Posts Tagged ‘hop’

Republica

Republica is the debut studio album by English band Republica, released on July 30, 1996 by RCA Records in the United States and on October 5, 1996 by Deconstruction Records in the United Kingdom. Produced by the band with additional production by Ben Grosse, Republica is an alternative rock album which fuses different genres of electronic music, such as electronica or techno, and also contains elements of Hi-NRG and trip hop music.

Three singles were released from the album: “Bloke” and two hit singles, “Ready to Go” and “Drop Dead Gorgeous”. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republica_%28album%29

BoneThugs-N-HarmonyE1999Eternal

E. 1999 Eternal is the second studio album by American hip hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, released July 25, 1995, on Ruthless Records. The album was released four months after the death of rapper Eazy-E, the group’s mentor and the executive producer of the album. Both the album and single “Tha Crossroads” are dedicated to him. Following up on the surprise success of their breakthrough single “Thuggish Ruggish Bone”, it became a popular album and received positive reviews from music critics, earning praise for the group’s melodic rapping style. The album title is a portmanteau of the then-future year 1999 and Cleveland’s eastside neighborhood centering around East 99th Street and St. Clair Avenue where the group is based from.

E. 1999 Eternal became the group’s best-selling album, with over five million copies sold in the United States and ten million worldwide. It topped the US Billboard 200 for two consecutive weeks. The album was nominated for the inaugural Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, ultimately losing to Naughty by Nature’s Poverty’s Paradise at the 1996 Grammy Awards. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._1999_Eternal

LLCoolJBiggerAndDeffer

Bigger and Deffer (BAD), is the second studio album by rapper LL Cool J and is remembered most for containing the first commercially successful “rap ballad”, “I Need Love”. It also contains the single “Go Cut Creator Go”, which paid homage to his DJ, and the breakthrough single in the U.K. “I’m Bad”. With over 3 million copies sold in the United States alone, it stands as L L Cool J’s biggest career album.

In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums, while receiving mixed reviews from other critics. The front cover photograph on the album was taken in front of Andrew Jackson High School in Queens (which LL Cool J attended before dropping out in the 10th or 11th grade), and the back cover was shot in his grandmother’s basement where he was living at the time. Both images were shot by Glen E. Friedman. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigger_and_Deffer