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Three-Year Sentences – Criminal Slang Anniversary

Three years ago I started a little blog called TM that evolved into what we know as Criminal Slang today. Over the years, my writing & design skills have significantly improved & I have this website & my other influences/supporters to thank for that. It was only natural that I put them front & center on the cover of this project.

Criminal Slang

What was once a demo tape cut called, ‘Nas Will Prevail’, It Ain’t Hard to Tell was forever engrained into the collective memory of Hip-hop when it was featured on Nas’ debut album Illmatic. Years later (’98) the vox sample, “Criminal Slang”, was featured as the subtitle & the hook of Big L’s Ebonics. which gained heavy rotation and posthumous recognition for the late Harlem rapper.