90’s Old School Hip Hop Love Songs

a-tribe-called-quest_phife_dawgThe 90’s was a decade of transition.   Rock music added new elements as  Grunge, Industrial Metal, Ska, Pop Punk, and the rise of Electronica found its way into the mix.   But no genre was more affected more in the 90’s than Old School Rap/Hip Hop.   From the days of RUN DMC, Kurtis Blow, and B-Boy style, rap branched off into exciting new directions.  Gangsta, Jazz, New Jack Swing, G-Funk, Commercial Pop, Neo-Soul, Dirty South, Crunk, and the East Coast / West Coast influences permeated the decade.   Let’s take a trip back twenty years ago with four timeless hip hop love songs of the era including a special tribute to the passing of MC Phife Dawg (A Tribe Called Quest) on March 23rd this year.

“ELECTRONIC RELAXATION”    A Tribe Called Quest

“ANNIVERSARY”  (Quiet Storm Mix)    Tony Toni Tone

“ONE SHOT AT LOVE”  LL Cool J

“HOT BOYS”   Missy Elliott

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