Celebrity #ThrowBackThursday: Yung6ix Shares His Favorite Old School Hip-Hop Groups



Hip-Hop groups of yesterday years were some of the coolest things about the early stages of the culture. In recent years there haven’t been as many influential hip-hop groups as before and many groups mainly consist of establish solo acts who come together for one or two major projects.

Nigerian hip-hop act Yung6ix takes us down memory lane as he relives some of his favorite hip-hop groups from back in the day. Impressive list of groups and from the influences he has you can see why he’s one of the hot names in the industry.

FugeesThe Fugees

Whether you were a hip-hop fan or not, you had to have loved the Fugees aka Refugees (Wyclef, Lauryn Hill, Pras) back in the day. One of the hip-hop groups that crossed over so easily into mainstream, they had a slew of hits including Ready or Not, Killing Me Softly, and How Many Mics. The group has long broken up with Wyclef Jean & Lauryn Hill having very successful solo careers. Pras? Not so much.




NWA (N*ggaz With Attitude)

Straight outta Compton! My guess is Yung6ix was barely born when this group was really making waves, but the fact that it’s one of his favs shows you the impact this group had on any hip-hop lover in the 90s and 2000s.

Consisting of Ice Cube, Eazy E (RIP), Dr Dre, MC Ren & Yella, the group was known for their viscous and unapologetic lyrics and infectious melodies. Whether you hated them or not, you couldn’t help but sing “Straight Outta Compton” even if it’s under your breathe.



Mobb Deep

Representing QueensBridge, New York these cats (Havoc & Prodigy) started off at a very young age and shocked a lot of folks in the game with their raw, but infectious tune, Shook Ones. They would have a nice selections of hits over their career, and even though their solo careers haven’t really panned out the way they’d hoped lately, a lot of us will still appreciate them for their mid to late 90s form.

For real n*ggaz who aint got no feelings…. Cos aint no such thing as half way crooks.



Cash Money Millionaires

Before there was Young Money Cash Money Billionaires (YMCMB) there was Cash Money Millionaires made up BirdMad, Mannie Fresh, BG, Juvenile, Young Turk & Lil Wayne (the old Lil Wayne that didn’t ride on skates) and they had numerous hits including #1 stunna, Bling Bling, Get Your Roll On. If you lived in New Orleans or even the southern part of the US their hits were numerous and even those that didn’t blow up mainstream were stable in the clubs.

The number #1 stunna! “You know how slow the new rolls royce be?




They are the symbol of the beginning of hip-hop as we know it today. They were the premiere group to cross over into mainstream media and have pretty much become a cultural symbol for hip-hop at its finest. Reverend Run, DMC and Jam Master Jay(RIP) made up the stylish group that were just as popular for their hits as they were for their skinnies and white adidas.

Today you can see their trademark symbol adorned on numerous hip-hop apparel and paraphernalia.



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