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A 200+ Song 90s Hip-Hop Playlist

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After getting all cotton candy on y’all last week with the boy band business, I figured this week’s playlist should go a bit harder, something you can bop along to without having flashbacks of grown men wearing overalls and bleaching the tips of their hair.

Featuring: Keith Murray. Black Sheep. Brand Nubian. Jay-Z. Beastie Boys. KRS-One. Ma$e. Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Dr. Dre. Tupac. Notorious B.I.G. Mobb Deep. Ice Cube. Lil Kim. C.L. Smooth & Pete Rock. Queen Pen. LL Cool J. Warren G. Outkast. Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz. Fugees. Gang Starr. Cypress Hill. Digable Planets. The Beatnuts. Bone Thugs n Harmony. Nas. Mos Def. And more!

Here it is. Enjoy! 

Updated: The list in its entirety, below.

Black Sheep – The Choice Is Yours
Naughty By Nature – O.P.P.
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Summertime
Naughty By Nature – Hip Hop Hooray
The Beatnuts – Off The Books featuring Big Pun and Cuban Linx – Explicit
Cypress Hill – Insane In The Brain – Explicit Album Version
The Beatnuts – Watch Out Now – Explicit Version
KRS-One – Sound Of Da Police
OutKast – Elevators (Me & You)
Gang Starr – Mass Appeal
Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Shimmy Shimmy Ya
Ice Cube – Natural Born Killaz
House Of Pain – Jump Around
Mobb Deep – Shook Ones Part II
A Tribe Called Quest – Oh My God
C.L. Smooth – They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out
Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz – Déjà Vu (Uptown Baby) – Clean Version
Beastie Boys – Pass The Mic
Warren G – Regulate
Snoop Doggy Dogg – Gin And Juice
Queen Latifah – U.N.I.T.Y.
De La Soul – Me, Myself & I
Das EFX – They Want EFX
The Pharcyde – Passing Me By
JAY-Z – Imaginary Players
2Pac – How Do You Want It
LL Cool J – Around The Way Girl
Beastie Boys – Intergalactic
Busta Rhymes – Dangerous – Explicit LP Version
Junior M.A.F.I.A. – Get Money
Bone Thugs n Harmony – Tha Crossroads
LL Cool J – Loungin (Who Do Ya Luv)
Fugees – FU-GEE-LA
Dr. Dre – Still D.R.E.
Nas – The World Is Yours – Explicit Album Version
Pras – Ghetto Supastar (That is What You Are)(featuring Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Introducing Mýa)
Common – I Used To Love H.E.R.
JAY-Z – Where I’m From
The Notorious B.I.G. – Juicy
Busta Rhymes – Gimme Some More [Explicit Version]
Public Enemy – Welcome To The Terrordome
Heavy D & The Boyz – Now That We Found Love
Nas – It Ain’t Hard To Tell – Explicit Album Version
Wu-Tang Clan – C.R.E.A.M.
JT Money – Who Dat
The Luniz – I Got 5 On It
The Roots – Proceed
JAY-Z – Dead Presidents II
Nas – Street Dreams
Craig Mack featuring The Notorious B.I.G. and Rampage – Flava In Ya Ear – Greatest Hits Version
Mobb Deep – It’s Mine featuring Nas
The Notorious B.I.G. – Big Poppa
Mobb Deep – Quiet Storm
JAY-Z – Can’t Knock The Hustle
LL Cool J – Hey Lover
Wu-Tang Clan – Protect Ya Neck
Lauryn Hill – Everything Is Everything
A Tribe Called Quest – Electric Relaxation
Jermaine Dupri – Money Ain’t A Thang featuring Jay-Z – Clean Version
The Notorious B.I.G. – Warning
Ice Cube – Steady Mobbin’
OutKast – Rosa Parks
Dr. Dre – The Next Episode
Snoop Doggy Dogg – Murder Was The Case
Busta Rhymes – Turn It Up/Fire It Up
Ice Cube – It Was A Good Day
Ghostface Killah;U-God – Cherchez LaGhost
Cypress Hill – How I Could Just Kill A Man – Explicit Album Version
Wyclef Jean – Gone Till November featuring Canibus – The Makin’ Runs Remix
Eric B. & Rakim – Don’t Sweat The Technique
The Pharcyde – Drop
Fugees – Killing Me Softly With His Song
The Roots – What They Do
Nas – If I Ruled The World (imagine that)
Queen Pen – Party Ain’t A Party
The Notorious B.I.G. – Things Done Changed
Q-Tip – Vivrant Thing – Club Mix
2Pac – Keep Ya Head Up
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth – I Got A Love
OutKast – Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
Digable Planets – Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)
Nas – Nas Is Like
The Notorious B.I.G. – Hypnotize
MC Lyte – Cold Rock A Party – Explicit LP Version
Bone Thugs n Harmony – 1st Of Tha Month
Eminem – Guilty Conscience
Wu-Tang Clan – Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing Ta F’ Wit
Method Man – I’ll Be There For You/You’re All I Need To Get By
The Notorious B.I.G. – One More Chance
Junior M.A.F.I.A. – Player’s Anthem
Snoop Doggy Dogg – Who Am I (What’s My Name)?
Eminem – Role Model
Black Sheep – Flavor Of The Month
The Notorious B.I.G. – Sky’s The Limit
Skee-Lo – I Wish
Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise
The Notorious B.I.G. – Unbelievable
Puff Daddy – Been Around The World
Busta Rhymes – Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See – Amended LP Version
Big Punisher – Still Not A Player featuring Joe
Digital Underground – The Humpty Dance
Puff Daddy – Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down
Fugees – Ready Or Not
Queen Pen – All My Love
Busta Rhymes – Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check – Explicit LP Version
Naughty By Nature – Feel Me Flow
A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It?
Memphis Bleek – It’s Alright
2Pac – Do For Love
Puff Daddy – It’s All About The Benjamins
2Pac – California Love – Original Mix (Explicit)
The Notorious B.I.G. – One More Chance/Stay With Me Remix – Explicit Album Version
JAY-Z – Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)
Geto Boys – Mind Playing Tricks On Me
Juvenile – Back That Azz Up
The Notorious B.I.G. – Who Shot Ya
Salt-N-Pepa – Whatta Man
Eminem – My Name Is
A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum – includes ‘Can I Kick It’ Intro
JAY-Z – Ain’t No Nigga
DMX – Ruff Ryders’ Anthem
Onyx – Slam
2Pac – I Ain’t Mad At Cha – (Explicit)
Public Enemy – 911 Is A Joke
Method Man – Da Rockwilder
Wu-Tang Clan – Method Man
Juvenile – Ha
Missy Elliott – The Rain [Supa Dupa Fly]
JAY-Z – Can I Get A…
Lil’ Kim – Crush On You [Explicit Version]
Mase – Feel So Good
JAY-Z – Money, Cash, Hoes
Lost Boyz – Renee
Positive K – I Got a Man
The Lox featuring DMX and Lil’ Kim – Money, Power and Respect – Greatest Hits Version
Nas – Hate Me Now (featuring Puff Daddy)
Ahmad Lewis – Back In The Day
Foxy Brown – Get Me Home
Method Man – How High
Salt-N-Pepa – Shoop
The Roots – You Got Me
The Notorious B.I.G. – Ten Crack Commandments
JAY-Z – Brooklyn’s Finest
Da Brat – Funkdafied
Lil’ Kim – Not Tonight [Explicit Version]
Noreaga – SuperThug
Lauryn Hill – Lost Ones
Arrested Development – People Everyday
Silkk The Shocker – It Ain’t My Fault 2 – feat. Mystikal
Mase – 24 Hrs. To Live [feat. The Lox, Black Rob & DMX]
The Beatnuts – Watch Out Now – Explicit Version
Cypress Hill – I Wanna Get High
Arrested Development – Tennessee
50 Cent ( – How To Rob(Featuring The Madd Rapper) – Explicit Album Version
The Notorious B.I.G. – Just Playing
Trick Daddy – nann nigga
DJ Jazzy Jeff – The Next Movement
Arrested Development – Mr Wendal
Souls Of Mischief – 93 ‘Til Infinity
Big L – MVP
Rakim – Guess Who’s Back
KRS-One – MC’s Act Like They Don’t Know
Digable Planets – Where I’m From
The Pharcyde – Runnin’
KRS-One – Step Into A World (Rapture’s Delight)
Brand Nubian – Don’t Let It Go To Your Head
Common – All Night Long (Featuring Erykah Badu)
Big L – Put It On
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth – The Creator
Busta Rhymes (Featuring Zhane) – It’s A Party – Explicit LP Version
Beastie Boys – So What’Cha Want
Keith Murray – The Most Beautifullest Thing in This World
Nas – The Message
OutKast – Da Art Of Storytellin’ (Part 1)
OutKast – SpottieOttieDopaliscious
Method Man – The What
Grand Puba – I Like It
Camp Lo – Coolie High
A Tribe Called Quest – Hot Sex
Raekwon – Ice Cream
Master p – No Limit Soldiers II
Method Man – Y.O.U.
Missy Elliott & Da Brat – Sock It 2 Me – Amended Version
2Pac – All Eyez On Me
JAY-Z – Feelin’ It
JAY-Z – Can I Live
JAY-Z – Friend Or Foe
The Notorious B.I.G. – Dead Wrong – Featuring Eminem Explicit Album Version
Mos Def – Ms. Fat Booty
Cam’Ron – Horse & Carriage featuring Ma$e
Noreaga – N.O.R.E.
Gang Starr – The Militia – Feat. Big Shug And Freddie Foxxx
Coolio – 1-2-3-4
Nas featuring Aaliyah – You Won’t See Me Tonight (featuring Aaliyah)
Nas – You Owe Me featuring Ginuwine
Coolio – Fantastic Voyage
Beastie Boys – No Sleep Till Brooklyn
Beastie Boys – Sure Shot
Cam’Ron – Horse & Carriage (featuring Mase) – Dirty Version TC Mark

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  • jbux

    Not sure this requires a whole article. We have Spotify.

  • ruining music

    also. fuck spotify.

  • http://raymondthimmes.com raymondthimmes

    THANK YOU XD

  • Monica Haberl

    Spotify doesn’t exist in Canada! Can you make this available somewhere else somehow, or provide a track list?

  • http://gravatar.com/rzmaulana rzmaulana

    i hope there’s a tribe called quest

    • http://postcardsandpaperplanes.blogspot.com/ KSB

      that was my initial reaction… was not disappointed.
      quest is quintessential!

  • Chris

    You know your music. Great list

  • http://twitter.com/akoktsidis Alexandra K (@akoktsidis)

    this is the playlist I’ve been dreaming of . thank you

  • B

    epic.

  • http://inkdropspublishing.wordpress.com Dropped Ink

    Reblogged this on Drops Of Ink and commented:
    We love old school hip-hop…. LOVE IT!!!

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    the fuck is a spotify?

    please post a mediafire link or something downloadable as well…

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