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Good Hip-Hop Music (1995-00): Going Global
The rivalry between east and west coast hip-hop scenes culminated horrifically with the shootings of 2pac and The Notorious B.I.G. in the mid-to-late 90s. That didn’t... show more
Good Hip-Hop Music (2005-10): Diamonds in the Rough
Despite alternative hip hop finally earning acceptance in the mainstream, the late 2000s was something of a transitional period for the genre. Sales were on the... show more
Good Hip-Hop Music (2010-15): The Professional Era
Recent releases from Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West suggest that innovative and experimental hip hop is beginning to receive widespread coverage. With gangsta rap declining in... show more
Good Hip-Hop Music (2000-05): A Return to the Elements
Though hip hop had reached a commercial peak by the early 2000s, fewer mainstream albums received critical acclaim. An alternative movement of rap artists sprung up,... show more
Good Hip-Hop Music (1990-95): An Old School Rap-Up
Hip hop as a genre has only spanned three-and-a-half decades – probably younger than half our readers’ parents – but its impact has been resounding. Everyone... show more
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