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3 definitions by DANNY The BOSS

The Golden Age of Hip Hop refers to roughly the mid eighties up to the late nineties when Hip Hop, in this sense the rapping and beatmaking aspect of it, was known and appreciated for its Lyrical content (MCing or Emceeing) its musical depth and its stark differentiation from other musical genres of the day. Influenced by earlier forms of music such as R and B, Jazz and The Blues; Hip Hop during this time matured and touched upon many political and social issues affecting urban America which overwhelmingly focused on the African American experience of ghettos, gang life, drugs, black identity, poverty and racism. This era is known for the flourishing of different regional styles and a freeing up of the manner in which rap music was written, composed and performed these regional styles contributed to much tension and rivalry as well. This friction was exploited by record companies to boost interest and sales. It is this rivalry along with other factors that led to a decline and eventual end of the Golden Age.

Some of the Most popular artists who helped define the era include: Run DMC, LL Cool J, Kool Moe Dee, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, A Tribe Called Quest, Eric B & Rakim, Public Enemy, MC Lyte, KRS-ONE, NWA, Cypress Hill, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Tupac Shakur, Notorious B.I.G, Geto Boys, Big Punisher.

Hip Hop to many fans is still very much about the quality of its content which developed during the Golden Age. As shown through the use of such vocal and lyrical devices such as using: metaphors, similes, storytelling, clever cadences, changes in tempo and word play. Modern artists talented in the application of the aforementioned vocal and lyrical devices are still very popular but have moved away from what is considered the mainstream which receives the most tv and radio airtime.

The trend in contemporary Hip Hop has become one in which the importance of image and "club friendliness" has become the defining factors and lyricism has ceased to be as important. Hip Hop has a much more Pop vibe and emphasis on material objects and hedonistic pursuits have become the main subject matter. Interestingly, Hip Hop during the early to mid eighties was also known for its rappers rhyming about self promotion and oppulent lifestyles, the Golden Age marked a shift away from that aspect of Hip Hop music.
"we're taking it back to the Golden Age (Golden Age of Hip Hop) when wack motherfuckers used to get thrown off stage"

-Immortal Technique from the song Obnoxious
by DANNY The BOSS November 10, 2007
The abomination of desolation. Where Depression replaces the 5 senses.

The capital "city" (actually a massive trailer park)of the Northwest Territories located on the shore of Great Slave Lake. where if they'd find the inclination a pack of arctic wolves could take over in about 15 minutes...

The "mall" is the most pathetic thing you ever saw in your life and if you're there in winter prepare to try to overcome overwhelming urges to commit suicide which most people soothe with booze, the vampire movie 30 days of night was probably inspired by a hour in Yellowknife. During summer months you'll find yourself awake most of the time due to the fact its never dark, alcohol will also come in handy during this season to put most people to bed.

vagrant drunks are a common sight and last i checked the legal drinking age was 16, so there are plenty of drunk kids too. The only thing yellowknife has going for it is the girls, who are like muskox in heat which probably means everybody that has come through town has had a piece of it already.

You might find yourself running for your life every now and then from wild animals including grizzly bears, moose, packs of hungry sled dogs and swarms of mosquitoes in their billions.

Oh yeah minorities get beaten up on a regular basis.
Yellowknife's KFC ran out of chicken, its Mc Donalds ran out of buns, Burger King had no beef and so i had a caribou burger which gave me the runs.
by DANNY The BOSS November 12, 2007
It is a modern day Palestinian city in the Occupied West Bank. It is considered the oldest city in the world being well over 11,000 years old. It contains many important sites of historical and religious significance such as the mount of temptations where Jesus Christ isolated himself for 40 days and was tempted by satan. Jericho is in close proximity to the Dead Sea which is the lowest point on earth. Jericho has a large population of people of African origin, it is also very flat which makes getting around on bicycles so popular there. The majority of the population are muslim but there is a small Christian minority as well. Jericho is known for its fruits such as oranges, dates, mangos and bananas.
"Jericho is too friggin' hot, man! but i like the greenery, it almost seems tropical"

by DANNY The BOSS November 10, 2007