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15 NOTABLE ALBUMS TURNING 15 YEARS OLD IN 2014

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Chronic 2001
 

The year 1999 is remembered for many things on many fronts, from social issues to politics and more. It was the final year of the go-go 1990s Clinton administration in Washington, leading to George W. Bush’s time in office. It was the year many people watched in horror the tragedies of the Columbine High School shootings in Colorado.  It was the year panic and fear spread over Y2K and the approaching new millennium. It was the year The Matrix took movie theatres and pop culture by storm. And the year the music industry changed forever because of Napster. 

 

1999 was also a vastly interesting year for music. Many of us who were growing music heads at the time didn’t realize it, but we were witnessing the birth of the iTunes era, where barriers between artists and genres would be crushed. And many seminal albums by some of our favorite artists were released in 1999, from the ultra poppy (…Baby One More Time by Britney Spears, Millennium by The Backstreet Boys, On the 6 by Jennifer Lopez) to the ultra Hip Hop (…And Then There Was X by DMX, The Block Is Hot by Lil Wayne, Da Real World by Missy Elliot.) Here’s a list of some of the most important albums from that year that will be turning the big 1-5 in 2014:

 

2001 – DR. DRE: Released November 16, 1999

 

BLACK ON BOTH SIDES – MOS DEF: Released October 12, 1999

 

BLACKOUT – METHOD MAN AND REDMAN: Released September 27, 1999

 

CALIFORNICATION – RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS: Released June 7, 1999

 

ENEMA OF THE STATE – BLINK 182: Released June 1, 1999

 

FANMAIL – TLC: Released February 22, 1999

 

MARY – MARY J. BLIDGE: Released August 17, 1999

 

PLAY – MOBY: Released May 17, 1999

 

THE BATTLE OF LOS ANGELES – RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE: Released November 2, 1999

 

THE SLIM SHADY LP – EMINEM: Released February 23, 1999

 

THE WHITE STRIPES – THE WHITE STRIPES: Released June 15, 1999

 

THE WRITING’S ON THE WALL – DESTINY’S CHILD: Released July 28, 1999

 

THINGS FALL APART – THE ROOTS: Released February 23, 1999

 

VOL 3…LIFE AND TIMES OF S. CARTER – JAY Z: Released December 28, 1999

 

WHEN THE PAWN… – FIONA APPLE: Released November 9, 1999

Ron Grant is a freelance journalist and blogger originally from Detroit and currently residing in Orlando. He is a contributor at HipHopDX.com, is the lead writer for Orlando-based indie music label Conscious Mind Records and runs his own independent music blog, The Music Nerdvocate. Follow him on Twitter @RonGreezy.