If you remember the late 90's/early 2000's you probably remember a lot of really bad rap metal and nu-metal. This album may be somewhat to blame for that. Released in 1993, the album was a simple formula: match up a rapper/rap group with a rock band and have them do a song together. Interesting concept, and fairly new at the time, save for an Aerosmith/Run DMC collaboration, and a few others. I've seen many nu-metal bands say this album was inspiration for the crap they turned out.
Though, the results of this album are generally much better than the late 90's rap metal, and it's fun music to relax to. A few highlights, here's a live performance of one of the songs on the Arsenio Hall show:
And here is the full album: