Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Choice of Songs
When I choose songs for this playlist I intended to incorporate those songs that directly influenced the east coast vs. west coast hip hop battle. The playlist includes many songs from artists that stimulated the rivalry by attacking other artists, while at the same time attempting to boost their image and gain respect within the hip hop world. Songs that developed and represented the two distinct hip hop styles was also a significant factor in making the playlist. The playlist includes many groundbreaking songs in during the 1990’s and in the history of hip hop. This mix of songs from various artists fit together in a playlist that is representative of the stylistic differences between west coast and east coast hip hop and artists claiming coastal hip hop supremacy.