Miami (Bass) vs. Los Angeles (G-Funk) (Playlist)
5 on 5. Miami vs. LA. Big game today between the Lakers and Heat. As you wait for the game (or not) here are 2 playlists featuring 5 back in the day songs each that represent the distinctive sound generated in hip-hop from each locale. For Miami, it was the Miami Bass sound that was built on Afrika Bambataa’s drum pattern and which continues to influence Southern hip-hop today. For Los Angeles, it was the G-Funk era, architected by the likes of Dr. Dre, DJ Quik and Warren G and which has helped shape the music of new West Coast stars like Kendrick Lamar and Dom Kennedy. In these playlists you’ll hear music from 2 Live Crew, 95 South, MC Shy D and more for the Miami sound and 2Pac, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Dre and DJ Quik for the West side. Check both out below.