Rhyme and Reason Released 20 Years Ago Today

Rhyme and Reason

One of my most vivid memories of the 90s had to be the music. The middle part of that decade has been called the 2nd Golden Age of Hip Hop by many people. Another good memory from the 90s was the great soundtracks and movies that were produced then. One of those movies that produced a classic soundtrack was Rhyme and Reason. It was a documentary about rap and hip hop that featured interviews with at least 80 different artists from the likes of 2Pac, Biggie and Chuck D. Rhyme and Reason talked about how hip hop evolved from the beginning to the multi-billion dollar cultures it had become in the mid-90s. The movie soundtrack featured the Dogg Pound, Mack 10; A Tribe Called Quest, Master P, Busta Rhymes, E-40, RZA, Crucial Conflict, Lost Boyz and 8Ball & MJG.

Nothin’ But A Cavi Thing

This was the first track and single from the soundtrack. The song was straight west coast that paired the Dogg Pound with Mack 10 for a certified banger. During this time, Dogg Pound was still riding the success of their Dog Food album from 1995. With Mack 10, he was doing his thing as a solo artist and also riding the success of the Westside Connection with Ice Cube and WC. Check out the video above and let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Is There A Heaven 4 A Gangsta?

Another banger off this soundtrack was from the Colonel of the Tank, Master P. If you remember back to the mid-to-late 90s, then you know that No Limit Records was the shit. After dropping Ghetto D, P became a fixture in the world of hip hop. For me, Master P became one of my favorite because of the Ice Cream Man solo album to go with the Down South Hustlas compilation and I’m Bout It soundtrack. For this track, it was a tribute to 2Pac and he killed this track. Check out the video above and head to the comments section to give me feedback of this track.

 

Those are just a pair of tracks that’s featured on the Rhyme and Reason soundtrack that you’ll love. Busta Rhymes and Tribe Called Quest teamed up for a track called Wild Hot and Ball & G dropped Reason for Rhyme was really good. We also saw Crucial Conflict drop Bogus Mayn to go with Every Year from E-40 and RZA putting out Tragedy on the soundtrack. There are other good tracks on the Rhyme and Reason soundtrack that should be in your hip hop collection and its’ available on iTunes. The album went gold after a couple of months on the charts. If you’re familiar with the Rhyme and Reason soundtrack, give me some feedback in the comments section.

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