Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Retroactive Freshmen Classes of the Hip Hop Era

Building on my previous post, I went ahead and built retroactive Freshmen Classes for all of the previous years of the hip hop era. Consider this list a bit of a draft, as some parts of these lists are a little beyond my inherent knowledge and I had to do some research, which isn't a perfect thing in this case, so I might change it based on your feedback.

Also note that each year's list isn't in any particular order.

1979: Melle Mel, Kidd Creole, Rahiem, Wonder Mike, Ron Hunt, Big Bank Hank, Kurtis Blow, Paulette Winley, Tanya Winley, Lady D

1980: Spoonie G, Jimmy Spicer, Brother D, Sister Nancy, Special K, Kool Moe Dee, TJ Swann, Kool Kyle the Starchild, Spyder D, Sicle Cell

1981: Kool Ski, Kid Delight, Disco Dave, Pee Wee Mel, Lovebug Starski, T Ski Valley, Busy Bee, Jimmy Mac, Mr. Nice, Mr. Schick

1982: Boogie Knight, Romeo J.D., Lil Raheim, Fab 5 Freddy, Duke Bootee, Missy Dee, Sweet G, Jalil Hutchins, Ecstasy, Grandmaster Caz

1983: Run, DMC, Man Parrish, Hashim, T La Rock, Jazzy J, Adrock, MCA, Mike D, Ice T

1984: Roxanne Shate, Davy DMX, The Real Roxanne, Egyptian Lover, Doug E. Fresh, LL Cool J, Fresh Kid Ice, Educated Rapper, Prince Markie Dee, Kool Rock-Ski

1985: Slick Rick, Salt, Pepa, Scooly D, Toddy Tee, Kid Frost, Too Short, MC Shan, Sparky D, Steady B

1986: Luke, Brother Marquis, Kool Keith, Ced-Gee, Rakim, KRS-One, Kool G Rap, Biz Markie, Fresh Prince, Dana Dane

1987: Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Chuck D, Flavor Flav, KRS-One, Rakim, Erick Sermon, Parrish Smith, Big Daddy Kane, MC Lyte

1988: Queen Latifah, MC Ren, Dr. Dre, Afrika Baby Bam, Mike Gee, Bushwick Bill, Rob Base, Posdnous, Trugoy the Dove, Chubb Rock

1989: Kool G. Rap, Wise Intelligent, Guru, Large Professor, Sadat X, Lord Jamar, Scarface, Shock G, Greg Nice, Smooth B

1990: Lord Finesse, Paris, MC Eiht, Brother J, Professor X the Overseer, Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, D-Nice, K-Solo, Jay-Z

1991: Pharoahe Monch, Busta Rhymes, Tim Dog, B-Real, CL Smooth, 2 Pac, Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Bootsy Thornton, Dres, Treach

1992: Snoop Doggy Dogg, Common, A.G., Redman, Bun B, Pimp C, Nas, Everlast, Zev Lov X, Apache

1993: E40, Black Thought, RZA, GZA, Method Man, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Andre 3000, Big Boi, Jeru the Damaja, Notorious B.I.G.

1994: Pras, Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Bizzy Bone, Craig Mack, Keith Murray, Nate Dogg, Warren G

1995: Big L, Cee-Lo Green, Big Gipp, Khujo, Mack 10, Da Brat, Aceyalone, DJ Paul, Juicy J, Lord Infamous

1996: Lil Kim, Xzibit, Capone, Noreaga, Ras Kass, Master P, Big Shug, Slug, WC, Puff Daddy

1997: Mase, Pusha T, Sonny Cheba, Geechi Suede, Peter Gunz, Canibus, Missy Elliot, Aesop Rock, Murs, Lord Tariq

1998: DMX, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Cappadonna, Big Pun, Eminem, Mystikal, Juvenile, Cam'Ron, Afroman

1999: Lil Wayne, Eve, Bumpy Knuckles, Pastor Troy, RA the Rugged Man, Screwball, Dizzy Dustin, Andy Cat, Young Bleed, No Malice

2000: Black Rob, Ludacris, Nelly, Beanie Sigel, stic.man, M-1, Madlib, Memphis Bleek, Mac Dre, Royce da 5'9"

2001: TI, Proof, Bizarre, Sleepy Brown, MF Doom, Devin the Dude, G. Dep, Fabolous, C-Rayz Walz, Immortal Technique

2002: Edan, Killer Mike, Big Noyd, Styles P, Infamous 2.0, Tragedy Khadafi, Cage, Chamillionaire, Sage Francis, Gift of Gab

2003: 50 Cent, David Banner, Turf Talk, Blaq Poet, Bonecrusher, Juelz Santana, Tony Yayo, D-Roc, Dizzee Rascal, Brother Ali

2004: Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, Kanye West, Mannie Fresh, MC Jin, Lil' Flip, Lil' Scrappy, Slim Thug, Keak Da Sneak, Jim Jones

2005: Young Jeezy, The Game, Sean Price, Mac Mall, Mistah F.A.B., Paul Wall, Rhymefest, Rapper Big Pooh, Ohmega Watts, K'Naan

2006: Rick Ross, Sway, Joe Budden, Termanology, Travie McCoy, Lady Sovereign, Blueprint, Obie Trice, Naledge, Double-0

2007: Stat Quo, Rich Boy, Huey, ST 2 Lettaz, Yung Clova, Shawty Lo, Chuck Inglish, Mikey Rocks, Skyzoo, NYOIL

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