Hip Hop Megabands
Includes: Beastie Boys, The Black Eyed Peas, Black Star, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, N.W.A., OutKast, Public Enemy, The Roots, Wu-Tang Clan, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, and more!
Hip Hop Megabands (1994 to 2009)
When most people think about rap music, it is almost natural to think about the work of influential solo artists, but it is easy to forget that the hip-hop genre is also represented by a huge number of bands. From the classic vibes of groups the likes of "Run DMC" to the violent gangsta content of "N.W.A." and the artsy influences of "The Roots", hip-hop groups truly take the genre towards different directions, innovating the craft of MCing as well as expanding musical ideas with many approaches to sound and many unique and captivating possibilities that might elude the effort of a single solo artists. This playlist is all about representing the best hip-hop groups and paying tribute to artists who influenced generations of listeners. Whether you enjoy the pop appeal of groups such as "Beastie Boys" and "The Black Eye Peas" or you burn for the socially conscious lyricism made famous by iconic NY rap groups the likes of “A Tribe Called Quest” and “Wu Tang Clan”, this mixtape will captivate hip-hop fans. Give the gift of innovative hip-hop with this wonderful set list.