"You call this music?"
Spoiler alert: It was the summer EVERYONE danced the "Macarena."
Ah yes, the unyielding march of time. You will feel old.
Can you name all the songs?
1995 was a hell of a year for music.
Ain't nuthin' but a quiz thang, baby.
Ain't nobody fresher than my clique.
Remembering the rapper, performer, and poet — and the words he left behind — on his 43rd birthday.
Tupac Amaru Shakur aka Lesane Parish Crooks.
Because sometimes you need a melody to express what's in your heart.
One word: Speedo
If you're going to buy gin and juice from anyone, let it be Snoop.
In a rough chronological order, these are the most '90s hits of the '90s.
For the days when you need a little extra sunshine.
Many rappers borrow style and slang from Bay artists, but the area's long and thriving hip-hop culture has mostly stayed local. These classics prove why the rest of the world needs to take notice.
Step one: Get in your whip and roll the windows all the way down. Step two: Put on this playlist and get ready for the best summer ever.
Including Missy Elliott Smith, Bone Uggs N Harmony, and Hillbilly Corgan. Justin Hager is amazing.
The kind person behind the Hip-Hop Transcriptions Tumblr has made it soooo much easier for you to sit down at a piano and play a Jay-Z song.
These are the songs that capture what it really feels like to live in L.A. — both the great and the not-so-great.
This Senator knows Pitbull's real name.
It's time to embrace hip-hop's new generation gap.
All of these records came out in 1993, which was a damn good year for music. Sorry if this makes you feel totally ancient.
Rap hero Bun B is curating the greatest hip-hop coloring and activity Tumblr of all time. Never mind that it's probably the only one.
It's official: Tupac is still alive, he's just a train now is all. There's some Tupac-level language in this video, you've been warned.
Nothing gold can stay.
Be prepared to lose your childhood innocence.