This is very much DITC (Diggin In The Crates), but this album is very much alive in my Envoy. I’m not being biased, but this is the greatest compilation album. Sadly, the volumes that followed it, didn’t match Volume 1. Just being honest…
April 27, 1999 Ruff Ryders’ Ryde or Die Vol. 1 hit the stores. The entire Ruff Ryder family, as well as Jay-Z, Juvenile, Nokio, Beanie Sigal, Jermaine Dupri, Mase, and Big Pun appeared on the album. 15 tracks, two skits, and a whole lotta production from Swizz Beatz. From Styles P claiming he’s “your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper” to my favorite track on the whole CD, Track 7 “I’m A Ruff Ryder” by Parle’ (Note: Where are those guys???), it did not disappoint me at all.
Seeing how I didn’t get my license to 2002 (New York has different driving laws than the South), but since then, Ryde or Die Vol 1 has lived in my vehicles.
Such a good CD… What up ‘Kiss?!?!?!?!?!?!?!