Hip Hop Essentials, Vol. 4

Hip Hop Essentials, Vol. 4

     
 

On the fourth volume of Tommy Boy's 12-volume Hip Hop Essentials series, some of rap's most memorable figures counsel listeners about the dangers of drugs (Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five's "White Lines") and promiscuity (Kool Moe Dee's…  See more details below

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On the fourth volume of Tommy Boy's 12-volume Hip Hop Essentials series, some of rap's most memorable figures counsel listeners about the dangers of drugs (Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five's "White Lines") and promiscuity (Kool Moe Dee's "Go See the Doctor"), detail some of the grim issues of inner city life (Kurtis Blow's "8 Million Stories"), drop some serious izzle-speak (U.T.F.O.'s "Roxanne, Roxanne," three years after Frankie Smith's "Double Dutch" and decades before the debate about whether Snoop Dogg or E-40 originated the colloquialism), and take pride in pairing strange bedfellows (Mellow Man Ace's "Mentirosa," with its combination of polar opposites Kraftwerk and Santana). Though LL Cool J's "Around the Way Girl" is a questionable inclusion and appears only two volumes after "Goin' Back to Cali," the disc makes up for it with a series of some of the rawest, most urgent tracks from the mid-to-late '80s: Public Enemy's "Don't Believe the Hype," Ultramagnetic's "Ego Trippin'," T La Rock's "It's Yours," Big Daddy Kane's "Raw," and Run-D.M.C.'s "Sucker MCs." Parents should know that this is one of the cleanest volumes of the series. And yes, that applies to the version of 2 Live Crew's "Me So Horny," the one that exchanges a euphemism for sexual preparedness with "watching Arsenio Hall" and a euphemism for sexual fulfillment with "being a nut."

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/08/2005
Label:
Tommy Boy
UPC:
0661868163728
catalogNumber:
1637

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Technical Credits

Full Force   Producer
Tony G.   Producer
David Hobbs   Composer
Marley Marl   Producer
Rick Rubin   Composer,Producer
Carl Ryder   Producer
Tom Silverman   Executive Producer
Russell Simmons   Producer
Ricardo Williams   Composer
Eric "Vietnam" Sadler   Composer,Producer
Nelson George   Liner Notes
Carlton Ridenhour   Composer
J.B. Moore   Producer
Chris Wong Won   Composer
Bill Adler   Liner Notes
Antonio González   Composer
William Waring   Composer
J.K. Simmons   Composer
Kevin Wolahan   Art Direction
Keith Thornton   Composer
Robert Arthur Ford   Producer
David "Mister Mixx" Hobbs   Producer
J.T. "Tiny" Smith   Composer
Mohandas Dewese   Producer
Cedric "Ced Gee" Miller   Composer,Producer
Larry Smith   Producer
Daniel J. Harris   Composer
Pete Q.   Producer

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