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Hip hop classics music on the radio

Hip hop classics, also known as golden age hip hop, refers to the era of hip hop music that emerged in the mid-1980s and continued through the early 1990s. This period is widely considered to be the "golden age" of hip hop, characterized by a fusion of funk, soul, and R&B samples with hard-hitting beats and socially conscious lyrics.

Some of the most popular artists of the hip hop classics era include Public Enemy, N.W.A., Eric B. & Rakim, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, and Wu-Tang Clan, among many others. These artists not only influenced the sound and style of hip hop, but also had a significant impact on popular culture and social commentary.

Hip hop classics radio stations often focus on playing music from this era, featuring a mix of well-known and lesser-known tracks from the golden age of hip hop. Some popular hip hop classics radio stations include Hot 97 in New York City, Power 106 in Los Angeles, and Shade 45 on SiriusXM. These stations also often feature interviews with classic hip hop artists and discussions of the genre's influence on music and culture.