Mr. Pop History – As far as I can trace, this trend, which still continues, began with the 1990 album, “Fear of a Black Planet.” A Public Enemy album, it featured Big Daddy and Ice Cube as guests. That was over 20 years ago.
Complete solo albums in hip hop and rap are not all that common. This, because of the practice of loading up guest rappers.
Gary West – www.mrpopculture and www.mrpophistory.com