Flashback Friday: Allure and DMX

Hey playas, it’s FRIDAY.

And if you’ve had a week like I’ve had you’re ready to enjoy the weekend’s sweet embrace. Let these old favorites pave the way for you.


Allure (1997)

Timing is everything and I truly believe Allure’s fantastic debut album dropped in the wrong era. If it landed five years later it still would be universally praised. But in 1997 the playing field was so crowded that the ladies couldn’t break out of the pack and this release didn’t get its just due. Allure’s singles are still fondly remembered to this day but treat yo’self and check out the entire LP. You won’t be disappointed.

Also check out:

“Head Over Heels,” featuring Nas

“No Question,” featuring LL Cool J

the great depression

DMX, The Great Depression (2001)

It doesn’t seem that long ago (cuz I’m old) but it’s been about 20 years DMX started his reign over hip-hop. His half-decade run of dominance was starting to wind down by the time he dropped his fourth LP The Great Depression but it proved to be one of the more underrated albums in his catalog. No one brought passion to the mic like X.

Also check out:

“I Miss You,” featuring Faith Evans

“We Right Here”

Now, it’s your turn. Email soulinstereoblog@gmail.com  hit me up on Twitter @etbowser, or stop by the comments section and share your Flashback Friday album. Leave a couple of sentences describing what makes it so great. I’ll feature your album on the blog.


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