Best Hip Hop Songs from 1994 Livestream Chat | The 808th Chamber Ep. 119


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We’re back with our Patreon livestream chat (called The 808th Chamber) with more shouts for our alien playlist - 100 90s Songs You’d Play to An Alien to Define Hip Hop (full list So much to dive into from 1994, including Gravediggaz, DJ Quik, Notorious B.I.G, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Warren G, Dogg Pound, Jeru the Damaja…and also Sam Sneed and Vanilla Ice 😭

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Show Notes:

  • Least hip hop thing in the last 24 hours? (08:45)
  • Tracks from ’94: Sam Sneed’s ‘U Better Recognize’, Vanilla Ice’s ‘Hit ‘Em Hard’, Notorious B.I.G’s ‘Juicy’, Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s ‘All the Places’, Warren G’s ‘Regulate’, Shyheim the Rugged Child, Volume 10’s ‘Pistol Grip Pump’ (22:00)
  • Gravediggaz’s ‘1-800-Suicide’, The Boogiemonsters’ ‘Old Man Jacob’s Well’, Redman’s ‘Can’t Wait’ (36:30)
  • DJ Quik’s ‘Dollaz + Sense’, OutKast and Gang Starr (44:30)
  • Dogg Pound’s ‘What Would U Do?’, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube’s ‘Natural Born Killaz’ (51:15)
  • Craig Mack’s ‘Flava in Ya Ear’, Beastie Boys, Casual, Organized Konfusion’s ‘Stray Bullet’ (54:30)
  • Jeru the Damaja’s ‘Come Clean’, OC’s ‘Time’s Up’ (1:00:10)
  • Wildcard: Pharoahe Monch’s ‘Simon Says’ (1:07:56)
  • Wildcard: Ice Cube’s ‘When Will They Shoot?’ (1:12:14)
  • Wildcard: MF DOOM’s ‘Rhymes Like Dimes’ (1:14:39)

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