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22 July 2021

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Mos Def “Ms. Fat Booty” (1999)

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“Ms. Fat Booty” is the first single from Mos Def’s 1999 album Black on Both Sides. The song and its chorus are both driven by multiple samples of Aretha Franklin’s “One Step Ahead”, a rare Columbia single released in 1965. Black on Both Sides is the debut solo album of Mos Def, released on October 12, 1999, by Rawkus Records and Columbia Records. Prior to […]

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13 July 2021

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Eric B & Rakim “Let The Rhythm Hit ‘Em” (1990)

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“Let The Rhythm Hit ‘Em” is the second single from Eric B & Rakim‘s third album Let The Rhythm Hit ‘Em. On the album, the group’s sound develops further, with Rakim adopting a deeper, more aggressive tone of voice, and more mature and serious subject matter. Musically, the production ranges from smoother soulful tracks such as “In […]

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22 June 2021

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Public Enemy “Can’t Truss It” (1991)

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Can’t Truss It is Public Enemy‘s first single off their fourth album Apocalypse 91… The Enemy Strikes Black. Compared to their sonically groundbreaking debut Yo! Bum Rush The Show and classic second and third albums It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back and Fear Of A Black Planet, Public Enemy’s fourth effort is […]

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18 June 2021

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A Tribe Called Quest “Oh My God” (1993)

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“Oh My God” is the third single from A Tribe Called Quest‘s third album Midnight Marauders. It contains a sample of “Who’s Gonna Take the Weight” by Kool & the Gang. It also features Busta Rhymes on the chorus. The video starts in a convenience store where Q-Tip and Phife Dawg are buying snacks. When […]

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15 June 2021

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The Notorious B.I.G. “Big Poppa” (1994)

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“Big Poppa” is the Grammy-nominated and Billboard Award–winning second single from The Notorious B.I.G.‘s Ready to Die. The song was his first Top 10 pop hit, and peaked at #1 on Billboard’s rap chart. It features a sample of the song “Between the Sheets” written by The Isley Brothers. The post The Notorious B.I.G. “Big […]

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7 June 2021

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A Tribe Called Quest “Electric Relaxation” (1993)

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“Electric Relaxation” is the second single from A Tribe Called Quest‘s third album Midnight Marauders. In a conversation with XXL, Phife Dawg revealed that the beat was created in his grandmother’s basement by Q-Tip: I just remember coming home from somewhere—my grandmother gave him a key, the whole nine, he used to just go in and do his thing—I […]

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26 May 2021

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LL Cool J “Mama Said Knock You Out” (1990)

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“Don’t call it a comeback I’ve been here for years Rockin my peers and puttin suckas in fear” The Marley Marl produced title track of LL Cool J‘s fourth album, Mama Said Knock You Out, showed LL in top form. 22 years old at the time – and already a Hip Hop veteran, LL Cool J […]

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24 May 2021

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The D.O.C. “It’s Funky Enough” (1989)

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“It’s Funky Enough” is the debut single by The D.O.C., featured as the first track on his 1989 debut album No One Can Do It Better.   No One Can Do It Better was 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 […]

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21 May 2021

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Beastie Boys “She’s On It” (1985)

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“She’s on It” is a song by the Beastie Boys. The group’s third single, it was released on the soundtrack to the 1985 film Krush Groove. Despite failing to attract commercial success at the time of its release in 1985, a re-release in 1987 was much more successful, becoming a top 10 hit on the UK Singles Chart, and […]

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