I started compiling a list a couple months back of my favorite rap tracks from the 90s. When all was said and done, I had 801 tracks, and that was me being pretty fastidious. I got it down to around 125 now and I'm gonna roll it out, top 100 countdown style.
I'm just going to do a few per day (or so) and talk about the reasons I like them and what not. It'll probably get long and tedious after a while, so sorry about that in advance.
A few caveats:
1. These aren’t necessarily my all time favorite 100; I chose not to include any of the hip-hop songs that were in pitchforks top 200 tracks of the 90's. Most of those would/should be on here, but I went more for the not-so-obvious choices in some cases to keep it fresh, and hopefully somewhat educational.
2. I tried to keep it to one track per artist (besides guest spots), otherwise my list would have just been a load of DJ Quik, Outkast, Mobb Deep, Wu, etc. My initial list had 16 Notorious BIG cuts; so choosing just one of those is a crapshoot, as is such with lists.
3. This isn’t a thread for you to post your lists into…yet, so please wait until I’m done. But feel free to talk about any of the tracks/artists that are mentioned, or maybe link up your favorite track by said artist, etc.