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Featured Style: West Coast Rap

West Coast Rap dominated the hip-hop scene for the middle section of the '90s, making gangsta rap into a popular phenomenon and establishing Dr. Dre as one of the most influential figures in rap history. Still, even if Dre's patented G-funk defined the West Coast sound and style for many, California's rap scene was a great deal more diverse. Up until the mid- to late '80s, West Coast rap mostly imitated East Coast party rap, already considered old-school in its place of origin; however, both…

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Featured Mood: Passionate

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Featured Theme: Sex

AllMusic's themes refer to activities or events particularly suited for a song, album or overall body of work. "Now, son, when two people like each other very much..."