3rd Bass ‘The Cactus Album’ 30th Anniversary

Release date: 14th November 1989

Label: Def Jam

Producers: Pete Nice, MC Serch, Sam Sever, Prince Paul, The Bomb Squad

Profile (courtesy of Wikipedia):

“The Cactus Al/Bum (also known as The Cactus Cee/D and The Cactus Cas/Ette depending on release format) is the debut album by hip hop trio 3rd Bass, released on Def Jam Recordings on November 14, 1989. The album received positive reviews from the hip hop press. It was certified gold by the RIAA on April 24, 1990, the same day as Biz Markie’s The Biz Never Sleeps, which was released two weeks prior to The Cactus Album.The Cactus Album peaked at #5 on Billboard’s Top Hip Hop/R&B Albums chart and at #55 on the Billboard 200 chart. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums. A decade later, Rhapsody included The Cactus Album in its list of “The 10 Best Albums By White Rappers”.”

Additional info:

- The album comes in at #7 on Ego Trip’s Top 25 Rap Albums of 1989.

- The singles ‘The Gas Face’ and ‘Steppin to the AM’ come in at #16 and #23 respectively on Ego Trip’s Top 40 Rap Singles of 1989.

- The track ‘Brooklyn Queens’ appears on our Classic Material 1989 mixtape.

- The track ‘Brooklyn Queens’ appears on our 1989 Rap Megamix.

- Listen to samples used in the making of the album on WhoSampled.

Listen: Youtube / Spotify

Purchase: Discogs

Classic Material