The Best Hip Hop Songs of the ’90s

We all know the ’90s were a great time for hip hop. Here are what we believe to be the best hip hop songs of the ’90s.

The Best Hip Hop Songs of the ’90s

If you’re a fan of hip hop, then you know that the ’90s were a golden age for the genre. From gangsta rap to conscious rap and everything in between, the ’90s were a time when hip hop truly came into its own.

There are too many great songs to list them all here, but some of our favorites include “Gin and Juice” by Snoop Dogg, “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang” by Dr. Dre, “Regulate” by Warren G, “I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get By” by Method Man and Mary J. Blige, “The World is Yours” by Nas, and “Runnin’” by Tupac Shakur.

What are your favorite hip hop songs from the ’90s? Let us know in the comments!

The Best Hip Hop Songs of the ’90s – Part 2

In the early 1990s, rappers like Snoop Doggy Dogg and Tupac Shakur brought gangsta rap to the mainstream with their hardcore lyrics and tales of life in the ‘hood. At the same time, groups like Public Enemy and N.W.A. were using hip hop to shed light on social issues like racism and police brutality. And artists like A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul were expanding the genre’s sonic palette with jazz-influenced beats and conscious lyrics. Here are 10 of the best hip hop songs of the ’90s.

The Best Hip Hop Songs of the ’90s – Part 3

In the third and final installment of our series, we take a look at the best hip hop songs of the ’90s. From Dr. Dre to The Notorious B.I.G., these songs defined a decade and continue to influence artists today.

The Best Hip Hop Songs of the ’90s – Part 4

In the fourth and final installment of our series on the best hip hop songs of the ’90s, we take a look at some of the most iconic tracks of the decade. From Dr. Dre’s “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang” to Biggie Smalls’ “Mo Money Mo Problems,” these songs defined an era and continue to be classics today.

The Best Hip Hop Songs of the ’90s – Part 5

The 1990s was a decade that saw the birth and rise of hip hop. It was a time when the music and culture were exploding, and the world was starting to take notice. From the East Coast to the West Coast, from gangsta rap to conscious rap, there was something for everyone. And while the decade is best remembered for its biggest hits, there were plenty of deep cuts and album tracks that are just as good, if not better.

In this series, we will count down the best hip hop songs of the ’90s, one year at a time. We will start with 1990 and end with 1999. This is part five, covering 1996.

The Best Hip Hop Songs of the ’90s – Part 6

There are countless great hip hop songs from the ’90s, but only a select few can be considered the best of the best. In this series, we’ll be counting down the top 50 hip hop songs of the ’90s.

6. “Gin and Juice” by Snoop Dogg
Released: January 1994
From the album: Doggystyle
Label: Death Row/Interscope Records
Snoop Dogg’s debut single, “Gin and Juice,” is a smooth ode to getting wasted that perfectly captures the carefree attitude of ’90s West Coast rap. The track features production from Dr. Dre and samples George Clinton’s “Atomic Dog.”

The Best Hip Hop Songs of the ’90s – Part 7

This is the seventh and final installment of our series on the best hip hop songs of the ‘90s. In this installment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the biggest songs of the late ‘90s and early 2000s. These are the songs that defined an era and helped to shape the sound of hip hop for years to come. So without further ado, here are the best hip hop songs of the ‘90s – part 7.

The Best Hip Hop Songs of the ’90s – Part 8

In the hip hop world, the ’90s were a golden era. The music was fresh and new, and artists were experimenting with sounds and styles that had never been heard before. From the west coast G-funk sound of Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre to the east coast hardcore rap of Nas and Wu-Tang Clan, there was something for everyone in the ’90s hip hop scene.

In this article, we’ll be counting down the best hip hop songs of the ’90s. This is part 8 of our series, and we’ll be looking at tracks 20-11. So without further ado, let’s get into it!

20. ‘Gin & Juice’ by Snoop Dogg
19. ‘Can’t Knock the Hustle’ by Jay-Z
18. ‘Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang’ by Dr. Dre
17. ‘Shook Ones Part II’ by Mobb Deep
16. ‘Juicy’ by The Notorious B.I.G.
15. ‘The World Is Yours’ by Nas
14. ‘In Da Club’ by 50 Cent
13. ‘What’s My Name?’ by Snoop Dogg
12. ‘/\ /\ (Y/\)’ by A Tribe Called Quest
11. ‘ Doomsday’ by MF DOOM

The Best Hip Hop Songs of the ’90s – Part 9

The ’90s were a golden age for hip hop. With the advent of Gangsta rap, the genre became more mainstream than ever before, and artists like Tupac, Biggie, and Snoop Dogg became global superstars. While gangsta rap might have been the most popular sub-genre of the ’90s, there were plenty of other great hip hop songs released in the decade.

In this article, we’ll count down the best hip hop songs of the ’90s. Whether you’re a fan of gangsta rap or alternative hip hop, there’s something on this list for everyone.

So without further ado, here are the best hip hop songs of the ’90s:

20. “Gin & Juice” by Snoop Dogg
19. “Runnin’ (Dying to Live)” by Tupac feat. The Notorious B.I.G.
18. “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” by Kanye West
17. “The Humpty Dance” by Digital Underground
16. “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang” by Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg
15. “Regulate” by Warren G feat. Nate Dogg
14. “Caught Out There” by Kelis
13.”Prototypes” by A Tribe Called Quest
12.”Oh My God” by A Tribe Called Quest

The Best Hip Hop Songs of the ’90s – Part 10

This is the final installment of our series on the best hip hop songs of the ’90s. We’ve saved some of the biggest hits for last, including songs by Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and Jay-Z. So crank up the volume and enjoy!

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