Exclaim!s 2014 in Lists: – Four Signs That ’94 Hip-Hop is Back

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Exclaim!s 2014 in Lists: - Four Signs That

The young guys are paying homage to (copying?) it. The critics are reminiscing about it. And the artists are reuniting to tour it. It’s that golden age hip-hop sound from 1994, when the art form was at a creative peak. The beats from 20 years ago still hold up, and that spirit was tapped into big-time in 2014. “A lot of other people are trying to pull from that era,” says Royce da 5’9″, who joined ’94 sound-shaper DJ Premier to form this year’s PRhyme. “Preem is one of the architects from that era, that sound. We’re not taking it back anywhere; we’re just doing what we do — on…Read More

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