Day 88 is dedicated to the some of the best years of my life regarding the hip hop landscape and the impacting influences that shaped my taste and desire to be an emcee and a producer. The year was 1988, one year before Rap, or hip hop was officially recognized by the Recording Academy of the Grammys. Not that it mattered one bit, as no one or anything could have put a stop to the heavy hitting and diverse offering of hip hop that was being released that year and defining “Classic Material” in the Golden Era of the culture.
Rolling Stones Magazine indicated what they thought were the most important hip hop albums that made rap explode into the still-growing, worldwide phenomenon it is today, and I’d have to agree with nearly all 15 selected.
Any opinions, hit me up!
PUBLIC ENEMY – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
RUN-DMC – Tougher Than Leather
SLICK RICK – The Adventures of Slick Rick
EPMD – Strictly Business
Now, just think about that for a minute. In today’s market where the todays artists are forced to sound like each other. When will we ever relive a time where there was this much dopeness and diversity in one genre? WOW..part II coming.