As hard as I try not to, from time to time I sound like the old school dude stuck in the past when it comes to lamenting the state of hip hop today versus its alleged glory years of the late 80s-90s.
For so many, music is a soundtrack for one’s life journey… the first dance, the first kiss…the first… So it stands to reason that older people would have a stronger infinity for music that defined either their youth or at least their most memorable moments.
There is no denying that Hip Hop in the 80’s and 90s was filled with great music and artists that made classics that not only endure, but keep a party going to this day. Rakim, KRS, Tribe, De La, NWA, Dre, Snoop, Cube, Jay Z, DMX, Nas, Geto Boys, Wu Tang, Run DMC, Beastie Boys are just a few of the artists that brought Hip Hop out of the shadows of the hood to international renown and influence. READ MORE