DJ Quik – Quik Is The Name (1991)

DJ Quik was signed by Profile Recods after they heard his mixtape “The Red Tape”. Even this album was supposed to be sold in the hood! It was recorded in only 17 days and sold over 1 million copies in the US. The production was mainly handled by DJ Quik himself and his smooth rapping accompanied by the funky beats is just a timeless classic.

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Poor Righteous Teachers – Holy Intellect (1990)

Poor Righteous Teachers - Holy Intellect

This album is a true classic. Released in 1990, it features some dope conscious rap. The leading MC Wise Intelligent has a great flow thanks to his jamaican roots. Characteristic is the rolling R and melodic rhyming in general which is unique. The whole record is very consistent. I highly recommend it to anyone who’s addicted to early 90’s Hip Hop. Ah by the way – it ain’t out of print anymore…

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