Classic Hip Hop Year-By-Year: 1986-1995

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by kanno1ae, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. ando here

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    Agreed. Loads of hip hop pioneers not covered but that subject alone would make a great thread.
     
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  2. kanno1ae

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    Starting on page 4, there is some discussion on the pre-1986 stuff. When I first started the thread, I wasn't sure the level of interest, so I thought it might be good to cover a limited window of time. These years made most sense given the artists and albums that came out.
     
  3. You have great, great taste. That would almost duplicate my selections.:righton: I actually prefer the radio version of Mind Playin Tricks On Me to the album version with different, rawer lyrics.
     
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  4. Kadink

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    Lifers Group:



     
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  5. Kadink

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    Kokane's first album; he had to call himself 'Who Am I?" because of record company timidity:



     
  6. Kadink

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    Nice & Smooth are very underrated; I figure people thought they were R&B because of their name:


     
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  8. I assume you meant to post their most famous song, Sometimes I Rhyme Slow. The video doesn't seem to play.

     
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  9. Kadink

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    One of Patrice O'Neal's favorites, by AMG: (Warning: NSFW)

     
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  10. Kadink

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    Downtown Science: I only discovered this group recently.

     
  11. Kadink

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    Hard Knocks:

     
  12. Kadink

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    Marly Marl, Symphony (Part 2):

     
  13. Kadink

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    Eightball & M.J.G. put out their first single in 1991; the first significant record from Memphis:

     
  14. Kadink

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    A favorite obscurity; Baritone Tiplove, aka Phil Most Chill:

     
  15. StevenC

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    This inspired me to make a top 30 playlist from this era. Yes, I know a lot was left off but I was trying to keep it to 30 and didn't want to duplicate artists. The closest I came to duplicating was Ice Cube/Eazy E/Dr. Dre solo + NWA separately. Put this together somehow, streaming or whatever and it's an instant party. I lived this era... and still love this stuff...

    1. Rock the Bells - LL Cool J
    2. Peter Piper - Run-DMC
    3. Paul Revere - Beastie Boys
    4. Push It - Salt N' Pepa
    5. We Control the Dice - Mantronix
    6. Funky Beat - Whodini
    7. Paid in Full - Eric B and Rakim (NOT the Coldcut Remix, NO "This is a journey into sound" stuff)
    8. Boyz N Tha Hood (original not remix) - Eazy E
    9. You Gots To Chill - EPMD
    10. Cinderfella Dana Dane - Dana Dane
    11. Straight Outta Compton - NWA
    12. My Philosophy - Boogie Down Productions
    13. Dope Fiend Beat - Too $hort
    14. Eye Know - De La Soul
    15. I Get The Job Done - Big Daddy Kane
    16. I Go To Work - Kool Moe Dee
    17. Fight The Power (original soundtrack version, not the album version remix) - Public Enemy
    18. My Summer Vacation - Ice Cube
    19. Mind Playin Tricks - Geto Boys
    20. Ain't No Future In Yo Frontin' - MC Breed
    21. Check The Rhime (Mr. Muhammad's Mix) - A Tribe Called Quest
    22. **** With Dre Day - Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg
    23. What's My Name? - Snoop Dogg
    24. Juicy - Notorious BIG
    25. Regulate - Warren G
    26. Player's Ball - Outkast
    27. NY State of Mind - Nas
    28. I Got 5 on it - Luniz
    29. Liquid Swords - GZA
    30. Old School - 2Pac
     
  16. garrincha

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    nice man, nice! is this something you've knocked up on Spotify? if so..link please!
     
  17. garrincha

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  18. Wayne Hubbard

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    It's come out in the last few years that Dre didn't produce much on the Above The Law album. It was
    pretty much done when the group turned it to Ruthless. Dre did som post-production work (mixing,etc)
    Cold 187 had done several interviews talking about this. He dis one with Sway a year or two ago around
    the time the Straight Outta Compton movie came out. 187 would also became the main producer for
    Ruthless when Dre left.

    When noticable thing about "Livin' Like Hustlers" is that Ice Cube is not on the Ruthless posse cut on
    the end of the album. This was before it was well known he was going solo. Cube also refused to be
    in the video for Murder Rap featuring the other members of NWA and The D.O.C.
     
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  19. Wayne Hubbard

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    I alos enjoy the clean version more. Willie D had a bad habit of over emphasizing cuss words.
     
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  20. RudolphS

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    Yep, glad the thread is back.

    My favorites from 1991:

    Albums:
    01. Public Enemy - Apocalypse 91...The Enemy Strikes Back
    02. A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
    03. Son Of Bazerk - Bazerk, Bazerk, Bazerk!
    04. Ice-T - O.G. Original Gangster
    05. Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill
    06. Ice Cube - Death Certificate
    07. Organized Konfusion - Organized Konfusion
    08. The UMC's - Fruits Of Nature
    09. Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - All Souled Out
    10. Geto Boys - We Can't Be Stopped

    Songs:
    01. Public Enemy - By The Time I Get To Arizona
    02. Ice-T - New Jack Hustler
    03. Organized Konfusion - Releasing Hypnotical Gases
    04. Son Of Bazerk - Change The Style
    05. The UMC's - Jive Talk
    06. Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - I Got To Have It
    07. Ice Cube - Steady Mobbin'
    08. Public Enemy - Can't Truss It
    09. Cypress Hill - Tres Equis
    10. A Tribe Called Quest - Everything Is Fair
    11. P.M. Dawn - A Watcher's Point Of View
    12. Geto Boys - Ain't With Being Broke
    13. 3rd Bass - Pop Goes The Weasel
    14. Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - All Souled Out
    15. Naughty By Nature - 1,2,3
    16. Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy - Televison, The Drug Of The Nation
    17. De La Soul - A Roller Skating Jam Named 'Saturday'
    18. Freestyle Fellowship - My Fantasy
    19. A Tribe Called Quest - Vibes And Stuff
    20. Compton's Most Wanted - Def Wish
     
  21. kanno1ae

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    That's pretty funny!

    Although extremely rare, there are a couple of officially released clean versions of BBHMM (the song, not the album). There's one where the dirty words are covered up by sound effects, which only appears on the US promo CD. There's also a version that is re-cut by AMG with new lyrics, which is on the aforementioned promo CD and at least one various artist compilation.
     
  22. kanno1ae

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    This is a well done playlist. I was hooked at the first track ("How Many Emcees")--a favorite of mine that surely will be talked about when 1992 pops up.
     
  23. kanno1ae

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    Ditto. I usually listen to the radio version with the alternate lyrics. Took me a while to track it down, but I finally found a CD copy of the entire album We Can't Be Stopped in its clean version. Some songs are far more impactful with the explicit lyrics, but others work just as well with the obscenities cleaned up.
     
  24. kanno1ae

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    Why, thank you, sir!
     
  25. garrincha

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    thanks man. I've just made this playlist collaborative, so if you, or anyone else for that matter, would like to chip in some tracks, please go ahead!

    was thinking it might be an idea to set up some playlists to run concurrently with this thread anyway. you know, one for each year, starting with '86 and so on. also thinking a monster 86-95 playlist could well be in order. again, these can be a collaborative thing, so everyone can chip in their favourite tracks etc

    happy to set these up if folk are interested..
     
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