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90’s Hip Hop Golden Nuggets

The mid-Nineties was undoubtably a golden era for rap music with so much amazing sound coming from New York (and elsewhere). Emcees were hungry and and producers were on point to make major musical statements that surpassed time and still sound fresh 20 years later. Here is a small selection of debut albums from artists who shone so bright yetย burnt out too fast. Due to their premature careers, this a brief reminder of music you might have missed or forgotten about from that wonderful era.

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DJ Krisfader – Vol. 3

Following on from Vol. 2, I present DJ Krisfader Vol. 3 – another rare gem from the local legend himself. Even if Hip Hop was born in the Bronx and is closely associated to American culture, the Nineties saw a huge surge in interest sweep the globe and notably in France. DJ Krisfader hosted a local radio show in Lyon and recorded mixtapes featuring local rappers amongst the banging tracks sourced from Stateside. Recorded in November 1996, Vol. 3 features Kanibal, DJ Roots, Sane, Les 3 Kas and PAM dropping dope freestyles and scratches for France. The rest of the tape is a good mix of New York rap with Krisfader making sure he blesses the listener with some rarer joints such as Al Tariq’s Crime pays, Concrete Mob’s Boiling point or Big Noyd’s Usual suspect. I’ve still got one one tape from Kris so keep your ears tuned into this blog for more goodness coming soon.

Side A

Intro – Kanibal / DJ Roots
Atliens – Outkast
Mind Power – A Tribe Called Quest
Crime Pays – Al Tariq
Usual Suspect – Big Noyd
Hell on Earth (Front Lines) – Mobb Deep
Freestyle – Les 3 Kas
Ya Playin Yourself – Jeru The Damaja
My Kinda Nigga – Heather B / MOP
Music Makes Me High (Frankie Cutlass remix) – Lost Boyz
Bow Down – Westside Connection
The Lump Lump (Nubian mix) – Sadat X

Side B

Intro – Sane
Trilogy of Error – Real Live
Jackpot – Blahzay Blahzay
Yeah! – Def Squad / Busta Rhymes
Rugged and Raw – PMD / Das EFX
Illegal Life – Capone n Noreaga
Freestyle – PAM
The Rhyme – Keith Murray
Boiling Point – Concrete Mob
Five Feet Deep – Mr. D. Original
Therapy – Heltah Skeltah
Art of Facts – Artifacts
Me or the Papes – Jeru The Damaja
Outro