Hit Rewind // Royal Flush – Ghetto Millionaire

As a skateboarder, Royal Flush is forever synonymous with Keenan Milton (RIP) and Gino Ianucci in Girl Skateboards’ ‘Mouse’. The combination of immaculate tricks dubbed to the instrumental of Royal Flush’s ‘Worldwide’ with it’s stabbing violin strings is both haunting and mesmerizing.

I’m not sure if Royal Flush is aware that a good percentage of his debut album sales can be linked to this moment in skateboarding videography. As a Hip Hop head, I already knew about Royal Flush from his various features on mixtapes and albums. In 1997, Wu-Tang Clan released ‘Wu-Tang Forever’ and Notorious BIG posthumously released ‘Life After Death’, both multi-platinum selling hit albums. It’s no wonder sales for ‘Ghetto Millionaire’ weren’t as impressive as they should have been. Thankfully, here’s a reminder to hit rewind and listen back to an above-average debut album.

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Hit Rewind // OC – Jewelz

Inspired by a recent survey from the boys over at Take It Personal Radio (podcast), I figured I should finally get around to publishing this article I began all the way back in 2016 – January 8th at 10:15AM to be precise according to this draft history. While Take it Personal asked listeners which of OC’s albums they preferred: Word Life (1994) or Jewelz (1997) ?; I had the intention to highlight Jewelz as a classic album that never quite got the shine it deserved.

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