On this date in 1989, Corona, Queens rap and street legend Kool G. Rap and DJ Polo released their first album on the quintessential but now defunct hip-hop label, Cold Chillin ‘Records.
As esteemed members of the world-famous Queens-based Juice Crew, G. Rap and Polo released this project as one of the team’s first full-length albums, only to succeed Big Daddy Kane. Long live Kane and Biz Markie Leave albums. The Marley Marl-produced album is one of the holy grails of New York’s criminal rhyme, with songs like “Road To The Riches” as the title track for the con artists of the late ’80s, but most of the album showed the uncanny ability. rap by G. Rap. Tracks like “Men At Work”, “Poison” and his debut track “It’s A Demo” were proof three decades ago that G’s style would pioneer the rap game, to say the least.
Say hello to G. Rap, Polo, Marley, Fly Ty and the rest of the Juice Crew and Cold Chillin ‘staff for this important piece of Hip Hop history!