June 30, 2009: Blaq Poet releases “Tha Blaqprint”

On this day in 2009 Blaq Poet releases “Tha Blaqprint”

BLAQ POET 2009

Tha Blaqprint is the second studio album by American Hip Hop recording artist Blaq Poet, released June 30, 2009 on DJ Premier‘s record label Year Round Records via Fat Beats Records. It features guest appearances by the also Year Round Records signed group NYGz and Nick Javas, Capone-N-Noreaga member N.O.R.E., Imani Montana, Lil’ Fame from M.O.P., and the late Screwball member KL.

The album was entirely produced by DJ Premier, except for two tracks: “U Phucc’d Up”, produced by Easy Mo Bee, and “Sichuwayshunz”, produced by Gemcrates. Several tracks have been released on various mixtapes, such as “Blaq Out” or “No Talent Required”, dating all the way back to 2006. The album’s lead single, “Ain’t Nuttin’ Changed”, has been released in February 2009. There’s also a remix version to the single, released in June 2009. It features verses by MC Eiht from Compton’s Most Wantedand Young Maylay from Ice Cube‘s Lench Mob Records. (Source Wikipedia)

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June 30, 2009: “Wu-Tang Chamber Music”

On this day in 2009 “Wu-Tang Chamber Music” is released.

WU TANG 2009

Wu-Tang Chamber Music is a compilation album endorsed by Wu-Tang Clan, which was released through E1 Music/Universal Records on June 30, 2009.[8] [9] The album features performances by several Wu-Tang members (GZA, Masta Killa and Method Man are absent) and affiliates. The album was released to positive reviews from music critics. This album was followed up with the 2011 compilation album Legendary Weapons.

Although it is not actually a group album, RZA is the executive producer for the album, and it features several members of the Wu-Tang Clan collaborating with New York hip hop veterans; AZ, Kool G Rap, M.O.P., Sadat X, Sean Price, Cormega, Masta Ace, andHavoc of Mobb Deep.[9] The album also includes several philosophical spoken word tracks from the RZA. (Source Wikipedia)

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June 30, 1998: Sunz Of Man release “The Last Shall Be First”

On this day in 1998 Sunz Of Man release “The Last Shall Be First”

SUNZ OF MAN 1998

The Last Shall Be First is the debut album by Sunz of Man, one of the most heralded early releases by Wu-Tang affiliates. Unlike the follow-up, Saviorz Day, The Last Shall Be First features all four members of the group, although Killah Priest only appears on five of the album’s songs because he was recording his solo debut Heavy Mental at the same time.

Production on the album was handled by the Wu-Elements (The RZA, True Master and 4th Disciple) with additional contributions coming from Supreme Kourt and Wyclef Jean. The album itself is becoming very rare because Red Ant ceased operations, and it sold 350,000 units. Some pressings of the disc are black with the sun logo faintly visible and others are orange with the text and the sun logo clearly visible on the disc. (Source Wikipedia)

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June 30, 1998: MC Ren releases “Ruthless For Life”

On this day in 1998 MC Ren releases “Ruthless For Life”

MC REN 1998

Ruthless For Life is the third album by rapper MC Ren, released June 30, 1998, on Ruthless Records and distributed by Epic Records.

Ruthless for Life was MC Ren last album on Ruthless Records. The album is mostly dedicated to the deceased and to MC Ren’s good friend Eazy-E, the album is also dedicated to his home-town Compton. The album was the last album from MC Ren for the next 11 years. (Source Wikipedia)

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June 30, 1992: MC Ren releases “Kizz My Black Azz”

On this day in 1992 MC Ren releases “Kizz My Black Azz” (EP)

MC REN 1992

Kizz My Black Azz is the debut EP by rapper MC Ren, released in June 30, 1992, on Ruthless Records and distributed by Priority Records.

The first and only single from the EP was “Final Frontier“. The single contains sample from “Crossfire” by The Crusaders, “Flash Light” by Parliament, “The Bridge Is Over” by Boogie Down Productions and “The Dayz of Wayback” by N.W.A. It was released on September 14, 1992 and was produced by Bobby “Bobcat” Ervin. Though the song was only a minor success, making it to 80 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and 17 on the Hot Rap Singles, it has arguably become MC Ren’s most well known song.

Kizz My Black Azz charted without the support of a lead single or video, although “Final Frontier” would later be released as a single and get a music video. The EP peaked number 12 on Billboard 200, with first week sales of 342,000 copies. With very limited promotion, and almost no airplay, the EP was certified Platinum only two months after its release. As of 2015, the EP has sold 1,416,000 copies in the US. (Source Wikipedia)

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June 30, 1989: Antoinette releases “Who’s the Boss?”

On this day in 1989 Antoinette releases “Who’s the Boss?”

ANTOINETTE 1989

Who’s the Boss? is the first album by the rapper Antoinette, released in 1989 through Next Plateau Entertainment. Production was by I.G. Off, Jay Ellis and the Ultramagnetic MCs. The album peaked at #47 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Several singles, “Shake Rattle & Roll”, “Baby Make It Boom” and “Who’s the Boss”, were released from the album, but none made it to the charts. (Source Wikipedia)

 

June 29, 2004: Slum Village releases “Detroit Deli (A Taste of Detroit)”

On this day in 2004 Slum Village releases “Detroit Deli (A Taste of Detroit)”

SLUM VILLAGE 2004

Detroit Deli (A Taste of Detroit) is Slum Village‘s fourth album, released on June 29, 2004. It was released shortly after Baatin left the group, leaving only T3 and Elzhi.

After Baatin’s departure from Slum Village, there was a lot of pressure upon the group to deliver a solid follow up to their previous album, Trinity. The first single from Detroit Deli was “Selfish“, produced by and featuring Kanye West, with John Legend providing vocals during the chorus. The song was a moderate hit and the group’s highest charting single, partly as a result of Kanye West’s mainstream popularity.The album received a fairly solid reception, but further promotion from Capitol Records stopped short of a second single or video. Some of their longtime fans viewed the collaboration with West as a ploy for mainstream attention. The group would acknowledge this somewhat, on their following album, simply titled Slum Village, in 2005.

The song “Reunion”, was originally supposed to feature all four members of Slum Village, but Baatin was absent from the final version.

Three of the guests on this album have died in the time since its release; MC Breed, Dirt McGirt (ODB), and J Dilla. On July 31, 2009, Baatin died. (Source Wikipedia)

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