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KRS-One’s ‘Return of the Boom Bap’ Album Celebrates 20th Anniversary

‘Return of the Boom Bap,'  released on Sept. 28, 1993, was KRS-One's first solo album after being the central figure of Boogie Down Productions

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OutKast’s ‘Speakerboxxx/The Love Below’ Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

On Sept., 23, 2003, OutKast released their classic hip-hop double album, 'Speakerboxx/The Love Below.' This effort was a landmark achievement for the Atlanta duo and cemented them as one of the best rap duos of all-time.

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Mariah Carey’s ‘Music Box’ Turns 20

On Aug. 31, 1993, the yet-to-be emancipated Mariah Carey would release, ‘Music Box,’ her most successful album at that stage of her career. Earlier that summer, she began the unveiling with the lead single, ‘Dreamlover.’ The video showed her frolicking on a prairie, donning an oversized plaid shirt and proper-length shorts. It’s not the same girl we know today. She was 23 at the time, and just two months into her marriage with Tommy Mottola, the head of her then record label.

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EPMD’s ‘Strictly Business’ Celebrates 25-Year Anniversary

Has there ever been a rap album created that sounds of its time while remaining timeless 25 years later? There are very few and EPMD's 'Strictly Business,' released on Aug. 30, 1988, is a prime example of one.

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Lauryn Hill’s ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ Turns 15

Fifteen years ago today, Lauryn Hill released 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,' a landmark hip-hop album that hasn't lost its musical luster. 'Miseducation' arrived on August 25, 1998, at a time when Hill was entering the next phase in her life beyond music -- motherhood.

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Babyface’s ‘For the Cool in You’ Celebrates 20 Years

By the time Babyface released ‘For the Cool in You’ on Aug. 24, 1993, he’d already racked up accolades as a behind-the-scenes songwriter and producer (most notably Paula Abdul, Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men and TLC). His sophomore album four years prior, ‘Tender Love,’ was a hit and four No. 1 R&B singles solidified his recording career as an artist.

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‘Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star’ Turns 15

Hip-hop was at a very hectic place in the late '90s. The genre lost both Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. because of violence; there was a schism growing. Hip-hop was quickly moving away from the street narratives, urban tales and social activism to favor its rise to mainstream. People didn't want struggle; they wanted the high life brought to them through catchy songs -- lyricism or not. Bad Boy Records thrived in this landscape, and Sean "Diddy" Combs came to represent everything hardcore rap fans hated about hip-hop.

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Snoop Dogg’s ‘Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told’ Turns 15

On Aug. 4, 1998 Snoop Dogg’s first official album after leaving Death Row Records was released through Master P’s label No Limit Records. Stylistically, Snoop’s name also went from Snoop Doggy Dog to the abridged Snoop Dogg. By the point ‘Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told’ arrived, the emcee began to strip himself of the G-Funk West Coast sound by signing with a label headed by a St. Louis rapper with deep roots in New Orleans. It wasn’t that Snoop didn’t have a choice, but it was circumstantial.

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Salt-N-Pepa’s ‘A Salt With a Deadly Pepa’ Celebrates 25-Year Anniversary

By the time, Salt-N-Pepa's second album, 'A Salt With a Deadly Pepa' was released on Aug. 2, 1988, it had only been eight months since 'Push It' made its way to Top 40 radio. It was clear that the album was a rushed release to ride the success of the hit single, and it was successful in that regard.

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Kris Kross’ Second Album ‘Da Bomb’ Turns 20

On Aug. 3, 1993, legendary rap duo Kris Kross released their sophomore album, ‘Da Bomb,’ which is kind of an understatement.

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