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Welcome to another installment in the Amoeblog Hip-Hop History series that takes a look back at rap/hip-hop album and singles charts from previous decades. Last month's Hip-Hop History chart showcased a Top 30 Hip-Hop Singles chart from February/March 1993. This time we flashback to a year earlier, March 1992, for both a Top 15 Hip-Hop Albums Chart and a Top 15 Hip-Hop Singles Chart both courtesy of The Source magazine's March '92 issue.

Considering the delayed turnaround period for magazines (from writing to actual publishing/street date) and the fact that many records stay on the charts for several weeks or even months (especially back then), you may notice that some of these March 1992 chart entries such as Ice Cube or Black Sheep were actually released in late 1991. You will also notice, as with the previous chart, which also hailed from the so-called "golden age" of hip-hop, that damn near every release on each chart is a quality one that has stood the test of time. The charts were based on a combination of sales and the tastes of the editorial staff and some of its writers (which included myself) at the time.

UMC's "One To Grow On" (Wild Pitch/EMI)

TOP 15 HIP-HOP ALBUMS CHART: MARCH 1992 (c/o The Source)

Scarface Geto Boys
1) Scarface Mr Scarface is Back (Rap-A-Lot)

2) Ice Cube Death Certificate (Priority)

3) Black Sheep A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing (Mercury Records)

4) V/A Juice Soundtrack (Soul/MCA)

5) AMG Bitch Betta Have My Money (Select)

6) 2nd II None 2nd II None (Profile Records)

7) Organized Konfusion Organized Konfusion (Hollywood Basic)

Cypress Hill8) Naughty By Nature Naughty By Nature (Tommy Boy Records)

9) Cypress Hill Cypress Hill (Ruff House/Columbia)

10) A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory (Jive Records)

11) D-Nice 2 Tha Rescue (Jive Records)

12) MC Lyte Act Like You Know (First Priority/Atlantic)

13) UMC's Fruits of Nature (Wild Pitch/EMI)

14) Tim Dog Penicillin On Wax (Ruff House/Columbia)

15) Lord Finesse The Return of The Funky Man (Giant/Warner Brothers)

Black Sheep "The Choice Is Yours"

TOP 15 HIP-HOP SINGLES CHART: MARCH 1992 (c/o The Source)

Public Enemy
1) Public Enemy "Shut 'Em Down" (Def Jam/RAL)

2) Naughty By Nature "Everything's.......alright" (Tommy Boy)

3) Boogie Down Productions "Duck Down" (Jive Records)

4) X-Clan "Fire & Earth" (Polygram Records)

5) Black Sheep "The Choice Is Yours" (Mercury Records)

6) A Tribe Called Quest "Jazz" (Jive Records)

7) Heavy D "Peaceful Journey" (MCA Records)

8) Positive K "Nightshift" (Positive Control)Queen Latifah

9) Slick Rick "It's A Boy" (Def Jam/RAL)

10) MC Breed "Just Kickin' It" (SDEG/Ichiban)

11) UMC's "One To Grow On" (Wild Pitch/EMI)

12) Queen Latifah "Latifah's Had It..." (Tommy Boy)

13) Nice & Smooth "How To Flow" (Def Jam/RAL)

14) Del tha Funkee Homosapien "Mistadobalina" (Elektra)

15) Das EFX "They Want EFX" (East West/Atlantic) 

Del Tha Funkee Homosapien - "Mistadobalina" (Electra)

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