This episode represents the first in a multi-part series exploring the question, "When did HipHop go from a predominantly creative outlet for artistic and cultural expression to a commercial tool wielded by jackasses for the glorification of ignorance, pathology, and conspicuous consumption?"
Using, the Billboard Rap charts as a guide, J (@HipHopTaliban), East Coast Dre (@AndreCole), and Professor Adolphus Belk Jr. (@abjrphd), examine HipHop music, month-by-month, year-by-year, from the Golden Era to the Trap — Along the way, identifying a list of suspects to later be charged with the high crime of attempting to kill HipHop!
Listeners can follow along with the discussion by downloading a pdf document containing 26 years of rap music charts HERE.
We also say a fond farewell to West Coast Dre and pay respects to Sean Price.
- 26:32 — 1989 - 1990
- 43:15 — 1991
- 51:18 — 1992
- 01:09:32 — RIP Sean Price