Wednesday 10 January 2018

Generic list post: 1988 was 30 years ago!

30 legit jams from the year that Heathers was released, Kenneth Williams was declared deceased, and the number of great rap albums significantly increased.

Slick Rick - The Moment I Feared
Eric B. & Rakim - Lyrics Of Fury
N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton
Eazy-E - Eazy-Er Said Than Dunn
EPMD - You Gots To Chill
LL Cool J - Jack The Ripper
Public Enemy - Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos
Run D.M.C - Beats To The Rhyme
Ice-T - Drama
Ultramagnetic M.C's - Kool Keith Housing Things
Marley Marl ft. The Juice Crew - The Symphony
Kool G. Rap & D.J. Polo - Poison
Big Daddy Kane - Set It Off
Biz Markie - Vapors (LP Version)
MC Shan - So Def
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Brand New Funk
Three Times Dope - Funky Dividends
45 King ft. MC La Kim - We Got The Funk
Queen Latifah - Wrath Of My Madness
Too $hort - City Of Dope
Positive K ft. King Of Chill - Step Up Front (3 Heineken Technique)
MC Lyte - Paper Thin
J.V.C. Force - Strong Island
Sir Mix-A-Lot - Posse On Broadway
Jungle Brothers - Because I Got It Like That
De La Soul - Jenifa Taught Me (Derwin's Revenge)
Tuff Crew - My Part Of Town
Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew - Keep Rising To The Top
MC EZ & Troup - Get Retarded
Cool C - Down To The Grissle


Unknown said...

It's crazy that Rap music today doesn't even remotely resemble any of these songs lol.

hotbox said...

stoopid def slammin raps for all the ducks

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

My bank accountant Ben Franklin's just maxin'

step one said...

Can't argue with this tbh. Nice to see Tone Loc get a look in. Was more of a Funky Cold Medina fan back in the day. It's still the only song I've ever done at karaoke (once)

Juice and the boys All Stars said...

That second Shan album is a low-key classic.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

When is Step One gonna do a Tone Loc/Tove Lo blend?

discipline99 said...

Fuckin A. The list could go on and on.

Anonymous said... shits on your list.

rymsnitch said...

A little piece of bay history from 1988:


Kelvin Mack10zie said...


Yohan said...

Excellent list, as always. Was under the impression that Audio Two's Top Billin' was a 1988 track as well, it seems I was wrong as it dropped in 1987.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Top Billin' = officially the best rap song of 1987.

Anonymous said...

It's great that rap today doesn't resemble any of these songs. When I want something that's barely moved forward in 40 years and prefers instead to recycle its cultural high-points over and over again, I'll listen to some rock music.

Spartan said...

Trailer for Paramount Network’s upcoming Heathers TV series is liquid ball cancer:

Kelvin Mack10zie said...


No modern Yank shows shall prosper on my TV.