Here’s a much earlier example of some seriously stripped-down composition by what many consider to be “the first gangsta rapper“.
Schooly D – P.S.K. What Does It Mean?
PSK actually stands for “Park Side Killers”, the gang that Schooly D repped at the time of the creation of his first album. Ice T credits “PSK” as his inspiration for making this seminal hit that came out the following year.
Ice T – 6 in the Mornin’
The influence is pretty obvious, but not quite as obvious as this one, which came about a decade later.
The Notorious B.I.G. – B.I.G. Interlude