Twenty-three years ago today, Brooklyn rapper Special Ed released his debut album, Youngest In Charge (props to UpNorthTrips for the reminder). Entirely produced by “Hitman” Howie Tee, the album is considered a classic thanks to bumping beats and the advanced rhymes of a then teenaged Special Ed. The record’s biggest hit was “I Got It Made,” which was ubiquitous in NYC before spreading to any city with even a faint Hip-Hop pulse.
Youngest In Charge was stocked with dope album cuts, too. Records like “Taxing,” “Hoedown” and “Fly M.C.” got heavy burn in Sony Walkmans (yeah, Aiwas too) but the singles “Think About It” and “T’m The Magnificent” easily got the most run. Peep the videos for this ’89 rap classic in the gallery.
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