Posts Tagged ‘ Golden Era Hip Hop ’

Podcast: Hilltop Hustlers

In this episode of the EHH Podcast I briefly discuss the Hilltop Hustlers … The Philly collective of Steady B, Cool C, Tat Money … for a second Three Times Dope; there’s even a Youngsters reference! 80s and 90s Hip Hop at it’s Philly Finest! Listen, Comment, Share … Tweet to me @TweetRhymesLife #EHHHilltop

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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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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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Podcast: The Hit Squad

This episode is all about The Def Squad! Ranked Number 3 on our Greatest Hip Hop Crews of all time list, my guest @ShareefJackson and I discuss: The Core Members Erick Sermon Parrish Smith K-Solo Redman Das EFX Keith Murray Jamal The Albums, The Songs, The Impact on Hip Hop … there’s even Shadz of…

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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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Podcast: EPMD

This episode is all about Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith, bka. EPMD Ranked Number 8 on our Greatest Hip Hop Groups of all time list, my guest @ShareefJackson and I discuss: Favorite lyricist (E or P) The Discography Favorite Songs Social impact Guest spots (LL, K-Solo, etc) The Videos And More From Jane to Steve…

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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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Story Rhymes #49 Act a Fool – (King Tee)

Counting down the 50 greatest Hip Hop story rhymes of the Golden and Silver era   Song: Act a Fool Album: Act a Fool Year: 1988 Producer: DJ Pooh “It’s Friday night on the streets of LA, I’m going out been hanging at the house all day” King Tee decides to get out the house and…

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Podcast: Hip Hop Roundtable I

    New Encyclopedia Hip Hop Podcast Episode! Today we are freestyling with a Hip Hop “roundtable” if you will, I’m joined by: @12Kyle and @RashanJamal The three of us discuss Golden Era Hip Hop music including: Favorite emcees Favorite albums Overrated emcees Underrated emcees Underrated albums   We don’t agree on everything which makes…

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Levi 167

Levi 167 was a part of KRS One’s first group “Scott La Rock & The Celebrity Three” Scott La Rock, KRS ONE, Levi 167, and MC Quality they made “Advance” in 1985 In 1987 Levi 167 recorded a solo 12″ on B-Boy Records named “Something fresh to swing to” with “Something for the other side”…

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The Bridge Wars

The Bridge Wars The Bridge wars was one of the greatest events in the Golden Era of Hip Hop, it sparked multiple classic songs, verses and gave birth to one of the greatest careers in Hip Hop History The Rivalry as you can call it all started in 1985 when MC Shan released his 12”…

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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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10 Hip Hop Questions: The Who

I post a lot of questions on Twitter (@TweetRhymesLife) So I figured why not put a couple on here, testing your Hip Hop Recollection … I’ve seen a lot of questions but none are really challenges, basic Hip Hop knowledge can answer them easily like “Who was the King of rock?” I decided to make…

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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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The Top 5 is Still Alive

So I wrote that BIG and Pac are NOT The greatest of all time NOR are they in the Top 5…AND that the Top 5 are STILL alive and over 30 (Shiddddd The top 3 is 40 and up) The Whole LIST is almost 40 What does it take to be labeled the GREATEST of…

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The Crates: “Truly Yours” (Kool G Rap)

In 1989 Kool G Rap & DJ Polo released their debut album “Road to Riches”; most people know the title song, the single “Men at work” and the song BBD sampled for their hit “Poison” One of the more slept on and underrated cuts from the album was “Truly Yours” Track number 4 on the…

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5 of the earliest Hip Hop / R&B Collaborations

These days in music it seems that every track has some sort of singing and rhyming in it, whether it’s a collaboration of some sort or the artist is doing both the singing and the emceeing (for better or for worse) But where did it all begin? Soon there will be a new list where…

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EHH Review: Criminal Minded

Criminal Minded is one of the most influential Hip Hop Albums ever created, and in my opinion the second greatest ever made Released in March of 1987 (Four or so months BEFORE Paid in Full) KRS – One and DJ Scott La Rock brought a certain edge and street to hip hop that was brand…

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Record & Response: A Fly Girl

The Boogie Boys were a group out of Harlem that made their debut with “A Fly Girl” and “You aint fresh” in 1985 The Single “A Fly Girl” is a Hip Hop Staple that details the type of woman that was hot on the streets at the time … “You’re not the prettiest thing girl,…

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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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Rakim

Rakim The God Emcee Hip Hop Hall of Fame for: Emcee Influential contributor/ambassador From: Long Island Crew Affiliation: None Debut Album: Paid in Full (1987) Best Song: “I aint no joke” Classic Singles: (7 Minimum for HOF Status) I aint no joke My Melody Microphone Fiend Paid in full Eric B for President Mahogany Move…

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