The 90s represent a romantic era for most hip-hop heads. A strong, inventive, diverse era that stretched the boundaries of hip-hop innovation. Whether you're headed to a 90s themed party or simply pining for nostalgic days, the tunes make a perfect soundtrack. These tunes will take you back to your middle school days. They'll jolt you back to the first time you heard the legendary voices of 2Pac and Biggie. Before Lil Wayne. Before Drake. And certainly before Young Thug. There was Juvenile.
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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. Straight bars, no hook — this is an epic track with Inspectah Deck laying down one of the most lauded opening verses is Hip Hop ever.
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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 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.