Old School Music Fans Will Love This Hip Hop and R&B Playlist

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If you’re an old school music fan, you’ll love this hip hop and R&B playlist. Featuring classics from the ’90s and 2000s, it’s sure to get you nostalgic.


We all have that one music genre that we can’t help but sing and dance along to regardless of how much time has passed since its inception. For some of us, it’s the old school R&B and hip hop hits from the 90s and early 2000s. The era when Busta Rhymes, Tupac, Biggie, Missy Elliot, Aaliyah, and Destiny’s Child ruled the music charts.

If you’re looking for a throwback playlist of some of the best R&B and hip hop songs from that era, look no further! This playlist features some of the most iconic and timeless hits from some of the biggest names in the genre. So crank up the volume, put on your dancing shoes, and get ready to take a trip down memory lane!

The Best of Hip Hop and R&B

Naughty by Nature- O.P.P

Naughty by Nature is a hip hop group from East Orange, New Jersey consisting of members Treach (Anthony Criss, born December 2, 1970), Vin Rock (Vincent Brown, born August 3, 1964), and DJ Kay Gee (born Keir Lamont Gist, September 18, 1966). The group formed in 1987 as The New Style and released their self-titled debut album in 1991. The album was a commercial success due to the success of its lead single “O.P.P.”, which reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100.

Snoop Dogg- Gin and Juice

One of the most popular songs of the early 1990s, “Gin and Juice” is a classic example of Snoop Dogg’s easy-going, G-funk style. The track was Snoop’s second single and became one of the biggest hits from his debut album, Doggystyle. The song’s laid-back groove and catchy chorus helped to make it a timeless anthem for party-goers everywhere.

A Tribe Called Quest- Can I Kick It?

“Can I Kick It?” is a song by American hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest. The song, which features a minimalist sample of Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side”, was released in September 1990 as the lead single from the group’s debut album People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm. The song peaked at number 69 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and topped the Hot Rap Singles chart for four weeks.

The Best of R&B

It’s no secret that R&B and Hip Hop music fans are some of the most passionate music fans around. They’re always on the lookout for new music to add to their collection, and they’re always eager to share their latest finds with their friends. This playlist is for those fans who are looking for the best of both worlds.

TLC- No Scrubs

If you’re looking for some 1990s nostalgia, then this TLC classic is the perfect song for you. “No Scrubs” was released in 1999 and peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song is about girls who are not on the same level as the narrator, who is not interested in dating them because they are not on her level.

Destiny’s Child- Say My Name

“Say My Name” is a song by American R&B group Destiny’s Child. The song was released as the third single from their second studio album, The Writing’s on the Wall (1999). It peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and spent four weeks atop the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, becoming one of Destiny’s Child’s most successful singles. “Say My Name” won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 43rd Grammy Awards.

Usher- Yeah!

“Yeah!” is a song co-written and performed by American singer Usher and featuring rapper Lil Jon and Southern hip hop group Ludacris. It was released on January 27, 2004, as the lead single from Usher’s fourth studio album, Confessions (2004). The song’s production was handled by Lil Jon who also co-wrote the song with Usher and Ludacris. An official remix features vocals from Jermaine Dupri.


We hope you enjoyed our Old School Hip Hop and R&B playlist! If you’re a fan of older music, be sure to check out our other playlists. We have something for everyone, from country to pop. Thanks for listening!

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