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Special Ed

b. Edward Archer, 18 May 1974, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Special Ed debuted with a superb, precise album, produced with numbing ferocity by Hitman Howie Tee. Archer had previously practised his lyrics in junior high school, perfecting his rhymes until he hooked up with Tee who agreed to produce some tracks for him. These were promptly delivered to Profile Records who immediately expressed an interest and sanctioned Special Ed’s debut album. Though he was only 16 when this was released, the rhymes were mature and supremely confident. Over half a million sales confirmed his arrival. There was a more romantic discourse evident on the follow-up, which while less abrasive, was still an exemplary introduction. Still largely with Tee, he produced four of the tracks himself. He also introduced a number of his friends, including his brother Drew Archer and homeboys 40-Love, Little Shawn and DJ Akshan. There was, however, a three year hiatus between Legal and his third album, proposed for 1993 release. The time was spent: ‘Working with groups and putting together a studio and office in Brooklyn’. He also produced a track for Tupac Shakur’s Strictly For My N**gaz. He was reported to be working with Gang Starr’s DJ Premier, Large Professor and A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip on sessions for the new album, while further collaborations placed him alongside Master Ace and Buckshot (Black Moon) in the highly successful Crooklyn Dodgers project (‘Crooklyn’).
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Still Got It Made

1. Special (Feat. Teddy Pendergrass)

2. N.Y.C. (Feat. Aidita)

3. Really

4. Bouncin (Feat. Sizzla Kalonji)

5. Who's The Man

6. Smile

7. All Night, All Day (Feat. Tha Dogg Pound)

8. I Know You (Feat. Inga)

9. Kryptonite (Feat. Mark Sparks)

10. We Gon Ride (Feat. Snoop Dogg And Wilmer Raglin)

11. Somebody Gotta Bleed (Feat. Gotti (Cash Money)

12. Dying Young (Feat. Young Rascoe And Forty)

13. So Long, Goodbye (Feat. Inga)

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Track List: Legal

1. Come On, Let's Move It

2. The Mission

3. Ya Not So Hot

4. I'm The Magnificent (Remix)

5. I'm Special Ed

6. Ya Wish Ya Could

7. Ready 2 Attack

8. 5 Men And A Mic

9. Livin' Like A Star

10. See It Ya'

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Track List: Youngest In Charge

1. Taxing

2. I Got It Made

3. I'm The Magnificent

4. Club Scene

5. Hoedown

6. Think About It

7. Ak-Shun

8. Monster Jam

9. The Bush

10. Fly M.C.

11. Heds And Dreds

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Miss these days
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He was cool back in the day. Special Ed.
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Had a huge crush on Special Ed������
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jerleneh26
This is my generation of hip hop. That's what's up!
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This is not his entire music catalog and much more could be said about Special Ed.
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special ed was awesome . brings back memories
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I got it made- Special Ed- ! What happen to this guy?!.
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I Got It Made- man bring back great memories - he was nice - Special Ed. Wow- that cat. He doesn't get his due. Why not? Go Ed , go Ed. Thanks
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Remember Special Ed and M.A with Black Moon , Buckshot on that joint that had the BCC remix so it was definitely Brooklyn s**t ... Called "Strait from Crooklyn " 1995 jam .. So tuff .. All Boot Camp .. Sean P rip
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Special Ed was,is,and will always be one of the best.
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1angelatravi s
I love Special Ed. He's better than lots of rappers today!
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S**t! I got it made.
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Special Ed was writing for The Source, last I checked.
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I Got It Made...love this song. What ever happened to Special Ed???
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East Flatbush in the house. One of my faves in high school and today.
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good brother went to same high school Flatbush E HALL! music was dope old school
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When music ment something
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One of the best to ever grace a mic!
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old skool baby!!!
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allintent
Flow and delivery is on point
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this is Good Music
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blazenfire1
classic real hip hop/new rappers please step ur game up
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I got it made
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Now this is music
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DAM I LIKE JAM SO I WANNA THANK SMUCKAS!!!!! ! YASSSSS DATS MY BAE SPECIAL ED!!!
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Flatbush people sleep on. Flatbush and east flatbush is the biggest section of brooklyn.
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Real rap music!
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Special ed is drope
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Ni* *ga still banging even today lol Philly West The Brook' 78 ! 90 Hip Hop still fire
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ole skool is in charge 70/80's none better
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Good times.....19 8 9 . . . . . . c o m i n g of age!!
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Classic hip hop
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Think about!
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Ain't nuttin like old school rap!!
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He had a decent flow. I always rocked Special Ed.
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Pandora that's a terrible pic of Special Ed! He was so fine and his voice was very distinguishe d and sexy (back in the day)! ♥
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I'm talented yes I'm gifted, never boosted or shoplifted.. . I Got It Made!!
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NOT MUCH OF A WRITE UP. HE WAS OK BUT I KNEW HE WOULD FADE QUICKLY
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miss the 80's and 90's those were the days! p.s i'm 13.
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wookstar70
take lesson sucka MC's of today
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Damn, a good year, like fine wine!!! Special Ed the S**t!! Still listening 24 years later!
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This joint will always go hard!
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Go Boy!!
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Senior year high school...
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The lyrics were fresh! Listen to got it made.
Too many good memories!
Rode a scooter cause I love the video back then.
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Not Only was his music good ... But the videos for the song were funny!!
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When teachers suggest to my folks that I may be special ed
I considered it an incredible compliment !! I was Special Ed in 80 baby !!!
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keyon3228
He music still bang
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scottyva
this track was slamming in 89...nothing has changed in 12
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I dont get tired of listening to his tracks! He had a lot of flavor, his rhymes had accuracy, speed and most importantly clean rhymes unlike what we hear in the radio today. Truly a classic!
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