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Today in Hip-Hop History: Shyne Dropped His Eponymous Debut Album 23 Years Ago

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On this date in 2000, Bad Boy Records premiere artist Jamal “Shyne” Barrow released his self-titled debut album on the ever-popular Bad Boy imprint under the leadership of BB honcho, then known as “P. Diddy.” Visit for more information Shyne’s debut album release was a bittersweet one, with his LP being dropped while the […]

Today in Hip Hop History: Notorious B.I.G.’s Debut LP ‘Ready To Die’ Dropped 29 Years Ago

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On September 13, 1994, Notorious B.I.G., alongside producers Easy Mo Bee, DJ Premier, Poke of the Trackmasters, and none other than “Puffy” (as Diddy was called then) as the executive producer, released the Hip Hop masterpiece known as Ready To Die. Visit for more information As Big’s debut album, this highly anticipated release shows […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: Jadakiss Dropped His Debut Album ‘Kiss Tha Game Goodbye’ 22 Years Ago

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On this date in Hip Hop history, Jason Phillips aka Jadakiss released his first full-length studio album Kiss Tha Game Goodbye on the Ruff Ryders/Interscope imprint. Visit for more information Regarded as one of the most anticipated releases within the month of the 9/11 tragedy(which also includes Jay-Z’s Blueprint and Fabolous’ debut Ghetto Fabolous), […]

Today In Hip Hop History: Noreaga’s Debut Solo Album ‘N.O.R.E.’ Turns 25 Years Old!

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Today marks a quarter of a century since Queens native Noreaga of famed duo Capone-N-Noreaga (CNN) released his debut solo studio album titled N.O.R.E. on Penalty Records and Tommy Boy Entertainment. Visit for more information The certified gold, No.1 charting, 19-track album featured a star-studded array of feature artists on the mic including Nas, […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: Big Pun’s Debut Album ‘Capital Punishment’ Turns 25 Years Old!

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A quarter of a century ago, Christopher Rios, aka Big Punisher, put out his first LP, Capital Punishment, on Loud Records. Visit for more information Released by Fat Joe and the Terror Squad on Loud Records, Pun’s highly anticipated album showcased Pun’s unequaled lyrical ability, comedic punchlines, and ever-evolving style that his son Chris […]

Today In Hip Hop History: A Tribe Called Quest Dropped Their Debut Album ‘The People’s Instinctive Travels And The Path To Rhythm’ LP 33 Years Ago

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Ahead of its time to say the least, A Tribe Called Quest’s experimental, alternative, jazz rap was originally unappreciated by mainstream audiences. It took six years for the Tribe’s first album to hit gold. The album might not have been a huge commercial success at first, but their innovative and comedic sound beautifully balanced the light-hearted […]

Today in Hip Hop History: Onyx’s Debut Album ‘Bacdafucup’ Turns 30 Years Old!

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On March 30, 1993, cousins Fredro Starr and Sticky Fingaz and their partners Sonny Seeza and Big DS put out their debut album, Bacdafucup, on the newly created Rush Associated Labels. Visit for more information Primarily produced by the group’s founder Jam Master Jay, other production credits include The Afros’ Kool Tee, Chryskillz, and […]