Today In Hip Hop History: Method Man & Redman Release Blackout!

On this day Sept. 28, 1999 Method Man and Redman released their collaboration album “Blackout!” on Def Jam. 15 years ago today the debut album by hip hop artists Method Man & Redman dropped titled Blackout! It was the first full-length release by Method Man and Redman after many collaborations. The album continued a string of highly successful Def Jam releases in the late 1990s. The album debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 and served as a bit of a precursor to the 2001 major studio film How High. Both rappers enjoyed perhaps the height of their popularity … Continue reading Today In Hip Hop History: Method Man & Redman Release Blackout!

Cormega Mega Philosophy

Loved by the streets as well as by critics, Cormega was the rare hardcore rapper to win praise from all directions, and while he never quite crossed over like some of his New York City peers, he maintained a respectable independence over the years nonetheless, self-releasing his work on the Legal Hustle label. Born Cory McKay, Cormega came up as part of the early-’90s Queensbridge scene that also fostered such name acts as Nas and Mobb Deep, among many others (not to mention the preceding generation of artists affiliated with Marley Marl and the Juice Crew). He made his debut … Continue reading Cormega Mega Philosophy