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Essential Hip Hop


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Needle to the Groove - Mantronix
    2. Lyrical King - T la Rock
    3. Johnny the Fox - Tricky Tee
    4. Latoya - Just-Ice
    5. Ugly People Be Quiet - DJ Cash Money/Marvelous JC/Cash Money & Marvelous
    6. I've Got It Good - Tricky Tee
    7. Cold Getting Dumb - Just-Ice
    8. Strictly Business - EPMD
    9. Moshitup - Just-Ice/KRS-One
    10. No Delayin - Nice & Smooth
    11. Back to Burn - T la Rock
    12. Fresh Is the Word - Mantronix
    13. It's Yours - T la Rock
    14. We Control the Dice - Mantronix
    15. Freak the Funk - Stezo
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Heartbeat Rap, A - Sweet G
    2. Games People Play - Sweet G
    3. Games Females Play - Gigolette
    4. Starski Live at the Disco Fever - Lovebug Starski
    5. You Gotta Believe - Lovebug Starski
    6. Bust This Rhyme - MC Chill
    7. Gucciman, The - MC Holiday
    8. Me & You (Getting It On) - Daniel "Gucciman" Klein
    9. MC Story - MC Chill/Melle Mel
    10. Calm Down - Three Most Wanted
    11. Nitty Gritty - Three Most Wanted
    12. All Night Long - Fat Joe/Nayobe/Rayvon
    13. Sukiyaki - Fat Doug/The Cover Girls
    14. I Am Woman - Method Man/Redman/The Cover Girls
    15. Starski Live at the Disco Fever - Lovebug Starski
    16. Games People Play - Sweet G
    0. DISC 3:
    1. Party Train - The Gap Band
    2. Give It to Me Baby - Rick James
    3. Let It Whip - Dazz Band
    4. Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force
    5. Dream Team Is in the House, The - L.A. Dream Team
    6. Message, The - Duke Bootee/Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five/Melle Mel
    7. Hey DJ - World Famous Supreme Team
    8. Al Naafyish (The Soul) - Hashim
    9. Jam on It - Newcleus
    10. I Need a Freak - Sexual Harrassment
    11. Joy & Pain - DJ E-Z Rock/Rob Base
    12. White Lines (Don't Do It) - Grandmaster/Melle Mel/Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 29552

  • Credits
    ProducerDoug Lazy; Kyle Christmas; Larry Smith; Sam Jacobs; John "Gungie" Rivera; Henry Batts; Kenton Nix; Tony "A.D." Perez; KRS-One; Kevin Perez; Kurtis Blow; Kurtis Mantronik; Andrew Milano; Russell Simmons; Sam Hernandez; Sam Sever; Tony Moran; Carlos Reyes; Annette Sabb (Compilation); Gwen Saab (Compilation)
    EngineerAndrew Milano

    Audio Mixers: Larry Smith ; Sam Jacobs; Tony "A.D." Perez; Jellybean; Kevin Perez; Kurtis Blow; Andrew Milano; Rich Keller.
    Liner Note Author: Carol Cooper.
    Arrangers: Larry Smith ; Kurtis Blow; Russell Simmons.
    While there is little rhyme or reason to this set -- not all of it is essential, and not all of it is hip-hop -- Warlock's three-disc Essential Hip Hop provides too much fun to dismiss. Flipping through funk, electro, old-school rap, and even the late-'80s/early-'90s era, the set features L.A. Dream Team's "The Dream Team Is in the House," Sexual Harassment's "I Need a Freak," and Rick James' "Give It to Me Baby," as well as Stezo's "Freak the Funk," EPMD's "Strictly Business," Lovebug Starski's "Starski Live at the Disco Fever" (vocal and instrumental), and Mantronix's "Needle to the Groove." Not the place to begin for newcomers to hip-hop, but it certainly holds enough variety and quality content to plug quite a few gaps in one's collection. ~ Andy Kellman

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