Saturday, March 19, 2011

90's Jams #30: Dr. Dre "Nuthin' But A G Thang" (1992)

After reading into this a bit, it seems like the East Coast/West Coast thing which famously resulted in celebrity rappers actually getting murdered would probably have never happened if the G-Funk Era had never existed, as this was the only time in the history of hiphop when West Coast was winning. It started with "Nuthin' But A G Thing" and ended 2 years later with Biggy's Ready To Die. Dr. Dre took NWA's aggressive anger and morphed it into a huge party with all the 40's and blunts you could want. It just made more sense to introduce the world to Snoop Dogg by slowing it down, inserting a shitload of George Clinton samples and increasing the space. Not long afterwards, the popular kids of Suburban Middle School USA all at once decided to invest in several pairs of absurdly baggy pants, and the rest is history.

The MTV Movie Awards version is now considered among the channel's most legendary moments, but unfortunately not found on Youtube.. So until it can be located, we'll have to settle for classic imagery...


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