Paris – Sleeping With The Enemy (1992)

Paris - Sleeping With The Enemy

Paris is a Californian rapper who is known for his highly charged political and socially conscious lyrics. His second album “Sleeping With The Enemy” stimulated much controversy  with songs such as “Bush Killa”. That’s why he had had a lot of difficulties to find a label to distribute the album. After being rejected by a few companies, the record had been already manufactured by Warner Bros. but they destroyed the copies at the last minute and payed him off. So he started his own label and released the record there.

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Gravediggaz – 6 Feet Deep (1994)

Gravediggaz - 6 Feet Deep

The Hip Hop Supergroup that pioneered Horrorcore. Horrorcore? Yeah, they’re talking about tough topics such as  suicide, death, killing or psychopathy. The album was titled Niggamortis at first but was changed to 6 Feet Deep for a better reaction on the American market. Overseas, the album kept its original title and included a bonus track called Pass The Shovel. Ah btw – it was produced by Prince Paul…

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Onyx – Bacdafucup (1993)

Onyx - Bacdafucup

In 1993, out of nowhere, a Hardcore Hip Hop group released “Bacdafucup” and won the Soul Train Award even acing out Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic”! The group was founded in a small barber shop in Queens where Fredro Starr and Stinky Fingaz were working at the time. After they presented a demo to Jam Master Jay at Def Jam they were promised an album – and what an album it is! Their rap style was unique back then – shouting & screaming to put it in a nutshell. Atak of da Bal-Hedz!

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Naughty by Nature – 19 Naughty III (1993)

Naughty By Nature - 19 Naughty III

Naughty by Nature’s second album after their successful debut. NBN are one of the few Hip Hop groups that dropped several very good albums and didn’t have a disappointing release. That’s why they’re one of my favourite rap groups. This record is very consistent. There’s no bad track on here. They shine as usual with their superior rapping skills and the beats and the background music fits just perfectly. Underrated one, be sure to check it out!

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