Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – Road To The Riches (1989)

Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Road To The Riches

This album contains a variety of songs recorded in the late 80’s. After recording “It’s a demo” in one night Marley Marl was so impressed that he instantly embraced Kool G Rap and DJ Polo as Juice Crew members. Kool G Rap’s delivery, flow and wordplay are incredible. Released in 1989 on Cold Chillin’ Records “Road To The Riches” became a Hip Hop classic.

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3rd Bass – Derelicts of Dialect (1991)

3rd Bass - Derelicts of Dialect

Two white rappers & a black DJ? That gotta be whack, right? Hell no! As their successful debut “The Cactus Album” their second real release is a long album with some skits that draw direct influences to De la Soul’s debut “3 Feet High & Rising”. Overall it’s very consistent and still sounds fresh today. Not only the rapping is great but most of all the production is outstanding and ahead of its time.

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Digable Planets – Reachin’ (1993)

Digable Planets - Reachin

Digable Planets’ debut album Reachin’ is a very relaxing joint. Funk and jazz samples are heavily being used and the mellow voices of Butterfly, Doodlebug & Ladybug are just the perfect addition. Today this album is regarded as a classic. Maybe the only downside is that they aren’t great rappers but it really doesn’t matter here.

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