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5 Essential tracks from the Golden Age of 90's Hip-Hop - Weekend Playlist

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5 Essential tracks from the Golden Age of 90's Hip-Hop - Weekend Playlist

The 90s were without a doubt, the golden age of rap. The emergence of N.W.A. marks the beginning of Hip-Hop revolution which brings in notice the new facets of life that people lives in the Ghetto area. The lyrics are used to vent out the aggression or to retaliate oppression that people facing in life.  
Yahavi brings you a killer playlist of the 5 finest hip-hop tracks of the 1990s.

1. It Was A Good Day - Ice Cube
Like Dr Dre, Ice Cube was a former member of NWA. The first to break away from the seminal 1980s gangster rap group, he released a run of brilliant solo tracks, including this chilled out effort from his 1992 album ‘The Predator’. The track sees him having a pretty perfect 24 hours – smoking, shagging and getting some trashy take-out in his South Central neighbourhood. It's the simple things, isn't it?

2. California love - 2Pac
Yet another Dr Dre-related jam, this 1995 classic came out just after 2Pac was released from jail. A celebration of all things California.

3. Gin & Juice - Snoop Dogg
Snoop’s second single showcased the rapper’s now iconic, laconic drawl and received a Grammy nomination in the process. A Dr Dre production, it sees Snoop in his happy place: a debauched party full of weed, women and booze. It was this track that set up Snoop as one of the biggest characters in the game. 

4. Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang - Dr Dre
Following his formative stint with NWA, Dr Dre slipped into the limelight with his debut solo album ‘The Chronic’, which just so happened to be one of the best rap records of all time. With Snoop Dogg on board, this seamlessly funky four minutes set the bar for the next twenty years. One of hip-hop’s high watermarks.

5. The World Is Yours - Nas
Taken from his stunning 1994 debut album, ‘Illmatic’, ‘The World Is Yours’ mixes up the mythology of Scarface with Nas’ own NYC upbringing, complete with shoutouts to all of the five boroughs. A legendary tune – and one that made a hip-hop hopeful one of the most respected rappers in the world.