From 1992 to 1993, while black radio remained closed to rap, two huge pop stations—Power 106 in L.A. and Hot 97 in New York—started playing hip-hop aggressively. But they arrived too late to be a place where a group like Public Enemy or De La Soul could thrive. Many golden age artists had already made their best work by then. Instead, those stations became home to a new generation of hip-hop where the tastemakers were people like Sean Puffy Combs and Suge Knight.