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. Well...here 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
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
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 Beyonce...no Rocawear...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)