Miami (Bass) vs. Los Angeles (G-Funk) (Playlist)

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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.

Los Angeles

Miami