Today In Hip Hop History: The Roots released their fifth album ‘Phrenology’ on November 26th, 2002. Mainly produced by the members of the band, it featured appearances from hip hop and neo soul artists such as Cody ChesnuTT, Musiq Soulchild, Talib Kweli, and Jill Scott. Singles released included “Break You Off” and “The Seed (2.0)” […]

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Today In Hip Hop History: The Pharcyde released their debut album ‘Bizarre Ride II: The Pharcyde’ on November 24th, 1992. The album was produced by former group member J-Swift, and features only one guest appearance by Bucwheed (known then as “Buckwheat” from The Wascals). Singles released included “Ya Mama”, “Passin’ Me By”, “4 Better or […]

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Today In Hip Hop History: Snoop Dogg released his debut album ‘Doggystyle’ on November 23, 1993. Singles included “Who Am I? (What’s My Name?)”, “Gin & Juice”, and “Doggy Dogg World”. The album featured production by Dr. Dre and guest appearances from George Clinton, Tha Dogg Pound, The Lady of Rage, Nate Dogg, Warren G, […]

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Today In Hip Hop History: Nas released his fourth album ‘Nastradamus’ November 23, 1999. Singles included “Nastradamus” and “You Owe Me”.          

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Today In Hip Hop History: Redman released his second album ‘Dare Iz A Darkside’ on November 22nd, 1994. The album featured production by Redman, along with Rockwilder and Erick Sermon. Singles released were “Rockafella” and “Can’t Wait”.          

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Today In Hip Hop History: The Wu-Tang Clan released their third album ,’The W’, on November 21st, 2000. The album featured guest appearances from Isaac Hayes, Redman, Nas, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, and Junior Reid. Singles included “Protect Ya Neck (The Jump Off)”, “Gravel Pit”, and “Careful (Click, Click)”.            

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Today In Hip Hop History: Dr. Dre released his second album ‘The Chronic 2001’ on November 16th, 1999 The album featured production primarily by Dr. Dre and Mel-Man, as well as Lord Finesse, with guest appearances by The D.O.C., Hittman, Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Xzibit, Eminem, and Nate Dogg. Singles included “Still D.R.E.”, “Forgot About Dre”, […]

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Today In Hip Hop History: The Beastie Boys released their debut album ‘Licensed To Ill’ on November 15th, 1986. Singles included “Hold It Now, Hit It”, “Paul Revere”, “The New Style”, “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)”, “Brass Monkey”, “No Sleep till Brooklyn” and “Girls”.            

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Today In Hip Hop History: Method Man released his debut solo album ‘Tical’ on November 15th, 1994. ‘Tical’ was the first Wu-Tang solo album released after the group’s debut, ‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’. It featured production by RZA and appearances by Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Mary J. Blige and others. Singles included “Bring the Pain” […]

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Today In Hip Hop History: Jay-Z released his eighth studio album, ‘The Black Album’, on November 14th, 2003. ‘The Black Album’ was promoted as Jay-Z’s final album before retiring ( returning later in 2006 ). The album featured production by Just Blaze, Kanye West, The Neptunes, DJ Quik, Timbaland, 9th Wonder and Rick Rubin, and […]

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