“Cause I Can Do It Right” is an inflection point for a rapper struggling to maintain momentum as a New Jack lover man.
Throughout the 90s, Above the Law would score bigger and better music. But they never matched the impact of their first two hits.
Before transitioning into a behind-the-scenes industry role, Coney Island rapper MC Mitchski self-released this 12-inch beloved by diggers.
It would be several years before Mac Dre evolved into the Thizz jester. But the blueprint of the Vallejo rap legend was already present.
This is the second release from Bay Area producer Dan “the Automator” Nakamura, who’d later find fame as part of Dr. Octagon and Gorillaz.
Before Mike D found fame with the Screwed Up Click, he starred in A.N.M., a short-lived group signed to Lil Troy’s production company.
Twenty years ago today, Madlib released The Unseen as Quasimoto. This San Francisco Bay Guardian essay was published at its initial release.