Well hot damn! This is an impossible task… 50 songs that represent the history of hip hop, reflect my personal tastes and the tastes of our staff, include underground and indie artists (as is an important mission for this site), and doesn’t exclude important artists that we love and adore… NOPE… not possible…
Yet, here we are with a 50 song playlist that kinda sorta does that, despite many glaring omissions and attempts to holding to one track per artist. There’s really only two things for sure…
1. There are a lot of great songs across tons of subgenres on this playlist.
2. It’s not even a small sample of the hip hop we love and respect.
So with that in mind, please check it out, save it, and enjoy it… but also, join us in creating a massive hip hop playlist where we can share more of the hip hop we love with each other. You can click the link below our 50 song playlist and join our collaborative playlist that includes the first 50 songs and is already growing exponentially.
Please join us in sharing more music we love with each other in honor of the 50 year anniversary of hip hop. The link is below and we encourage you to share artists you’ve adored for years, just discovered, or even your own music.
And if you know, now you know!