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These Hip-Hop Classics Are 30 Years Old

by Black America Web

All year long artists and fans alike have been celebrating #HipHop50. In many people’s eyes, August 11, 1973, is hip-hop’s birthday. On that day, DJ Kool Herc threw a block party at 1520 Sedgewick Avenue in the Bronx. Since that time, hip-hop has become one of, if not the most popular genre of music and a force in popular culture. Whether it’s the music itself, the fashion, or even the lingo, there isn’t a music genre more influential than hip-hop. Due to its larger-than-life stars and their exceptional talents, hip-hop has morphed into the preeminent voice of youth over its 50-year history. Every year since its inception, hip-hop has released countless classic albums. 30 years ago wasn’t any different. In fact, many consider 1993 one of the best years in hip-hop history.

In the early nineties, although still in its premature stages, hip-hop was well on its way to becoming the global phenomenon it is today. The decade before seeing the likes of Public Enemy, Run-DMC, N.W.A., Salt-N-Pepa, MC Lyte, LL Cool J, and many more stepped into the spotlight. The following decade continued the dominance of the one that preceded it. Some might even say that it overlapped it and took hip-hop to new heights never reached before. How can anyone disagree? The 90s literally ushered in hip-hop’s biggest and greatest stars ever (Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z).

1993 in specifically is a year that will always stand out. The West Coast had a lot to say, holding the top three-selling hip-hop albums of the year. Snoop Dogg released his debut album Doggystyle, Cypress Hill released their second album Black Sunday and Ice Cube released his fourth studio album Lethal Injection. Those albums were just the tip of the iceberg. Fans were also blessed with releases from the aforementioned Tupac Shakur (Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z…and LL Cool J (14 Shots to the Dome). Queen Latifah (Black Reign), the Wu-Tang Clan (Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)), and Mobb…

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