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.