Album Anniversaries

Guru’s ‘Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1′ Turns 20
For many years, rappers have always sampled jazz music within their hip-hop productions. The late rapper Guru took it a step further and enlisted several prominent jazz musicians to back him up on his bellwether album, 'Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1.'
Mobb Deep’s ‘Juvenile Hell’ Turns 20
"Our rap comes from the streets," exclaimed Havoc, one half of Queens-bred hardcore rap duo Mobb Deep, in a 1995 TV interview. "It's about reality -- straight up."
You couldn't help but believe him, either. Two years earlier, on April 13, he and his longtime sidekick, Prodigy, rel…
Prince’s First Album, ‘For You,’ Turns 35
On April 7, 1978, Prince released his first record, 'For You.' The boldly prophetic lyrics of the opening a cappella title track made it quite clear that this 19-year-old "one-man band" sensation planned to stick around for a long time:
"All of this and more is fo…

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