[You could argue that 1993 was the most formative period for West Coast rap music, especially when it came to the Bay Area. Definitive lists and superlatives aside, we're just gonna take you on a trip. Every week, From '93 Til will dig up something that came out of the Bay Area roughly around the same time, 20 years ago.]
20 years ago this month.
We missed last week for the holiday, so this week we're double-fisting. In case you weren't already convinced, November 1993 was brimming with new and insightful hip-hop, and that was true until the very last day of the month. And it wasn't just your typical gangsta shit. From Vallejo to East Oakland, there were scrappy, unique new MCs lighting up the Bay Area like butane. And though their half-lives were sadly not as long as a luminary like E-40, they nonetheless left a permanent mark.