Hip-Hop of The 90s: Wu-Tang Clan

Hip-Hop of The 90s: Wu-Tang Clan

Hip-hop has never been a stranger to the duo, trio or even the quartet, but with a grand total of ten members strong, there is no group more prominent or influential than that of the Wu-Tang Clan. Not only were they a force to be reckoned with when all together, each member stood tall as a …

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Hip-Hop Of The 90s: The Roots

Hip-Hop Of The 90s: The Roots

You may know them these days as the funktastic house band providing the fresh soundtrack that keeps The Tonight Show a cut above the rest but to the many fans of yesteryear they’re the groundbreaking hip-hop outfit from Philadelphia known for lighting up stages around the world with their alternative take on a genre that …

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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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Hip-Hop of The 80’s: Public Enemy

Hip-Hop of The 80’s: Public Enemy

Back in the 1930s, it was a term used to describe the most notorious gangsters, outlaws and villains that were wanted by the FBI but by the end of 1980s, the words ‘Public Enemy’ meant something entirely different. Those that were around during the Golden Age of Hip-Hop will never forget the fist-pumping anthems from one …

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