Posts Tagged ‘dropped same day’

Dropped Same Day: Tribe Called Quest / X Clan

Monday, May 13th, 2013

After securing only around a third of the vote during the first Dropped Same Day, we’re takin’ it back even further as Tribe returns to face off against the Afrocentric group X Clan, featuring both of their introductory albums at the beginning of the nineties.

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Tuesday, April 17th, 1990.

Two LPs: Tribe‘s first, off Jive / RCA and X Clan‘s debut, on 4th & B’way / Island.

Pick your favorite and / or the best album, doesn’t matter.

Check other posts in the Dropped Same Day series here.

And feel free to state your case, leave corrections or post additional match ups you would like to see in the comments below.

— The Big Sleep

Dropped Same Day: AZ / Jamal / Kausion / KRS / Menace Clan / Souls of Mischief

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Here’s another six records, this time from around the middle of the decade. AZ first shows up on the scene, in addition to three artists / groups that only ever dropped a single album and then of course there’s the Jive rematch between KRS and Souls.

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Tuesday, October 10th, 1995.

Six LPs: AZ‘s debut, via EMI, Jamal‘s only, on Rowdy Records, Kausion‘s only, through Lench Mob Records, KRS-One‘s sophomore, by way of Jive, Menace Clan‘s only, off  Noo Trybe / Rap-A-Lot and Souls of Mischief‘s second, via Jive.

Pick your favorite and / or the best album, doesn’t matter.

Check other posts in the Dropped Same Day series here.

And feel free to state your case, leave corrections or post additional match ups you would like to see in the comments below.

— The Big Sleep

Dropped Same Day: Black Moon / Em / Prince Paul / Rob Swift / Roots / Sporty Thievz

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Alright, so far we’ve been focusing on some cornerstones of the early to mid nineties but let’s take it to the other side of the decade for a moment. On this day the Best of Vanilla Ice was released and so was TLC‘s FanMail, as well as these half a dozen hip hop records…

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Tuesday, February 23rd, 1999.

Six LPs: Black Moon‘s second, on Duck Down / Priority, Eminem‘s sophomore, via Aftermath / Interscope, Prince Paul‘s second, through Tommy Boy / Warner Bros., Rob Swift‘s sophomore by way of Asphodel Records, The Roots‘ fourth, off MCA and Sporty Thievz‘s only, via Columbia / Ruffhouse.

Pick your favorite and / or the best album, doesn’t matter.

Check other posts in the Dropped Same Day series here.

And feel free to state your case, leave corrections or post additional match ups you would like to see in the comments below.

— The Big Sleep

Dropped Same Day: Ahmad / Beastie Boys / 8Ball & MJG / Heavy D / Jeru

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

And ya don’t stop. This time around we’ve got Mr. Back in the Day, the Sabotage boys, a couple players on their night out,  the boyz with Nuttin’ But Love and the prophet. As the groups continued to put out records, a couple new solo artists stepped onto the scene to start their careers.

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Tuesday, May 24th, 1994.

Five LPs: Ahmad‘s first, by way of Giant / Reprise / Warner Bros., The Beastie Boys‘ fourth, through Grand Royal, Eightball & MJG‘s second, off Suave House, Heavy D & the Boyz‘ fifth, via Uptown and Jeru the Damaja‘s debut, on PayDay.

Pick your favorite and / or the best album, doesn’t matter.

Check other posts in the Dropped Same Day series here.

And feel free to state your case, leave corrections or post additional match ups you would like to see in the comments below.

— The Big Sleep

Dropped Same Day: Big L / Dana Dane / Ol’ Dirty Bastard

Monday, April 8th, 2013

For today’s history lesson, we’ve got the introduction albums from two deceased New York hip hop crew members in yet another D.I.T.C. / Wu-Tang connection and what is still the most recent record from eighties star and Kangol Crew member, Dana Dane.

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Tuesday, March 28th, 1995.

Three LPs: Big L‘s debut, on Columbia, Dana Dane‘s third, via Maverick and Ol’ Dirty Bastard‘s first, off Elektra.

Pick your favorite and / or the best album, doesn’t matter.

Check other posts in the Dropped Same Day series here.

And feel free to state your case, leave corrections or post additional match ups you would like to see in the comments below.

— The Big Sleep

Dropped Same Day: Digable Planets / O.C. / Scarface / Twista

Monday, April 1st, 2013

As we proceed to give you what you need. For this installment we have an odd mix. A trio from all over the country, a lyricist from Brooklyn, an MC from Houston and one from Chicago. Twista’s album was actually originally released only in the Chicago area.

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Tuesday, October 14th, 1994.

Four LPs: Digable Planets‘ sophomore, on EMI / Pendulum, O.C.‘s debut, through Wild Pitch, Scarface‘s third, via Rap-A-Lot and Twista‘s second, off Atlantic.

Pick your favorite and / or the best album, doesn’t matter.

Check other posts in the Dropped Same Day series here.

And feel free to state your case, leave corrections or post additional match ups you would like to see in the comments below.

— The Big Sleep

Dropped Same Day: Da Lench Mob / Diamond D / Redman / Showbiz & A.G.

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Here we have the introduction albums for four well known staples, all either in or affiliated with groups intrinsically linked to important movements in hip hop history: D.I.T.C.‘s Diamond D and Showbiz & A.G., Ice Cube‘s Lench Mob and the unofficial “eleventh member” of Wu-Tang, Redman.

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Tuesday, September 22nd, 1992.

Four LPs: Da Lench Mob‘s debut, via EastWest / Street Knowledge, Diamond D‘s first, on Chemistry / Mercury / PolyGram, Redman‘s debut, off Def Jam and Showbiz & A.G.‘s first, by way of PolyGram.

Pick your favorite and / or the best album, doesn’t matter.

Check other posts in the Dropped Same Day series here.

And feel free to state your case, leave corrections or post additional match ups you would like to see in the comments below.

— The Big Sleep

Dropped Same Day: Tim Dog / 2Pac

Monday, March 18th, 2013

In honor of the recently deceased Tim Dog, this time around we have the debut LP from the guy who said fuck Compton versus the first album from the man known for being the major catalyst in what became known in the media as the East Coast / West Coast rivalry, Tupac Shakur. Both these men were obviously crucial in setting these events into motion.

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Tuesday, November 12th, 1991.

Two LPs: Tim Dog‘s first, off Ruffhouse and 2Pac‘s debut, on Interscope.

Pick your favorite and / or the best album, doesn’t matter.

Check other posts in the Dropped Same Day series here.

And feel free to state your case, leave corrections or post additional match ups you would like to see in the comments below.

— The Big Sleep

Dropped Same Day: KRS-One / Souls of Mischief / Spice 1

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Continuing with the ongoing saga, we have a Jive Records triple threat. Two of ’em are well regarded, often called classics and one other that often gets overlooked, charted high, had a track featured in Menace II Society and was labeled by Tupac “…hardest album ever recorded”.

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Tuesday, September 28th, 1993.

Three LPs: KRS-One‘s solo debut, on Vibe, Souls of Mischief‘s first, off BMG / Vibe and Spice 1‘s sophomore, via Jive.

Pick your favorite and / or the best album, doesn’t matter.

Check other posts in the Dropped Same Day series here.

And feel free to state your case, leave corrections or post additional match ups you would like to see in the comments below.

— The Big Sleep

Dropped Same Day: Tribe Called Quest / Wu-Tang

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Here we have a new T.R.O.Y. Blog series. Those in the T.R.O.Y. Forums may already know it.

Twenty years ago this year, these two landmark albums dropped the same day. Both have that group vibe, cohesive feel and memorable skits to help tie it all together. And yet, are also fairly different from one another.

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Tuesday, November 9th, 1993.

Two LPs: Tribe‘s third, off Jive and Wu-Tang‘s debut, on Loud.

Pick your favorite and / or the best album, doesn’t matter.

And feel free to state your case, leave corrections or post additional match ups you would like to see in the comments below.

— The Big Sleep