Nice & Smooth ‘Nice & Smooth’ 30th Anniversary

Release date: 16th May 1989

Label: Fresh / Sleeping Bag

Producers: Nice & Smooth

Profile (courtesy of Wikipedia):

“Nice & Smooth is the debut album of the hip-hop duo Nice & Smooth. The album is notable for its sense of humor and comedy rhymes. Although the album contains explicit lyrics on it, it is also at its best with Greg Nice’s crazy rhyming with humor and Smooth B’s slow lover rhymes. The release singles of the album are “Early to Rise” and “Funky for You.” This was the duo’s only release on Fresh/Sleeping Bag Records before it signed with Def Jam Recordings sub-label RAL Records. It was included in The Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums. It was one of three titles acquired by Priority Records when Sleeping Bag went out of business in 1992.”

Additional info:

- The album comes in at #9 on Ego Trip’s Top 25 Rap Albums of 1989.

- The single ‘Early to Rise’ comes in at #26 on Ego Trip’s Top 40 Rap Singles of 1989.

- The tracks ‘More & More Hits’ appear on our 1989 Rap Megamix.

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

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