Tag Archive for hip hop

Ice T – Original Gangster

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Oh yeah, I’m back motherf***er, Ice-T, 1991 fool, Told you, you should’ve killed me last year! And so it begins, kind of an apology from me, at Hand Drawn Album Covers for being quiet over the last few months. What can I say, It’s been Winter, and what a way to welcome you back with…

Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill

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Game changing and heralding a new dawn in Hip Hop, 1986 saw the debut album from the Beastie Boys arrive and shake up the world. Licensed to Ill was packed with what would become the groups staple in beat and rhymes.  ‘Hold it Now, Hit It‘, ‘She’s Crafty‘, ‘No Sleep ’til Brooklyn‘ and the massive…

NWA – Straight Outta Compton

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Released in 1998, the debut from the California crew N.W.A. is a landmark Hip Hop album, produced by Dr Dre and DJ Yella, Straight Outta Compton heralded a new dawn in West Coast Hip Hop. Out on Eazy-E‘s own Ruthless Records, it’s touted as being the genesis of gangsta rap, E on the cover brandishing…

Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back

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Yeaaaaaahhhh Boyyyyyyy! Public Enemy’s second release from 1988 is a quintessential hip hop classic which catapulted Chuck D, Hank Shocklee, Terminator X and Flavor Flav into the global spotlight. Featuring Bring The Noise, Black Steel (In the Hour of Chaos), Night of the Living Baseheads, Rebel Without a Pause and Don’t Believe The Hype, this…