Friday, June 27, 2008

tha 90s

At the time it never bothered me, at the bar
gettin my thug on properly, my squad and me
lack of respect for authority, laughin hard
Happy to be escapin poverty, however brief
I know this game got valleys and peaks, expectation
for dips, four percent pertation we stack chips, hardly
The youth I used to be, soon to see a mill'in
No more, Big Willie my game has grown prefer you call me William
Illin for revenues, Rayful Edmond like
Channel 7 news, round seven jewels, hand dead in the mic
Forgettin all I ever knew, convenient amnesia
I suggest you call my lawyer, I know the procedure
Lock my body can't trap my mind, easily
explain why we adapt to crime
I'd rather die enormous than live dormant that's how we on it
Live at the main event, I bet a trip to Maui on it

Jay Z (Can I Live)

Last week, we took a look at some hot cds from the 80s. A few of the young inhabitants at the 12th Planet couldn't really comment b/c they were just lil babies in the 80s. They asked for a post about the 90s music. ya go!

I looked through the old cd collection and I picked out one of my favorite cds from the 90s. One of my favorites from the 90s...comes from one of my favorite MCs. It was the first cd from a Brooklynite named Shawn Corey Carter.

Reasonable Doubt is the debut album by East Coast rapper Jay-Z. It was released on June 25, 1996 by Roc-A-Fella Records in the United States and Northwestside Records in the United Kingdom. The album features production from DJ Premier, Ski and Clark Kent, and guest vocals by Memphis Bleek, Sauce Money and The Notorious B.I.G. It peaked at #23 on the Billboard 200, received platinum status in 2002, and sold 1.4 million copies as of 2006. Four singles were released, the most popular being "Ain't No Nigga" and "Can't Knock the Hustle". Reasonable Doubt received strong critical reviews and has been heralded as Jay-Z's "crowning achievement", a seminal work and an "undisputed classic".

1. "Can't Knock the Hustle" f/ Mary J. Blige
2. "Politics as Usual"
3. "Brooklyn's Finest" f/ Notorious B.I.G
4. "Dead Presidents II"
5. "Feelin' It" f/ Mecca
6. "D'Evils"
7. "22 Two's"
8. "Can I Live"
9. "Ain't No Nigga" f/ Foxy Brown
10. "Friend or Foe"
11. "Coming of Age" f/ Memphis Bleek
12. "Cashmere Thoughts"
13. "Bring It On" f/ Jaz and Sauce Money
14. "Regrets"

The cd was sick. I mean...bird flu/anthrax sick. The cd was Jay Z's best work and all of his work is measured by this cd. This cd came out when nobody knew who he was. There was no presidency of Def Jam. Just him. Jigga

Today's post...gimme ONE HOT cd from the 90s. It doesn't have to be hip hop. You don't have to provide the tracklisting if you don't want to but you have to tell me the hits from that cd. And the cd MUST be from the 90s. I NEED JUST ONE CD (let's see who's the 1st to post 20 cds that came out in the 90s)


i.can't.complain. said...

k, don't be mad at me

but my fav from the 90's was prolly

juvenile: the g-code

i loved this album and had such a lil' crush on this man

even had a little silver cash money records chain

that i wore w/my high school uniform of knee socks and plaid skirts


im so serious

"i can't please everybody
but i love my folk
if i give u everythang
baby, ima be broke."

thnx for the 90's post.


Dreamy said...

why in the heck wasnt i first???

okay i am gonna give you two. i love me some R&B so here goes

Mint Condition-"From The Mint Factory", the cd with
Pretty Brown Eyes,
So Fine(oh he was talking to me,lol),

oooh Kyle that was the CD

and my second favorite

Shai"If I Ever Fall In Love

If I Ever Fall In Love,
Sexual Interlude

just to name a few, but i can go on and on.

Kandi Black said...

now THIS is more like it...

man, i was listening to some of everything in the 90's...but i was a die hard destiny's child fan...i loved that writings on the wall...even tho it came out kinda close to the new milleneum...i can sing u every song from that cd...real talk.

oh yeah, and i was a closet spice girls fan too...don't tell nobody else tho.

The Jaded NYer said...

crap... just one?

the one CD I could play from beginning to end:

Guns n Roses, Using Your Illusion II (the second of a double album release in '91).

The first one was good, too, I mean it DID have November Rain on it.

But it was II that I played all the time; especially Estranged and You Could Be Mine (from the Terminator 2 movie soundtrack).

Ooh, and then I got to see them live on the Using Your Illusion tour, with opening act SOUNDGARDEN!!! It was a good time to be The Jaded NYer...

*goes to play her GNR CDs*


Dione said...

Just one?
That's not fair to pick one from Janet, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Boyz II Men, H-Town, TLC...
the memories...

Ok, I'm going with the year 1997The months of May and August respectively; The Notorious B.I.G.-Hypnotize and Mo' Money, Mo' Problems

1980 said...

reasonable doubt is the shit! CLASSIC from start to finish.

one cd from the 90s??...what about camp lo "uptown saturday night" i LOVE that cd.

12kyle said...

@ -1-
Noooo! Neva could me mad @ u. G Code was a very solid cd. For some reason, I liked 400 Degrees better. Maybe it was b/c that was the first one and Cash Money was new to the scene.

LOL @ you with the Cash Money chain

@ dreamy
That Mint Condition cd stayed in heavy rotation. I loved that one, too.

You gave 2 and not 1. Look at you! lol

@ kandi black
LoL. I remember when Destiny's Child hit the scene. I neva thought they'd blow up like this.

Spice Girls? LOL! Say word!

@ Jaded NYer
I remember GNR...or should I say...Axel Rose and nem. Are they still together?

@ Dione
YES!!! Biggie dropped a classic! That was the double cd. I used to play that all the time. My joint was I Got A Story to Tell

@ 1980
Welcome to the 12th Planet. Make sure that you come back. We have a good time over here. We're here every day like bad traffic.

Mannnnn, I was just playing Camp Lo 2 days ago. That cd was bananas

Keisha "Kitten" Isaacs said...

Hey Brother!!

Without a shadow of a 1990's favorite was SWV-"New Beginning"

I was a SWV groupie on the down daddy took me to the concert one year and I lost major cool points...and that I ain't cool...when you had a cool rep to uphold...YaDig??

Hits from that cd included: bonus:(my translations included)

WHAT'S IT GONNA BE-(look nicka choose her or me! If you choose her Imma lady I'll bow out gracefully)

YOU'RE THE ONE-(check it out. I know you already got a boo, but she ain't holding it down like I can and will. So holla at yo girl)

WHATCHA YOU NEED-(Baby look I'm trying to give you some good loving. Quit tripping and recognize this here Dime Piece)

USE YOUR HEART-(We clearly got a love thang going on. We got a vibe that's undeniable. Stop thinking to hard and know I got time for you if you got time for me. Let your heart lead the way baby)

WHERE IS THE LOVE-(I can't believe you did me like this. You promised to love me, but you just up and dipped out on a sistah like that?)

LOVE IS SO AMAZIN'-(My heart has been broken so many times, but it's calling for you boo. Please vibe with me and let's break it down why love is like it is. It's just so amazing!)

I'M SO IN LOVE-(Baby I'm in love with you. You are the one!)

DONT WASTE YOUR TIME-(Ain't no need of you looking for love no more. It's right here boy!)

Kyle you made me put out the ipod on this one...I don't ever pull out the ipod.....Dang SWV was caking on this cd with a hint of pleading for love...was I baking cakes back then and begging someone to eat them??? If so maybe I deserved to loose those cool

The Pew View said...

Baby I thank I'm gonna go with that poor chile that died. What's her name? Oh yeah Aaliyah. God bless her soul. She was a pretty young thang and she sho could shake a tail feather. Anyway, I liked that Age Ain't Nothing but a Number cd. That's round the time I took a liking to younger mens so that was kind of my theme song at the time. Whenever Mabel or anyone else for that matter would question me bout my younger men friends, I would start sanging that Aaliyah song. Now I can't say I knows any of the other songs on that cd, but baby this here was the only one I needed to know to justify my actions and all. Take care now.

Ruthie Ann

DetroitRockCity said...

wu tang's first album is a classic.

Derrick said...

Well, I'm crew so I'm gonna cheat. A classic album from the 90's - Illmatic. Nuff said. Now time for me to cheat....The Low End Theory & The Chronic. Sorry K.Dot, I couldn't keep it to one.

The Jaded NYer said...

nah- Axl ditched them and started a new GNR; the band got together and formed Velvet Revolver with Scott Weiland (from Stone Temple Pilots)... and then Scott ditched them, too.

and it WAS NOT Axl n dem... everybody knows that SLASH was the star of that band!!


12kyle said...

@ Keisha the Kitten
I had this cd. I let somebody borrow it and they never gave it back. The problem is...I can't remember who I gave it to. LOL

Thanks for the breakdown! Glad to know that you broke out the ipod

@ Pew View
LOL!!! That was a very good cd. And Aaliyah was a star. She left us too early.

@ DetroitRockCity
Welcome to the 12th Planet. Make sure that you come back. We have a good time over here. We're here every day like smog in the summer.

Great pick! I remember getting this cd for free b/c one of my teammates said that he didn't like it. I listened to it. I didn't like it either. But I listened again...and again...and again...and I was hooked. I became a Wu head!

@ Derrick
Yeah. You cheatin, bruh. lol

Illmatic. One of the greatest cds in the history of hip hop. NaS was unbelivable. Just like Jay Z, all of his work is always measured against this cd. I remember playin it for my teammates and they couldn't understand it. NaS was ahead of the game. And he still is.

@ Jaded NYer
You know Axel got tha ladies. Slash got the leftovers. LMAO!!! Juss kiddn. Slash was pretty popular, too

-Q. said...

One shot, first of the brain banger- Zhane
'Pronounced Jah-Nay"
classic. maybe the mothers of acoustic soul (maybe)

But you know I got to back door so I got Jodeci "Diary of a Mad Band" (or "Forever My Lady") from '93 (and '91 respectively)

Thats heat. -Q.

Rich said...

I guess I'm a day late and a dollar short because I was going to roll with Jodeci - Diary of a Mad Band as well. But I got one better, Mr. child molester himself, R. Kelly's 12 Play -- that album is the reason people still buy him, they are hoping for another one like that.

Your Body's Callin'
Bump N' Grind
It Seems Like You're Ready
Summer Bunnies
Sex Me

Even the filler songs were decent.

ms.uncensored said...

my faves from the 90s ((other than reasonable doubt of course)) are completely and utterly girly but watevs...

en vogue [[funky divas]]

TLC [[]]

Aaliyah [[one in a million]]

i loved those. i was fairly young in the 90s so that mommy dearest allowed me to indulge in.

Smarty Jones said...

Now how the freak you gonna limit the 90s to ONE CD?! It can't be done. It can't, I'm sorry. I'm going to attempt to do it though.
Since I've seen some folks do two, I'm gonna do that too. :-)
It would be a choice of Mary J. Blige's "My Life" or TLC's "CrazySexyCool."

My Life
1. Intro
2. Mary Jane (All Night Long) This song was the jump off
3. You Bring Me Joy This one made us want to dance
4. Marvin Interlude
5. I'm The Only Woman
6. K. Murray Interlude
7. My Life One of the best songs she's recorded
8. You Gotta Believe
9. I Never Wanna Live Without You The Original!!!
10.I'm Goin' Down The CD's biggest hit, a Rose Royce remake
11.My Life Interlude
12.Be With You
13.Mary's Joint My second fave on the CD
14.Don't Go
15.I Love You
16.No One Else
17.Be Happy The first single, my favorite on the CD and my life's theme song

CrazySexyCool I know every single word of this CD!!!
1. Intro-Lude
2. Creep (First single)
3. Kick Your Game
4. Diggin' on You
5. Case of the Fake People (Goodbye, goodbye to all the fake people in my life ...)
6. Crazysexycool (The T-Boz Interlude)
7. Red Light Special (The male whorehouse video!!! That's all I've got to say about that!)
8. Waterfalls (Don't go chasin' 'em)
9. Intermission-Lude
10. Let's Do It Again
11. If I Was Your Girlfriend (The Prince remake, BRILLIANT!!!)
12. Sexy (Interlude)
13. Take Our Time (Chilli did her thizzle!)
14. Can I Get a Witness (Interlude) The Busta Rhymes interlude
15. Switch
16. Sumthin' Wicked This Way Comes (Andre 3000 did guest vocals for the first verse)

See, it couldn't be done. While we're at it Notorious B.I.G.'s "Ready to Die" and Tupac's "Strictly for my N.I.G.G.A.Z" gets a very honorable mention. I am just more of an R&B head.

Smarty Jones said...

Now you see what you've done, I couldn't concentrate, I had to go pull out my old CDs. Thanks a lot 12kyle!

TravelDiva said...

I'm just going to do one. LOL.

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

Smarty already did My life!

TravelDiva said...

I lied - Diary of a Mad Band - JODECI!!!

Sexxy Luv said...

This is more on my level! :)

I'm going to go with Monica, Miss thang!

favorite song: Why I love you so much! lol

. Miss Thang
2. Don't Take It Personal (Just One Of Dem Days)
3. Like This And Like That
4. Get Down
5. With You
6. Skate
7. Angel
8. Woman In Me (Interlude)
9. Tell Me If You Still Care
10. Let's Straighten It Out
11. Before You Walk Out Of My Life
12. Now I'm Gone
13. Why I Love You So Much
14. Never Can Say Goodbye
15. Don't Take It Personal (Just One Of Dem Days) Remix
16. Forever Always

Sexxy Luv said...

-1-, you are on point with your pick!

I was a juvenile stuck to the g-code!

that was the ish!

12kyle said...

@ -Q.
Man, what happened to Zhane??? They were tight! I agree with you. They were neo-soul before we were callin it neo-soul.

@ Rich
12 Play is the only cd that I bought from this clown. It was tight. Can't front on it. I just don't look at him the same, tho. When I hear songs like the ones that you mentioned ('cept Sade), I think he's talkin to some 15yr old chick. Feel me?

@ ms.uncensored
En Vogue...En Vogue...En Vogue

"used to have a crush on Dawn from En Vogue"

I hope they make a comback!

@ Smarty Jones
That's the objective, sis. One cd. But you see we don't pay attention. lol

I love Mary. I don't think she'll ever make a cd like My Life. So profound

@ TravelDiva
Haaaa! Thanks for stickin to one!

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was one of those cds that errrrbody had. No lie! I really want L Boogie to come back. Beleee dat!

@ Sexxy Luv
Yeeeees!!! Good one, girl! I had this one, too. I had a crush on Monica, too. This cd was bangin'. Top to bottom

PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

i am going to go with outkast's - aquemini

with bangers such as
"rosa parks"
"skew it on the bar-b" w/ raekwon
"art of storytellin pts. 1 & 2"
"liberation" w/ everybody!

The F$%K it List said...


Track Listing :
1. Intro Listen
2. Things Done Changed ( MY FAV)
3. Gimme The Loot Listen (FAV)
4. Machine Gun Funk Listen
5. Warning
6. Ready To Die
7. One More Chance
8. # !*@ Me
9. The What
10. Juicy
11. Everyday Stuggle
12. Me & My Bitch
13. Big Poppa
14. Respect
15. Friend Of Mine
16. Unbelievable
17. Suicidal Thoughts

WHOO HOO I'm Rocking B.I.G the rest of the day!


THAT'D BE THE MISEDUCATION OF LAURYN HILL....I dunno if anyone else said that

ShellyShell said...

I don't think I can name just one cd. There were so many Fiya albums. Ok here goes. I hope this post isn't too! Give me a pass Kyle you know it's my bday!LOL!
Jay-Z Reasonable Doubt(6/96)- by far Jay's best work. In my opinion he hasn't had a cd to match. This cd can run with out skipping over any songs. One of the hottest cd's ever recorded!

Nas- Illimatic(4/94)-When East Coast hip hop was falling off. Nas came and dropped this gem then Big came in (9/94)and dropped Ready to Die. Nas was 19 when he recorded Illmatic he spoke about gangs,poverty,desolation and the struggles of being an inner city teen. To me it was pure genius!

Notorious BIG-Ready to Die(9/94)- One of my favorite albums of all time. This album made Big blow up. Especially "One More Chance" the cameos in that video were bananas! My all time favorite Big song is "Who shot ya" beat is straight bananas!

Tribe Called Quest-Low End Theory(9/91) Yet another fiyah cd in hip hop. This album brought an alternative twist to hip hop and the beats were hot!The lyrics were fun and light and sometimes political. This is cd is always in heavy rotation.
2. Buggin Out
3.Rap Promoter
5.Versus from the abstract
6.Show Business
7.Vibes and Stuff
8.The infamous Date Rape
9.Check the Rhyme
10.Everything is fair
14.Scenario-One of the hottest group songs ever!

Jodeci-Foerver my Lady(5/91)-Words can't even explain this cd! Good Lawd I think a lot of kids were made to! Although the second half of the cd was just ok! But this was a hot ass cd!

Jodeci-Diary of a Mad Band(12/93)-Another hot making kids cd! Just the first 6 songs like Forever my Lady!

Wu-Tang-Enter the Wu-Tang(36 Chambers)(11/93)- My first "Thug Love" Method! This cd was hot and I still bump it. C.R.E.A.M was such a hot ass song. They sampled from soul music and had clips from old maritial arts movies. The sound at the time was unique.

Snoop-Doggy Style(11/93)-I waited in line to get this cd!

Dr. Dre-The Chronic(12/92)-The beats and delivery were HOT!

Ok Kyle I'm going to stop now!

ShellyShell said...

Dayum I forgot...
Mary What's the 411 and The Miseduation of Lauryn Hill...both stay in heavy rotation!!

Rich said...

Shelly Shell got me ready to hit i-tunes up. This feels like an old school day for sure.

12kyle said...

Awwwwwwww shyt!!! This cd was on fiyah!!! I remember being at the video shoot for Skew It On the Bar-b. It was shot at the House of Blues here. Mannnn, they did like 5 takes and it took forever! That was the first and the last video shoot that I ever attended. LOL. Anyway, 'Kast changed the game with this cd.

@ The F$%K it List
Classic...classic...classic you're making me pull this cd out today!

@ Poca
Yeah. Somebody said it...but you can still nominate it.

@ ShellyShell
Happy 18th (*wink, wink*). She's having a birthday party in NYC, y'all. If you're in the city...holla at her! Look at me...inviting folk to your party

Aiight. Since it's ya berfffday...I'ma let ya slide with multiple

I agree with you about Jay Z, NaS, and Biggie. The Low End Theory was soooo different from everything else that was out at the time. My favorite joint on there was Butter.

Busta Rhymes' verse on Scenario launched his solo career and ended his time with Leaders of the New School

Forever My Lady cd helped the US population. lol

Wu Tang blazed a unique trail with that cd

Snoop's cd helped maintain the dominance of the West Coast in hip hop. And The Chronic was...well...the shyt!!!

enjoy the party!

@ Rich
I was thinking the same thing.

i.can't.complain. said...


im back.

i need to add an r&b fav

ginuwine: the bachelor.

lauryn hill's miseducation & aaliyah's one in a million were hotness, but people already said them


Beautifully.Conjured.Up said...

Just one...I'm sorry, I can't...I have to put down at least two. When you're used to hearing quality music, it's hard to pick just one. Sorry for changing the rule :)

Anyways, since someone picked Lauryn Hill's album, I will have to chose The Fugees' Score...That album was great, especially if you knew the messages in the song. I hope they come back least Lauryn. I don't know if anyone said this one, but my second one is Mary J. Blige's What's The 411. Talk about a great R&B album...her voice was raw. I remember coming home everyday from school and dancing off of "Real Love" (while pretending I was a Fly Girl, my ultimate dream

The Second Sixty-Eight said...

Anita Baker - Compositions

1. Talk To Me
2. Perfect Love Affair
3. Whatever It Takes
4. Soul Inspiration
5. Lonely
6. No One To Blame
7. More Than You Know
8. Love You To The Letter
9. Fairy Tales

This one is an end to ender...

Eb the Celeb said...

I'm going with Keisha and Rich on this one... I was going to say all of them...

did Lauryn's album come out in the 90's...dang it doesnt seem like it was that long ago...

I also gotta ad Boyz II Men Evolution and Dru Hill 1st album and Enter the Dru

12kyle said...

@ -1-
Can't front...that ginuwine cd was smokin

@ beautifully.conjured.up
you just reminded me...I let my cousin borrow The Score and she hasn't returned it. LOL

@ The Second Sixty Eight
SOLID!!! That was a great cd. Anita Baker is one of my favorite singers of all time

@ Eb the Celeb
Yeah. LBoggie dropped that cd in late ' 98 or early ' 99

Kieya said...

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill - Classic