Hip-Hop & Soul N°297 – Vintage 90s Music Videos

Destiny’s Child, Dj Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Jungle Brothers, Stephanie Mills, Alexander O’Neal, Lighter Shade Of Brown, Soul For Real, Babyface, Boyz II Men, Toni Braxton, Anita Baker, Anthrax, Public Enemy

They are the performers of twelve vintage hip-hop, soul, etc. tracks that were ranked in various charts, this week (27/52) BUT … in the Nineties 90s.

Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!


Hip-Hop & Soul N°297 – Vintage 90s Music Videos

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1 . Destiny’s Child – With Me Part I

Addressing themes of love and fidelity, “With Me Part I” by Destiny’s Child, released in 1997, marks the beginning of the group’s flourishing career and showcases the vocal talents of its members, Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and LaTavia Roberson. The song was produced by Jermaine Dupri, a renowned producer who has also worked with Mariah Carey and Usher.

The music video is directed by Darren Grant.

Writer(s) : Beyonce Knowles, L C Jr Luckett, Jermaine Dupri, Master P, Dave Jr Roberson, Manuel Lonnie Jr Seal, Kelendria Tren E Rowland Publisher(s) : So So Def Music, Sony Atv Tunes Llc, Slack Ad Music, Kelendria Music Publishing, Beyonce Publishing
Genres : dance pop, girl group, pop, r&b, urban contemporary

Featured on the 1998 album “Destiny’s Child”.

Lyrics >> More by the same : Instagram

2 . Dj Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Lovely Daze

Produced by Chicago-based producers Hula & K. Fingers, “Lovely Daze” by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince captures the carefree essence of summer. Known for its relaxed vibe and nostalgic lyrics evoking sunny days and summer adventures, it uses funk classics to add a retro charm, typical of DJ Jazzy Jeff’s productions, also famous for “Summertime.” This track marks the end of the musical collaboration between DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith (The Fresh Prince).

The music video is directed by Dan Brooks.

Writer(s) : Bill Withers, Fresh Prince The, Skip Scarborough Publisher(s) : Golden Withers Music
Genres : golden age hip hop, old school hip hop, philly rap

Featured on the album “0”.

Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Wikipedia

3 . Jungle Brothers – V.I.P.

Capturing the essence of the underground music scene of the time, “V.I.P.” by the Jungle Brothers is a track released in 1999. It features the voice of Carol Cardenas, an American actress and voice actress later heard on “Grand Theft Auto IV.” The Jungle Brothers, pioneers of alternative hip-hop, are also known for tracks like “Straight Out the Jungle.

The music video is directed by Christopher Grey.

Writer(s) : Nathaniel Phillip Hall, Michael Benton Small, Alexander Mich Ael Gifford, Buddy Kaye, Hugo Montenegro Publisher(s) : Jungle Brothers Music, Songs Of Polygram International Inc, Chrysalis Music Ltd
Genres : east coast hip hop, golden age hip hop, hip house, jazz rap, old school hip hop

More Alternative Hip Hop
Alternative hip-hop is a subgenre of hip-hop music that diverges from the mainstream style both in sound and thematic content. It is characterized by its innovative approach, often incorporating diverse musical elements such as jazz, funk, rock, and soul, and focusing on a broader range of lyrical themes beyond the typical subjects of commercial hip-hop. More info

Jungle Brothers - Straight Out the Jungle

Known for pioneering the fusion of jazz and hip-hop, this track is a classic.

A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It?

Iconic song featuring a sample from Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side".

De La Soul - Me Myself and I

A track that blends humor with serious commentary on individuality.

Outkast - Hey Ya!

A genre-defying hit that mixes funk, hip-hop, and pop.

The Pharcyde - Passin' Me By

A melancholic track reflecting on missed romantic opportunities.

Black Star - Definition

A powerful track addressing social issues and celebrating hip-hop culture.

Blackalicious - Alphabet Aerobics

Known for its rapid-fire lyrical delivery and creative wordplay.

The Roots - The Seed (2.0)

A fusion of hip-hop and rock, featuring Cody ChesnuTT.

Jurassic 5 - What's Golden

Celebrates the essence of old-school hip-hop with modern flair.

Digable Planets - Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)

Smooth jazz samples and laid-back flow make this a standout track.

Common - The Light

A heartfelt love song featuring a soulful sample.

Lupe Fiasco - Kick, Push

Tells the story of a young skateboarder's journey through life.

Run the Jewels - Legend Has It

Known for its hard-hitting beats and sharp lyrics.

MF DOOM - Doomsday

Features complex rhymes and a distinctive sample from Sade.

Danny Brown - Grown Up

A reflective track about Danny Brown's childhood and rise to fame.

Little Simz - Venom

Addresses themes of empowerment and resilience with intense lyricism.

Denzel Curry - Ultimate

High-energy track known for its aggressive flow and powerful beats.

Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass

Features intricate wordplay and thought-provoking lyrics.

Atmosphere - Sunshine

An uplifting track about finding positivity and joy in simple moments.

Noname - Diddy Bop

A nostalgic track reflecting on carefree times in the artist's youth.

Featured on the 2000 album “V.I.P. “.

Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Instagram

4 . Stephanie Mills – All Day, All Night

Released in 1987, “All Day, All Night” by Stephanie Mills is a song that blends R&B and soul with a touch of funk. Stephanie Mills achieved great success in the 80s, notably with tracks like “Never Knew Love Like This Before.” The track has several notable remixes: The “Def Mix” by David Morales, considered a classic of the genre, and the “SoulPower Remix” produced and remixed by Vassal Benford and Ron Spearman.

The music video is directed by Gustavo Adrian Garzon.

Writer(s) : Ron Spearman, Gradington Benford Vassal Publisher(s) : Gradington Publishing, Ronnyonyx Music
Genres : contemporary r&b, new jack swing, quiet storm, r&b, urban contemporary, diva house, vocal house

Featured on the 1992 album “Something Real”.

Lyrics >> More by the same : Facebook

5 . Alexander O’Neal – In The Middle

“In The Middle” by Alexander O’Neal is a classic 80s R&B track, released in 1987. Known for his powerful and expressive voice, O’Neal collaborated with legendary producers like Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, who also worked with Janet Jackson. The song discusses the complexities of relationships and the emotions shared between two people. O’Neal is also famous for hits like “Criticize” and “Fake.”

The music video is directed by Zack Snyder.

Writer(s) : Terry Darrell Coffey, Jon Nettlesbey Publisher(s) : Warner Tamerlane Pub Corp
Genres : contemporary r&b, funk, minneapolis sound, post-disco, quiet storm, soul, urban contemporary

Featured on the 1993 album “Love Makes No Sense”.

Review >> More by the same : Facebook

6 . Lighter Shade Of Brown – Hey DJ

“Hey DJ” by the American hip-hop group Lighter Shade Of Brown, from Riverside, California, is a tribute to DJs and their influence on hip-hop culture. Released in 1994, the track samples hits from the 80s, including “Hey DJ” by the World’s Famous Supreme Team from 1984. The duo, composed of Robert “ODM” Gutierrez and Bobby “DTTX” Ramirez, is known for their style that fuses rap and Latin influences, adding a new dimension to the hip-hop scene of the time.

Genres : chicano rap, latin hip hop

Featured on the 1994 album “Layin’ In The Cut”.

Lyrics >> More by the same : Instagram

7 . Soul For Real – Candy Rain

Released in 1994, “Candy Rain” by Soul For Real is a 90s R&B classic – smooth harmonies and catchy rhythm – that spent three weeks at the top of the US Hot R&B Singles chart. The song was produced by Heavy D, who also worked with artists like Mary J. Blige and The Notorious B.I.G. The original bassline of “Candy Rain” samples “Baby, This Love I Have” by Minnie Riperton from her 1975 album “Adventures in Paradise.”

Writer(s) : Dwight Myers, Jean Claude Olivier, Samuel Barnes, Jean Claude Olivier, Samuel Barnesfalsefalse Publisher(s) : Bucks Music Group Ltd, Unknown Publisher, Evelle Music, W B Music Corp, Round Hill Tunes Ukfalse
Genres : boy band, contemporary r&b, new jack swing, r&b

Featured on the 1994 album “Candy Rain”.

Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Facebook

8 . Babyface – Rock Bottom

“Rock Bottom” by Babyface is a poignant song exploring themes of pain and resilience. Released in 1996, it highlights Babyface’s talents as a singer, also known for his numerous collaborations with top artists like Toni Braxton and Whitney Houston.

The music video is directed by Randee St. Nicholas.

Writer(s) : Babyface, Antonio M Reid, Daryl L Simmons Publisher(s) : Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, Boobie And Dj Songs Inc, Ecaf Music, Epic Solar
Genres : contemporary r&b, r&b

Featured on the 1994 album “For The Cool In You”.

Lyrics >> More by the same : Official Site

9 . Boyz II Men – Water Runs Dry

“Water Runs Dry,” released in 1995, is a soulful ballad that delves into the deterioration of a relationship due to lack of communication and neglect. The distinctive harmonies of Boyz II Men, one of the most popular R&B groups of the 1990s, add emotional depth to the poignant lyrics. Produced by the legendary Babyface.

The music video is directed by Wayne Isham.

Writer(s) : Babyface Publisher(s) : Ecaf Music
Genres : boy band, contemporary r&b, new jack swing, r&b, urban contemporary

Awarded Babyface
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Boyz II Men - End of the Road

1993 Grammy Award-winning R&B song, known for its record-breaking stay at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

Boyz II Men - I'll Make Love to You

1995 Grammy-winning ballad that held the Billboard Hot 100 top spot for 14 weeks.

Whitney Houston - Exhale (Shoop Shoop)

1997 Grammy-winning song from the film "Waiting to Exhale," known for its emotive delivery.

Eric Clapton - Change the World

Won three 1997 Grammy Awards, featured in the film "Phenomenon," co-written and produced by Babyface.

SZA - Snooze

Grammy-winning R&B song for Best R&B Song in 2024, produced by Babyface.

Whitney Houston - The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album

Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1994, best-selling soundtrack of all time.

Featured on the 1994 album “II“.

Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Official Site

10 . Toni Braxton – You Mean The World To Me

Released in 1993, “You Mean The World To Me” is a touching ballad performed by Toni Braxton, realizing that her lover means a lot to her, but he must improve or leave. The music video shows Toni Braxton playing the piano in a mansion, interspersed with scenes featuring her love interest played by Michael Calvin Bacon.

The music video is directed by Lionel C. Martin.

Writer(s) : Babyface, Antonio M Reid, Daryl L Simmons Publisher(s) : Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, Warner Tamerlane Publishing Co, Sony Atv Songs Llc, Ecaf Music
Genres : contemporary r&b, dance pop, r&b, urban contemporary

Featured on the 1993 album “Toni Braxton >“.

Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Official Site

11 . Anita Baker – I Apologize

Released in 1994, “I Apologize” is an emotive ballad performed by Anita Baker. Recognized for her unique vocal style and sincere interpretations, Anita Baker, known for tracks like “Sweet Love” and “Giving You The Best That I Got,” has won multiple Grammy Awards for her contributions to R&B music.

Writer(s) : Barry James Eastmond, Anita Baker, Gordon Anthon Y Chambers Publisher(s) : Heritage Hill Music, Wc Music Corp, Orisha Music
Genres : funk, neo soul, quiet storm, r&b, smooth jazz, soul, urban contemporary

Featured on the 1994 album “Rhythm of Love“.

Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Twitter

12 . Anthrax, Public Enemy – Bring Tha Noize

“Bring Tha Noize” is a groundbreaking collaboration between the rap group Public Enemy, with Chuck D on vocals, and the metal band Anthrax providing the instrumental backing. Released in 1991, this track marked a unique fusion of rock and rap, breaking down musical genre barriers. “Bring Tha Noize” is a cover of the original Public Enemy track “Bring the Noise” featured in the soundtrack of the film “Less than Zero.”

Writer(s) : James Henry Iii Boxley, Eric T Sadler Publisher(s) : Your Mother S Music Inc, Terrordome Music Publishing Llc, Shocklee Music, Songs Of Reach Mc, Nfp Music
Genres : conscious hip hop, east coast hip hop, golden age hip hop, hardcore hip hop, hip hop, old school hip hop, political hip hop, alternative metal, glam metal, groove metal, hard rock, metal, nu metal, old school thrash, rap metal, rock, speed metal, thrash metal

When Rap Meets Rock

Linkin Park & Jay Z - Numb/Encore

This 2004 collaboration blends Jay Z's rap with Linkin Park's rock sound, creating a memorable fusion.

Run DMC & Aerosmith - Walk This Way

A groundbreaking 1986 track that merged hip hop and rock, revitalizing Aerosmith's career and boosting Run DMC's fame.

Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood

Released in 2001, this song features Damon Albarn's band and rapper Del the Funky Homosapien, mixing rock and hip hop.

The Maccabees & Roots Manuva - Empty Vessels

A collaboration that brings together The Maccabees' indie rock with Roots Manuva's rap for a gritty reworking of the original track.

R.E.M. - Radio Song

This 1991 track features R.E.M. with rapper KRS-One, combining rock with a critique of commercial radio.

Coldplay & Jay Z - Lost+

Jay Z adds a rap verse to Coldplay's "Lost", blending his hip hop style with the band's alternative rock sound.

Arctic Monkeys & Dizzee Rascal - Temptation Greets You Like Your Naughty Friend

A 2007 collaboration featuring Dizzee Rascal's rap on a B-side track by Arctic Monkeys.

Blondie - Rapture

Released in 1980, Blondie’s track features Debbie Harry rapping, introducing mainstream audiences to hip hop.

Public Enemy & Anthrax - Bring the Noise

A 1991 collaboration that merges Public Enemy's rap with Anthrax's heavy metal sound, creating a high-energy track.

Cypress Hill & Tom Morello - Rise Up

A powerful track that combines Cypress Hill's hip hop with the guitar riffs of Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello.

Featured on the 1991 album “It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back“.

Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Official Site


This week Top 20 in HipHop & Soul on RVM *

(*) According to our own statistics, upadted on July 7, 2024

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