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On the latest episode of Wax Only, Vinrican is paying homage to the 26th anniversary of Heavy D’s legendary Blue Funk album. This was the fourth album by Heavy D and was released on December 12th, 1992.
The album had three hit singles “Who’s The Man”, “Blue Funk”, “Truthful”. The bulk of the production was handled by Pete Rock and DJ Premier who were both at the height of their powers in 1992. The result is classic tracks that feature soulful samples and thumping boom bap production.
Another notable song on Blue Funk is “A Buncha N******” which features Busta Rhymes, Gang Starr, 3rd Eye, Rob-O and The Notorious B.I.G.. This was one of the first appearances on record for the Brooklyn legend and for many, this is when they first heard Biggie. His debut album Ready To Die would release with Bad Boy Records two years later in 1994.
Watch the full episode of Wax Only below.