Weekend Rock Question: What’s the Best Hip-Hop Song of the 1990s?
We’re a week away from the highly-anticipated release of the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton. The pivotal West Coast rap group may have formed in the 1980s and released their landmark LP Straight Outta Compton in 1988, but their influence was the most felt in the following decade. It’s almost impossible to imagine what hip-hop would have sounded like in the 1990s had they not existed.
Now we have a question for you: What is the greatest hip hop song of the Nineties? It was a golden age for the genre with a stunning amount of great songs to pick from. “Juicy,” “Gin and Juice,” “Rosa Parks,” “Regulate,” “Gangsta’s Paradise,” “California Love,” “My Name Is” and “Fu-Gee-La” are just a tiny handful of the brilliant songs to hit the airwaves. It’s also the decade that gave us “Whoomp (There It Is),” “Mo Money Mo Problems” and “Crossroads.” The list just goes on and on. Feel free to vote for whatever 1990s hip-hop song you want, but please only vote once and only for a single selection.
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