Hip-Hop of The 90s: OutKast

Hip-Hop of The 90s: OutKast

While the East and West Coast seemed to be at each other’s throats during the early nineties, there was still a lot of great music being brewed down in the dirty South. Of all the acts to emerge out of the southern states, there were few as unique and diversified as OutKast, the Grammy award-winning …

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Hip-Hop Of The 90s: The Notorious B.I.G.

Hip-Hop Of The 90s: The Notorious B.I.G.

Throughout the early nineties, it was the West Coast scene that dominated mainstream hip-hop, thanks to the rise of Death Row Records and the undeniable grip that Dr Dre had on the world thanks to the invention of G-Funk, but there was one rapper on the East Coast that was destined to help shift the spotlight …

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Hip-Hop Of The 90s: Tupac Shakur

Hip-Hop Of The 90s: Tupac Shakur

You simply cannot call yourself a rapper these days without knowing every lyric to at least one song by the legendary Tupac Shakur. He was the West Coast’s Golden Boy and one of the most prominent figures in hip-hop throughout the early nineties and long after his death. MC’s such as Nas, Eminem and even The …

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Hip-Hop Of The 90s: Snoop Dogg

Hip-Hop Of The 90s: Snoop Dogg

There are very few names and voices that are as recognisable as that of laid back gangsta rapper, Snoop Dogg. One of the West Coast’s most prominent icons, Big Snoop Dogg has built a career that has lasted decades thanks to his unique flow and authentic urban perspective that has captivated audiences around the world …

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Hip-Hop Of The 90s: Nas

Hip-Hop Of The 90s: Nas

The nineties were a time when the West Coast seemed to dominate the commercial scene, but lyricism reigned supreme back on the East Coast and there was one young MC that seemed unstoppable and destined to be crowned one of the greatest writers of all time. Nas came flying in just as the coastal rivalry …

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Hip-Hop Of The 90s: The Age Of Expansion

Hip-Hop Of The 90s: The Age Of Expansion

It was as if, in the blink of an eye, hip-hop had shed nearly all of its underground innocence to become one of the biggest threats to mainstream media since rock n’ roll first appeared in the fifties. Yes, the nineties was the decade in which hip-hop made its first true mainstream breakthrough and soon …

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Akai MPK249 Review 2017: The Big Boy’s Toy

Akai MPK249 Review 2017: The Big Boy’s Toy

I’m going to start this one off by saying that this definitely may not be the one for beginners. But for the ones willing to try, it could be the first and last controller you ever buy. There are just so many features packed into this controller that I’m almost tempted to call the Akai …

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