1995 in hip hop music

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List of years in hip hop music

This article summarises the events, album releases, and album release dates in hip hop music for the year 1995.

Released albums[edit]

Release Date Artist Album
January 10 Smif-n-Wessun Dah Shinin
January 17 The Roots Do You Want More?!!!??!
Main One Birth of The Ghetto Child
January 24 Too Short Cocktails
February 21 DJ Quik Safe + Sound
February 28 Brotha Lynch Hung Season of da Siccness
The Nonce World Ultimate
Tha Alkaholiks Coast II Coast
B-Legit Tryin' to Get a Buck
March 7 Nine Nine Livez
March 14 2Pac Me Against the World
March 28 Big L Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous
King Tee IV Life
Ol' Dirty Bastard Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version
April 11 Various Artists Friday (soundtrack)
April 16 Schoolly D Reservoir Dog
April 19 Dre Dog I Hate You With a Passion
April 25 Mobb Deep The Infamous
May 2 Masta Ace Incorporated Sittin' on Chrome
May 11 The B.U.M.S. Lyfe 'N' Tyme
May 23 Beastie Boys Root Down EP
Three 6 Mafia Mystic Stylez
May 30 Jayo Felony Take a Ride
Naughty by Nature Poverty's Paradise
June 6 Master P 99 Ways to Die
June 20 The Dayton Family What's on My Mind?
Grand Puba 2000
Mack 10 Mack 10
MC Breed Big Baller
July 4 Luniz Operation Stackola
July 11 Bushwick Bill Phantom of the Rapra
July 18 Guru Jazzmatazz, Vol. 2: The New Reality
Jodeci The Show, the After Party, the Hotel
July 25 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony E. 1999 Eternal
July 28 The B.G.'z True Story
July 31 Blackalicious Melodica
August 1 Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
August 15 Various Artists The Show (soundtrack)
August 22 The Dove Shack This Is the Shack
KeyKool & DJ Rhettmatic Kozmonautz
Twinz Conversation
August 29 Junior M.A.F.I.A. Conspiracy
September 26 Count Bass D Pre-Life Crisis
Das EFX Hold It Down
Doug E. Fresh Play
Kool G Rap 4,5,6
RBX The RBX Files
October 3 WC and the Maad Circle Curb Servin'
October 10 AZ Doe or Die
Insane Clown Posse Riddle Box
Mystikal Mind of Mystikal
Souls of Mischief No Man's Land
Jamal Last Chance, No Breaks
October 24 Fat Joe Jealous One's Envy
Aceyalone All Balls Don't Bounce
October 31 Cypress Hill Cypress Hill III: Temples of Boom
Tha Dogg Pound Dogg Food
8Ball & MJG On Top of the World
November 7 The Click Game Related
Erick Sermon Double or Nothing
GZA Liquid Swords
November 13 Beastie Boys Alio e Olio
November 14 Mic Geronimo The Natural
The Pharcyde Labcabincalifornia
November 21 Coolio Gangsta's Paradise
The Dangerous Crew Don't Try This at Home
Funkmaster Flex The Mix Tape, Vol. 1
Goodie Mob Soul Food
Group Home Livin' Proof
LL Cool J Mr. Smith
Three 6 Mafia Live by Yo Rep
November 28 5th Ward Boyz Rated G
Eazy-E Eternal E

Highest-charting singles[edit]

Hip hop singles which charted in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 in 1995.
Title Artist Peak position
"Gangsta's Paradise" Coolio feat. L.V. (singer) 1
"One More Chance" The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Faith Evans & Mary J. Blige 2
"Hey Lover" LL Cool J feat. Boyz II Men 3
"I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By" Method Man feat. Mary J. Blige 3
"Big Poppa" The Notorious B.I.G. 6
"I Got 5 on It" Luniz feat. Michael Marshall 8
"Dear Mama" 2Pac 9
"Keep Their Heads Ringin'" Dr. Dre 10
"Player's Anthem" Junior M.A.F.I.A. 13
"How High" Method Man & Redman 13
"I Wish" Skee-Lo 13
"1st of tha Month" Bone Thugs-n-Harmony 14
"Feel Me Flow" Naughty by Nature 17
"Too Hot" Coolio 24
"Sugar Hill" AZ 25
"Give It 2 You" Da Brat 26
"Ice Cream" Raekwon 37

Highest first-week sales[edit]

List of top ten albums with the highest first-week home market sales of 1995
Number Album Artist 1st-week sales 1st-week position Refs
1 E. 1999 Eternal Bone Thugs-N-Harmony 307,000 1 Midwest Hip Hop
2 Dogg Food Tha Dogg Pound 277,500 1 West Coast Hip Hop
3 Me Against The World 2Pac 240,000 1 West Coast Hip Hop
4 Cypress Hill III: Temples of Boom Cypress Hill 142,000 3 West Coast Hip Hop
5 Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Raekwon 130,000 4 East Coast Hip Hop
6 Friday Various Artist 123,000 1 West Coast Hip Hop
7 Cocktails Too Short 101,000 6 West Coast Hip Hop
8 On Top of the World 8Ball & MJG 83,000 8 Southern Hip Hop
9 Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version Ol' Dirty Bastard 81,000 2 East Coast Hip Hop
10 Mr. Smith LL Cool J 80,000 20 East Coast Hip Hop

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