THE BOMB SQUAD- Public Enemy, Slick Rick, Ice Cube
LARGE PROFESSOR- Kool G Rap, Main Source, Nas
DJ PREMIER- Gangstarr, Group Home, Jeru The Damaja,
ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD- A Tribe Called Quest
PETE ROCK- Pete Rock n CL Smooth
ERIK SERMON- EPMD
LORD FINESSE- Lord Finesse, Diggin In The Crates
PRINCE PAUL- Stetsasonic, De La Soul, Big Daddy Kane
CED G- Ultra Magnetic, KRS One
PUFF DADY(DIDDY) AND THE HITMEN- Biggie Smalls, Craig G, The Lox, Lil Kim
RZA-Wu Tang Clan, Raekwon the Chef, GZA
now, for all of you Soundscan kida, a couple of these dudes did not move mad units. i say that cause you soundscan babies equate sales with talent. some of the dudes on this list have made some of THE MOST INFLUENTIAL music in hip hop history, and a couple have made some of the most influential music in MUSIC period. for those of you who don't know, get familiar with the names on this list and their work. you might get opened up to a whole new perspective.
my vote goes with THE BOMB SQUAD just on the strength of Public Enemy alone. the amount of layering that was done in those records could not be achieved today- it would cost too much. they would have 3 or 4 drum loops movin together with programmed drums over top of it. BEFORE they got to the music. pure genius. they are often cited by all the major mags as some of the most important music ever made.
but thats my opinion. what do you think?
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011 Culture 3 comments