How they Was Rappinā€™ in 1994

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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«

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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

Extra Prolific ā€“Ā Like it Should Be

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!

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How they Was Rappin’ in 1991

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Rap music is the best.

Moving forward, I’ve decided to curate some Spotify (@Spotify) playlists specific to the most integral years of hip-hop, startingĀ with the year of 1991.

Unfortunately, there are someĀ significant gaps in the SpotifyĀ catalogue. Due to this, IĀ was unable to include cuts off landmark albums such as De La Soul‘s (@WeAreDeLaSoul) De La Soul is Dead, Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth‘s All Souled Out EP, Tim Dog‘s iconic Penicillin on Wax, Godfather Don‘s Hazardous,Ā Words from the Genius by the Genius / GZAĀ (@theRealGZA), and From Pyramids to Projects by Two Kings in a Cipher. And in spite of its divisive reputation, it would have been nice to have had the option to include a track off ofĀ Big Daddy Kane‘s Prince of Darkness.

Nevertheless, at 2Ā½ hours long and 35 tracks, hopefully theĀ playlist below provides you with a comprehensive look intoĀ how theĀ hip-hop landscape was operating back in ’91.

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The best rapper of 1991 (according to Complex) : Q-TIP

NEXT UP: How they Was Rappin’ in 1992! šŸŽ¤