Snoop Dogg “Who Am I? (What’s My Name?)” (1993)
In case you didn’t get the memo on The Chronic, Snoop followed up with this debut single off his Dogggystyle album to announce his arrival. If you weren’t saying his name before hearing this hit, you were definitely singing it after.
Ice Cube “It Was a Good Day” (1993)
Cube’s description of what goes for a good day in the streets of L.A. is a classic song that relates to people in ‘hoods the world over.