How they Was Rappinā€™ in 1994


ICYMI: Check out ourĀ previous entries/playlists centred uponĀ 1991,Ā 1992, and 1993 respectively!

I hope two weeks was enough time for all of ourĀ Spotify (@Spotify) streamersĀ to fully digest our journey into ’93. Now that we’re just about set to take a look back to 1994, our trek comes with both good and bad news:

A bit of a disappointment as I had planned on integrating some lesser known faves of mine among the hits from the year. Nevertheless, I’m quite pleased with this playlist and still managed to incorporate a few overlooked and forgotten cuts. What a great year this was!

We’re also back onto ourĀ #WaybackWednesdayĀ shit for this week – happy hump day!Ā šŸ«


The best rapper of 1994Ā (according to Complex) : NAS

If not for Spotify‘s unfortunate limitations and related licensing standoffs, these classic cuts would have also been included:

da Bush Babees ā€“Ā Ambushed

Erule ā€“Ā Listen Up

Extra Prolific ā€“Ā Like it Should Be

Hard 2 Obtain ā€“ Ism & Blues

Kurious ā€“ A Constipated Monkey

Native Nuttz ā€“Ā the Nativez Are Restless

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth ā€“ the Main Ingredient

Scientifik ā€“ Criminal

In your opinion, did I miss any other significant tracks from ’94?

What do you think of these rap chronicles thus far – are you digging the playlists? Have a favourite playlist so far between 1991 and 1994? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for listening!

NEXT UP: How they Was Rappinā€™ in 1995! šŸŽ¤

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How they Was Rappinā€™ in 1992


In continuation of my blogĀ about How they Was Rappin’ in 1991, I’m back again with a new playlist to cover some of the best hip-hop tracks out of ’92!

Similar to its predecessor, this playlist sits at 35 tracks and clocks in at exactly 2Ā½ hoursĀ in duration. Click below toĀ enjoy this aural time capsule on anotherĀ fabulousĀ #WaybackWednesday!


The best rapper of 1992 (according to Complex) : REDMAN

Sadly, due toĀ SpotifyĀ (@Spotify) and the limitations presented byĀ its catalogue, there are some especiallyĀ significantĀ absences here,Ā most notably:

Dr. Dre – the Chronic

Diamond D & the Psychotic Neurotics – Stunts, Blunts & Hip-Hop

Da Lench MobĀ –Ā Guerillas in tha Mist

Hard KnocksĀ –Ā School of Hard Knocks

In spite of these omissions, I still feel thisĀ playlist provides a comprehensive look (and listen) into theĀ landscape of hip-hop, back as it existedĀ in 1992. Please letĀ me know your thoughts on these inĀ the comments below – hope everyone is digging the series so far!

NEXT UP: How they Was Rappinā€™ in 1993! šŸŽ¤

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