The Year : 1987
Artists : Eric B & Rakim, Ice T
Songs : Paid in Full, Colors
Coasts : East, West
Eric B & Rakim's Album Paid in Full greatly impacted Hip-Hop by setting the standard
and introducing a deeper play on words, lyrics, and beat sampling. Rakim
introduced an imaginative & complex rhyme style which helped boost the East Coast's
repute(especially since Hip-Hop started in the East Coast).
Ice T was one of the first successful rappers from the West Coast, who also happens
to be the originator of "Gangsta Rap". Ice T is also credited for
being the first rapper to have his album stamped with the Parental Advisory Warning Label.