30 years of Hip-hop

I somehow just feel compelled to make this post and put the list below, obtained courtesy of the BBC website.
2009, Marks the celebration of 30 years of Hip-hop, now I know this type of music is really not what many will consider sophisticated or even matured, and it has in the recent time become a representation for Gangster’s , Violence and Profane and Explicit lyrics that require censorship.
Well with all that said, I still believe that the in tracing the history and birth of this art form, YES! ,Art form, once can see that it was really creativity, that birthed Hip-hop, bringing something to be from seemingly nothing ,and despite the fact that it came out of the ghetto and worst black neighbourhoods in the United states, it has extended all over the world and across race boundaries.
I don’t support Violent , Profane or Gangsters Lyricisms through Hip-hop music, but I still realise that its a tall order to completely rid Hip-hop of such lyrics, basically because the image and gangsters persona, wheatear real or studio gangsters sells records.
Well 30 years and counting , I still think this form of music has come a long way. The future, well that I can’t say, even amongst Hip-hop heads ,Déjà’s and Artist there this affray of the “real Hip Hop” and the Commercial artist or those that rely on marketing schemes .
While Common say’s “ I used to Love her”, Nas said “Hip-hop is dead” but Lil Wayne sounding all in cloud 9 still makes money off Hip-hop lyrics “With a lolly pop clutched in his Lips”.

HIP-HOP 1979
Fatback - King Tim III (Personality Jock) | Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight | Xanadu & Sweet Lady - Rapper's Delight | Xanadu & Sweet Lady - Rocker's Choice | Sequence -


HIP-HOP 1980
Crash Crew - High Powered Rap | The Sequence - And You Know That | Afrika Bambaataa - Zulu Nation Throwdown Volume 1 | Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five - Super Rappin' No.2 |


HIP-HOP 1981
Boogie Boys featuring Kool Ski, Kid Delight & Disco Dave - Rappin' Ain't No Thang | Sangria - To the Beat Y'all Trouble Funk - Pump Me Up Grandmaster Flash & the Furious 5 The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel | Sugarhill Gang -
Afrika Bambaataa & the Jazzy 5 - Jazzy Sensation

HIP-HOP 1982
Sweet G - Boogie Feelin' Rap | Grand Master Flash And The Furious Five - Flash To The Beat (Live) | Masterdon Committee - Funk Box Party | Nairobi featuring Awesome Foursome - Funky Soul Makossa | Busy Bee - Making Cash Money | Grand Master Flash And The Furious Five - The Message | Grandmaster Melle Mel & Duke Bootee - Message II (Survival) | Malcolm McLaren & the World Famous Supreme Team - Buffalo Girls | Fab 5 Freddy - Change The

HIP-HOP 1983
Double Dee & Steinski - Play that Beat Mr. DJ (Lesson 1: the Payoff Mix) | Run DMC - It's Like That | Double Dee & Steinski - Play that Beat Mr. DJ (Lesson 2: the James Brown Mix) | Run DMC - Sucker MC's | G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz

HIP-HOP 1984
T La Rock & Jazzy Jay - It's Yours | Kool DJ Red Alert - Hip Hop on Wax Volume 2 | Whodini - Friends | Whodini - Five Minutes of Funk Davy | DMX - One for the Treble (Fresh) | Disco 3 - Human Beat Box | Grandmaster

HIP-HOP 1985
Run DMC - Together Forever | LL Cool J - Rock The Bells | Doug E. Fresh & the Get Fresh Crew - The Show | LL Cool J - Can't Live Without My Radio | Rockmaster Scott & the Dynamic Three - Request Line | Cutmaster D.C. - Brooklyn's in the House | Run DMC -

HIP-HOP 1986
Run DMC - My Adidas | Ice T - 6 In The Morning | Just-Ice - Cold Gettin' Dumb | Biz Markie - Make The Music With Your Mouth | Biz Kool Moe Dee - Go See the Doctor | Eric B. & Rakim - My Melody MC Shan - The Bridge Boogie Down Productions


HIP-HOP 1987
Eric B. & Rakim - I Ain't No Joke | Audio Two - Top Billin' | Kid-N-Play - Last Night | Eazy E - Boyz N The Hood Boogie Down Productions - Poetry | Public Enemy - Bring The Noise | Public Enemy - Rebel Without A Pause | Big Daddy Kane - Raw | Latee - This Cut's Got Flavor | Big Daddy Kane feat Biz

HIP-HOP 1988
Chubb Rock featuring Hitman Howie Tee - Caught Up (Remix) | Marley Marl featuring Masta Ace, Craig G, Kool G Rap & Big Daddy Kane - The Symphony" | Eric B. & Rakim - Microphone Fiend | Eric B & Rakim - Paid in Full (Seven Minutes of Madness Remix) | Public Enemy - Don't Believe the Hype | Mark 45 King - The 900 Number | Kid 'n Play - Do


HIP-HOP 1989
Slick Rick - Mona Lisa | LL Cool J - Big Ol Butt | Digital Underground - Doowhatchalike | De La Soul feat Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest & Monie Love - Buddy (Native Tongues Decision) | Slick Rick - Hey Young World | Nice And Smooth - Early To Rise | Chubb Rock - Ya Bad Chubs | MC Lyte - Cha, Cha, Cha | Slick Rick - Children's Story | De La Soul - Me, Myself And I | Tone Loc - Wild


HIP-HOP 1990
Digital Underground - Humpty Dance | LL Cool J - To Da Break Of Dawn | Gangstarr - Who's Gonna Take The Weight | Main Source - Looking At The Front Door | Boogie Down Productions - Love's Gonna Get Cha | LL Cool J - Boomin' System | Public Enemy - Brother's Gonna Work It Out | Terminator X And The Valley Of The Jeep Beats - Buck Wildin' | Public Enemy - Welcome To The Terrordome | Chubb Rock - Treat Em Right | LL Cool J - Jingling Baby (Remixed But Still Jingling) | Double X

HIP-HOP 1991
EPMD - Rampage | Kool G Rap And DJ Polo - Bad To The Bone | Brand Nubian - Slow Down | Ice T - OG Tim Dog - F*ck Compton | Ice Cube - Steady Mobbin' | Cypress Hill - How I Could Just Kill A Man | Ice Cube - No Vaseline | A Tribe Called Quest - Check The Rhime | De La Soul - A Roller Skating Jam Called Saturday |

HIP-HOP 1992
Naughty By Nature - Uptown Anthem | A Tribe Called Quest - Scenario | Afrika Bambaataa Presents Time Zone - Zulu War Chant | Eric B. & Rakim - Don't Sweat The Technique | Eric B. & Rakim - Juice (Know the Ledge) | Redman - Time 4 Sum Akshon | EPMD featuring K-Solo &
Fakin' the Funk (Remix) | Pete Rock & CL Smooth - T.R.O.Y. (They Reminisce Over You)

HIP-HOP 1993
Souls of Mischief - 93 'til Infinity | Wu-Tang Clan - Da Mystery Of Chess Boxing | Jeru the Damaja - Come Clean | Onyx - Throw Ya Gunz | Onyx - Slam | Cypress Hill - Insane in the Brain | Lords of the Underground - Chief Rocka | Fat Joe - Flow Joe | KRS-One - Outta Here | Diamond D - I'm Outta Here | A Tribe Called Quest - Electric Relaxation | The

HIP-HOP 1994
The Notorious B.I.G. - Unbelievable | Fugees - Nappy Heads (Remix) | Group Home - Supa Star | Nate Dogg & Warren G - Regulate | The Lady of Rage feat Snoop Doggy Dogg - Afro Puffs | Snoop Doggy Dogg - Murder Was the Case | Snoop Doggy Dogg - Gin & Juice | The Notorious B.I.G. - Juicy | Smif-n-Wessun -

HIP-HOP 1995
Mobb Deep - Shook Ones Pt. II | Smoothe da Hustler feat Trigger tha Gambler - Broken Language | Redman & Method Man - How High | Raekwon - Ice Cream | Raekwon - Criminology | Raekwon - Incarcerated Scarfaces | Ol' Dirty Bastard - Shimmy Shimmy Ya | GZA - Liquid Swords | Ol' Dirty Bastard - Brooklyn Zoo | Show & AG - Next Level (Nyte Tyme Remix) | Frankie Cutlass feat Doo Wop, Fat Joe, Ray Boogie & True God - Boriquas on da Set | The
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HIP-HOP 1996
Busta Rhymes - Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check | Fugees - How Many Mics | Fugees - Ready or Not | Fugees - Killing Me Softly | Jay-Z feat Mary J. Blige - Can't Knock the Hustle | Mobb Deep - Drop a Gem on 'Em | Mobb Deep - Hell on Earth (Front Lines) | Ghostface Killah feat Raekwon, Cappadonna & the Force MDs -


HIP-HOP 1997
Gang Starr - You Know My Steez | D.I.T.C.: - Day One | KRS-One - Step into a World (Rapture's Delight) | Puff Daddy feat The Lox, Lil' Kim & the Notorious B.I.G. - It's All About the Benjamins (Remix) | Busta Rhymes - Put Your Hand Where My Eyes Can See | Reflection Eternal feat Mos Def & Mr. Man - Fortified Live | Mos Def - Universal Magnetic | Mos Def, Q-Tip And Tash - Body Rock | Tha Alkaholiks feat Ol' Dirty Bastard - Hip Hop Drunkies | The Beatnuts feat Big Punisher & Cuban Link - Off the Books | Rakim - It's Been a Long Time | Rampage feat Busta Rhymes - Wild for da Night | L.L. Cool J feat Method Man, Redman, Canibus & DMX - 4. 3. 2. 1 |

HIP-HOP 1998
Pete Rock feat Inspectah Deck & Kurupt - Tru Master | Canibus - Second Round K.O. | Juvenile - Ha Silkk the Shocker feat Mystikal - It Ain't My Fault | Big L - Ebonics | Jay-Z - Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) | Noreaga - Superthug | All City - The Actual | DMX - Ruff Ryders' Anthem | Cam'ron - 357 | Cam'ron feat Mase - Horse & Carriage | Big Punisher featuring Joe - Still

HIP-HOP 1999
Q-Tip - Breathe And Stop | Mobb Deep feat Kool G Rap - The Realist | Dr Dre feat Snoop Doggy Dogg - Next Episode | Jay-Z - Jigga My Nigga | Dr Dre feat Snoop Doggy Dogg - Still DRE | Ol' Dirty Bastard feat Kelis - Got Cha Money | The Notorious B.I.G. - Dead Wrong | Eminem - My Name Is | Xzibit - B Please |


HIP-HOP 2000
DMX - What's My Name | Blak Rob - Whoa | Prodigy - Keep It Thorough | Royce Da 5 9 - Boom | Eminem feat Dido - Stan | Big L - Flamboyant | DMX - Party Up (Up In Here) | The LOX - Wild Out | MOP feat Busta Rhymes and Remy Martin - Ante Up (Remix) | Mobb

HIP-HOP 2001
Nas - Ether | Jay-Z feat Slick Rick, Q-Tip and Biz Markie - Girls, Girls, Girls | Mobb Deep - Cold As Ice | Outkast - So Fresh So Clean | Ludacris feat Nate Dogg - Area Codes | Jay-Z - Izzo (H.O.V.A) | Jadakiss - We Gonna Make It | Dilated Peoples - Worst Comes To Worst | Missy Elliot - Get Ya Freak On | P.Diddy feat Bad Boy Family - Bad Boy For Life | Ludacris

HIP-HOP 2002
Eminem - Without Me | NERD - Lapdance | Jay-Z - Hovi Baby | Nas - Made You Look | Noreaga - Nothin' | The Clipse - Grindin' | Erick Sermon - React | Punjabi MC feat Jay-Z - Beware Of The Boys | Cam'ron - Oh Boy | Talib Kwali - Get By | Nas - Get Down | Styles P - Good Times | Missy Elliot - Work It

HIP-HOP 2003
The Diplomats - Dipset Anthem | 50 Cent feat Snoop Doggy Dogg - PIMP | 50 Cent - 21 Questions | 50 Cent - Many Men | Lil Kim feat 50 Cent - Magic Stick | 50 Cent - In Da Club | Mark Ronson feat Ghostface Killah and Nate Dogg - Ooh Wee | Jay-Z feat Pharrell - Change Clothes | Pharrell - Frontin' | Snoop Doggy Dogg feat Pharrell and Uncle Charlie - Beautiful | Kardinal Offishall - Belly Dancer | Missy Elliot


HIP-HOP 2004
Kanye West - Gold Digger | The Terror Squad - Lean Back | Snoop Doggy Dogg - Drop It Like It's Hot | Kanye West - Jesus Walks | 50 Cent - Disco Inferno | Petey Pablo - Freak A


HIP-HOP 2005
Julez Santana - There It Go (The Whistle Song) | Ying Yang Twinz - Wait (The Whisper Song) | Lil Kim - Lighters Up | Young Jeezy feat Akon - Soul Survivor | Rhymefest feat Kanye West - Brand New | 50 Cent - Hustler's Ambition | Cassidy feat Swizz Beatz - I'm A Hustler | Kanye West - Diamonds From Sierra Leone | Kanye West feat Nas - We Major |


HIP-HOP 2006
The Game - It's Okay (One Blood) | Jim Jones - We Fly High | Nas - Hustlers | Lil Jon And Da Eastside Boyz - Snap Ya Fingers | Snoop Doggy Dogg feat B Real - Vato | Rick Ross - Hustlin' | Lupe Fiasco - I Gotcha | T.I. - Why You Wanna | The Game - Let's Ride | Lupe Fiasco - Kick Push | Pharoahe Monch - Push | Jay-Z - Show Em What You Got | Ghostface Killah - The Champ | Chamillionaire - Riding Dirty | T.I. - What U Know | DJ UNK - Walk It Out | Young Dro Feat T.I. - Shoulder Lean | Nas - Hip-Hop Is Dead

HIP-HOP 2007
DJ Khaled - We Takin' Over | J Kwon - Tipsy | 50 Cent feat Justin Timberlake - Ayo Technology | Mims - This Is Why I'm Hot | Lupe Fiasco - Dumb It Down | T.I. - Big Things Poppin' | Swizz Beatz feat Lil Wayne and R Kelly - It's Me Bitches (Remix) | Jay-Z - Roc Boys | KRS-One, Rakim, Kanye West and Nas - Classic | 50 Cent - I Get Money | Kanye West - Flashing Lights | Soulja Boy - Crank Dat (Soulja Boy) | Kanye West - Good Life | Kanye West - Stronger | Cassedy - My Drink And My 2 Step | Eve - Tambourine

HIP-HOP 2008 to 2009
Lil Wayne - A Millie | M.I.A. - Paper Planes | T.I. feat Kanye West, Jay-Z and Lil Wayne - Swagger Like Us | Jay-Z - Brooklyn Go Hard | Lil Wayne - Mrs Officer | Jay-Z - Jockin' Jay-Z (Dope Boy Fresh) | 50 Cent - Get Up | Kanye West - Love Lockdown | DJ Khaled - Out Here Grindin' | Eminem feat 50 Cent and Dr Dre - Crack A Bottle | Common feat Pharrell - Announcement | Lupe Fiasco feat Matthew Santos - Superstar | Lil Wayne - Lollipop | Jim Jones feat Ron Browz - Pop Champagne | T.I. - Whatever You Like | Rick Ross - The Boss | 50 Cent - What Tia Told Me | Jay-Z - My President Is Black (DC Mix) | Jaguar Skills Outro

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