The Best Hip-Hop Music of the 2000s

The 2000s represents a special moment in the hearts of many hip-hop fans. It brought hip-hop to the forefront of popular music. That era also produced many memorable moments that rap fans clutch to till this day. In fact, some researchers have argued that hip-hop's impact and influence, particularly in the 2000s, was greater than Beatlemania

So, let's take a stroll through time and reflect on the very best of 2000s hip-hop. Like the theme music to a good movie, these songs underscored a unique decade in hip-hop. Ladies and Gentlemen, grab your iPods! Cue the time machine! Let's rewind the oughts and explore the best of the 2000s.

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