12 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

While the Reagan Era of the ‘80s saw rap music start to bubble up into the mainstream, it was the ‘90s when hip-hop really crossed over – dominating the charts and making legit millionaires out of MCs for the first time. Gangsta rap exploded from South Central into the suburbs, and New York shined thanks to instant superstars like Biggie, Nas, and Wu-Tang. This 12-track compilation highlights classic material from both coasts (though the South is ignored completely), featuring both the poppier multi-platinum singles (Hammer's "U Can't Touch This," Naughty By Nature's "O.P.P."), plus grimier material like the Wu's breakout hit "C.R.E.A.M." and the Luniz' laid back anthem "I Got 5 On It." Dre and Snoop are M.I.A., though Cali is well represented with Warren G and Nate Dogg's "Regulate" and Cube's "It Was a Good Day." Every track on here is essential, including well-worn favorites from fallen heroes Biggie, Ol' Dirty Bastard, and Big Pun.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

While the Reagan Era of the ‘80s saw rap music start to bubble up into the mainstream, it was the ‘90s when hip-hop really crossed over – dominating the charts and making legit millionaires out of MCs for the first time. Gangsta rap exploded from South Central into the suburbs, and New York shined thanks to instant superstars like Biggie, Nas, and Wu-Tang. This 12-track compilation highlights classic material from both coasts (though the South is ignored completely), featuring both the poppier multi-platinum singles (Hammer's "U Can't Touch This," Naughty By Nature's "O.P.P."), plus grimier material like the Wu's breakout hit "C.R.E.A.M." and the Luniz' laid back anthem "I Got 5 On It." Dre and Snoop are M.I.A., though Cali is well represented with Warren G and Nate Dogg's "Regulate" and Cube's "It Was a Good Day." Every track on here is essential, including well-worn favorites from fallen heroes Biggie, Ol' Dirty Bastard, and Big Pun.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
106 Ratings
106 Ratings
Mike Borik ,

uhhh

itss aright...but no 2pac?

CHOLMES16 ,

DAM!! MISS THE 90's

2pac, Biggie, Dr Dre, Ice Cube, Young Snoop Dogg....damn the 90's had the best & realist music...I was born in 93 and loved this music...now i listen to the radio and hear this stupid waka flaka lame & soulja boy cant do it.....watching them kill hip-hop music....(Favorite 90's Album's All Eyez On Me....Life After Death....The Chronic....Doggystyle)

Awesome Momo ,

Great but...

Awesome playlist but I think Nuthin But a G Thang should be on this list

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