Classic Material

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Outkast – ATLiens [1996]

Have you ever listened to an album that was so good that every time you listened to the album your favorite song from the album would change? Okay, let me e...
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J Dilla – Donuts [2006]

When speaking about the word classic, terms such as timeless, unforgettable, and lasting come to mind. Just after the 3-year anniversary of the passing of t...
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Jay-Z – The Black Album [2003]

When talking about whether The Black Album is a classic or not. Allow me to answer that question: Yes. The Black Album is classic. “Michael Jordan hitting t...
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2Pac – Me Against The World [1995]

I was thinking about which album to choose for Classic Week, when it hit me: Pac STILL wasn't under our Classic Material! What?!? Like Biggie, even though h...
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Common Sense – Resurrection [1994]

Okay do me a favor and just forget about Common’s latest album Universal Mind Control for a moment. Just act like that album was never released and tell me ...
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Classic Week Begins!

If you been riding with us for a minute, you'll notice that the nappyafro crew loves to show respect to things classic. Sometimes with all the new music tha...

Dr. Dre – The Chronic [1992]

The year was 1992 and I was a freshman in high school. Little did I know that this CD would forever change the climate of Hip-Hop. Everyone knew who Dr. Dre w...
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Nas – Illmatic [1994]

Nas first came into the rap game on his debut single, "Halftime", which lyrically still blows me away with lines like: "I drop jewels, wear jewels, hope to ...
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Jay-Z – The Blueprint [2001]

Reasonable Doubt was Jay's first classic album, coincidentally his debut, just like Nas, Biggie, and Outkast. But after that, Jigga just wasn't up to THAT lev...
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Group Home – Livin’ Proof [1995]

You take one of the all-time greatest music producers in Hip-Hop and add a gritty, street Hip-Hop duo from New York and what do you have? Possibly the great...
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Jay-Z – Reasonable Doubt [1996]

We’ve expanded! The redesign isn’t the only thing that we’ve been working on. We also added another member to the squad. I want ya’ll to give it up to the o...
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Ice Cube – Death Certificate [1991]

In 1991, Ice Cube was the best MC in the world. I'm not telling you just my opinion, it's the truth. Exhibit A: Death Certificate. In 1991, Ice Cube rele...
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