Onyx ‘Bacdafucup’ 25th Anniversary

Release date: 30th March 1993

Label: JMJ / RAL / Columbia

Producers: Chyskillz, Jam Master Jay, Kool T, Jeff Harris

Profile (courtesy of Wikipedia):

“Bacdafucup (read as “back the fuck up”) is the debut album from hardcore rap group Onyx. The album featured their breakout single, “Slam”, which received heavy airplay on both radio and television (MTV and BET), leading the song to reach #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Bacdafucup was certified Platinum by the RIAA on October 25, 1993. The album is broken down track-by-track by Onyx in Brian Coleman’s book Check the Technique. In addition to Slam, two other singles made it to the charts, “Throw Ya Gunz” and “Shiftee”. Shiftee was covered by punk-rock group Mindless Self Indulgence. Music videos were released for the tracks “Bacdafucup”, “Throw Ya Gunz”, “Slam”, “Shiftee” and “Da Nex Niguz”. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums of All Time.”

Additional info:

- The album comes in at #8 on Ego Trip’s Top 25 Rap Albums of 1993.

- The singles ‘Throw Ya Gunz’ and ‘Slam’ come in at #8 and #16 on Ego Trip’s Top 40 Rap Singles of 1993.

- The track ‘Shiftee’ appears on the Classic Material 1993 Mixtape.

- The tracks ‘Shiftee’ and ‘Slam’ appear on our 1993 Rap Megamix.

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

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