DROP IT LIKE IT'S HOT
All the biggest mainstream hip-hop hits between 1995 and 2010
Nostalgia is basically just your past through rose-tinted glasses. Time and radio-led repetition can mutate your recollection of a memory through a more positive lens. For me, this applies to a lot of the pop/r&b/hip-hop music from the 90s because back then I was way too cool for school to be listening to mainstream music (lol).
"Hip-Hop hits are good and all," I hear you say, "...but why have you chosen this random timeframe to cover?". There's some method to the madness. We're starting at the mid point of the 90s because the previous playlist FLOW FOREVER pretty much has the 1980-1994 era covered well. That 90s mid-point also roughly marks a notable change in the tone of mainstream hip-hop to the catchy materialistic club version that dominates the charts to this day. And we're stopping at 2010 because as mentioned before, a classic is defined as popularity through time...so if a song came out in the last 10 years, there hasn't really been enough time to solidify it a classic.
Next week we cover pop music from across double this week's decade and a half.