Below you will find classic s Hip Hop songs. Are your favorites missing? Share your opinions in the comments! The ultimate ATCQ track? This monumental song features all nine original members of the Wu-Tang Clan, plus Cappadonna.
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Hip hop overtook rock music as the most popular genre in the United States last year. Artists like Kendrick Lamar and Drake dominate the streaming game, tallying up hundreds of millions of plays with every release, while the likes of Cardi B , Future , Migos , Nicki Minaj and J. Cole don't exactly fall flat whenever they put new music out. All of those - and so much more - meant the total number of rap and hip hop streams sat at about billion in , almost double what it was in The world's view on hip hop and rap has changed so much in recent times Kendrick Lamar even won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Music last year with his album ' DAMN. Let's not ignore the fact that hip hop's been tasting commercial success for decades, though. Hop back to the '90s when the word 'streams' meant nothing more than a narrow flow of water, and hip hop was shifting millions of albums, Notorious B. G and Tupac flying that flag the highest. The mid-'90s was a period that spawned some of hip hop greatest records. It was a golden era so we've decided to compile our favourites from to
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The 90s were without a doubt, the golden age of rap. A legendary tune — and one that made a hip-hop hopeful one of the most respected rappers in the world. The first ladies of s hip-hop, New York trio Salt, Pepa and DJ Spinderella broke down barriers with their effortlessly fresh tunes and ballsy attitude. With Snoop Dogg on board, this seamlessly funky four minutes set the bar for the next twenty years. Somehow though, in his hit single, Jay managed to make stage brats sound cool, going platinum in the process.
The first national Miami bass hit came from Lady Tigra and Bunny D, teenagers with personality for days who met as dancers on a local TV show and had rhyme battles with boys in the high school lunchroom. In , it blew up into one of the unlikeliest Top 10 jams ever. With a vocal from Keys, the song took on an angelic power. An Afrocentric crew who rapped about not dating crackheads were hardly natural stars. But Brand Nubian were so good they made it seem like a sure thing. At the time, Bone Thugs had lost several loved ones, including Eazy E, who signed them in Over amped-up sax and marimba, A-Plus, Tajai, Opio and Phesto traded flicking, word-spilling vignettes with uncanny exuberance. Digital Underground mastermind Shock G wrote the bass line for this funky free-form party jam and invented a fictional fake-nosed character named Edward Ellington Humphrey III to perform it.