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Episode 101 - Ode to 1990

  1. A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It?

  2. Public Enemy - Can't Do Nutthin' For Ya, Man!/Remix

  3. LL Cool J - Jingling Baby (Remix)

  4. Main Source - Looking At The Front Door

  5. Big Daddy Kane - Cause I Can Do It Right

  6. EPMD - Rampage feat. LL Cool J

  7. Special Ed - The Mission

  8. Special Ed - I'm The Magnificent (Remix)

  9. Brand Nubian - Slow Down (Pete Rock Remix)

  10. Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo - Talk Like Sex

  11. X-Clan - Funkin' Lesson

  12. Poor Righteous Teachers - Rock Dis Funky Joint

  13. Ice Cube - Jackin' For Beats

  14. N.W.A. - 100 Miles And Runnin'

  15. Above The Law - Murder Rap

  16. Gang Starr - Just To Get A Rap

  17. Eric B. & Rakim - Let The Rhythm Hit 'Em

  18. Boogie Down Productions - Love's Gonna Get'cha

  19. Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo - Streets of New York

  20. Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth - Funky Technician 

  21. Masta Ace - Music Man

  22. Grand Daddy I.U. - Something New

  23. EPMD - Hardcore feat. Redman

  24. Ice Cube - The Nigga Ya Love TO Hate

  25. Ice Cube - Endangered Species feat. Chuck D

  26. Public Enemy - Burn Hollywood Burn feat. Ice Cube & Big Daddy Kane

  27. K-Solo - Fugitive

  28. LL Cool J - To Da Break of Dawn

  29. Brand Nubian - All for One

  30. Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth - Strictly for the Ladies

  31. A Tribe Called Quest - Bonita Applebum

  32. Digtal Underground - Doowutchyalike

  33. LL Cool J- Around The Way Girl

  34. Eric B. & Rakim - In The Ghetto

  35. Eric B. & Rakim - Mahogany

  36. King Tee - Played Like a Piano feat. Ice Cube & Breeze 

  37. A Tribe Called - Quest - Youthful Expression

  38. KMD - Peachfuzz

  39. K-Solo - Your Mom's In My Business

 

Episode 101 is an ode to 1990.

 

This was a defining moment in hip-hop as the musical tides started to turn. The 80s were done, as were many of the styles and genres to come out of that decade.

 

Rap dominated the airwaves and took over pop culture as we know it. While both MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice were at the top of the pop charts, it was influential voices like Chuck D, Ice Cube and Shock G that provided the sounds cherished to this day.

 

The Afrocentrism movement was huge as legendary groups such as X-Clan, Poor Righteous Teachers, Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest, Brand Nubian and Public Enemy provided anthems throughout 1990. That same year, we had classics that were bound to wreck your body and say turn the party out…Treat ‘Em Right, Bonita Applebum, The Humpty Dance and Jingling Baby.

 

It wasn’t just music, the movies that came out in 1990 still hold a special place in our hearts. Watching House Party over and over. Laughing at Full Force saying everyone smells like pussies or when Chill couldn’t stop bumping the table while dragon-breath Bilal would try to mix.

 

Who doesn’t watch all of Goodfellas every time it’s on TV? Doesn’t everyone do the same yearly Christmas ritual and watch Home Alone?

 

Air Jordan V’s were on every kid’s feet. The Simpson’s were on every kid’s TV. Posters of Bo Jackson, Barry Sanders, Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky were on every kid’s bedroom wall. It wasn't just any year, it was one of the greatest. On episode 101, we pay homage to one of the most important years in hip-hop -- 1990!

 

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