https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWbXQQG9B6c Following several arrests, a stint in prison and narrowly surviving a gun shot wound, 2Pac took his gangster ways to one of the most gangster record labels around: Death Row. What followed was a double album like no other, filled with 2Pac's arrogant rhymes, backed by Cali funk beats. West coast gangster rap was at it's zenith when 2Pac joined forces with Dr. Dre on the ultimate tribute to their state of California. 49. Britney Spears - ...Baby One More Time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-u5WLJ9Yk4 The battle between rock and pop had waged for nearly a decade, charts topped equally by Backstreet Boys and Nirvana. Then it happened, three and a half minutes of pure teen pop, backed by a video that made girls dance and boys drool. Britney Spears burst onto the scene, reaffirming pop music's place at the top of the musical heap, sweping the charts and silencing alternative rock.
48. Neil Young - Harvest Moon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vrux6mSsFi4 Much like the classic Harvest, Harvest Moon finds Neil in a much mellower mood. Young unplugs the guitar, pulls out the acoustic and calls up a country tinged band. Backed by pedal steel and angelic voices, including Linda Ronstadt, he sounds as fantastic as ever.
47. Jay-Z - Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u8f55WWxPk The Brooklyn native staked his claim as the king of Hip Hop early in his career and never let go of his throne. "Hard Knock Life" combined the best elements of Jay-Z's style, smooth vocal delivery, deeply poetic lyrics and incredible beats. Only Jigga could take an "Annie" sample and turn it into a street life anthem.
46. Sinead O'Connor - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUiTQvT0W_0 Praised largely for her amazing voice, Sinead O'Connor started the 90's strong with an outstanding cover of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U." Backed by a variety of musicians, O'Connor sings about everything from her own weaknesses to her lord and saviour. Combining various musical elements on everything from Gaelic melodies to Hip Hop beats, O'Connor delivers a true masterpiece.