“It Takes A Thief” is the debut studio album by Coolio. Originally released in 1994, the album was certified platinum and received praise for bringing a humorous and lighthearted perspective to often violent and profane themes of typical gangsta rap.
Grand Puba, rapper and emcee, is best known as one of the members of the group Brand Nubian. 2000 is his second solo studio album and was released in 1995 and hit number 5 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums in the US and got 4 mics from The Source.
Wild Style remains the most seminal soundtrack in hip-hop history, a snapshot of the scene as it evolved from the streets to the recording studio. But it's not just a vital document, it's also a damn good listen.