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Today In Hip Hop History: Method Man and Redman Released Their Joint Debut LP ‘Blackout!’ 23 Years Ago

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On this date in 1999, Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man and Def Quad standout Redman collaborated on their first full-length studio album entitled Blackout! on the Def Jam Recording imprint. Visit for more information Serving as a prequel to their 2001 blockbuster silver screen debut in How High, Red and Meth’s debut album, which […]

Today In Hip Hop History: Shyne Dropped His Eponymous Debut Album 22 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 28 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 […]

House Of Pain Release 30th Anniversary Edition Of ‘House Of Pain (Fine Malt Lyrics)’

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Tommy Boy Records celebrates the 30th Anniversary of House of Pain’s debut album House of Pain (Fine Malt Lyrics) with a deluxe digital edition, deluxe double LP limited edition on 180 gram white & orange opaque vinyl, with a free ‘Jump Around Rope’, and a limited deluxe edition cassette, all featuring newly imagined artwork from Tristan Eaton. Deluxe editions contain […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: Whodini Dropped Their Self Titled Debut Album 39 Years Ago

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On this date in 1983, pioneering rap trio Whodini, who then was sans DJ Grandmaster D, released their self-titled debut album Whodini on the Jive Records imprint. Visit for more information Produced primarily by Grammy-nominated British producer and composer Thomas Dolby, Whodini’s first album never really saw any commercial success, however, the album’s “Magic […]

Today In Hip Hop History: Noreaga Released His Debut Album ‘N.O.R.E.’ 24 Years Ago

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Today marks 24 years 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, Busta Rhymes, the […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: Big Pun Dropped His Debut Album ‘Capital Punishment’ 24 Years Ago

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24 years ago, on this date, 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: Onyx Dropped Their Debut Album ‘Bacdafucup’ 28 Years Ago

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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 […]