Hip Hop is supposed to be about creativity and having a good time, not worrying about what the public has to think about your craft and not being money orientated...and the images from above are from southern hip hop. (David Banner - Ain't Got Nothing)
I made this list a while ago and I left a lot out because it's only the highlights and "new listener friendly" - i.e. I didn't add too many Biggie/Big Pun/Big L tracks due to the ill concepts and cussing. Nor did I add the more famous tracks that everyone seems to know (from N.W.A.'s and Wu-Tang's first album). If I said rap/hip hop was an acquired taste, I would be lying.