September 26, 2014

Prodigy, Big Twins, & Un Pacino - Product Of The 80's (October 21, 2008)



Albert "Prodigy" Johnson was a busy little beaver in 2008.  Facing a prison sentence stemming from a gun-possession charge, he set about recording as many songs as he could.  These tracks were compiled into two separate projects: H.N.I.C. Pt. 2, an official sequel to his solo debut, and Product Of The 80s, a collaboration with Infamous Mobb's Twin Gambino (credited here under his other alias, Big Twins) and weed carrier Un Pacino.  That project was most notable for not featuring Prodigy's Mobb Deep partner in crime, Havoc.

September 23, 2014

Reader Review: Funkghost - Ultra-Boogie Highlife (March 31, 2000)



(Today's Reader Review comes from frequent contributor Taylor K., who switches things up a bit by discussing one of the many hip hop rarities there are out there. Funkghost's Ultra-Boogie Highlife gets the write-up treatment today: leave your thoughts for Taylor K. below.)

September 19, 2014

Havoc - Hidden Files (February 24, 2009)



This is where the first paragraph goes.  Typically I'll write something quick about the subject of the day's post, usually a question to grab the reader's attention, or a random fact or two that is intended to make the reader think about the subject in a different way than they may be used to.  This paragraph ends with a phrase or question that is supposed to draw the reader in, resulting in the reader clicking the link underneath in order to continue through the post further.

September 16, 2014

Sunz Of Man - Saviorz Day (September 3, 2002)



Today's post is yet another in a lengthy series that shows no signs of ending anytime soon.  Yes, it's another Wu-Tang Clan-related review.  If this appalls you greatly, there are literally hundreds of other posts you can bitch about in the sidebar, or you can just wait a few days and see what else Max has up his sleeve.  But I don't want to hear any complaints: longtime readers all knew this was going to eventually pop up.


September 12, 2014

Makaveli - The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory (November 5, 1996)



Tomorrow will mark eighteen years since Tupac Amaru Shakur was whisked away to the Bahamas killed, passing away after being the victim of a shooting on the Las Vegas strip following a boxing match.  Feel old yet?  You will: this means that, as of tomorrow, there will be actual adults wandering around the planet that have lived in a world without Pac their entire goddamn lives. 

Yep.


September 9, 2014

Jedi Mind Tricks - Visions Of Ghandi (August 26, 2003)



One of the better aspects of running this blog is that I get to arbitrarily decide what is and isn't included on my "finish what I started" project list.  You see, not every single artist in the sidebar is going to see their entire catalog written up on these electronic pages: that would be fucking insane, and this shit would never end.  But while some of the choices are really easy to make (there is no way I'm going to continue Lil' Wayne's discography, if only because his massive number of mixtapes alone will destroy my psyche), others aren't quite so cut-and-dry.  It was only while writing this paragraph that I realized that I hadn't reviewed anything from the Philadelphia-based group Jedi Mind Tricks in nearly six years.  Six fucking years.  Which should make it obvious how much I care about them at any given time.  But until I make a final decision, we may as well keep up this charade.


September 5, 2014

My Gut Reaction / Something (Sort Of) Different: Nas & Damian Marley - Distant Relatives (May 18, 2010)

You hear that?  It's like some sort of knocking sound, a consistent knocking that goes and stops?  That's the sound of a nail being hammered into the coffin that contains the back catalog of one Nasir Jones.  Today's post finishes up his discography for all of his existing officially-released solo projects.  Which, of course, means that this sense of accomplishment will be quickly dashed later today when Nas announces his next album, but shut the hell up and let me enjoy this, okay?