90’s Hip-Hop is Officially Dad-Rock.

It’s official, if you were born before 1990 and cherish the sounds of 2Pac, Dre, Snoop Dogg, Biggie, or NWA, you’re either a dad, or all your friends are.

Dad-rock is a genre of music typically enjoyed by dads while consuming beers in a comfortable chair, mowing the lawn, working on a car, building a random object with wood, or general activities that require an outfit you’re not afraid of ruining.

I know what you’re thinking, it’s rap. Read on.

Music by The Rolling Stones, Led Zepellin, Tom Petty, The Bee Gees, or The Beatles has been relegated to Grandpa-rock. If you’re looking for a way to define it, research when the last time a single was released by a classic rock band. The Beatles, for example, haven’t released a new record in 50 years.

Case in point; The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductions

• Jay-Z; Inducted in 2020

• Beastie Boys; Inducted in 2012

• Public Enemy; Inducted in 2013

• NWA; Inducted in 2016

• 2Pac; Inducted in 2017

• LL Cool J; Inducted in 2020

Classics Officially in the Dad-Rock category:

2pac; California Love ft Dr. Dre (1995) (Released 26 Years ago)

Eminem: My Name Is (1999) (Released 23 Years ago)

Dr Dre : Still D.R.E (1999) (Released 23 Years ago)

JayZ: Hard Knock Life (1998) (Released 24 Years ago)

NWA: Straight Outta Compton (1988) (34 years ago)

Beastie Boys; Intergalactic 1998 (Released 24 Years Ago)

Notorious B.I.G: Juicy (1994) Released 27 Years Ago

Biz Markie; Just A Friend (1989) (31 Years ago)