Akinyele - Vagina Diner
Consistently left out of conversations about the best East Coast rappers of the 90’s, Akinyele was not without a career full of highlights, most notably being the raunchy sex rap anthem “Put It In Your Mouth” (Does Hot 97 still play that record?) His inaugural album was entirely produced by none other than the Large Professor, making it one of the few full lengths to be handled entirely by Extra P.
The now out of print Vagina Diner finds Ak slicing through tracks like “The Bomb” with it’s curling horns and “No Exit” with it’s mellow bass and stimulating electronic jigs. Together, Akinyele and Large Pro crafted a succinct statement of the East Coast aesthetic that doesn’t sound dated to this day. It certainly would get a lot more play than Spotify’s offerings of Aktapuss and the Put It In Your MouthEP (although “Fuck Me For Free” is still a ringing anthem).