Old School Hip Hop Music Help?

I love music and have been intrigued by the first hip hop songs. But I don't know where to start. Any suggestions?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    You can start by getting any of these albums:

    Me Against the World - 2Pac

    Illmatic - Nas

    Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem

    The Chronic - Dr. Dre

    College Dropout - Kanye West

    Doggystyle - Snoop Dogg

    Paid in Full - Eric B. & Rakim

    36 Chambers - Wu-Tang Clan

    Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... – Raekwon

    Tical - Method Man

    Liquid Swords - GZA

    Ready to Die - The Notorious B.I.G.

    Lifestylez ov da Poor and Dangerous - Big L

    Reasonable Doubt - Jay-Z

    4,5,6 - Kool G Rap

    Uncontrolled Substance - Inspectah Deck

    The Low End Theory - A Tribe Called Quest

    It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back - Public Enemy

    The Predator - Ice Cube

    Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A.

    Here are some songs to get you started:

    "Keep Ya Head Up" - 2Pac

    "Changes" - 2Pac

    "California Love" - 2Pac

    "Dear Mama" - 2Pac

    "Life Goes On" - 2Pac

    "Brenda's Got a Baby" - 2Pac

    "Hail Mary" - 2Pac

    Starin Through My Rearview" - 2Pac

    "Pain" - 2Pac

    "Krazy" - 2Pac

    "To Live And Die In L.A." - 2Pac

    "Bury Me A G" - 2Pac

    "Ambitionz Az A Ridah" - 2Pac

    "Juicy" - The Notorious B.I.G.

    "Hypnotize" - The Notorious B.I.G.

    "Big Poppa" - The Notorious B.I.G.

    "Mo Money Mo Problems" - The Notorious B.I.G.

    "Warning" - The Notorious B.I.G.

    "Notorious Thugs" - The Notorious B.I.G.

    "Sky's The Limit" - The Notorious B.I.G.

    "Dead Wrong" - The Notorious B.I.G.

    "Everyday Struggle" - The Notorious B.I.G.

    "Unbelievable" - The Notorious B.I.G.

    "Kick in the Door" - The Notorious B.I.G.

    "The What" - The Notorious B.I.G.

    "Things Done Changed" - The Notorious B.I.G.

    "Machine Gun Funk" - The Notorious B.I.G.

    "Goin Back to Cali" - The Notorious B.I.G.

    "Suicidal Thoughts" - The Notorious B.I.G.

    "One More Chance (Remix)" - The Notorious B.I.G.

    "Who Shot Ya" - The Notorious B.I.G.

    "No Scrubs" - TLC

    "Waterfalls" - TLC

    "Tha Crossroads" - Bone Thugs N Harmony

    "C.R.E.A.M." - Wu-Tang Clan

    "Protect Ya Neck" – Wu-Tang Clan

    "Method Man" - Wu-Tang Clan

    "Ice Cream" - Wu-Tang Clan

    "Triumph" - Wu-Tang Clan

    "I Used To Love H.E.R." - Common

    "U Can't Touch This" - M.C. Hammer

    "Hip Hop Hooray" - Naughty By Nature

    "O.P.P." - Naughty By Nature

    "Baby Got Back" - Sir Mix-a-Lot

    "The Humpty Dance" - Digital Underground

    "Doowutchyalike" - Digital Underground

    "Slam" - Onyx

    "Throw Ya Gunz" – Onyx

    "A B-Boy’s Alpha" – Cannibal Ox

    "It Was a Good Day" - Ice Cube

    "No Vaseline" - Ice Cube

    "Amerikkka's Most Wanted" - Ice Cube

    "Make 'Em Say Ugh" - Master P

    "Ruffneck" - MC Lyte

    "Dwyck" - Gang Starr

    "Moment of Truth" – Gang Starr

    "Mass Appeal" - Gang Starr

    "Words I Manifest" - Gang Starr

    "Reality Check" – Binary Star

    "Check the Rhyme" - A Tribe Called Quest

    "Buggin Out" - A Tribe Called Quest

    "Electric Relaxation" - A Tribe Called Quest

    "8 Million Stories" - A Tribe Called Quest

    "Award Tour" - A Tribe Called Quest

    "Can I Kick It?" - A Tribe Called Quest

    "I Left My Wallet in El Segundo" - A Tribe Called Quest

    "Excursions" – A Tribe Called Quest

    "Labels" – GZA

    "Adrenaline!" – The Roots

    "All About the Benjamins" - P. Diddy featuring The Notorious B.I.G

    "How I Could Just Kill a Man" - Cypress Hill

    "Let Me Clear My Throat" - DJ Kool

    "Tonite" - DJ Quik

    "Don't Believe the Hype" - Public Enemy

    "Rebel Without A Pause" - Public Enemy

    "Fight The Power" - Public Enemy

    "Give It Up" - Public Enemy

    "Night Of The Living Baseheads" - Public Enemy

    "Bring Tha Noize" - Public Enemy/Anthrax

    "Mama Said Knock You Out" - LL Cool J

    "I Can't Live Without My Radio" - LL Cool J

    "Going Back To Cali" - LL Cool J

    "I'm That Type Of Guy" - LL Cool J

    "Big Ole Butt" - LL Cool J

    "Boomin' System, The" - LL Cool J

    "Back Seat" - LL Cool J

    "Around The Way Girl" - LL Cool J

    "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" - Ol' Dirty Bastard

    "Life's a B*tch" - Nas

    "N.Y. State of Mind" – Nas

    "The World Is Yours" - Nas

    "Memory Lane" - Nas

    "If I Ruled the World" - Nas

    "The Message" - Nas

    "Doo Rags" - Nas

    "Purple" - Nas

    "One Mic" - Nas

    "It Ain't Hard to Tell" - Nas

    "I Gave You Power" - Nas

    "Thugs Mansion (NY)" - Nas

    "Money is my B*tch" - Nas

    "Street Dreams" - Nas

    "Queens Get the Money" - Nas

    "Regulate" - Warren G

    "Crush On You" - Lil' Kim

    "What Would U Do?" - Tha Dogg Pound

    "The City Is Mine" - Jay-Z

    "Dead Presidents II" - Jay Z

    "Shook Ones, Pt. 2" - Mobb Deep

    "Survival of the Fittest" – Mobb Deep

    "Ms. Fat Booty" – Mos Def

    "Children's Story" - Slick Rick

    "Mona Lisa" - Slick Rick

    "Teenage Love" - Slick Rick

    "Pop Goes The Weasel" - 3rd Bass

    "The Gas Face" - 3rd Bass

    "Steppin' To The A.M. " - 3rd Bass

    "Tonight's Da Night" - Redman

    "Blow Your Mind" - Redman

    "How High (Remix)" - Redman/Method Man

    "Bring The Pain" - Method Man

    "Microphone Fiend" - Eric B & Rakim

    "My Melody" - Eric B. & Rakim

    "I Know You Got Soul" - Eric B & Rakim

    "Eric B is President" - Eric B & Rakim

    "T.R.O.Y." - Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth

    "Straighten It Out" – Pete Rock & CL Smooth

    "Da Graveyard" – Big L

    "Flavor of the Month" – Black Sheep

    "Funky Cold Medina" - Tone Loc

    "Wild Thing" - Tone Loc

    "F*ck the Police" - N.W.A.

    "Ain’t No Half Steppin'" - Big Daddy Kane

    "Vapors" - Biz Markie

    "Pickin' Boogers" - Biz Markie

    "Me, Myself & I" - De La Soul

    "Nuthin' But a G Thang" - Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg

  • 1 decade ago

    Biz Markie - "Just A Friend

    DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince - "Parents Just Don't Understand

    Warren G ft. Nate Dogg - "Regulate

    L'Trimm - "Cars With The Boom"

    Yo-Yo - "Can't Play with my Yo-Yo"

    UTFO - "Roxanne Roxanne"

    Arrested Development - "Tennessee"

    EPMD - "You Gots To Chill"

    Whodini - "Freaks Come Out at Night"

    3(rd) Bass - "Pop Goes the Weasel"

    Common - "I Used to Love H.E.R."

    House Of Pain - "Jump Around"

    Spoonie Gee and The Treacherous Three - "Love Rap"

    The Roots - "What they Do"

    Kid 'n Play - "Rollin' With Kid N Play"

    Digable Planets - "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)"

    Slick Rick - "Children's Story

    De La Soul - "Me, Myself, And I"

    Geto Boys - "Mind Playing Tricks On Me"

    Kool Moe Dee - "How Ya Like Me Now"

    Tribe Called Quest - "Check the Rhime"

    Digital Underground - "The Humpty Dance"

    Ice Cube - "It Was A Good Day"

    Beastie Boys - "Hold it Now, Hit it"

    MC Hammer - "U Can't Touch This"

    Naughty By Nature - "OPP"

    Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force- "Planet Rock"

    Kurtis Blow - "The Breaks"

    Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five - "The Message"

    Dr. Dre - "Nuthin But A 'G' Thang"

    Sugarhill Gang - "Rapper's Delight"

    Public Enemy - "Fight The Power


  • 4 years ago


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