Digital Underground On Spice!

Digital Underground is acting a fool in this Spice! Magazine photo. From Shock G’s zany white hat, to the airbrushed jean jacket, you can tell hip hop fashion has come a long way.

If you look hard enough you can spot 2Pac throwing up a fist of 4 gold rings in the back. Thug life!

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OutKast Player’s Ball

“All the players came from far and wide, wearin’ afros and braids kickin’ dem gangsta rides!”

OutKast is standing & leanin’ on a gangsta ride, promoting their single “Player’s Ball” taken from the album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik that was released in 1994 on LaFace Records.

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Tre-8 “Dey Scared Of Me” Smoke 1 Records

We dug up a gangsta press photo of the late New Orleans based rapper Tre-8 promoting his second full-length album “Dey Scared Of Me” released in 1997 on the label Smoke 1 Records and distributed by South Coast Music Group. R.I.P.

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Fresh Out Volume Five

Fresh Out Vol 5 Fresh Out Volume FiveL-wood Media and friends bring you another installment of Fresh Out to kick off the summer and keep your speakers pushing.

Click here to download FREE: Fresh Out Vol. 5

The Fresh Out compilations sample the latest underground rap resonating from the streets of Northern California.  Past volumes 1-4 along with special HBK Gang & HD of Bearfaced editions are all listed with free download links here on Rap Music Guide. Feel free to pass any & all on thru social media, e-mail, etc.

For those of you not familiar with R8R & L-wood, they have been releasing a series of classic albums segmenting California rappers in specific geographic areas for years, with such releases as; SFC: Sucka Free Classics, SAC: Nine One Classix, & East Bay Classics.  Along with other various mixes the duo has a 4 disc mix compiled from cassette released material titled Northern California Trunk Tape Resurrection.

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Prodigy The Head Nigga In Charge

Prodigy of Mobb Deep is looking mighty comfortable sitting on that ice throne. This full page ad is promoting his debut solo album, ”H.N.I.C.” which didn’t up in the stores until the winter of 2000.

The sequel album wasn’t released until eight years later in 2008. Now that’s what you call being on on ice.

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Sir Too Short Comin’ Straight From Oakland

Check out young $hort Dogg rocking the Cadillac chain, gold rings and puffy jacket with the fur collar. From the looks of the VIP backstage pass stuck to his shirt, he was at the Yo! MTV Raps Dope Jam Tour that took place in 1988 at the Oakland Coliseum Arena.

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W.C.P. The Wheel Chair Posse Promotional Photo

Here is an odd black & white promo photo of The Wheel Chair Posse, a rap group from Louisiana who was signed to the label Buckaroo Records.

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Thanks to YouTube we were able to dig up some of their audio to share with you.

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JT The Bigga Figga Reminiscing About The Rap Game

Much respect to JT The Bigga Figga, founder of the independent record label Get Low Recordz, for using his classic albums covers from Rap Music Guide on his Instagram feed and YouTube videos.

We spotted our Rap Music Guide watermark in some of his latest social media posts, so we thought we’d share them with you.

Here is JT driving a big ass motor home while being interviewed and reminiscing about the rap game, now that’s multitasking! In the video you will see the Rap Music Guide watermark when the classic album covers are visible. Dope!

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4080 Magazine: Spice 1

Here is the February 1994 issue of 4080 Magazine Vol. 2, No. 2 featuring the East Bay legend Spice 1 on the cover. Check out the fat nugg of chronic between his lips like a joint and a police scanner in his front pocket. Gangsta!

The cover of the 4080 mag also features photos of E-40 and Master P promoting their albums The Mail Man and The Ghettos Tryin To Kill Me! Both albums featured cover art by Phunky Phat Graph-X and were distributed by Solar Music Group.

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Fresh Out Volume Four

Fresh Out Volume Four Fresh Out Volume FourL-wood is back with the newest installment of the Fresh Out series, and it won’t disappoint!

Click the following link to download the album for FREE: Fresh Out Vol. 4

Fresh Out series compilations sample the latest underground rap resonating from the streets of Northern California. Past volumes one, two and three along with special HBK Gang & HD of Bearfaced editions are all posted to Rap Music Guide with free download links.

Please share them with everyone you know through social media, e-mail and blogging!

For those of you not familiar with R8R & L-wood, they have been releasing a series of classic albums segmenting California rappers in specific geographic areas for years, with such releases as; SFC: Sucka Free Classics, SAC: Nine One Classix, & East Bay Classics.

Along with other various mixes the duo has released a classic 4 disc mix compiled from cassette released material titled Northern California Trunk Tape Resurrection.

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