My Favourite Hip-Hop Traxx
Hustle & Flow has me thinking of rap and hip-hop. I got into the genre in a big way during Public Enemy's hey days of the late 80s, early 90s. When grunge hit I found myself listening to a lot less hip-hop, but I've kept my ear to the ground listening for a good rhyme and beat ever since.
These aren't necessarily the best hip-hop songs of all time, it's just a quick list of tunes I'd burn onto a hip-hop mix if I was going to be deserted on an island or whatever. To make things interesting, I'm limited myself to one song per artists. And heeeeeere we go...
- Public Enemy - Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos
- 2Pac - Dear Mama
- A Tribe Called Quest - Scenario
- Beastie Boys - Pass The Mic
- Big Daddy Kane - Down The Line
- Digital Underground - Doowatchulike
- Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg - Still D.R.E.
- Dream Warriors - Wash Your Face In My Sink
- Eminem - Lose Yourself
- Eric B. & Rakim - Microphone Fiend
- The Fugees - Fu-Gee-La
- Geto Boys - Damn It Feels Good 2 Be A Gangster
- Cypress Hill - Insane In The Brain
- House of Pain - Jump Around
- Ice-T - O.G. Original Gangster
- Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day
- K-OS - Heaven Only Knows
- Kanye West - Jesus Walks
- Maestro Fresh-Wes - Let Your Backbone Slide
- N.W.A. - Alwayz Into Something
- Naughty By Nature - Ghetto Bastard
- Nice and Smooth - Sometimes I Rhyme Slow
- Outkast - B.O.B.
- Paris - The Devil Made Me Do It
No, LL Cool J and Run D.M.C. didn't make the cut, but it was close.
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