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Editorial: Rewind - Fifteen Important Rap Videos From 1991

Editorial courtesy of Steve 'Flash' Juon.

[Public Enemy courtesy Wikimedia]It was another tumultuous year politically around the world. Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in India. Boris Yeltsin became the first democratically elected President of Russia. Operation Desert Storm liberated Kuwait. A South African referendum brings an official end to Apartheid. Lech Walesa was elected President of Poland. The Rodney King police beating shocks people around the world. Albums like "Apocalypse '91" and "Death Certificate" reflected the anger and distrust that urban communities felt toward the police both before and after King's beating.

Deja vu anyone?

The video for Public Enemy's "Can't Truss It" struck a nerve for many people. For me it was a whole new respective on employment at a time when I was just breaking into the working world as a teenager, with the video drawing a direct analogy between slavery and wage slavery - the conditions of the field and the factory and even the "bosses" being exactly the same. It was also the first time rap music managed to offend my father, as he yelled at me to "turn that s#%! OFF" after I watched a Public Enemy tape with the video on it. A powerful, pivotal moment in my life for so many reasons.

I still have that tape 20+ years later, and for that reason among many others, it's my #1 video of 1991.

1.) Public Enemy - "Can't Truss It"

2.) Geto Boys - "Mind Playing Tricks On Me"

3.) A Tribe Called Quest - "Scenario"

4.) Black Sheep - "The Choice Is Yours"

5.) Ice Cube - "Steady Mobbin'"

6.) Ice-T - "New Jack Hustler"

7.) DJ Quik - "Tonite"

8.) Gang Starr - "Just to Get a Rep"

9.) 2Pac - "If My Homie Calls"

10.) Naughty By Nature - "Uptown Anthem"

11.) DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - "Summertime"

12.) Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs (Edo.G) - "I Got to Have It"

13.) Del Tha Dunkee Homosapien - "Mistadobalina"

14.) MC Breed & DFC - "Ain't No Future in Yo' Frontin'"

15.) Nikki D - "Daddy's Little Girl"

The Hip-Hop Shop #319 - E Is For the Elements

It's time for another new edition of The Hip-Hop Shop. We're calling Episode #319 E Is For the Elements! Enjoy the new tracks by Element Rhymes, eMeX, Emmitt James and Saga among others! Follow us @RapReviews so you never miss a new podsafe free show.

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Tracks featured this week:

* Element Rhymes - What Happened to the Love?
* eMeX - Gettin' By
* Emmitt James - Coming Back
* Taelor Gray f/ Tragic Hero - Doing It Well
* Saga - The Strong
* Cruddy Money - Do It
* Lantz - Hawaiian Dreams
* Dynas x Tony Galvin - What Up

Audio: the Trees (Lase28 & Worms) - "Homies and Friends"

Audio: the Trees (Lase28 & Worms) - "Homies and Friends"

Alan: A fun song representing the area we're from, our imagery-filled storytelling, and our funky production.

Video: @_C4Official - "What They Want" (dir. Chop N Shoot Films)

Video: C4 - "What They Want" (dir. Chop N Shoot Films)

LS: C4 was born Carlton Fields in Washington DC and raised in Maryland. Known for his hustle mentality and crazy sense of humor, it was clear he was unique at a young age. Though he had no aspirations of being a musical artist as a kid, he has loved music since a very young age.

Video: @GdotBorn - "God Vibes" (@DiamondMedia360 @PlanetAsia)

Video: G dot & Born - "God Vibes"

DM360: In 2015, there's only a hand full of artists that can create music that evokes the pure emotion of Hip-Hop's Golden Era; G dot & Born are among this small circle. After developing their craft alongside the legendary underground phenom, Edo G, on last year's Confidence Presents G dot & Born, the Boston boys are back at it in full force with "God Vibes."

PR: Hip-Hop Collective @DeathByIcon Release New Single

PR: Hip-Hop Collective Death By Icon Release New Single

JT: Check out "Namesake," the newest single from hip-hop collective Death By Icon's upcoming debut LP, Hassah. As featured by Mista Jam on BBC Radio 1Xtra, you can listen to the track here.

PR: Digital Nation Vol. 1 @O_3rd_Ent (Hosted By: Dirty Glove Bastard, Dj Cunta, Dj New Era & Dj Yo)

PR: Digital Nation Vol. 1 (Hosted By: Dirty Glove Bastard, Dj Cunta, Dj New Era & Dj Yo)

RTD: Digital Nation Vol. 2 SXSW Edition (Hosted By: Dirty Glove Bastard, Dj Cunta & Dj Bizzy is the Second Installment of Red 3 Digital's's new promotional mix-tapes series. We are the engine that brings the hottest music from every region in the nation to the forefront. With help from the hottest DJ's near and abroad, we feed the new digital age with quality music.

1. Jr. Boss Feat. Doe B & Shy Glizzy - Option
2. G Mane - Wood Wheel Turnin'
3. Ar-Ab - Forbes List
4. Trouble - Pocket Full Of Dead Dudes
5. Kevin Gates Feat. OG Boobie Black - Her
6. Bonz151 - Hustle Grind
7. Yellaman - Ride With Me
8. Hot Boy Turk - New Shit
9. Ray Rizzle Feat. Jay Dot Rain - Words From The Heart
10. Dave East - Last Words Freestyle
11. Zilla - My Thoughts 2
12. TimsWhenItsWarm - All In My Cup
13. Zilla Feat. Gunja - Never
14. Mizzle Money Feat. TC Gambino - Get It In
15. 2Deep Feat. Young Dolph - In Person
16. Big Sant - Fast Lane
17. Johnny Cinco Feat. Lucci & YFN Kay - They Hate
18. Jose Guapo Feat. Hoodrich Pablo & DC White - If We Go Broke
19. Young Scooter Feat. Lil Boosie & Quick - Pots & Stove
20. Grilly - Coming Or Going
21. J-Ova - Anyway
22. Johnny Cinco Feat. Migost - Can't Get Enough
23. Speaker Knockerz - Erica Kane
Audio: @NomadCarlos - "L.P.H." (Los Pollos Hermanos)

Audio: Nomad Carlos - "L.P.H." (Los Pollos Hermanos)

Matt: Thanks to benchmark releases from Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and Kanye West, hip-hop has restored its once prominent ties to the music of Jamaica. Nomad Carlos is one of the only hip-hop artist from Jamaica, creating music fused with the cultures of Reggae and Dancehall. “What’s more authentic than me doing it?” offers the veteran artist. “Not to sound cocky, but I’m truly from there.”

Video: @JoshJacobs518 - "Real Woman/Rough Sex" (@JoeBayer)

Video: Josh Jacobs - "Real Woman/Rough Sex"

Joe: The newest release from New York artist Josh Jacobs comes in the form of a music video that visualizes two songs off his recently released album Before and After: The Re-Up. The new video comes to us as Josh Jacobs prepares for his upcoming effort #WhoIsJoshJacobs?, which will arrive this summer.

Video: D-Shep - "Public Announcement" (@DShepWorld)

Video: D-Shep - "Public Announcement"

Dove: Miami-Dade County lyricist D-Shep goes straight for Hip Hop's jugular today with his "Public Announcement" visual. Known for his powerful wordplay and infectious hooks, it all becomes a matter of potentially unpopular opinion as D-Shep breaks down his thoughts about the greats and stereotypes in the rap game.

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