Hello old friends! It’s already time for another playlist! (What’s that you say? You are still reading the giant tome–literally 5000+ words–I wrote on the last one? Well, I would hate for you to run out of reading or listening material, so on we go!)
As you may have noticed, there was no hip hop on the first playlist. You might have found this strange since our junior high and high school years were right in the midst of the golden age of hip hop. Or you might not have noticed at all because you hate hip hop. If you’re in the former group, read on! If you’re in the latter group, well, I am sorry for you because you are missing out on a lot of great music.
Hip hop is not a genre that is known for worrying too much about clean language. If Tipper Gore were a reader of this illustrious site, she would certainly slap a Parental Advisory sticker on this playlist. If you are offended by swearing or other bad language, or by frank depictions of violence, the second half of this playlist may require some substantial picking and choosing. I won’t feel bad if you skip the second half or if you decide to pass on this altogether.