This weekend (10th July 2015) marks the 25th Anniversary of the release of Intelligent Hoodlum’s self titled debut. Later working under the monikers ‘Tragedy’ (a nickname which predates ‘Intelligent Hoodlum’)and ‘Tragedy Khadafi’, it’s his debut which is widely considered his best work. Featuring production from fellow Queensbridge native Marley Marl and a young Large Professor, much of the production bears the hallmarks of Marley’s work of the era. Lyrically however the album is far more varied, from the politically charged ‘No Justice, No Peace’, ‘Arrest the President’ and ‘Black and Proud’ to party pieces ‘Party Pack’ and ‘Live Motivator’.
Stream the full album on Youtube here.
[Purchase physical copies / check release details on Discogs here]