Dr. Dre, left, and Snoop Dogg were two of the hottest hip-hop stars of the 1990s. In August, Dre announced that he has a new album coming out. Here's a look back at some of the other stars of '90s rap.
"Here's a little story all about how ..." DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince (whom you may know now as movie star Will Smith) kept us grooving with "Summertime."
He may want to be known as "Snoop Lion" now, but back in the day, Snoop Dogg played up the gangsta/pimp image.
Remember when A Tribe Called Quest left their wallet in El Segundo or fell in love with "Bonita Applebum"?
Da Brat was a labelmate of Kris Kross on So So Def Records and became one of rap's top-selling female artists.
They didn't have a long career in the rap world, but Digable Planets' "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)" in 1993 helped introduce a generation to a fusion of jazz and hip-hop.
Wreckx-n-Effect helped popularize New Jack Swing with their hit "Rump Shaker."
Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth are best known for their hit "They Reminisce Over You," which paid tribute to the death of one of the members of Heavy D & The Boyz.
Das EFX had heads bopping in the 1990s.
Two words for you: "Wild Thing." Tone Loc's hit peaked in 1989, but we were still kind of jamming to it in the '90s.
The Michael Bivins-produced group Another Bad Creation was viewed as an attempt to ride the wave of kid rappers like Kris Kross. Their album "Coolin' at the Playground" was released in 1991.
Christopher "Kid" Reid and Christopher "Play" Martin of Kid 'N Play had us all trying to do the kick step.
New Jersey natives Naughty by Nature gave the world the ultimate in party jams and an ode to the genre with "Hip Hop Hooray."