a young NasOlu Dara Jones
#TimeIsIllmatic

6Nas, Time Is Illmatic, Olu Dara, Photo, Illmatic, Queensbridge, Queens, New York,

Common
'One Day It'll All Make Sense'
September 30, 1997

"When hip-hop first bloomed on South Bronx courts and in house parties nearly 30 years ago, the emcee ruled the world. Those pioneering emcees lived and died by one law - you either came original or you didn’t come at all. Damn, things have changed.”

"Fortunately, there are artists who still practice the fine, forgotten art of imagination and Relativity recording artist, Common, is one of the best. “My goal was always to be the dopest emcee,” says Common.” - 1997 original press kit.

6Common, One Day It'll All Make Sense, Relativity, 1997, Press Kit, Chicago, On This Day, Press Photo,

Jay-Z
Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life’
September 29, 1998
#WhoYaWit

6Jay Z, Vol.2... Hard Knock Life, Hard Knock Life, Rocafella, 1998, On This Day, Marcy, Brooklyn, Advertisement,

'A Bronx Tale'September 29, 1993’I Only Have Eyes For You’
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'A Bronx Tale'September 29, 1993’I Only Have Eyes For You’
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"Representing Manhattan, or more specifically, 139 Lenox, Harlem USA, is 19-year-old Big L, a lyrical terrorist, whose debut is sure to put him in the same class as the next school of dope MC’s.”

“A lot of labels didn’t want to sign me at first,” Big L recalls. “I was about ready to give up cause I was like ‘damn, I don’t understand.’ I knew I was better than 99% of the rappers that are signed.”

- from Big L's original 1995 press Kit before ‘Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous’.

6Big L, Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous, D.I.T.C., Harlem, Press Kit, 1995, Columbia, Press Photo,

Phife Dawg | Ventilation: Da LPSeptember 26, 2000Slept-on album, esp. the production.
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Phife Dawg | Ventilation: Da LPSeptember 26, 2000Slept-on album, esp. the production.
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Phife Dawg | Ventilation: Da LP
September 26, 2000
Slept-on album, esp. the production.

6Phife Dawg, A Tribe Called Quest, Ventilation Da LP, 2000, Groove Attack Records, On This Day, Queens, St. Albans, Small,

Shyne | ‘Shyne' | September 26, 2000
#BadBoyz

6Shyne, Bad Boy Records, 2000, On This Day, Brooklyn, New York, Advertisement,

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