#20 – Greatest year in hip hop (1988 vs 1993/4)

Questlove, drummer for The Roots, director, author and all-round music genius, said that he thought 1993-4 was the greatest period of creativity for Hip Hop. Strong words seeing as almost all of his musical career comes after that time. It is widely regarded that 1988 is the greatest year in Hip Hop.

Sunny and Marcus couldn’t agree. So, what did we do? We had an album shoot-off (less violent than it sounds), to hopefully end the arguments and crown one year as the greatest of all time (so far?!?).

In order for it to be a fair fight, we welcomed back Andy as referee and judge. Andy is 100% fair as she hates us both equally. The only downside is she hasn’t actually heard half the albums proposed.

So, from Big Daddy Kane to Nas, Public Enemy to Wu-Tang Clan, and KRS-One to, erm, KRS-One, enjoy this smorgasboard of some of the greatest albums ever released, picked from the two greatest eras in Hip Hop.

As always, you can listen to the tracks on Spotify. If you want to join the conversation, hit us up on Twitter (@hostilerecon) or Instagram (@hostilerecon)


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