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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hip Hop in the 90's

In the summer of 1989 Public Enemy made changes in the form of "Fight the Power," which provided the end for hip-hop's first "golden age." Rap in 1990 focused largely on pop chart presence. The genres first two actual pop superstars, MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice, released their breakthrough albums that year.

Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. are linked together in the minds of fans. Both were greatly talented, both changed the face of hip-hop before their murders. Losing two of its biggest and most talented stars in 1996 and 1997 signaled the end of an era.

1 comment:

  1. When I was doing my blog post on the politics in Hip-Hop, I started thinking about how different Hip-hop in the 90s and even today and then I realized how in the 90s Hip Hop changed to a more materialistic outlook where money meant everything. Of course, who can blame them? Money drives everything and this new form of music caught on fire. Great post and great job!