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Made a playlist of select tracks from stand-out albums of hip hop’s early-90s golden era (give or take). Here’s a Spotify playlist, but if you prefer another platform, here are the tracks, along with the artists and the LPs they appear on. Each of these is a jumping off point to an excellent album:

  1. Beastie Boys – Shake Your Rump (Paul’s Boutique)
  2. A Tribe Called Quest – Buggin’ Out (The Low End Theory)
  3. N.Y. State of Mind – Nas (Illmatic)
  4. Lauryn Hill – Lost Ones (The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill)
  5. Raekwon – Ice Water (Only Built 4 Cuban Linx)
  6. KMD – Get-U-Now (Black B*******)
  7. Public Enemy – Rebel Without A Pause (It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back)
  8. Ice Cube – The ***** You Love To Hate (AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted)
  9. GZA – 4th Chamber (Liquid Swords)
  10. Brand Nubian – Brand Nubian Rock The Set (In God We Trust)
  11. Queen Latifah – Rough (Black Reign)
  12. Masta Ace Incorporated – The Mad Wunz (SlaughtaHouse)
  13. Mobb Deep – Shook Ones, Pt. II (The Infamous)
  14. Electric Relaxation – A Tribe Called Quest (Midnight Marauders)
  15. Pete Rock and CL Smooth – All The Places (The Main Ingredient)

Note: Casual MF DOOM fans may like to listen out for his pre-DOOM guise Zev Love X as part of KMD on track 6.