20 classic songs that define Bay Area hip-hop

When people think of West Coast hip-hop, they tend to refer to the Los Angeles rap scene. However, if you travel up California state a few hundred miles, you’ll notice that the Bay Area has always had its own distinct sound in hip-hop. 

The Bay Area birthed the hyphy movement, a culture of upbeat music, unique dances, and a cool fashion sense. In addition to the hyphy sound, Bay Area hip-hop continues to grow the veterans who paved the way and stars on the rise. In honor of hip-hop turning 50, here is a list of classic hip-hop songs representing the Northern California region. 

This post was originally published on this site