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Posted by Robert
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10/30/2003 10:58:57 AM

Tags and topics realted to this article include Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.

This is a snippet of an article called “Five events that changed music between 1989 and 2000.” The article ran in the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier. I was courious as to what the 5 things were. None of them were really that earthshaking. But Number 4 caught my eye, and I thought I'd share it here. Click the source tab if you want to read the entire article.:

Dr. Dre introduces Snoop Doggy Dog on "Chronic."

Rap and hip-hop purists will credit Public Enemy's "Fear of a Black Planet" and "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back" as the influential rap albums. But Dr. Dre and Snoop also should share some of the credit.

As much as Public Enemy brought validity to gangsta rap, Dre and Snoop brought it to the main stream. Watching videos on MTV was how white people saw black music in the early 1990s outside of heavily diverse areas.

Snoop's style put a little dance groove into gangsta rap, and people noticed. It led the way for more hip-hop and rap infusions. By the end of the decade, hip-hop was pop music, and rap had become mainstream to the point it was injected into all pop music. Rap-metal bands like Limp Bizkit were the next big thing. And Kid Rock added another genre in the mix to become the first heavy metal country rapper.

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