WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016 |
Posted by: Don Saas
We're not one of those sites that think hip-hop stopped being good in the 90s. You only need to listen to Kendrick Lamar or Chance the Rapper or Vince Staples or Kanye West or Run the Jewels or a host of other acts bursting with talent to know that's not true. But the 80s and the 90s were the genesis of much of the codified language we have for the genre today. And it's important to return to your roots regularly. You learn about your past, and you learn about the potential future. After Phife Dawg passed away last week, we've been thinking a lot about the the hip-hop of that era. And what better way to pay tribute to the legend than to shine a spotlight on our favorite hip-hop from the era that gave us Phife, Tribe, 2Pac, and countless other hip-hop acts that are among our favorites of all time.