Dope Drops is back to present a new segment we’d like to call Throwback Thursdays. Every Thursday we will have three songs from back in the day, some you may recognize and some you may not. We hope you like this new addition to the site, and be sure to check back every Thursday for more throwback dopeness.
Fugees – Nappy Heads
“Did any rap act ever do less with more than the Fugees? The talent involved was enormous, and yet their biggest hit was a straight-up soul remake of an adult contemporary classic. Lauryn Hill had her one amazing solo album before releasing Lauryn Hill: Unhinged, and Wyclef has had a strong solo career, but as the Fugees one plus one plus one (Pras) equaled something less than three.”
Outkast - Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
“One of the few hip-hop acts to hold my attention after the end of the Golden Era, Outkast just sneaked under the wire here with their first album, which came completely out of left field into a genre dominated by G-Funk at the time and that had never produced anything like the inventive music on their debut, a funky, sludgy sound that seemed to take the humidity of Atlanta summers and put it on wax.”
Geto Boys - Mind Playin’ Tricks On Me
“Aside from some confusion over the meaning of “bastard,” it’s a surprisingly thoughtful effort from a group better known for rapping about violence against women.”