With all the controversy around the latest VIBE magazine issue with Eminem on the cover, one important thing has gotten lost in the sauce. That’s right, YN’s return to print with the extremely rare freelance byline. Ha! Yup, in a package of the great rap albums of 1998, I reflected on two of the biggest: Jay-Z’s breakthrough Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life and DMX’s rap game-changing It’s Dark and Hell is Hot. I chose the one on the dog to share since it has the crazy personal backstory of me gettin’ to know a gentlemen named Irving Lorenzo. That’s guy’s always been loud. No Monopoly games.
Sidebar: Oh for all you list fanatics, VIBE got another one in the issue to piss you off. They ranked the Top 50 albums of 1998. And surprisingly, the Dog got the bronze medal. I’ll let you guess what two are above him. Or get off your ass and get to a newsstand. A boost counts as a sale. But you didn’t hear it from me.