1993 – 1999: The rise of Snoop and Dr. Dre, hip hop hits the suburbs; Tommy Hilfiger turns hip hop fashion into millions; Biggie and Puffy, Jay and Nas, Ghetto Fabulous and Bling; the influence of music videos; Vibe magazine; the rise of FUBU and Jacob the Jeweler; Will Smith saving the world in Independence Day; Mariah Carey teams with OBD to create “hip pop” and Time Magazine proclaiming America as a “hip hop nation.”
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Part three of, “The Tanning Of America,” brought back a lot of memories since it highlighted the era I grew up in and when Hip Hop blew up.

Video: The Tanning Of America Part 1 & 2