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The staff’s favorite old school hip-hop


From California Love to grimey New York streets, there’s nothing like old school hip hop. This playlist helps you imagine a simpler time when West Coast gangsters wore flannels, beat up Chuck Taylors and rapped over 70’s funk samples. 

Staples like Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg give you the party jams of a bygone era. Big Pun and Outcast keep it smooth with their punching wordplay and lyricism. And, let’s not forget the iconic Lauren Hill with a cut from her one and only album.

Listen to the playlist here 

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