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The Real Bitch is Back… And Hittin’ Hard

Roxanne Shanté is from Queens, New York City and grew up in the Queensbridge Projects, which also happened to be home to The Juice Crew, a hip hop collective of artists founded by producer Marley Marl and radio DJ Mr. Magic. … Continue reading

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Rap-A-Lot Records: Geto Boys, Convicts & O.G. Style

Here is a full page promo by Rap-A-Lot Records from 1991. This one is for the Geto Boys, Convicts & O.G. Style albums, which were all released just a couple months apart from each other.

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Hi-C & Tony A. First Los Angeles Appearance

When the debut album Hi-C Skanless hit the streets in 1991 it was became in instant hit, and scored a solid position the Billboard Music Charts. With the sudden success Hi-C and Tony A. began filming music videos and going … Continue reading

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Dru Down Can You Feel Me

“Doin’ what I gotta do stayin’ true to the crew. Feel me now. Playa?” Here’s a full page spread for the classic Oakland album Dru Down “Can You Feel Me” released in 1996 on C-Note Records back when Chris Hicks … Continue reading

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Shyheim aka The Rugged Child

Shyheim aka The Rugged Child was the youngest rapper affiliated with the Wu-Tang Clan and was from Staten Island New York. He released his first single, “On and On” in 1993. Then in 1994 his complete debut album was released … Continue reading

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Devin the Dude Houston Chronic

Devin the Dude is from Houston, Texas and is best known for his unique rapping style in addition to his long career as an artist signed to Rap-A-Lot Records. The advertisement below is from 1998 and promotes Devin’s very first … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the Geto Boys

Believe it or not, this is actually an advertisement for Sound Arts Recording Studio in Houston, Texas. Their marketing technique was placing these ads in rap magazines, not only to congratulate the Geto Boys for their Gold LP “We Can’t … Continue reading

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Dru Down Flyer by Phunky Phat Graph-X

Here’s an old Dru Down flyer from 1996 that Phunky Phat Graph-X whipped up for a show at the Phoenix Theater in Petaluma, to promote his album Can You Feel Me. For those of you who did make it to … Continue reading

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’90’s Fashion by Dr. Dre & Snoop Doggy Dogg

Cross Colours launched in 1989 and was one of the first companies to make urban gear fashionable with affordable brightly colored T-shirts, over-sized jackets, hats and baggy pants each accompanied with messages like “Stop D Violence” and “Educate 2 Elevate.” … Continue reading

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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony $5 Food Stamp

Ruthless Records sent out these $5 food coupons as promotional material for Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s second studio album, “E. 1999 Eternal.” This food stamp was a great idea since one of their hit singles was titled “1st Of Tha Month” which … Continue reading

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