I was barely out of diapers when hip hop artists like Wu Tang Clan and Arrested Development were out, so I have no expertise on the subject whatsoever. Doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate these songs as prime examples of their art form. They don’t make songs like them these days. Or if they do, people don’t find them interesting anymore, which is a much, much sadder fact.
I have six songs on here, and these are the only ones on my list because I have a limited knowledge of old school hip hop (though I wish I knew more, so if you know songs that deserve a spot up there with the hip hop classics or legends, then just comment below, and I’ll add it on here, just so I can have a good list for this particular post – I’d be grateful too :) ). At the very least, most people would probably know Eminem and Macklemore/Ryan Lewis – not old school, but these artists have songs that push back against the stereotype of hip hop being all about money, women, drugs, and parties, a stereotype that has grown in strength during the last decade. Continue reading