While the east coast very much involved in the war against popular music sampling and everyone was getting sued, the west coast had started to think of ways to make hip hop music while sounding like something the industry wanted to play on the radio. now thats not to say, we had moved away from sampling over on the west side.
basically the west coast wanted to create a new sound that could be played in your car at high volume (preferably in a residential area) and sound smooth. because of this new direction, hip hop would meet its slow and fatal ruin.
but thats not to say they didn't make some gems before all that ruination happened. i happen to like a lot of the stuff that came out then, there were some great one-hit crap artists that came out of this era. which... might've been another part of the whole... hip hop ruined thing.
DJ Quick - Tonight
yea... not the highest quality of hip hop. several of the basic elements of hip hop are missing, true. it was a sour tasting, yet enjoyable, mutation of hip hop. and it was repeated several times by this artist and others just like him
DJ Quick, while being an excellent producer, sponsored some of the most skill-less, no-talent, hyped-up, hacks to ever to call themselves gangster. sadly, though, women loved this crap music and kept buying it, so guys kept playing it, and the industry kept making it. black, mexican, asian, indian and yes, even white people alike were destroyed by this music and the edutainment as well as the civil rights movement was set back by 187 years.