RZA FT Will Wells - Gift Of Hope (New)
On this day in music history: December 1, 1979 - “I Wanna Be Your Lover” by Prince hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 2 weeks, also peaking at #11 on the Hot 100 on January 26, 1980. Written and produced by Prince, it is the first chart topping single for the multi-talented Minneapolis born musician. Following his modestly successful debut album “For You”, Prince will return to the studio in the Spring of 1979 to record his sophomore release. Recording at Alpha Studios in Los Angeles, Prince will play all of the instruments and sing all of the vocals, completing the project in just six weeks. Issued as the first single from his self-titled second album on August 24, 1979, “Lover” will quickly become a break out hit on club dance floors and crossover to R&B then pop radio airplay. The single will firmly establish Prince as a commercially viable artist, laying the groundwork for his mainstream pop success in the 80’s and beyond. “I Wanna Be Your Lover” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.
Snoop Dogg — “Pump Pump” (featuring Lil’ Malik)
Some gangsta shit… they don’t make music like this anymore.
Snoop Dogg — “Gin & Juice”
Nikki Jean — “Take You Out”
Group Home — “2 Thousand”
95 is mines, 2000 is yours…Word, Life.
Group Home — “Living Proof”
When New York Rap sounded great. I’m just saying…
Master P — “Two Three” (Featuring Rick Ross)
Master P needs to retire like 2-3. I’m just saying….
Anyways, go get your paper, Master P. Uggggh!
Jay-Z x Rick Ross — FWMYKIGI
Watch Derick G’s reinterpretation for Hov’s song ‘FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt’ (Feauring Rick Ross)
Ayatollah & Rakim ‘A Cold Feeling' 12” | 2000
This is an unofficial 12” from around 2000 by Ayatollah & Rakim, for their collaboration, ‘A Cold Feeling’. Whether or not it was gonna be for a Rakim solo album or allegedly for ‘The Wash' Soundtrack, I am not 100% sure. If it was…
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