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Stumbling into the ’90s

120 minsFirst aired 30 Nov 2018
Courtesy of Andrew "Noz" Nosnitsky

’90s rap wasn’t as great as you remember it being and that’s good because greatness is bad and boring.

This week on All the Raps, we flip back the rose-tinted lenses on the Dwayne Wayne glasses of ’90s rap nostalgists by focusing exclusively on music by lesser-known transitional artists from the dawn of that decade. No Wu, no Tribe, no Nas, no Dre, no Rock the Bells neo-boomer Five Mic purist mythologies. Instead we’ll hear tracks from formerly hardcore rappers who signed to confused major labels and were instantly fitted for silk suits; shouty gangsters who fell through the aesthetic cracks between NWA and G-Funk; and one Run-DMC understudy who just really wanted you to pay your parking tickets. Featuring tracks by Class A Felony, Kool Rock Jay, Barsha and more.


Produced by Andrew “Noz” Nosnitsky and Matthew Ismael Ruiz
Engineered by Joe Hazan

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