Editors’ Notes Hip-hop in the ’90s went from the voice of the streets to the sound of America, taking over the charts, film, fashion and more. Dr. Dre’s 1992 solo debut The Chronic changed rap’s pulse: blaring drum loops were exchanged for lush low-rider funk; gangsta rap was now indistinguishable from pop. Though the spotlight moved to Los Angeles, New York rappers like Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep, and Nas made a grimy strain of “boom bap” that was gritty, vividly bleak, and lyrically intricate. Regional sounds slowly infiltrated the airwaves, including E-40’s slick “mobb music” (the Bay Area), the rapid-fire “chop” of Bone Thugs (the Midwest), the boom of 8Ball & MJG (Memphis), the crawl of UGK (Houston), and, most notably, the left-field rap of Atlanta’s Outkast. By decade’s end, Puff Daddy’s Bad Boy empire monopolized the charts and New Orleans labels No Limit and Cash Money turned DIY hustle into uncompromising sensations.

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ALBUM
Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)
3:58
 
Doo Wop (That Thing)
5:20
 
4:30
 
Nuthin' but a G thang (feat. Snoop Dogg)
3:58
 
You Got Me (feat. Erykah Badu & Eve)
4:19
 
It Was a Good Day
4:19
 
I Got 5 On It (feat. Michael Marshall)
4:13
 
You Know My Steez
4:07
 
The World Is Yours
4:50
 
Mind Playing Tricks on Me
5:08
 
Electric Relaxation
4:03
 
They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
4:46
 
93 'Til Infinity
4:46
 
Brothers Gonna Work It Out
5:07
 
California Love (feat. Roger Troutman & Dr. Dre)
4:44
 
Back That Azz Up (feat. Mannie Fresh & Lil Wayne)
4:25
 
Rosa Parks
5:24
 
Intergalactic
3:51
 
Hip Hop Hooray
4:27
 
Tha Crossroads
3:43
 
Shook Ones, Pt. II
5:25
 
C.R.E.A.M.
4:12
 
U.N.I.T.Y.
4:10
 
Passin' Me By
5:03
 
The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
4:11
 
If I Ruled the World (Imagine That) [feat. Lauryn Hill]
4:42
 
Ruff Ryders' Anthem
3:34
 
My Name Is
4:28
 
Slam
3:38
 
Big Pimpin' (feat. UGK)
4:43
 
Ice Cream (feat. Ghostface Killah, Method Man & Cappadonna)
4:13
 
Mama Said Knock You Out
4:49
 
Hypnotize (2014 Remastered Version)
3:49
 
Gin and Juice (feat. Dat N***a Daz)
3:31
 
Déjà Vu (Uptown Baby)
4:43
 
Still Not a Player (feat. Joe)
3:56
 
The Humpty Dance
6:31
 
Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)
4:21
 
I Used to Love H.E.R.
4:38
 
Player's Ball
4:21
 
Protect Ya Neck
4:51
 
4:07
 
Ms. Fat Booty
3:43
 
4:31
 
How I Could Just Kill a Man
4:12
 
Can't Truss It
5:21
 
Time's Up
3:26
 
Come Clean (E New Y Radio)
4:57
 
Put It On
3:37
 
Wake Up (Reprise in the Sunshine)
5:25
 
Proceed
4:35
 
3:46
 
You Can't Play With My Yo-Yo (feat. Ice Cube)
5:04
 
Sound of da Police
4:18
 
3:45
 
Uknowhowwedu
3:34
 
Bucktown
4:07
 
Flava In Ya Ear Remix (feat. The Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes & Rampage)
5:02
 
I'll Be There For You / You're All I Need To Get By (feat. Mary J. Blige) [Razor Sharp Mix]
3:44
 
I Got Cha Opin' (Remix)
4:24
 
Dirty South (feat. Big Boi)
3:34
 
Regulate (feat. Nate Dogg)
4:08
 
I Seen a Man Die
4:32
 
Tonite
5:23
 
Ain't No Future In Yo' Frontin'
4:04
 
New Jack Hustler (Nino's Theme)
4:43
 
Break the Grip of Shame
3:34
 
Fat Cats, Bigga Fish
5:54
 
La Raza
3:29
 
Check the Rhime
3:36
 
The Choice Is Yours (Revisited)
4:03
 
The Most Beautifullest Thing In This World
3:46
 
Ain't No N***a (feat. Foxy Brown)
4:02
 
The Bonnie and Clyde Theme
4:11
 
What You Wanna Do? (feat. Ice Cube)
4:10
 
Put Tha Monkey In It (feat. Soopafly)
3:50
 
We Can Freak It
4:10
 
On a Sunday Afternoon
3:47
 
Gotta Get Mine
4:24
 
Indo Smoke
5:22
 
Jus Lyke Compton
4:11
 
Who Am I (What's My Name)?
4:06
 
Blow Your Mind
3:54
 
Not Gonna Be Able to Do It
4:02
 
Krak Da Weazel
3:06
 
Live at the Barbeque (feat. Nas)
4:35
 
Who Got Da Props (Evil Dee's Deadly Mix)
5:06
 
4:10
 
Not Tonight (feat. Da Brat, Left Eye, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott and Angie Martinez (Remix)
4:12
 
I Wanna Be Down (feat. Queen Latifah, Yoyo & McLyte) [Remix]
4:16
 
Ready or Not
3:46
 
What They Do
5:57
 
Hell On Earth (Front Lines)
4:34
 
All That I Got Is You
5:20
 
Be a Father to Your Child
3:44
 
Fugitive
4:16
 
Love Sick
3:27
 
Daddy's Little Girl
4:28
 
Shakiyla (JRH) [Vocal]
4:05
 

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