Here’s a new list for you to dissect and argue over. In their new issue, Rolling Stone gives us The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time. The list reads pretty much as you would expect it to (first and second place go to Grandmaster Flash for “The Message” and The Sugarhill Gang for “Rapper’s Delight” respectively), but I was happy to see the Geto Boys “Mind Playing Tricks On Me” and N.W.A.’s “Straight Outta Compton” at the number 5 and 9 spots.
As you can see above, Biggie, Pac, Em and Jay split the covers.
Read the full list, including an intro by ?uestlove, here.
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