The Great 28, Pt. 1

Ranking The Best Rap Albums

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10 min readJun 7, 2022

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I’m an 80s baby who moved from Maryland to California when I was seven-years-old and never turned back. For Westcoasters my age hip hop didn’t really get started until it controversially crashed the late 80s with NWA, Too $hort, and 2 Live Crew (an adopted cultural crossover from the southeast). Heading into the 90s, Cali kids listened to Public Enemy, KRS One, Rakim, Run DMC, EPMD…

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