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Editorial: Rewind - Twenty Important Rap Videos From 1993 (Part Two)


Editorial courtesy of Steve 'Flash' Juon.

[Biggie courtesy Wikimedia Commons]1993 was a pretty big year for Biggie. His daughter T'yanna was born in '93, and his first official single under the name The Notorious B.I.G. came out that year - the remix of Mary J. Blige's "Real Love." 1993 was a pretty big year for hip-hop too.

As you're reading this article please know that there are WAY more than 20 songs from 1993 worth featuring, but I had to stop somewhere. Check out part one HERE. Any list like this is subjective of course, but as someone who lived through this era (and had cable for the first time as a college student) these are the videos that still stand out as memorable to me to the present day.

11.) The Beatnuts - "Reign of the Tec"



12.) US3 - "Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)"



13.) Snoop Doggy Dogg - "What's My Name?"



14.) De La Soul - "Breakadawn"



15.) The Notorious B.I.G. - "Party and Bulls#%!"



16.) Lords of the Underground - "Chief Rocka"



17.) A Tribe Called Quest - "Award Tour"



18.) Eazy-E - "Real Muthaph#%!kin G's"



19.) Queen Latifah - "Just Another Day"



20.) Guru f/ Donald Byrd - "Loungin'"

Audio: DoReMe Music Group - "Faded" (@dorememovement)


Audio: DoReMe Music Group - "Faded"

DRM: Well we bring to you something smooth to get you vibin with that pretty ol' lady of yours as you lay back, relax and roll up. Carey Fountain & Teezy the PRBLM bring to you "Faded".

Video: @Quanstar - "Moonlight Flight"


Video: Quanstar - "Moonlight Flight"

FTM: The music video is a collage of footage that begins with the Walter Scott slaying and ends with the execution of Oscar Grant, with clips of Eric Garner, Jerame Reid, and Tamir Rice also included. In addition, photos of many of the victims that have been unjustly executed over the years silhouette through the foreground of the video.

Video: @SnootieWild - "Rich Or Not" Behind the Scenes


Video: Snootie Wild - "Rich Or Not" Behind the Scenes

Ain't No Stoppin Me hosted by DJ Drama will officially release on April 30, along with the official video for "Rich Or Not". Additionally, Snootie has launched a #RichOrNot photo campaign with his fans, which you can learn more about on his Instagram @SnootieWild.

Video: @DLabrie f/ Kye The Guy & J-tigue "Away We Go"


Video: DLabrie f/ Kye The Guy & J-tigue "Away We Go"

Matt: DLabrie came up during hip-hopís golden age & the West-coastís dominance of culture in the early 90ís. A firsthand witness to the Indy griind of his hometown, he began distributing his music in 2001, pushing over 80,000+ units and being featured on MTV, CNN, NBC and being featured on a number of tours. As a community leader with Hip Hop Congress, DLabrie has traveled all over the world using hip hop as a vehicle to organize artists, activists, educators and youth alike.

Audio: @RealSilasBlak "Yeah Yeah" Freestyle


Audio: Silas Blak "Yeah Yeah" Freestyle

Dove: Here is "Yeah Yeah" from Seattle emcee Silas Blak, known for his work with Hip Hop / soul duo Black Stax in recent years. For anyone who misses the intense cypher-friendly rhyme style that many of us grew up on, this is for you!

@MegaRan: NEW MUSIC w/Esoteric/Reks/Reef, Earth Day Jam, Chicago


Mega Ran: NEW MUSIC w/Esoteric/Reks/Reef, Earth Day Jam, Chicago

The Soul Veggies are back with some friends. Boston and Philly connect for an all-star remix of Mega Ran and Storyville's track "Artillery."



Enlisted on the track are MC Esoteric (Army of the Pharoahs, CZARFACE), REKS, and Philly native Reef The Lost Cauze.



Catch Mega Ran at his next few show locations:

4/24 Chicago, IL at Reggies - (Indie Comix Expo with Adam WarRock)
4/25 - Hip Hop and Comics Panel, C2E2, Chicago
5/2 Tempe, AZ at Yucca Tap Room with Gift of Gab
5/3 Riverside, CA at The Vibe Bar and Grill

And Storyville is holding master class engineering sessions at universities on the east coast. stay tuned to weiss-sound.com for more info.
Video: Damond Blue - "LOUD" (@damondblue1)


Video: Damond Blue - "LOUD"

Swen: Released on 4-20 the Baltimore MD artist Damond Blue has been getting a lot of attention lately with the new release of his video "LOUD." This record and video is a tribute to all of the "LOUD" smokers out there that like to indulge in the finest "LOUD."

Audio: @JordanBratton @ChanceTheRapper - "Prisoner"


Audio: Jordan Bratton f/ Chance The Rapper - "Prisoner"

Dan: On July 12th, New York singer, producer, writer, and multi-instrumentalist Jordan Bratton will release his debut EP, YOUTH, on RCA Records. Today, in preparation of the release, Jordan lets go of the first offering from the project.

Video: @AzuresWorld - "Nine Nine" (@AudibleTreats)


Video: Azure - "Nine Nine"

A.T.: Premiered by Okayplayer, the Oakland DJ/Rapper Releases First Visual From Forthcoming Leap Year Project


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