The Songs of HWGO – 1988 Hip-Hop

Songs/Albums Cited by the Characters in How We Got On: Below is a list of songs referenced directly in the text of How We Got On.  On the instances where entire albums are referenced, I have included the most influential/popular song from the album.

Public Enemy – Reble Without a Pause


Ice T – Colors


Too Short – Freaky Tales

EMPD – You Gots to Chill

MC Lyte – Lyte as a Rock

Big Daddy Kane – Set it Off

Kid n Play – Rollin’ With Kid n Play

Slick Rick – Children’s Story

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five – The Message

Run DMC – Mary Mary

Run DMC/Aerosmith – Walk This Way

Beasty Boys – No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn

Beasty Boys –  (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)


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