Hip-Hop to Me… A Panoramic View (HH101)

Hip-Hop to Me... A Panoramic View (HH101)

Allow me to get mushy for a hot second… My brothers and I here at The Buck Stop are hip-hop kids. We live, breathe and identify with the culture. We’re older now, but can still spend endless hours on very animated debates about the music. Hip-Hop has and is still sparking and nourishing our intellects. As we celebrate 50 years (!!!) of hip-hop, I thought I’d challenge my guys to encapsulate their favorite aspect(s) of this dear music in (duh!) 50 joints.

As far as I’m concerned, I’ve always been attracted by the confidence, resilience, the sharp senses, and the pride that exude from all the crafty rap orators on the 50 that I’ve picked. I look forward to your gleeful and passionate comments on my picks. And I have the fellas on the hot seat to do better!

(For the artwork, we had to use the wonderful Art Simpson collage of hip-hop luminaries! He also makes dope T-Shirts!)

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Take a look at the tracklist...

01. C.L. Smooth & Pete Rock ::: They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
02. Queen Latifah ::: U.N.I.T.Y.
03. Naughty By Nature ::: O.P.P
04. Reflection Eternal ::: The Blast (feat. Vinia Mojica)
05. Common ::: The Light
06. dj honda ::: Travellin’ Man (feat. Mos Def)
07. Lost Boyz ::: Renee
08. LL COOL J ::: Doin’ It
09. Apache ::: Gangsta Bitch
10. Warren G ::: Regulate (feat. Nate Dogg)
11. Fugees ::: Ready or Not
12. Luniz ::: I Got 5 On It (feat. Michael Marshall)
13. Thug Life ::: How Long Will They Mourn Me? (feat. Nate Dogg)
14. Big Punisher ::: Punish Me (feat. Miss Jones)
15. Rick Ross ::: Aston Martin Music (feat. Drake & Chrisette Michele)
16. DMX ::: Slippin’
17. Shyne ::: Bad Boyz (feat. Barrington Levy)
18. Makaveli ::: Hail Mary
19. Outkast ::: Elevators (Me & You)
20. Kanye West ::: Can’t Tell Me Nothing
21. Lil Wayne ::: Best Rapper Alive
22. Young Jeezy ::: And Then What (feat. Mannie Fresh)
23. T.I. ::: U Don’t Know Me
24. Lil Wayne ::: 6 Foot 7 Foot (feat. Cory Gunz)
25. Dr. Dre ::: Keep Their Heads Ringin’
26. Mobb Deep ::: Shook Ones, Pt. II
27. The LOX ::: Money, Power & Respect (feat. DMX & Lil’ Kim)
28. Freeway ::: What We Do (feat. JAY-Z & Beanie Sigel)
29. Nas ::: If I Ruled the World (Imagine That) [feat. Lauryn Hill]
30. J. Cole ::: No Role Modelz
31. Snoop Doggy Dogg ::: Gin and Juice
32. The Notorious B.I.G. ::: Gimme the Loot
33. Big Punisher ::: Twinz (feat. Fat Joe)
34. LL COOL J ::: Mama Said Knock You Out
35. Slick Rick ::: Children’s Story
36. Big L ::: Deadly Combination (feat. 2Pac)
37. Kendrick Lamar ::: Rigamortus
38. Mobb Deep ::: Quiet Storm (feat. Lil’ Kim)
39. Fat Joe ::: John Blaze (feat. Nas, Big Punisher, Jadakiss & Raekwon)
40. Wu-Tang Clan ::: C.R.E.A.M.
41. Dr. Dre ::: Still D.R.E.
42. Erick Sermon ::: Music (feat. Marvin Gaye)
43. Ol’ Dirty Bastard ::: Got Your Money (feat. Kelis)
44. The Notorious B.I.G. ::: Mo Money Mo Problems (feat. Ma$e & Puff Daddy)
45. Mos Def & Pharoahe Monch ::: Oh No (feat. Nate Dogg)
46. Mark Morrison ::: Return of the Mack
47. 50 Cent ::: Many Men (Wish Death)
48. Nipsey Hussle ::: Keys 2 the City
49. Geto Boys ::: Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta
50. Ice Cube ::: It Was a Good Day

Enjoy and come back soon...

Wraith Yoshi
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