I have trouble referring to albums like "Paul's Boutique" and "3 Feet High" as old school hip hop
Posted by Pugeye on February 15, 2018, 11:00 am, in reply to "Re: There was very little variation between old school hip hop artists when it came to beats"
I mean, they may be technically due to their release date (after all, "Black Planet" came out after both of those) but they were such a huge artistic set forward from almost everything that came earlier. As corny as it sounds, you can sort of view those 2 albums as having a similar effect on hip hop to the effect "Sgt Pepper" had on rock. In other words, while "Sgt. Pepper" sorta signified rock & roll's evolution into rock, "Paul's Boutique" and "3 Feet High" marked the transition from rap to hip hop (labels are arbitrary but you get what I'm saying).