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It’s not unusual for an artist to re-release a track, but in this case Brooklyn’s Joey Bada$$ waited about 6 years to officially re-release his launchpad mixtape “1999” as an album in 2018. The Mixtape “1999” was originally released in 2012 by the then 17 year old Joey Bada$$ and featured a track that is still fire today, “Survival Tactics” featuring the now late rapper Capital Steez who unfortunately committed suicide the day before Christmas...

In 1998, Big Pun aka Punisher would drop his classic album “Capital Punishment” that would feature several hits such as “Still Not a Player”/”I’m Not a Player”, “Glamour Life” and “Boomerang” but his success came much sooner off a leaked track called “Twinz (Deep Cover ’98) featuring Fat Joe. With a rhythmic back and forth between the two hip hop heavyweights off of Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg’s Deep Cover track, they delivered a classic.

Did you know that “It Wasn’t Me” was never intended to be released as a single off of Shaggy’s album “Hot Shot”? As the story goes, DJ Pablo Sato out of Hawaii downoaded a pre-released version of the album back in 2000. Realizing that “It Wasn’t Me” was the standout track, he played it on American airwaves the next day and the rest is history. “It Wasn’t Me” features the vocals of RikRok and the...

From the early beginnings of Guru, DJ 1, Mike Dee and producers Donald D, J.V. Johnson and DJ Mark the 45 King to the most popular version of the group featuring Guru and DJ Premier, Gang Starr has held legendary status for almost 30 years. Gang Starr’s single “Mass Appeal” is from the album Hard to Earn off of EMI Records which also featured tracks such as “DWYCK” featuring Nice & Smooth, “Code of the...