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King Sun: XL

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    Every King needs his crown, and they don't get much bigger than this. Originally released by Profile Records, King Sun's 1989 debut album XL introduced the world to the Bronx rapper's explosive style, a combination of smooth, party-rocking rhymes and intelligent lyrics inspired by the teachings of the Five Percent Nation. Emerging from an era of legends like Rakim and Big Daddy Kane, King Sun proved with songs like "On the Club Tip" and "Hey Love" that he could hold his own alongside the biggest names in hip-hop.

    Out of print for over 20 years, Traffic Entertainment Group, in partnership with Profile and Zakia Records, is proud to present the definitive version of King Sun's acclaimed first album, featuring audio remastered from the original analog tapes, deluxe packaging and two bonus tracks ("Mythological Rapper" and "Christmas in the City") available for the first time ever on CD.

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    1. On The Club Tip
    Producers: Hollywood Impact
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    2. Lethal Weapon
    Producers: Hollywood Impact
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    3. All In
    Producers: Sun Born
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    Coming Soon
    Producers: Sun Born
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    1. Fat Tape
    Producers: Sun Born; Mark The 45 King
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    2. It's A Heat Up
    Producers: Sun Born; Mark The 45 King
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    3. Snakes
    Producers: Sun Born
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    4. Hey Love
    Producers: Cut Master D.C.; Anthony Moody
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    5. Do I Love You
    Producers: Sun Born
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    6. Time To Go
    Producers: Sun Born
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    7. Mythological Rapper
    Producers: Sun Born
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    8. Christmas In The City
    Producers: Sun Born
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    Total Comments: 11
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/20/2013 2:34:00 AM; Partial IP: 202.132.73)
    Location: CALI
    Comment: i wouldnt necessarily call King Sun's album an obscure joint but really a Golden Era gem. was it dookie gold chains or was it african medallion necklaces if you lived it you knew what to choose during that time, the african medallions had a more positive out look even though I wasnt black. I was 11 in 1989 and all I knew that time was doin dolphin dives on dance floors and high top fades, I listened to the concious lyrics and afrocentricism and black activism and did associate with being a rebel at that time at a young age but what I know now that there always has been a cause to the madness in a concrete jungle. alot of kids were emulating that ghetto behavior even in the suburbs of the west coast. I always knew the sun rises from the east, and that saying "it aint were your from but its were your at" (mindstate).
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/16/2011 8:11:00 AM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
    Location: stockholm, sweden
    Comment: I guess you missed his classic album "Righteous But Ruthless" which was better than this one C-Los. I understand, you were too caught up with west coast shyt at the time young blood....do your homework homie...."Be Black" was a monster joint!
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 6/5/2011 8:50:00 AM; Partial IP: .87.23.237)
    Location: Da Dirty Southeast
    Comment: Damn I remember "on the club tip" when it dropped way back then! Def gettin this classic. Does anyone recall how he settled his beef with Ice Cube?
    1 Star
    Name: (Posted: 6/3/2011 11:44:00 PM; Partial IP: 17.211.206)
    Location: San Diego, CA. all day
    Comment: One hit wonder- Hey Love. Then never heard of again.
    4 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/14/2011 9:37:00 PM; Partial IP: 175.95.224)
    Location: London
    Comment: classic dont need to say mo
    5 Stars
    Name: (Posted: 5/13/2011 8:33:00 PM; Partial IP: 82.139.221)
    Location: Antwerp, Belgium
    Comment: King Sun was a monster back in the days. His unique deep voice, conscious lyrics and dope beats made his albums must-have material. I question the fact that Traffic keep re-issuing these old school classics though... Don't get me wrong, I love the idea behind it but really... most older cats like myself already have this and on the real how many young cats are going back to the old school?
    Name: (Posted: 5/9/2011 3:24:00 PM; Partial IP: 159.194.11)
    Location: lost wages
    Comment: Maaaan, this ish brings back memories!!!! Snakes was my jawn
    Name: (Posted: 3/3/2011 10:13:00 PM; Partial IP: .25.249.10)
    Location: ROC NY
    Comment: Most def one of the Albums that helped create the golden age of hip hop ..... fat tape and snakes.....
    Name: (Posted: 1/30/2011 6:57:00 AM; Partial IP: 71.185.157)
    Location: Home of the Body Bag
    Comment: This is a pretty good album--a solid debut. FAT TAPE and TIME TO GO being the two standouts.
    Name: (Posted: 1/27/2011 12:39:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.10.46.64)
    Location: stockholm, sweden
    Comment: Don't sleep on King Sun!! This was a banging album from the 80's!! Hey Love & On The Club Tip brings back fond memories!
    Name: (Posted: 1/21/2011 7:29:00 PM; Partial IP: 225.41.232)
    Location: roc city, now why
    Comment: i will definitely be coppin this classic, if 4 nothing else just 2 know I got something worth while on my bornday (march 8). I still own my original copy on casette, so having the bonus joints is peace.
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