Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Hip-Hop Songs of the 1990s
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In the late Eighties, N.W.A kicked off a gangsta-rap revolution that launched the careers of the Nineties' biggest solo stars (Dr. Dre, Ice Cube) and created a template for the new sound of hip-hop. The decade's hefty roster of rap luminaries ranges from certified icons like Tupac and Biggie to novelty acts such as Vanilla Ice, but across the board, hip-hop from that era has proved surprisingly enduring. We asked our readers to vote on their favorite Nineties hip-hop tracks. Here are the results: