From Public Enemy’s "It Takes a Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back" to DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince’s "He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper," many of hip-hop’s seminal albums were released in 1988. They spawned subgenres that erupted in the 1990s -- and endure today. We ask Rolling Stone.com’s Kyle Anderson
and hip hop journalist Harry Allen
what was in the water during hip-hop’s biggest year.