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Mos Def – Mathematics (Freddie Joachim Remix) Born in the Philippines, raised in San Diego, CA, and now residing in Los Angeles, Freddie Joachim (pronounced: JO-AH-KIM), became a dj in the later part of 1996. Starting as a mobile dj and turntablist, Joachim has become a dj, who spins and listens to all genres, with …

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You don’t know jack!

Bell Biv DeVoe – Poison Bell Biv DeVoe is a successful spin off group of New Edition that consisted of three previous members, Ricky Bell (also known as Slick), Michael Bivins (also known as Biv), and Ronnie DeVoe (also known as R.D.). Bell Biv DeVoe began to take shape in the late ’80s, but not …

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So what the fuck ya wanna do?

Devin The Dude – Do what you wanna do Devin the Dude is a Houston-area rapper. Though relatively well-known among the underground hip-hop community during the mid-to-late 90’s, Devin did not achieve mainstream success until his appearance on Dr. Dre’s 2001 album. Besides sex, relationships, ridin’ trucks, smokin’ reefer, drinkin’ beer, partying, and conscious or …

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Slick rick

CRU – Just Another Case Cru was an American hip hop group formally signed to Def Jam Recordings composed of three members, Chadio, Mighty Ha and Yogi. The groups first appearance was the “We Got It Goin’ On” remix by R&B group Changing Faces in 1995. Two years later the group released their debut album, …

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Golden State

Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required to view Flash movie, please turn it on and refresh this page] Saafir – Light sleeper Bay area rapper who was mostly active during the mid to late 90’s he became a cult-favorite with many fans with his acting debut as Cousin Harold in …

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Juice

Eric B. & Rakim – Juice (Know The Ledge) Juice is a 1992 crime horror drama film that stars rapper Tupac Shakur and Omar Epps. Additional cast members include Jermaine “Huggy” Hopkins, Khalil Kain, Samuel L. Jackson, and features cameo appearances by Queen Latifah, EPMD, Special Ed, Ed Lover, Doctor Dré, Flex Alexander, Fab Five …

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Prez-o-dent

Eric B. & Rakim – Don’t Sweat The Technique They never had a mainstream hit of their own, but during rap’s golden age in the late ’80s, Eric B. & Rakim were almost universally recognized as the best DJ & MC duo. Not only was their chemistry superb, but individually, each represented the absolute peak …

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Daphunkphenomenon’96

Armand van Helden – Funk Phenomena Armand Van Helden is a house music artist and music remixer whose biggest commercial successes came from his remixes of the 1996 Tori Amos song “Professional Widow”, which reached the top of the UK singles chart, and his own track “You Don’t Know Me” which was Number 1 in …

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Samplestarter

Kurtis Blow – If I Ruled The World Curtis “Kurtis Blow” Walker, (born on August 9, 1959, in Harlem, New York) is one of the pioneer rappers in the recording industry, and hip hop’s first mainstream star. “The Breaks” (1980) is one of hip hop’s undisputed classics, with its catchy disco tune and rapping style. …

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“O.P.P.” is a song by American rap group Naughty by Nature. It was released in August 1991 as the lead single from their self-titled debut album Naughty by Nature. The song was one of the first rap songs to become a pop hit when it reached number 6 in the U.S. and number 35 in the UK in 1991. Its declaration, “Down Wit’ OPP” was a popular catchphrase in the U.S. in the early 1990s. It was a hugely successful single, as Allmusic described: “There was not a bigger, more contagious crossover radio smash in the autumn of 1991 than Naughty by Nature’s ‘O.P.P.'”