The 90s were without a doubt, the golden age of rap. A legendary tune — and one that made a hip-hop hopeful one of the most respected rappers in the world. The first ladies of s hip-hop, New York trio Salt, Pepa and DJ Spinderella broke down barriers with their effortlessly fresh tunes and ballsy attitude. With Snoop Dogg on board, this seamlessly funky four minutes set the bar for the next twenty years. Somehow though, in his hit single, Jay managed to make stage brats sound cool, going platinum in the process. This former hardcore punk band showed a flash of their rowdy roots with this riff-heavy single. A Dr Dre production, it sees Snoop in his happy place: a debauched party full of weed, women and booze. It was this track that set up Snoop as one of the biggest characters in the game. Public Enemy, one of the most important rap acts of the s, maintained their relevance in the following decade.
Hip hop become a flourishing music genre in the s thanks to rappers from the East and West coasts who delivered beats and rhymes that went mainstream. To celebrate Coolio's 54th birthday on Aug. Coolio real name: Artis Ivey Jr. After the '90s, Coolio's rap game waned. But in recent years, Coolio has found another audience: foodies. In , he launched the show "Coolio's Rules," which led to "Cooking With Coolio," a web series, shortly after. He also appeared on the reality series "Celebrity Wife Swap" in In , Coolio dropped a new single, "Kill Again," as part of a new EP and he is currently back on the road resurrecting his career on the "I Love the '90s" tour alongside other nostalgic artists of the decade.
The best '90s rappers and rap groups brought us some of the best rap songs of all time with artists like Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, and the Notorious B. Often described as the "golden age" of hip hop and rap, the s introduced many rappers and rap groups that would go on to become the best rappers of all time. During the beginning of the decade, prominent acts and rappers like Ice Cube, LL Cool J, and Public Enemy led the charts as their fame, first established in the s, continued. Each brought something new and interesting to the rap world, such as Ice Cube's release of "Death Certificate," which dealt with real-world issues like racism, Los Angeles gangs, and drugs. As the decade continued, one of the best rap albums of all time came along in Dre's "The Chronic" made the now-legendary producer and rapper's name, along with the name of another up-and-coming rapper, Snoop Dogg, known around the world.
Golden age hip hop is a name given to mainstream hip hop music created from the mids to mids,   particularly by artists and musicians originating from the New York metropolitan area. Releases by these acts co-existed in this period with, and were as commercially viable as, those of early gangsta rap artists such as Schoolly D , Ice-T , Geto Boys , N. The golden age is noted for its innovation — a time "when it seemed that every new single reinvented the genre,"  according to Rolling Stone. Referring to "hip-hop in its golden age",  Spin 's editor-in-chief Sia Michel said, "there were so many important, groundbreaking albums coming out right about that time",  and MTV 's Sway Calloway added: "The thing that made that era so great is that nothing was contrived.