The Nineteen Hundreds

As teenager coming of age in the late 1980s, my music of choice was the burgeoning rap sound coming out of New York and later, California.  The soundtrack to those formative years of my life were filled with Big Daddy Kane, Eric B. & Rakim, MC Lyte, EPMD, L.L. Cool J, Run-DMC, Special Ed, 3rd Bass, Salt-N-Pepa, Public Enemy, and so many others. Of course,…