Black Dynasty - Asphault Jungle

Black Dynasty | Asphault Jungle | 1993 | Oakland | CD Album

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Although not a huge name in hip-hop, East Oakland, CA, gangsta rap outfit Black Dynasty had a regional Bay Area hit when they recorded their 1995 single "Deep East Oakland."

Locally, the song became an anthem; just as Boogie Down Productions' "South Bronx" was a favorite in the Big Apple (especially the Bronx) and N.W.A. represented Compton, CA, "Deep East Oakland" celebrated the eastern part of the city that offered everyone from Too Short and Digital Underground to MC Hammer and Oaktown's 357. But the group was active in the Bay Area several years before "Deep East Oakland" was recorded. The group actually goes back to the late '80s, when Kariem Abdullah and his brother Dion Stewart started performing together.

By the end of the '80s, Oakland had come to be recognized as a major player in the hip-hop field; the X-rated Too Short and pop-rapper Hammer had exploded commercially, and Black Dynasty launched their recording career with a 1991 EP titled 8-Ball In The Corner Pocket (which was released by a small local label called Flammy Flam Records). In 1993, they provided their first full-length album, Asphault Jungle, which sold about 10,000 copies (mostly in the Bay Area). The album was originally released by Handle Bar Records and re-released a year later by Black Market Records.

Format:  Digital Download MP3

Released: 1993

Record Label: Handle Bar Records

Produced By: Kariem Abdullah, Dion Stewart

Style: Gangsta, Funk, Mobb

City: Oakland

State: California

Area Code: 510


1Black DynastyAsphault Jungle
2Black DynastyThe First Origional Back Streets Bouncing
3Black DynastyDon't Forget Where You Came From
4Black DynastyWonder
5Black DynastyGhetto Prarie
6Black DynastyI Caught A Case
7Black DynastyWalking On Thin Ice
8Black DynastyJewel Of The Nile
9Black DynastyHomicide
10Black DynastyShot Out To The Street Stars
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