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Rap music, which started in the African American neighborhoods of New York City in the 1970s, has grown into a global phenomenon with numerous internationally renowned acts. Test your knowledge of these pioneering genre legends by taking this quiz!
A playlist of 2000s rap songs would be incomplete without Ludacris. He was one of the first rappers from the Dirty South to gain widespread recognition in 2001. However, he also had a few film roles. What well-known Television series did he appear in?
Fast and the Furious
The Hunger Games
American rapper Snoop Dogg works as a musician, songwriter, and businessman. He became well-known in 1992 as a featured performer on Dr. Dre’s first solo song. What is the title of his debut album?
I Wanna Thank Me
Tha Last Meal
Many rappers have written songs as a tribute to their mothers, and many of those songs have incredibly moving lyrics. “And even as a crack fiend, mama/You always was a black queen, mama” is a rap line. Who says it?
As a member of the southern hip-hop group Outkast, he is best known for his collaborations with Big Boi, another well-known rapper. He is among the top ten most influential rappers by many publications, including Billboard. Who is he called?
Rapper, record executive, and actor Cameron Giles, better known by his stage name Cameron, resides in Harlem, New York. In 2001, what label did he sign with?
Independent Music Labels
Def Jam Recordings
She is well known for her critically acclaimed debut album, one of the best-selling albums of all time, and for being a member of the Fugees. She has also received numerous honors, including eight Grammys. Who is she called?
Jonathan Smith is a well-known rapper, songwriter, DJ, and record producer better known by his stage name Lil Jon. He served as the band’s manager for Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz, a multi-platinum-selling rap group. What branch of hip hop was made possible by him?
One of the most well-known figures in hip-hop is Ali Shaheed Muhammad. His jazz-infused rap group from the 1990s was very innovative. What is its name?
A Tribe Called Quest
This record company caused a sensation in the hip-hop community. It catalyzed West Coast rappers like 2Pac, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg to release multi-platinum hip-hop albums. The label made over $100 million annually at its peak. What is it called?
Death Row Records
Pusha-T rose to fame with his brother and fellow rapper No Malice as a member of the hip-hop group Clipse. He dissed a rapper in his song “The Story of Adidon.”
Possibly the most 2000s song ever is “In da Club”! What 50 Cent album does the music come from? It was produced by Dr. Dre and featured 50 Cent as the performer.
Get Rich or Die Tryin’
Before I Self Destruct
What 1990s group, whose best-selling song is “Insane in the Brain,” features B-Real, DJ Muggs, Sen Dog, and Eric Bobo as its four prominent members?
Naughty by Nature
“Our right to free speech is life or death/We must battle the authorities/Fight the authority!” What rap group wrote one of history’s most revolutionary songs?
Possibly the most well-known song from the 1990s is “C. R.E.A.M.” The song was performed by The Wu-Tang Clan and produced by their leader R.Z.A. It received much praise from music critics, who cited it as one of the album’s best songs. What does “C.R.E.A.M.” stand for, by the way?
Cash Rules Everything Around Me
It doesn’t mean anything
Cash Ruins Everything Around Me
It’s a slang for being in prison
Since the early 1990s, Lamont Coleman has become well-known among fans of underground hip-hop for his ability to freestyle. Before being assassinated, he managed to record his debut album while signed to Columbia Records. What is his nickname?
Big Daddy Cole
The song “Keep Their Heads Ringin'” was written and produced by a well-known American rapper. The music can be heard on the Friday movie’s soundtrack. Who sings this song?
This rapper commonly references his struggles with drug addiction and mental illness in his songs. He tragically passed away on September 7, 2018, from an unintentional drug overdose. Who is he called?
Murder Inc. published the album Pain is Love in 2001. records, as well as Def Jam Recordings. The album was a commercial hit despite receiving unfavorable reviews. What album is this?
Do the Right Thing by Spike Lee explores the racial tensions percolating in a Brooklyn neighborhood. What well-known rap song appears on the soundtrack of the movie?
F*ck Tha Police
Fight the Power
Nuthin’ But a G-Thang
Cardi B is renowned for her confident aura and straightforward lyrics, bringing her widespread media attention. She is known for being among the most influential female rappers. The title of her debut studio album is?
Gangsta B*tch Music, Vol. 2
Gangsta B*tch Music, Vol. 1
Invasion of Privacy
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