Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Oh man, I'm still in shock and disbelief after receiving this news from my homie Charles. I was informed that Prodigy, one half of the Infamous Mobb Deep, has sadly passed away at the age of 42 (there are no additional details on the cause of death as of this posting). I have followed this man's career since 1995 (JUST played "Trife Life" this morning) and even with knowledge of him having sickle cell anemia, this is still a huge shock to me and to say he will be missed IS an understatement. My thoughts and prayers go out to him, his family and friends. Rest in peace/paradise Prodigy (facepalm).
Albert "Prodigy" Johnson
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Saturday, June 3, 2017
This retrospective will be taken verbatim from the project I presented on the blog back on June 3, 2014. And of course, well, you know the rest if I have any updated thoughts
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Looking back at mid-1997, I remember the first ever Boot Camp Clik album being heavily anticipated. After TIGHT releases from Black Moon, Smif N Wessun, Heltah Skeltah and O.G.C. between '93 and '96 respectively, all eyes were on "For The People" and much like the Wu-Tang Clan, when you get all the members together backed by some quality production, the results tend to be dope. The classic "Headz Are Reddee Pt. II" was the album's lead single and trust me, I'll have more to say about that later. In addition to Buckshot, Tek, Steele, Ruck, Rock, Starang Wondah, Top Dog and Louieville Sluggah, again much like the Wu, the BCC's extended family comes along for this Duck Down ride in the form of The Reps (aka The Representativez), B.T.J.'s, Swan & Boogie Brown, F.L.O.W. and ILLa Noyz. And before I get to the album, allow me to tell a story, and with this being '97, you know I have one, lol. On June 28th, a few days after my 13th birthday, I bought Wu-Tang's "Wu-Tang Forever" and Camp Lo's "Uptown Saturday Night" from a local spot, "Crockett's Records, Tapes, & CDs." I was VERY close to picking this BCC album over Camp Lo, but in the end Camp Lo's album was my pick (I would cop "For The People" months later). Ah, the memories. Now loyal reader, let's dive right into the BCC's debut album!
Release date: May 20, 1997
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Well what's going on hip hop world, I hope all is going well with you as we speak! Things are progressing well on my end, even with my busy schedule these days. Speaking of which, said (busy) schedule is the reason why I haven't been creating/producing content on the blog outside of the '97 Retrospectives (the next one on deck may be the first Boot Camp Clik album, "For Da People"). As the blog moves toward it's 5th year, I want to say thanks for all of you for your continued support, it's very appreciated!! In addition, I also have a "special project" in the works that'll be presented hopefully within the next few months, so stay tuned for that. In closing, thank you again for the support. Have a great day!!!