Today we roll into part 4 of my personal top 90 hip hop singles of the 1990s. If you missed the first three parts covering numbers 90-61, you can check them out here:
Alright, onto the next ones!
60. “Dre Day” by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg (1993)
The second single off Dre’s brilliant Chronic album also featured a very memorable video dissing former NWA partner Eazy-E.
59. “Money, Power, Respect” by The Lox featuring DMX and Lil Kim (1998)
This Bad Boy label group had their signature tune with this banger with assists from DMX and Lil Kim.
58. “Gimme Some More” by Busta Rhymes (1998)
Mr. Rhymes can usually be counted on for great beats (this one samples the Psycho theme) and imaginative videos. This one has both and then some.
57. “Passin’ Me By” by The Pharcyde (1993)
This rap foursome hit #1 on the charts with this groove.
56. “Warning” by The Notorious B.I.G. (1994)
One of Biggie’s most hard hitting and creative tracks from his debut Ready to Die album.
55. “1st of tha Month” by Bone Thugs n Harmony (1995)
The Cleveland group had one of their giant singles with this unforgettable ode to welfare checks.
54. “Natural Born Killaz” by Dr. Dre and Ice Cube (1994)
Dre and Cube reunited for the first time since NWA for this fantastic song from the Murder Was the Case soundtrack.
53. “Ditty” by Paperboy (1993)
It may have been his only big hit, but Paperboy delivered a wonderful one with this catchy tune… or ditty, if you will.
52. “Good Vibrations” by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch (1991)
The second best song with the name “Good Vibrations”, it’s still awesome and it’s definitely Marky’s finest hour at the mic. He would go onto a storied movie career. The Funky Bunch did not.
51. “Cell Therapy” by Goodie Mob (1995)
This Atlanta based group (which includes Cee-Lo) created a masterpiece here. This is Mob’s only single that cracked the top 40.
And that’ll do it for now, friends! We’ll get into the top 50 tomorrow…