The 1980s was a pivotal year for hip-hop. Although we often think of the 90s as a golden age, they certainly wouldn’t have happened if not for the experimentation and classic hits that came out of the 80s. For this Certified Top 5, Ed Lover asks everyone to choose their personal five best hit rap songs of the 80s.

Click on the audio player above, and the rest of the parts below, to hear what people had to say in this exclusive clip from the “Ed Lover Show.”

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