As the 80's ended in Hip Hop, Hip Hop didn't end in the 80s. In fact, it continued to grow and spread its influence all over the planet. By the time the early 90s approached, Ice Cube and Will Smith's careers hit full stride when they charted heavy both in film, television and the music charts. New artists burst on the scene leaving behind their legacy like 2Pac and Snoop Dogg. Producers like Teddy Riley and DJ Premiere's talents caught fire in the music world. And this was all just a tip of the iceberg of the impending storm of Hip Hop artists to come! Once again, we chronicled for you some of those defining artists in this era including NWA, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Digital Underground and of course, the late Heavy D.