Essential Hip Hop

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/2/2006
  • Label: Warlock Records
  • UPC: 026656295522
  • Catalog Number: 2955
  • Sales rank: 171,575

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Needle to the Groove (6:25)
  2. 2 Lyrical King (4:35)
  3. 3 Johnny the Fox (5:23)
  4. 4 Latoya (4:08)
  5. 5 Ugly People Be Quiet - Cash Money & Marvelous (3:40)
  6. 6 I've Got It Good (4:41)
  7. 7 Cold Getting Dumb (6:33)
  8. 8 Strictly Business (4:45)
  9. 9 Moshitup (4:59)
  10. 10 No Delayin (3:37)
  11. 11 Back to Burn (3:37)
  12. 12 Fresh Is the Word (5:31)
  13. 13 It's Yours (4:31)
  14. 14 We Control the Dice (3:55)
  15. 15 Freak the Funk (3:26)
Disc 2
  1. 1 A Heartbeat Rap (5:35)
  2. 2 Games People Play (5:49)
  3. 3 Games Females Play (4:24)
  4. 4 Starski Live at the Disco Fever (2:32)
  5. 5 You Gotta Believe (3:51)
  6. 6 Bust This Rhyme (3:54)
  7. 7 The Gucciman (5:51)
  8. 8 Me & You (Getting It On) (5:06)
  9. 9 MC Story (4:35)
  10. 10 Calm Down (5:12)
  11. 11 Nitty Gritty (5:39)
  12. 12 All Night Long (4:14)
  13. 13 Sukiyaki - Fat Doug (3:21)
  14. 14 I Am Woman - Method Man (4:04)
  15. 15 Starski Live at the Disco Fever (2:34)
  16. 16 Games People Play (8:58)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Party Train - The Gap Band (6:11)
  2. 2 Give It to Me Baby - Rick James (4:18)
  3. 3 Let It Whip (4:04)
  4. 4 Planet Rock (5:20)
  5. 5 The Dream Team Is in the House (4:20)
  6. 6 The Message (6:32)
  7. 7 Hey DJ (6:15)
  8. 8 Al Naafyish (The Soul) (7:46)
  9. 9 Jam on It (6:24)
  10. 10 I Need a Freak (5:58)
  11. 11 Joy & Pain (3:47)
  12. 12 White Lines (Don't Do It) (7:30)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Kurtis Blow Arranger, Composer, Producer
Bob Marley Composer
Carlos Reyes Producer
Doug Lazy Producer
E. Fletcher Composer
Barry Friedman Graphic Design
Sam Jacobs Producer
KRS-One Producer
Mike Lorello Composer
Tony Moran Composer, Producer
David Reeves Composer
Rick Rubin Composer
Erick Sermon Composer
Russell Simmons Arranger, Producer
Parrish Smith Composer
Cam Wilson Composer
Andrew Milano Producer, Engineer
Kevin Perez Producer
Sam Sever Producer
Kurtis Mantronik Producer
Larry Smith Composer
Michelle Valentine Composer
Diana Lemchak Executive Producer
Carol Cooper Liner Notes
Sam Hernandez Producer
Sergio Gómez Artwork
Tony "A.D." Perez Producer
Sal Abbatiello Composer
Hashida Naramura Rokusuke Composer
Soul Sonic Force Composer
Marvin Berryman Composer
William Waring Composer
M. McLaren Composer
Mark Pessoni Art Direction
June Bug Composer
Kenton Nix Composer, Producer
Henry Batts Producer
Amy Kwong Art Direction
Larry Smith Arranger, Producer
John "Gungie" Rivera Producer
Kyle Christmas Producer
Bishop Clarence Keaton Composer
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