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Cocaine 80's was an American hip hop collective founded in 2011, by record producer No I.D. With James Fauntleroy serving as lead singer on each song, the group has collectively released four full-length projects: The Pursuit EP (2011), Ghost Lady EP (2011), Express OG EP (2012) and The Flower of Life (2013).

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    Hip Hop 80s Wednesdays 06/12/24: “Action” by The Treacherous Three

    Welcome back to another edition of Hip Hop 80s Wednesdays! This week, we’re diving into a classic from 1984: “Action” by The Treacherous Three. “Action” is a prime example of the raw energy and lyrical prowess that defined early hip hop. The Treacherous Three, consisting of Kool Moe Dee, LA...
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    Big Tyme (1989)

    Title: Big Tyme Artist: Heavy D. & The Boyz Genre: No Genre Specified Released: 1989 Tracks: 1 - We Got Our Own Thang - 2 - You Ain't Heard Nuttin Yet - 3 - Somebody for Me - 4 - Mood for Love - 5 - Ez Duz It, Do It Ez - 6 - A Better Land - 7 - Gyrlz, They Love Me - 8 - More...
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    Hip Hop 80s Wednesdays 06/05/24: Spotlight on “Strictly Business” by EPMD

    Welcome to Hip Hop 80s Wednesdays! This week, we’re diving into “Strictly Business” by EPMD, a track that helped define the sound of late 80s hip hop. Released on June 7, 1988, as the title track of their debut album, “Strictly Business,” EPMD (Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith) brought a fresh...
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    Strictly Business (1988)

    Title: Strictly Business Artist: EPMD Genre: Hip-Hop Released: 1988 Tracks: 1 - Strictly Business - 2 - I'm Housin' - 3 - Let the Funk Flow - 4 - You Gots to Chill - 5 - It's My Thang - 6 - You're a Customer - 7 - The Steve Martin - 8 - Get Off the Bandwagon - 9 - D.J. K...
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    This Weeks Hip Hop 80s Wednesday Tribute 05/29/2024 “Supersonic” by J.J. Fad

    **Hip Hop 80s Wednesdays: Spotlight on "Supersonic" by J.J. Fad** Welcome to Hip Hop 80s Wednesdays! This week, we're diving into "Supersonic," the electrifying hit by J.J. Fad that took the hip hop scene by storm in 1988. "Supersonic" is an iconic track that perfectly encapsulates the energy...
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    Don't Stop Rappin' (1983)

    Title: Don't Stop Rappin' Artist: Too $hort Genre: Hip-Hop Released: 1983 Tracks: 1 - Don't Stop Rappin' - 2 - Shortrapp - 3 - Girl - 4 - Female Funk - 5 - Playboy Short - Overview:
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    On This Day May 29, 1987: L.L. Cool J Releases His 2nd Album “Bigger and Deffer”

    On this day, May 29, 1987, L.L. Cool J released his second album, “Bigger and Deffer.” The album reached number three on the Billboard 200 charts and topped the R&B/Hip-Hop charts. It features the hit song “I Need Love.”
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    Today May 29, 1984: The Fat Boys Release Their Debut Album

    On this day, May 29, 1984, The Fat Boys released their self-titled debut album. The album reached number 48 on the US Billboard 200 charts.
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    Run-DMC's 'Raising Hell' Album Storms was released Today On May 15, 1986

    On this day May 15, 1986, Run-DMC's third album, "Raising Hell," was released. It climbed to #3 on the Billboard charts and secured the #1 position in the Top R&B/Hip Hop category. Notable tracks include "My Adidas," "Walk This Way," "You Be Illin'," and "It's Tricky."
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    Rock the House (1987)

    Title: Rock the House Artist: DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince Genre: Hip-Hop Released: 1987 Tracks: 1 - Girls Ain't Nothing but Trouble (1988 extended remix) - 4:50 2 - Just One of Those Days - 5:43 3 - Rock the House - 4:21 4 - Taking It to the Top - 5:21 5 - The Magnificent Jazzy...
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    Today March 27, 1984 Run-D.M.C. Debuts on the Charts with Self-Titled Album

    On this day March 24, 1984 Run-D.M.C. released their debut album, also titled "Run-D.M.C." It peaked at #53 on the Billboard Charts.
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    Jam on Revenge (1984)

    Title: Jam on Revenge Artist: Newcleus Genre: No Genre Specified Released: 1984 Tracks: 1 - Computer Age (Push the Button) - 7:40 2 - Automan - 5:47 3 - I'm Not a Robot - 4:49 4 - Destination Earth (1999) - 5:00 5 - Jam on Revenge (The Wikki Wikki Song) - 6:36 6 - Jam on It - 6:24 7...
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    Criminal Minded (1987)

    Title: Criminal Minded Artist: Boogie Down Productions Genre: Hip-Hop Released: 1987 Tracks: 1 - Poetry - 5:00 2 - South Bronx - 5:10 3 - 9mm Goes Bang - 4:18 4 - Word From Our Sponsor - 3:52 5 - Elementary - 4:04 6 - Dope Beat - 5:13 7 - Remix for P Is Free - 4:19 8 - The Bridge...
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    On this day February 23, 1988: Biz Markie Releases Debut Album 'Goin' Off

    On this day February 23, 1988, Biz Markie's debut album "Goin' Off" hit the shelves. It achieved modest success, peaking at #90 on the US Billboard 200 charts and reaching #19 in R&B.
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    Public Enemy's Debut: 'Yo! Bum Rush the Show' Release

    On this day February 10, 1987, Public Enemy released their debut album "Yo! Bum Rush the Show," making its mark on the Billboard Charts at #125 overall and peaking at #28 in the R&B category.
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    80s Hip Hop Wednesdays

    It’s 80s Hip Hop Wednesdays, and we’re kicking it off by honoring the Jungle Brothers’ groundbreaking track “I’ll House You”! 🔥🎤 This week, we’re celebrating the roots of hip hop mixed with the rise of house—a fusion that reshaped the music scene. “I’ll House You,” not just a track but a...
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    Sugarhill Gang (1980)

    Title: Sugarhill Gang Artist: The Sugarhill Gang Genre: Hip-Hop Released: 1979 Tracks: 1 - Here I Am - 5:09 2 - Rapper's Reprise (Jam-Jam) - 7:40 3 - Bad News - 6:45 4 - Sugar Hill Groove - 9:52 5 - Passion Play - 5:10 6 - Rapper's Delight - 4:55 Overview:
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    Sugarhill Gang Debut Album Release: February 7, 1980

    On this day February 7, 1980, Sugarhill Gang unveiled their debut album, Sugarhill Gang, which made its mark by reaching number 32 on the R&B charts. This groundbreaking release featured the iconic track Rapper's Delight, a pioneering song in the history of hip-hop that showcased the group's...
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    LL Cool J's 'Going Back to Cali' Hits #31 in 1988

    On this day January 27 1988, LL Cool J's song "Going Back to Cali" climbed to the #31 spot on the US Billboard Charts.
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    It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)

    Title: It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back Artist: Public Enemy Genre: Hip-Hop Released: 1988 Tracks: 1 - Countdown to Armageddon - 1:40 2 - Bring the Noise - 3:45 3 - Don't Believe the Hype - 5:19 4 - Cold Lampin' With Flavor - 4:17 5 - Terminator X to the Edge of Panic -...
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