The 40 Greatest Rap & Hip Hop Songs (1990-1997)


Here is the second entry to the “Greatest Rap & Hip Hop Songs” mini series. As said in the title, it covers rap and hip hop from the early to mid 1990’s. Usually I don’t like to have a video go more then 15 minutes, however this time period beheld many rap and hip hop legends that shaped today’s music. Despite the videos length, it is hard to select only a handful of songs. How do you think DMDB did with their selections? Let me know it the comment section.

1990 U Can’t Touch This … M.C. Hammer
1990 The Humpty Dance … Digital Underground
1990 Ain’t No Half Steppin’ … Big Daddy Kane
1990 Ice Ice Baby … Vanilla Ice
1991 How I Could Just Kill a Man … Cypress Hill
1991 Summertime … DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
1991 Mind Playing Tricks on Me … Geto Boys
1991 Mama Said Knock You Out … LL Cool J
1991 O.P.P. … Naughty by Nature
1991 Set Adrift on Memory Bliss … PM Dawn
1992 Scenario … A Tribe Called Quest with Busta Rhymes
1992 Tennessee … Arrested Development
1992 Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat) … Digable Planets
1992 Jump Around … House of Pain
1992 Jump … Kriss Kross
1992 They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) … Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth
1992 Baby Got Back … Sir Mix-a-Lot
1993 Dear Mama … 2pac
1993 Keep Ya Head Up … 2pac
1993 Whoomp! There It Is … Tag Team
1993 It Was a Good Day … Ice Cube
1993 Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang … Dr. Dre with Snoop Doggy Dogg
1994 Gin & Juice … Snoop Doggy Dogg
1994 NY State of Mind … Nas
1994 The World Is Yours … Nas
1994 Regulate … Nate Dogg & Warren G
1994 Whatta Man … Salt-N-Pepa with En Vogue
1994 I Used to Love H.E.R. … Common
1994 C.R.E.A.M. … Wu-Tang Clan
1994 Juicy … The Notorious B.I.G.
1995 Big Poppa … The Notorious B.I.G.
1995 I Got 5 on It … Luniz
1995 I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need … Method Man & Mary J. Blige
1995 Shook Ones Part II … Mobb Deep
1995 Gangsta’s Paradise … Coolio with L.V.
1996 California Love … 2pac with Dr. Dre & Roger
1996 Tha Crossroads … Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
1996 Killing Me Softly … Fugees
1997 Hypnotize … The Notorious B.I.G.
1997 I’ll Be Missing You … Puff Daddy with Faith Evans & 112

Dave’s Music Database (Source of Song List):
http://davesmusicdatabase.blogspot.com/2011/06/top-100-raphip-hop-songs-of-all-time.html

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