So, what is the best Hip Hop track? Full stop (period) (etc).
I drive around a lot in work and ask myself such pointless but entertaining questions. Obviously we could debate this for every genre … but I thought we could start a debate on Hip Hop.
I am going to suggest 5 nominees. Perhaps we all could?
I thought about suggestion a debate on the criteria initially including the obvious question …. what is Hip Hop? But I thought ‘nah’ let’s just see what we come up with. My choices are dictated by my age to a degree ….
Here’s my 5;
(the short list included Outkast BOB, Lupe Fiasco – Push Kick, Salt N Pepa – Push it (oh yes), A Tribe Called Quest – Scenario, Notorious BIG – Hypnotize, Wu Tang Clan – Cream,
1) Eric B and Rakim – Paid in Full
2) Public Enemy – Fight The Power
Full 7 minute video that was never played on MTV
or alternatively the opening credits to ‘Do the Right Thing’ (the best opening credits in cinematic history?)
3) Luniz – 5 on it (is this choice controversial? one hit wonder … stone cold classic)
4) Dead Prez – Hip Hop.
5) Kanye West – Jesus Walks