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On this day, November 7, 2000, R. Kelly released his FOURTH solo studio album, ‘TP-2’! The album was Kelly’s second album to peak at #1 on the Billboard 200 and the fourth to top the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. TP-2.com was the number-one R&B Album on the Billboard Year-End chart for 2001. ‘TP-2’ has been certified 4x platinum in the US.
Continue reading WAKE UP JAM: #RKelly ‘Fiesta’ feat. #JayZ #Boo & #Gotti [vid]
On this DAY, October 27th 1982, Prince release the EPIC album, ‘1999’. This mark Prince’s fifth album, and the first to feature his band the Revolution. It was released by Warner Bros. Records. 1999 was Prince’s breakthrough album, but his next album, Purple Rain, would become his most successful. The title track was a protest against nuclear proliferation and became his first top ten hit in countries outside the United States. The album was his first top ten album on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States (peaking at number 9, besting that peak at number 7 after his death in 2016) and became the fifth best-selling album of 1983 overall, eventually being certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA.
Continue reading On This Day… In 1982 #Prince releases #1999! [details]
Can you believe that is has been 30 years since Kid N Play released their DEBUT album, ‘2 Hype’!?
The album was released in 1988 for Select Records, distributed by Landmark Distributors owned by Jeffrey Collins, and was produced by Hurby Luv Bug and The Invincibles.
2 Hype was a success for the duo, reaching #96 on the Billboard 200 and #9 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and being certified Gold by the RIAA. Three singles found success on the Hot Rap Singles chart, “Rollin’ with Kid ‘n Play” (#2), “2 Hype” (#19) and “Gittin’ Funky” (#24). In 2008, “Rollin’ with Kid ‘n Play” was ranked number 63 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.\ Continue reading WAKE UP JAM: #KidNPlay ‘Rollin Wit Kid ‘N Play’ [vid]
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Did you know that on this week, Janet Jackson’s ‘The Velvet Rope’ debuted at #1 on the @Billboard 200 Album Chart??
The album peaked within the top five positions of the majority of the global record charts it entered. In the United States, it became Jackson’s fourth consecutive album to top the Billboard 200. Certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), it has sold over three million copies in the US according to Nielsen SoundScan and an estimated ten million copies worldwide.
Continue reading WAKE UP JAM : #JanetJackson ‘Go Deep’ [vid]
Can you BELIEVE it has been 20 years since Total released their SMASH hit, ‘Trippin’ with Missy Elliott!??
‘Trippin’ was the first single from their second studio album Kima, Keisha, and Pam released on October 17, 1998. The track was by far the group’s biggest hit, peaking at number seven on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number three on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Continue reading VIBES from the VAULT: #Total ‘Trippin’ feat. #MissyElliott [vid]
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Can you believe it’s been 17 years since JaRule dropped ‘Pain Is Love’!? This was Ja’s 3rd album and debuted on Billboard at #1 supported by four singles: “Livin’ It Up”, “I’m Real (Murder Remix)”, “Down Ass Bitch” and “Always on Time” which featured lablemate, Ashanti! And with that..let’s TAKE IT BACK with that HIT SINGLE shall we??
A BLUEPRINT—it was and still is.
20 years ago TODAY— OUTKAST released ‘Aquemeni’ thus forever CHANGING HIP HOP and how we saw the DUO as a GROUP and as separate individuals!
Continue reading On This Day..20 years ago #Outkast RELEASED #Aquemini! [details]
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Can you believe that ON THIS DAY, 10 years ago, Jazmine Sullivan released her debut album, ‘Fearless’. ‘Fearless SPAWNED the hits, ‘Lions, Tigers & Bears’, ‘Bust Yo Windows’ and the 1st single ‘Need U Bad’. ALSO did you know that Pepa from Salt N Pepa is doing the PATOIS, West Indian ad libs in the song? INTERESTING choice, right? WHO WOULD’VE GUESS she was West Indian? But anyways, let’s go back with her DEBUT single!
Did you KNOW..that on this day 15 years ago, OutKast released ‘Speakerboxx/The Love Below’. It was their 1st #1 album and 1 of only 10 HIP HOP albums to be certified DIAMOND!!! SO let’s GO BACK with one of my FAVES from the PROJECT, ‘Ghetto Musick’!! Continue reading Sunday Energy Shot: #Outkast ‘Ghetto Musick’ [vid]
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I wanted to do something yesterday, but got CAUGHT UP with some DRAMA, but anyways… It was 23 years ago that we were introduced to the INCOMPARABLE, Faith Evans!! BadBoy Records and Faith dropped her DEBUT album, ‘Faith’ on August 29th 1995. The album, which spawned the gold-certified hits “You Used to Love Me” and “Soon as I Get Home”, was certified Platinum by the RIAA in March 1996. Faith contains a cover of the Rose Royce’s single “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” which featured an appearance from Mary J. Blige on the album’s original pressings. SO we are going back with ‘You Used To Love Me’ which is still a BOP!
Continue reading WAKE UP JAM: #FaithEvans ‘You Used To Love Me