Hip Hop Essentials, Vol. 5

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
On the fifth volume of the series, Tommy Boy's Hip Hop Essentials remains true to its studied grab-bag aesthetic, emphasizing late-'80s cuts while including a couple choice old-school classics. To the delight of some hip-hop fans, nothing here could be termed a crossover novelty à la "Funky Cold Medina", and over-the-top raunch à la "We Want Some P" is also left off. Whether or not this is seen as a good thing, the disc isn't one of the better volumes -- the excitement level can't compare to the second or seventh volumes, and a couple too many tracks are too tied to their years of release unlike, say, Public Enemy's still-riotous "Bring the Noize," or even Rob Base & ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
On the fifth volume of the series, Tommy Boy's Hip Hop Essentials remains true to its studied grab-bag aesthetic, emphasizing late-'80s cuts while including a couple choice old-school classics. To the delight of some hip-hop fans, nothing here could be termed a crossover novelty à la "Funky Cold Medina", and over-the-top raunch à la "We Want Some P" is also left off. Whether or not this is seen as a good thing, the disc isn't one of the better volumes -- the excitement level can't compare to the second or seventh volumes, and a couple too many tracks are too tied to their years of release unlike, say, Public Enemy's still-riotous "Bring the Noize," or even Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock's deathless "It Takes Two". The smartest selection on this disc is "Ring Ring Ring Ha Ha Hey," one of several examples why 3 Feet High and Rising should never be seen as the be-all end-all for De la Soul, a group that would remain a crucial part of hip-hop well over a decade after their breakthrough debut. The silly "Jimbrowski," despite being a poor choice to represent the Jungle Brothers, maintains the brief Native Tongues theme, and Queen Latifah's "Ladies First" featuring Monie Love remains as powerful and as fun-filled as it was in 1989. Other highlights: Funky 4 + 1's "That's the Joint," Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five's "Freedom," Busy Bee's "Making Cash Money."
Entertainment Weekly - Michael Endelman
This set chronicles hip-hop's rise from New York-based folk art to global force, a rap-for-dummies comp that does all the crate-digging for you.....All micro-trends are accounted for: smooth operators (LL Cool J), hippies (De La Soul), gangstas (N.W.A.), virtuosos (Rakim), radicals (Public Enemy) and the jokers (Biz Markie). A must-have for aging b-boys and 50 Cent-quoting teens. [A -]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/24/2006
  • Label: Tommy Boy
  • UPC: 661868163827
  • Catalog Number: 1638
  • Sales rank: 264,075

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 That's the Joint - Funky 4 + 1 (9:23)
  2. 2 Freedom (8:17)
  3. 3 Bring the Noize (3:47)
  4. 4 It Takes Two - DJ E-Z Rock (5:01)
  5. 5 Wild Wild West (4:42)
  6. 6 Fat Boys - The Fat Boys (6:53)
  7. 7 Making Cash Money - Busy Bee (6:29)
  8. 8 Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey) - De La Soul (5:06)
  9. 9 Jimbrowski (4:30)
  10. 10 Ladies First - Monie Love (3:56)
  11. 11 Hey DJ (6:14)
  12. 12 Money (Dollar Bill Y'all) (4:26)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Rob Base Producer
Kurtis Blow Producer
The 45 King & Louie Producer
Charlie Benante Composer
Jiggs Chase Composer
Lyn Collins Engineer
Tony D. Producer
Stephen Hague Producer
Joey Robinson Jr. Producer
Leland Robinson Producer
Sylvia Robinson Composer
Rick Rubin Executive Producer
Carl Ryder Producer
Hank Shocklee Producer
Tom Silverman Executive Producer
R. Simmons Composer
Russell Simmons Producer
Nelson George Liner Notes
William Hamilton Producer
Julian Brookhouse Composer
Robert Ginyard Composer
Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot Composer
Joseph Saddler Composer
Sharon Green Composer
Rodney Stone Composer
M. McLaren Composer
Kevin Wolahan Art Direction
K.K. Rockwell Composer
Mohandas Dewese Composer, Producer
Larry Smith Producer
DJ Mark Producer
Pete Q. Producer
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