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1990: Top 25 Hip Hop Albums

1990: Top 25 Hip Hop Albums

On the website I’ll be spotlighting each year of the Diamond, Golden, and Silver age of Hip Hop … ranking the albums, doing podcasts, and songs here and there. After the 1988 post (The Greatest year in Hip Hop) we continued on, this post is the 1990 A 3 person panel grabbed what each thought…

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1989 – Top 25 Hip Hop Albums

We all agree that 1988 was the greatest year of Hip Hop right? Cool. Well what I’m gooing to do is post the top/greatest Hip Hop albums from each year afterwards, starting with 1989 here (Of course I’ll eventually do 1987 and before), anyway … this is my list, I tried to not be too…

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The Ruthless Posse: NWA Posse Songs

Parental Discretion Iz Advised (1988) http://eclectikrelaxation.com/Music/Parental.mp3 The first of the Posse Cuts they made, featured Dre, Ren, Cube, Eazy AND was kicked off by The D.O.C before we really knew him as The D.O.C. … and he was still just as dope back then: The D.O.C. “Ain’t too typical in any way, though the pro…

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Kool Keith – (Bronx #17)

Keith Thornton, founding member of the legendary Ultramagnetic MCs (Known for the critically acclaimed “Critical Beatdown” album) has had more than many aliases Crazy Lou, Poppa Large, Dr. Dooom, Black Elvis, Dr. Ultra, Dr. Octagon, Black Elvis, etc. Debut Album: Critical Beatdown 1988 “They use the simple back and forth, the same, old rhythm That…

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Top 25 Female Emcees of Hip Hop (1983 – 1993)

Counting down the top 25 female emcees of the Diamond and Golden Era … that’s 1983 – 1993, so there wont be any Lil Kim or Mia x, or Lady of rage here. These are the pioneers and I wanted to shine a light on women and their lyrical contributions to Hip Hop, I tried…

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Top 10 Christmas Hip Hop Songs

Christmas time, cannot forget about Hip Hop; Especially the Diamond and Golden Era; the contributions to the holiday is actually more than Just Christmas in Hollis LOL I figured I’d take a moment to count down what I think to be the 10 Best Hip Hop songs of that Era 10. Run DMC – Christmas…

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15 Greatest 12″ singles in Hip Hop

Diamond and Golden Era was the focus here (1983 – 1993), the only other criteria was the single had to have another/different song on the other side (We’re talking vinyl here) There are tons of dope singles in Hip Hop history so I tried to go with two sided releases where both songs were dope…

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Lord Tariq – (Bronx #18)

“If gettin money’s a crime, well then I’m guilty as charged Filthy rich, Lord built to be large I’ll have the city sick Pullin that silver shit out the garage Under the sun with yo chick gettin a massage” Sean Hamilton, bka Lord Tariq (@TariqLord) is one half of the 90s duo Lord Tariq and…

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Top 10 Female Hip Hop Groups

Women were a huge part of Hip Hop, back in the day they were seen as equals, on par with their male peers and less as objects or needing a male artist to introduce them to the world. All female Hip Hop groups were popular for a minute in the 80s and early 90s, so…

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King Sun – (Bronx #19)

“So if you are such a scholar, why can’t you make a dollar You oughta make plans with the funeral parlor Dig the grave deeper, meet the grim reaper Sign on the line and resign, it’s cheaper For you to fade away, but it’s okay For you to come and see me rock at the…

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Top 10 Hip Hop Skits

The Hip Hop Skit seems like they’ve been around on albums forever, but really they popped up in 1989 with De La Soul’s classic 3Feet High and Rising when they gave use the De La Game show … This was played throughout the album which made it even more innovative, let alone the questions: How…

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Top 50 Hip Hop Albums of the 80′s (24 – 1)

The continuation of the countdown of the Top 50 Hip Hop albums of the 80s Here are Numbers 50 – 25 I had my own list completed to put on the site, but much in the vein of the Groups list, I figured to add more intrigue to the rankings I’d employ a few other…

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Top 50 Hip Hop Albums of the 80’s (50 – 25)

Another Hip Hop list similar to the 50 Greatest Hip Hop Groups of all time, this time we are counting down the 50 Greatest Hip Hop albums of the 80s. So these are Hip Hop Albums released from 1980 to 1989. I had my own list completed to put on the site, but much in…

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Top 10 Native Tongues Collaborations

I love the Native Tongues posse, they are ranked #2 in the Greatest Hip Hop Crews and helped usher in the Silver Era of Hip Hop “Black medallions, no gold” When they got together on a track it was always magic, so what I wanted to do is put my top 10 best Native Tongues…

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Dr. Jekyll – (Bronx #23)

Most people recognize Dr. Jekyll as Andre Harrell the CEO of Motown records, the founder of Uptown records and the man who “discovered” Puff Daddy But he was also a member of the Rap Group Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde they had the look of business men, always in suits and ties; their most famous…

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The 15 Greatest Old School #HipHop Dances

In the golden era of Hip Hop of course you had Breakdancing … Top rockin and the whole bit, but after a while that wasn’t prevalent in the clubs When you got to the clubs you had to be able to dance with someone and not windmill all over the place lol The best thing…

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Top Between the Sheets Samples in #HipHop

In 1983 The Isley Brothers released “Between the Sheets” it was an immediate hit and eventually went platinum (their first platinum album in the 80s … as they were a giant success in the 70s), the song also not only was the sole reason behind the conception of tons of 80s/90s babies but in the…

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Top 50 Hip Hop Groups of All Time (24 – 1)

Continuing on with the Top 50 Hip Hop Groups of all time, this is the final stretch … you’ve seen the bottom 25, and now it’s time to cap it off Again, there are some surprises as far as ranking, at least in my opinion … either way my personal ranking will be included so…

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1988 The GREATEST year in Hip Hop Music

I’ve designated The Golden Era of Hip Hop 1983 – 1988 a 5 year span, thought process is every year a good album or song came out cannot be the Golden Era and that in changes and shifts in the Hip Hop content so should the era Golden Era – Gold Chains and Sneakers Silver…

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Top 15 Beat Box Songs of All Time

Inspired by the “Top 10 Beat Box Artists” post I did, I wanted to actually shine a light on some of the songs those guys made, The emcee / Beat Box dynamic is one of the cornerstones of early Hip Hop and one of the more raw forms of the music … what I did…

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Top 50 Hip Hop Groups of All Time (50 – 25)

This site will have a lot of lists; Top 10, Top 25, Top 50 etc. revolving around Hip Hop this particular list will be the Top 50 Hip Hop Groups of all time It was real easy for me to come up with a top 50, and I was tempted to do that and post…

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Top 20 Hip Hop Crews (10 – 1)

Finishing off the countdown of the Top 20 Hip Hop Crews/ Collectives of The Golden, Silver, and Bronze Eras … For Numbers 20 – 11 Click Here! 10. Murder Inc. Later called “The INC” The crew, group, label founded by Irv and Chris Gotti along with Ja Rule blended Hip Hop and R&B more so…

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Top 10 Beat Box Artists

In the 80’s the DJ and the Beatbox were more important than the emcee in Hip Hop, the DJ has now turned into producers and “Mix Tape” crators and the Beatbox has all but been forgotten, I figured I’d make a post to spotlight 10 of the Greatest Beatbox artists in Hip Hop History Special…

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Top 20 Hip Hop Crews (20 – 11)

In Hip Hop other than having talent be it emceeing, beatboxing, DJing, or Breaking; you had to have a crew … a posse, as Hip Hop Music started to take over more and more artists had crews, crews of all kinds and fans would identify with them and treat them almost as sports teams, I…

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