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Here's What's Playing on America's First "Classic Hip-Hop" Radio Station

Here's What's Playing on America's First "Classic Hip-Hop" Radio Station

Last week, a Houston news radio station played nothing but Beyonce songs for four straight days, then dropped “My Mind Playing Tricks On Me,” the 1991 track by local rap heroes the Geto Boys.

It was an apt way to announce the station’s new in-with-the-old format: Rechristened Boom 92, the station declared that it would become the first major market radio station dedicated to classic hip hop. Instead of Drake and Nicki Minaj, it would play “the hip hop you grew up with”—assuming that you grew up with Dr. Dre and Missy Elliott. If that sounds awesome to you, you’re going to love a recent Boom 92 playlist.