In the summer of 1994, the world got to hear Cleveland. In a year that featured rap coastal elites Nas and Snoop Dogg tearing up the charts with Illmatic and “Gin and Juice,” respectively, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony told the story of Cleveland with Creepin on ah Come Up. Sure, the album had the usual rap tropes, but it also spoke of life in Cleveland in the early 1990s — something that didn’t go unrecognized by Cleveland’s residents.
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March 29, 2022