "What U See Is What U Get", "3 Card Molly", "Los Angeles Times" and "Pussy Pop". "What U See Is What U Get" earned Xzibit some his highest charting placements in his career.
Planet Of Da Apes
Da Lench Mob
Planet of da Apes is the second and final studio album by American hip hop group Da Lench Mob, released on October 31, 1994 via Priority Records. Its title is a reference to Planet of the Apes. Audio production was handled by Ice Cube, Mr. Woody, Dr. Jam, Madness 4 Real, Quincy Jones III, and 88 X Unit. It featured guest appearances from K-Dee, Mack 10 and Yo-Yo. The album peaked at number 81 on the Billboard 200.
It Takes a Thief
It Takes a Thief is the debut studio album by American rapper Coolio. It was released on July 19, 1994, on Warner Bros. Records. The album received praise for bringing a humorous and lighthearted perspective to the often violent and profane themes of typical gangsta rap.
"Fantastic Voyage," a hit from the early 1980s, returned to the charts after Coolio released a song of the same name from this album. The song received regular airplay on MTV and became his breakout hit, peaking at No. 3 in the US. Songs "Smokin Stix," "Can-o-Corn," and "Sticky Fingers" first appeared in the film Poetic Justice.
Walking With A Panther
LL Cool J
Walking with a Panther is the third studio album by American hip-hop artist LL Cool J, released June 9, 1989, on Def Jam Recordings. While his previous album Bigger and Deffer was produced by The L.A. Posse, Dwayne Simon was the only member left of the group willing to work on Walking with a Panther, as other members, such as Bobby "Bobcat" Erving, wanted a higher pay after realizing how much of a success the previous album had become. Def Jam, however, refused to change the contract which caused the L.A. Posse to leave. Walking with a Panther was primarily produced by LL Cool J and Dwayne Simon, with additional production from Rick Rubin and Public Enemy's production team, The Bomb Squad.
Walking with a Panther was a commercial success, peaking at number six on the Billboard 200 and number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, where it spent four weeks. The album contained the singles "Going Back to Cali", "I'm That Type of Guy", "Jingling Baby", "Big Ole Butt" and "One Shot at Love", which also achieved chart success.
The Geto Boys
The Geto Boys is a remix album by the Geto Boys released in 1990. The album contains one track from the group’s debut album Making Trouble, 10 from its previous album Grip It! On That Other Level, and two new songs. All tracks on the album were re-recorded, remixed and revamped by acclaimed producer Rick Rubin with his protégé Brendan O'Brien. The cover of the album resembles The Beatles' album Let It Be, and the songs attracted much controversy upon the album’s release.
The Best Of Digital Underground: Playwutchyalike
Cypress Hill is the eponymous debut studio album by the American hip hop group Cypress Hill, released on August 13, 1991 by Ruffhouse Records and Columbia Records. It was critically and commercially successful, becoming their second-most successful album with over 2 million copies sold and getting certified double Platinum by the RIAA. The album is broken down track-by-track by Cypress Hill in Brian Coleman's book Check the Technique.
Duces 'N Trayz: The Old Fashioned Way
Lil Eazy E
Strictly Business is the debut album by hip-hop duo EPMD. It was released on June 7, 1988, by Fresh/Sleeping Bag Records around the world and BCM Records in Germany. It peaked at No. 80 on the Billboard 200 soon after release, yet it earned an RIAA gold album certification within four months of its release. In addition, it has received much positive critical attention since its release. In 2012, the album was ranked number 453 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
The album is known for its lighthearted party raps and funky sample-reliant production. The album has no guest emcees or producers except DJ K La Boss. The album is broken down track-by-track by the group in Brian Coleman's book Check the Technique.
A Chronic Tribute to Dr. Dre
LA Confidential Presents Knoc-Turn'al (Mini Album)
L.A. Confidential presents: Knoc-turn'al is an extended play by rapper Knoc-turn'al. The EP was originally released to promote Knoc's unreleased debut album, Knoc's Landin', which was shelved due to undisclosed reasons. Two singles released from the extended play included the Grammy Award–nominated "The Knoc," and the Kanye West–produced "Muzik", which appeared on the Jason Statham film, The Transporter.
The EP also featured two multimedia extras, including the music video to "The Knoc" and a behind-the-scenes feature titled "Bthere with Knoc."
Conversation is the only studio album by Long Beach hip hop duo the Twinz. It was released on August 22, 1995 through Def Jam Recordings and was almost entirely produced by Warren G. Conversation found decent success on the Billboard charts, peaking at No. 36 on the Billboard 200 and No. 8 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Two singles were released from the album, "Round & Round" and "Eastside LB".
Yo! Bum Rush The Show
Yo! Bum Rush the Show is the debut album by American hip hop group Public Enemy. It was recorded at Spectrum City Studios in Hempstead, New York, and released on February 10, 1987, by Def Jam Recordings and Columbia Records.
The album became one of the fastest-selling hip hop records, but was controversial among radio stations and critics, in part because of lead rapper Chuck D's black nationalist politics. It has since been regarded as one of the genre's best and most influential albums.
2nd II None
2nd II None
2nd II None is the self-titled debut album from Compton hip hop duo 2nd II None. The album was released on October 8, 1991 under Profile Records and it would be entirely produced by DJ Quik.
187 He Wrote
187 He Wrote is the second studio album by American rapper Spice 1. It was released on September 28, 1993 via Jive Records. It peaked at number 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number 10 on the Billboard 200.
M.C. Breed & DFC.
M.C. Breed & DFC.
M.C. Breed & DFC. is the collaborative studio album by American recording artist MC Breed and hip hop duo DFC from Flint, Michigan. It was released on August 13, 1991 through S.D.E.G. Records with distribution via Ichiban Records. Production was handled by MC Breed, Herman Lang and S. Harris with executive producers Tim Brown and Leroy McMath. The album found some success on the Billboard charts, peaking at #142 on the Billboard 200, #38 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and #3 on the Top Heatseekers.
The album spawned two charting singles, "Ain't No Future in Yo' Frontin'", which made it to #66 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #12 on the Hot Rap Singles, and "Just Kickin' It" which made it to #10 on the Hot Rap Singles.
Don't Fight The Feelin'
Don't Fight the Feelin' is the second studio album by American rapper Rappin' 4-Tay from San Francisco, California. It was released on September 13, 1994 via Chrysalis Records and Rag Top Records. Recording session took place at Graffiti Tunez in West Oakland, at Buck Fifty Records, at Bay View Productions, at Sucka Free City and at JT's in the Mo. Production was handled by Ant Banks, Black C of RBL Posse, Cyrus Esteban, Gigolo G, J-Mack, JT the Bigga Figga, Lil' Fly, T.C., and Franky J, who also served as executive producer. The album features guest appearances from fellow San Francisco-based rappers JT the Bigga Figga, Lil' Fly and Seff tha Gaffla.
The album spawned two charted singles: "Playaz Club" and "I'll Be Around", which made it to #36 and #39 respectively on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the United States. The album itself peaked at number 174 on the Billboard 200 and at number 52 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.
Tha album was named after a song "Don't Fight the Feelin'" from Too $hort's 1988 album Life Is...Too Short, which is where Rappin' 4-Tay made his mainstream debut.
The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick
The Great Adventures of Slick Rick is the debut studio album by hip hop recording artist Slick Rick, released on November 1, 1988.
King Of Rock (Expanded Edition)
King of Rock is the second studio album by hip hop group Run–D.M.C., released on January 21, 1985 by Profile Records. The album was produced by Russell Simmons and Larry Smith. King of Rock became the first rap album released on CD. The album saw the group adopting a more rock-influenced sound, with several tracks prominently featuring heavy guitar riffs. The song "Roots, Rap, Reggae" features Yellowman became one of the first hybrids of rap and dancehall.
King of Rock peaked at number 52 on the Billboard 200, and number 12 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. The album was first certified as Gold on June 3, 1985, before it was certified as Platinum by the RIAA on February 18, 1987. The album features four the Billboard singles: "King of Rock", "You Talk Too Much", "Jam-Master Jammin'" and "Can You Rock It Like This". "King of Rock" peaked at number 80 on the UK Singles Chart on March 16, 1985.
King of Rock was ranked at number 44 on NME's list of the 50 Albums Released In 1985 That Still Sound Great Today. "King of Rock" featured a popular music video, which became a fan favorite on MTV.
Project: Funk Da World
Project: Funk da World is the debut studio album by rapper Craig Mack, released September 20, 1994. The album was the second release on Bad Boy Records, following The Notorious B.I.G.'s classic Ready to Die by one week. Propelled by the success of the Platinum RIAA-selling smash hit single "Flava in Ya Ear", the album reached Gold-RIAA sales status on February 22, 1995. "Flava in Ya Ear" also featured a successful remix, featuring guest verses from The Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes, Rampage and LL Cool J. The album's second single, "Get Down", was the rapper's second Top 40 hit in 1994, & achieved Gold sales status in the United States in April 1995.
Though commercially successful & acclaimed at the time of its release, the album was overshadowed by the massive success of Ready to Die, and Craig Mack quickly lost public image, releasing only one other album, the commercially unsuccessful Operation: Get Down, in 1997.
Tical is the debut studio album by American rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man. It was released November 15, 1994, by Def Jam Records. It was the first Wu-Tang solo album released after the group's debut, Enter the Wu-Tang. Similar to all first generation solo Wu-Tang projects, Tical was mainly produced by group member RZA, who provided a dark, murky and rugged sound. The album features guest appearances from RZA, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, as well as several affiliates, who would later appear on future group projects. On October 5, 2017, Method Man revealed on the Viceland talk show Desus & Mero that the album's title is an acronym for "taking into consideration all lives."
Tical was a commercial success, reaching number 4 on the Billboard 200, and number one on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums. On January 18, 1995, the album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, and on July 13, 1995, the record was certified platinum for the shipment of one million copies in the United States. The success for the album was driven by two singles: "Bring the Pain" and "I'll Be There for You / You're All I Need to Get By".
We Come Strapped (Parental Advisory)
We Come Strapped is the debut studio album by American rapper MC Eiht and the fourth album by his group Compton's Most Wanted. It was released on July 19, 1994 through Epic Street. Recording sessions took place at X-Factor Studios in Long Beach, California. Production was handled primarily by Compton's Most Wanted members MC Eiht and DJ Slip, except for one song, "Compton Bomb", produced by Ric Roc. It features contributions from William "Willie Z" Zimmerman on the keyboards, Josh Achziger on guitar, Carla Evans on vocals, and guest appearances from rappers Redman and Spice 1.
The album peaked at number 5 on the Billboard 200 and at number 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in the United States, and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on September 29, 1994. It has been MC Eiht's most successful album to date.
It spawned two singles and music videos for the songs "All for the Money" and "Geez Make the Hood Go Round".
Straight Outta Compton
Lil Eazy-E, Curtis Young & Baby Eazy-E3
The New Breed
The New Breed is the second solo studio album by American hip hop recording artist and producer MC Breed from Flint, Michigan. It was released on April 27, 1993 via Wrap Records with distribution by Ichiban Records. Production was handled by MC Breed, Colin Wolfe, Warren G and The D.O.C.. It features guest appearances from 2Pac, DFC, Jibri, Admiral D and Black Ceasar. The New Breed found decent success, making it to #156 on the Billboard 200 and #16 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in the United States. The album spawned three singles: "Gotta Get Mine", "Tight" and "Everyday Ho"/"Flashbacks". Its lead single, "Gotta Get Mine", reached #96 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, #61 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, #6 on the Hot Rap Songs chart, and appeared in 2002 film 8 Mile. Another single, "Tight", made it to #19 on the Hot Rap Songs chart.
One More Chance
Bloods & Crips
This Is The Shack
This Is the Shack is the debut studio album by American G-funk trio The Dove Shack. It was released on August 22, 1995 via G-Funk Entertainment/Def Jam Recordings. The album peaked at #68 on the US Billboard 200 and #13 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.
Its lead single, "Summertime in the LBC" featuring Arnita Porter, peaked at #54 on the Hot 100, #37 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, #11 on the Hot Rap Songs, #47 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, #39 on the Rhythmic, and was featured on the 1995 film The Show. Its second single, Young Jedi-produced "We Funk", peaked at #44 on the Hot Rap Songs. The title track, This Is The Shack, previously appeared on Warren G's debut album Regulate...G Funk Era, released a year prior to this album, albeit in a slightly different version.
Ol' Dirty Bastard
Skanless is the debut studio album by American rapper Hi-C from Compton, California. It was released on December 10, 1991 via Skanless Records. The album peaked at number 152 on the Billboard 200, at number 53 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, at numbers 3 and 16 on the Heatseekers Albums. It spawned three singles: "I'm Not Your Puppet", "Leave My Curl Alone" and "Sitting In The Park", which peaked at number 21 on the Hot Rap Songs.
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