Sony Music Entertainment’s Certified Company Launches Black Music Month ’96 Again Campaign



’96 again Sizzle here:

Individual explainer videos from three definitive hip-hop albums will be featured throughout Black Music Month ’96 again. Each of the videos is a two-minute mini-documentary exploring the history of the album.

The video to come June 10 leans over ATlinks, the second studio album by Outkast, the American hip-hop duo’s outer space-inspired musical lens on the contemporary Atlanta from street scammers to aliens. June 17th mini-doc tells the story behind Iron Man, the American rapper’s first solo album /Wu-Tang Clan co-founder of Ghostface Killah. On June 24, a new certified short video explores the history of It was written, the 1996 tour de force that catapulted Nas from new York underground hip-hop in the American cultural current with iconic tracks like “If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)” (with Lauryn Hill) leading the album to No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

Every Friday during June 2021, Certified will rediscover the treasures of The ’96 Vault, inviting fans inside to experience the deep cuts and rare gems of their favorite artists, albums, sessions and shows of the time. Available on all platforms, The safe of 96 features ultra-rare remixes, iconic radio montages, instrumental jams, unreleased and out of print recordings and surprise content.

Available friday 4 june:
Kris kross – “Live and Die for Hip-hop” (from Young, rich and dangerous)
Xzibit – “Paparazzi” (from To the rhythm of life)
Mobb Deep – “Front Lines (Hell On Earth)” (from Hell on earth)
Celly Cell – “Killa Kali“(from Killa Kali)

Available Friday 11 June:
Xzibit – “The Foundation” (from To the rhythm of life)
Keith Murray – “The Nursery Rhyme” (from Enigma)
Sadat X – “Hang ‘Em High” (from Wild cowboys)

Available Friday June 18:
UGK – “One day” (from Ridin ‘dirty)
MOP – “Dead & Gone” / “Stick To Ya Gunz” (from Shooting squad)
Too $ hort – EP “Gettin ‘It” (from Gettin ‘It (Album number ten))

Available friday 25 june:
New – “King Lyin“(from Cloud 9)
Smoothe Da Hustler – “Hustler Theme” (from Once upon a time in america)
Cella Dwellas – “We Got It Hemmed” (from Realms and Reality)

Certified is dedicated to the history and influence of R&B and Hip-Hop, music that continues to shape culture. With exclusive access to the Sony Music Entertainment (SME) archives, Certified provides access to rare and unreleased albums, singles, remixes, photos and video footage from iconic SME labels like Jive, Loud, Ruffhouse, J Records, Arista, LaFace, So So Def, Profile, RCA Records, Epic and Columbia all to tell the stories of undisputed hip-hop and R&B classics.

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