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Old 04-13-2011, 11:15 PM
 
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What is your favorite era of hip hop music? Mine is 1979-85, I thought the music had more of a dancing beat to it and most of my favorite hip hop songs are from that era.
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Old 04-13-2011, 11:51 PM
 
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Personally, I know a lot of people are going to ***** at me, but I always loved the late 80's, 90's and very early 2000's hardcore/gangsta and underground rap. I loved old school DMX, Necro and Ill Bill, M.O.P, Three 6 Mafia, Big Pun, Bones Thugs N Harmony, Ice Tea, Big L and many more. Heck, I loved 50 Cents Underground stuff, it was very deep and he was raw. Gangsta and hardcore always appealed to me and had that edge. I do love the more party and old school rap songs from the 80's and 90's as well too though. Like LL Cool J, Run DMC (Rock Box is one of my favorite hip-hop songs ever) but hardcore and gangsta rap is where it is for me when it comes to rap/hip-hop music.

So yeah, basically anything pre 2003 is what I enjoyed. I honestly don't like this gimmicky rapping era with rappers trying to hard to be rockish now (I.E. Lil'Wayne) or rappers trying to sing (I.E. Kanye West). I don't know, I just don't feel the rap songs these days, too corporate. The songs aren't bad and sure I'll dance to them if I am at a party but still, its not my thing.
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:55 AM
 
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Im not a fan,but I agree with you, Mopac.
The few songs I like is from that period.
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:08 AM
 
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80's & 90's.
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:00 AM
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I don't know exact years, but I guess early '90s. Public Enemy, NWA, Dr. Dre, Beastie Boys (circa Check Your Head).

Rappers don't seem to have much of a sense of humor anymore. There's NO WAY in hell the Fat Boys could have a rap career these days.
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:43 AM
 
Location: The Bay and Maryland
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93-95'. This is when Hip Hop peaked all across the country:


New York:






Houston:




The Bay:






L.A.




Atlanta:

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Old 04-14-2011, 10:48 AM
 
Location: The Bay and Maryland
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I forgot other classic 93-95' era Hip Hop from other regions...

Chicago:




Cleveland:

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Old 04-15-2011, 01:30 AM
 
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I don't know exact years, but I guess early '90s. Public Enemy, NWA, Dr. Dre, Beastie Boys (circa Check Your Head).

Rappers don't seem to have much of a sense of humor anymore. There's NO WAY in hell the Fat Boys could have a rap career these days.
There were a lot of great stuff from the early 90s and I remember liking MC Hammer, LL Cool J, Heavy D and the Boyz and Digital Underground, I didn't discover NWA until recently and I'm starting to like them
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:35 AM
 
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Here are some of my all time favorite hip hop tunes

YouTube - afrika bambaataa- looking for the perfect beat

YouTube - Coolio - Gangster's Paradise (Official HQ)

YouTube - N.W.A Straight Outta Compton (Uncensored)

YouTube - MC Lyte - Poor Georgie
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:29 AM
 
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When it comes to hip-hop/rap, my favorite era was 80's and early 90's.

I prefer the fun, comical lyrics of Run DMC, Fat Boys, M.C. Hammer, Twin Hype, Sir Mix-a-Lot. Then gangsta rap came and drove that stuff away. Public Enemy and NWA had some good stuff. Remember when M.C. Hammer dropped the "M.C." and just became Hammer to try and become harder edged to fit the mold of gangsta rappers? That lasted about two seconds. Well, I guess you might only remember if you're an old timer like me. Run DMC is the best, but here is a goody from Twin Hype:


YouTube - Twin Hype - Do It To The Crowd (videoclip)
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