Today In Hip-Hop: Heavy D & The Boyz Release ‘Blue Funk’

On this day, Jan. 12, in hip hop history... 1993: Heavy D & the Boyz's fourth album, Blue Funk, saw most of its production done by Tony Dofat, DJ Premier and Pete Rock as well as Jesse West. The result: a memorable LP that provided a sound unlike their preceding work. Blue Funk included guest appearances by Terri & Monica, 3rd Eye, The Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes, Gang Starr and Rob-O. Blue Funk landed the No. 40 spot on the Billboard 200 and the No. 7 spot on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It is officially certified gold. The significant aspect about Blue Funk is how much grittier this album ...

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