Posts Tagged ‘eminem’

Poll: Greatest Debut To Sophmore Album

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

There are tons to include in this poll but here are the most common ones. Rather than waste votes on stuff that might be worth of mention but stand no chance of winning, choose one from the list provided. I can assure you that the right answer is included in this list and that’s indisputable. Choose wisely yo! –Philaflava

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“When the Unsigned Hype Column in The Source Was Like, Our Only Source of Light…”

Monday, March 31st, 2014

The Source Magazine, a.k.a. The Hip Hop Bible, got its start as a couple page long Boston newsletter back in August of ’88. However, the now famous Unsigned Hype segment didn’t debut straight away, if you look back, that section is noticeably absent. It actually wasn’t until almost two years later, in May of ’90 (as far as we know), that demo tapes and black and white photos were suddenly being requested by the now New York City based organization.

The Source, Issue #12 (May 1990)

Looking back it becomes the opposite of a “Where Are They Now?” feature, showcasing where people were then, quickly giving the public an exclusive first look at future names, staples and sometimes even icons, such as J Rock, DMX, DJ Shadow, Mobb Depp, Common, Biggie, Saafir, Agallah, Extra Prolific, Artifacts, Skillz, CNN, J-Live, David Banner, Last Emperor, Rawcotiks, Thirstin Howl III, A.L., Eminem, and Neek the Exotic… among many others. Whether you were just tryin’ to keep with what was current at the time or are into the hindsight of it all, these pages were and are not to be missed. Plus new talent is still put on display in the publication to this day, with them recently championing Action Bronson a few years back (and people like Joell Ortiz and Jay Electronica ten years ago now).

“Smiles every time my face up in The Source.”

So naturally we went through every issue from Unsigned Hype’s inception up until the end of ’98, providing you with over eighty scans from the first decade of The Source’s existence, as well as a few updates, recaps and retrospectives along the way as an added bonus.

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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

20 D Energizers (Mixtape)

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Jose from WordIsBond hit us up and told us here is a mix T.R.O.Y. cats are gonna love. He was kind enough to give this to T.R.O.Y. and only T.R.O.Y. so check it out and be sure to show Jose some love back. –Philaflava

001. 20 D Energizers – Radio Raheem
002. The Natural – Gang Starr
003. Cession at da Doghillee – Boot Camp Click
004. Can’t Stop the Prophet (Pete Rock Remix) – Jeru the Damaja
005. Soul Plan – Lord Finesse
006. Fla La Lashe – Medina Green
007. Blowing Down – Digable Planets
008. 20 Cents (A Tale of Two Dimes) – Adagio
009. Understanding – Nas
010. What a Niggy Know – KMD
011. Slave – Blackmoon
012. Tried by 12 – East Flat Bush Project
013. Infinite – Eminem
014. Your World Don’t Stop – AZ
015. Hellucination – Smif-N-Wessun
016. Next Level – Showbiz & A.G.
017. C’mon Wit da Git Down – Artifacts
018. Three Stories High – Mic Geronimo
019. Pass the Popcorn – The Roots
020. On the Air – I.G. off & Hazardous
021. The Rap Game ft. Pete RockLarge Professor
022. 2000 Seasons – Reflection Eternal
023. Metaphysic – Scienz of Life
024. Voicetress ft. De La Soul – Truth Enola
025. Soul by the Pound – Common Sense
026. Think Twice – INI
027. Correct Technique ft. Problemz – Black Attack
028. Info for the Streets – Mood
029. If You Can Huh You Can Hear – Mos Def
030. Whirlwind Thru Cities – Afu Ra

Black Thought & Eminem – Rock The Bells Tribute

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009


Black Thought & Eminem paying tribute to LL Cool J’s Rock The Bells @ 2009 VH1 Hip Hop Honors Show.


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props to ryan2k8

Click Here to see the video performance from VH1.com.

— Thomas V