Before The Glitter: We asked you what the best year in hip-hop was and you answered. Here’s the first in a series of playlists that will feature music from the era you picked as the greatest in hip-hop…thus far: ’87-’99. This first installment features music from De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, The Jungle Brothers, Queen Latifah, Kid N Play, Special Ed, Monie Love, Chubb Rock, Pete Rock & CL Smooth and more. Check it out.

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You listen to us on the regular. We listen to you too…We asked a couple of weeks ago what the best year ever in hip-hop was. There was no clear individual year that surfaced (though ’93 and ’94 got a lot of votes) but there was an overwhelming consensus that ’87-’99 was one of the best periods thus far. Over the next several weeks, we will be doing (mostly) video playlists that celebrate that era. Sometimes the playlists will be themed, other times they will just be good ish we think knocks that week. Overall, we hope to put together a body of work that does the era justice. This first week, we are starting off with music that has a light nature to it. With all the slangin’ and bangin’ that has been prevalent over the last several years, it seemed appropriate to do a hard reset to start oof this series. So, in this installment, you’ll hear early music from artists like De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, The Jungle Brothers, Queen Latifah, Kid N Play, Special Ed, Monie Love, Chubb Rock, Pete Rock & CL Smooth and more. Before the glitter, there was gold…Check it out.