Twenty years ago to the day, we lost another legendary musician. No, he wasn’t a rapper, but the influence Kurt Cobain and Nirvana had on music in general is widespread. Cobain played a pivotal role in making the genre of grunge rock, a product of the Northwest, particularly Seattle, appeal to a more commercial crowd.
With albums like the diamond-rated Nevermind, multiplatinum In Untero and even their debut, Bleach which eventually went platinum, the music of Nirvana created a paradigm shift in rock music. His music and legacy even influenced some of rap’s greats, including JAY Z, 2 Pac, Public Enemy and KiD CuDi.
The influential songwriter would have been 47 in February, had he not taken his own life. And with that said, I’d like to leave a few of my favorite Nirvana songs here.
The Man Who Sold the World (David Bowie cover)
Heart Shaped Box
CuDi pays respects to Kurt Cobain at prior residence of the Nirvana lead singer