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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 04: (L-R) MC Lyte and Roxanne Chante join DJ Spinderella, Sandra Denton and Cheryl Wray of Salt-N-Pepa as they are honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 04, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)

1993 was an amazing year for hip hop and RnB music. There were several releases that remain classics to this day. Shoop from Salt N Pepa is one song that was released that will turn 30 this year. As a matter of fact, Salt N Pepa just tweeted the milestone yesterday. This made us think about other hip hop and RnB songs that came out in 1993. Before we take a look at the songs, let’s go back to that year and take a look at some major milestone moments in history from 1993:

*The siege on Waco: The Waco siege on the compound belonging to the religious group Branch Davidians by American federal and Texas state law enforcement and US military started on 28th February and ended 19th April.
*Bill Clinton becomes President
*The tennis player Monica Seles is stabbed by a spectator during a quarter final tennis match in Hamburg by Günter Parche, an obsessed fan of Steffi Graf
*Two former police officers are convicted of violating the civil rights of beaten motorist Rodney King.
*Ty Warner USA launches the first Beanie Babies
*Super Bowl XXVII is won by the Dallas Cowboys 52–17. As a result the Buffalo Bills become the first team to ever lose three consecutive Super Bowls.

Now let’s get to the music. The album “Janet” is released this year. Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” remains #1 for several consecutive weeks on the Billboard chart. On his 35th birthday, Prince announces that he is changing his name to an unpronounceable symbol. Snoop Dogg and his bodyguard are charged with the August 25 murder of a 20-year-old gang member in a drive-by shooting. They are cleared of the charges in 1996. News breaks to the public that Michael Jackson is being investigated on allegations of child molestation.

But what about the actual songs? Here is a list of songs that were released in 1993 and are hence turning 30 this year, 2023.

Salt-N-Pepa Honored With Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 04: (L-R) MC Lyte and Roxanne Chante join DJ Spinderella, Sandra Denton and Cheryl Wray of Salt-N-Pepa as they are honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 04, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)

  • Insane in the Brain by Cypress Hill

    “I was smoking a lot of weed at the time, so I felt like I could relate” ~ Ramiro

  • Award Tour by A Tribe Called Quest

    “My childhood was built on A Tribe Called Quest. My favorite hip hop group to this day. Great song, not their best though” ~ Melissa

  • C.R.E.A.M. Wutang Clan

    “This was the song everyone was playin’ on the train and I was like…who is this?” ~ Leroy

  • 93 Til Infinity by Souls of Mischief

    This was their only single to ever chart on the US Billboard Hot 100, reaching number 72.

  • Murder was the Case by Snoop Dogg

    The song was remixed for the 1994 soundtrack Murder Was the Case.

  • Down With the King by Run DMC

    “Best Run DMC song that no one talks about…and their last great song” ~ Ramiro

  • Rebirth of Slick by Digable Planets

    “Loved this because it was different than anything else that was out at the time.” ~ Ramiro

  • Sound of Da Police KRS One

    The song criticizes police brutality and alleged systemic racism.

  • Whatta Man by En Vogue and Salt N Pepa

     

  • Chief Rocka by Lords of the Underground

    Their highest charted single at #55

  • Knockin Da Boots by H-Town

    The song became one of the biggest R&B singles of 1993 according to the Billboard charts, where it peaked at number three for seven weeks.

  • If by Janet Jackson

    “The tour…just the tour!” ~ Pebbles

  • Boom! Shake the Room by DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince

  • Anniversary by Tony! Toni! Tone!

    The song everyone played for their partner on their anniversary

  • Another Sad Love Song by Toni Braxton

    This song earned Braxton her first-ever Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the 36th Annual Grammy Awards.

  • Cantaloop by US3

    The group’s only top 40 single

  • Electric Relaxation by A Tribe Called Quest

    The track was featured as the opening theme song for The WB‘s black sitcom The Wayans Bros., for the first two seasons.

  • Just Kickin' It by Xscape

    Xscape’s debut single

     

  • That's the Way Love Goes by Janet Jackson

     It was one of the longest-reigning hits of 1993, topping the Billboard Hot 100 for eight weeks.

  • Never Should've Let You Go Hi-Five

    This song was on the Sister Act 2 soundtrack

  • Lately by Jodeci

    A remake of the Stevie Wonder song which became a #1 RnB song for Jodeci