Originally Posted by True Father Allah
lot of hip hop legends born in Black August, today August 13th, Ced Gee of Ultramagnetic MCs fame was born as well as Tragedy Khadafi
Tragedy Khadafi was born Percy Chapman in Queens , New York on this day in 1971.
Khadafi was previously known as Intelligent Hoodlum as a member of The Juice Crew. He also made up one half of the Iron Sheiks with Imam T.H.U.G. He also made up one half of another duo in the beginning of his career as a part of The Super Kids with Hot Day.
Khadafi released his first Self-Entitled album in 1991 on A&M Records as Intelligent Hoodlum. Khadafi has released 10 albums to date on various labels such as Nocturne , Fast Life , Solid , Gee Street and 25 Ta Life Records with the most recent being 2011’s “Thug Matrix 3”
some more history about the 13th, Cypress Hill.............
On August 13th, 1991, a classic was born. Made up of B-Real, Sen Dog & DJ Muggs, the self-titled debut album from Cypress Hill was a fresh of fresh air. 16 tracks filled with tales of the streets, guns, corrupt cops and, of course, weed.
Rolling Stone ranked their debut at #59 on their top 100 Best Albums Of The Nineties. In their review, they said:
"Cypress Hill's formula has been imitated so much, it's easy to forget how shocking it sounded at the time: crazy L.A. voices, scary Spanglish words, dusted Seventies funk beats that made you laugh out loud. B-Real and Sen-Dog come on as a hip-hop Cheech and Chong, praising the sweet leaf with a devotion rarely seen beyond the parking lot at a Phish concert. While the rappers twist their "Latin Lingo" into vato rhymes about blunts, guns and forties, D.J. Muggs pumps bongloads of bass into paranoid sound collages like "Hand on the Pump," and when you turn it up loud, the beat goes boo-ya."
Spin and Q magazine also praised the debut from Cypress Hill, ranking it high on their lists of the Best Albums Of The 90's. The Source magazine also chose it as one of the 100 Best Rap Albums.
Sampling everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Muddy Waters, to Kool & The Gang and The Isley Brothers, the incredible DJ Muggs went all out to create a wildly original soundscape for B-Real and Sen Dog to rhyme over.
HIPHOPGODS and RAPstation salutes the mighty Cypress Hill and their classic debut album.
Tune in to HIPHOPGODS Radio - Tuesday, August 16th, 8pm EST - where we'll celebrate the 20 year anniversary of their debut.