Hip Hop Essentials, Vol. 8

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
If there's one volume of the Hip Hop Essentials series that is most prone to being called out for containing too many tracks that are either too common or misrepresentative, it's probably this one. Had Tommy Boy relied strictly on the basics, the series would've been criticized for recycling too much, and if the label had gone with nothing but less-recognized material, the series wouldn't have received nearly as much attention. Tommy Boy had to know that the series would not please everyone, so they tried to find a balance between obvious classics and relatively deeper tracks, and they pulled it off pretty favorably. On this disc, the label's desire to find a happy medium ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
If there's one volume of the Hip Hop Essentials series that is most prone to being called out for containing too many tracks that are either too common or misrepresentative, it's probably this one. Had Tommy Boy relied strictly on the basics, the series would've been criticized for recycling too much, and if the label had gone with nothing but less-recognized material, the series wouldn't have received nearly as much attention. Tommy Boy had to know that the series would not please everyone, so they tried to find a balance between obvious classics and relatively deeper tracks, and they pulled it off pretty favorably. On this disc, the label's desire to find a happy medium is most clear. The inclusions of Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five's "The Message," Salt-N-Pepa's "Push It," and Kurtis Blow's "If I Ruled the World" will repel seasoned rap fans though no rap fan should be without them; and then there are some questionable choices made with 3rd Bass "The Gas Face" instead of "Steppin' to the A.M.", Brand Nubian "Slow Down" instead of "One for All", Heavy D & the Boyz who make their first of two appearances, and Ice-T "Colors" instead of "6 'N the Mornin'," or "New Jack Hustler," or about six others. Absolutely no one should have a problem with A Tribe Called Quest's "Check the Rhime," Schoolly D's "Gucci Time," and the "Native Tongues Decision" version of De la Soul's "Buddy."
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: 661868164121
  • Catalog Number: 1641
  • Sales rank: 144,451

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Funk You Up - The Sequence (6:50)
  2. 2 The Message (7:13)
  3. 3 Gucci Time (6:08)
  4. 4 Colors (4:26)
  5. 5 Push It (4:15)
  6. 6 The Gas Face (3:50)
  7. 7 Slow Down (5:02)
  8. 8 Mr. Big Stuff (3:25)
  9. 9 Check the Rhime (3:38)
  10. 10 Buffalo Gals (4:23)
  11. 11 Buddy (4:55)
  12. 12 If I Ruled the World (3:56)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Kurtis Blow Producer
Don Nix Composer
3rd Bass Producer
Angela Brown Composer
Trevor Horn Composer, Producer
Ice-T Producer
Afrika Islam Producer
Malcolm McLaren Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Ali Shaheed Muhammad Composer
David Reeves Composer
Sylvia Robinson Composer
Tom Silverman Executive Producer
Kenny Withrow Composer
Malik Taylor Composer
Joseph Broussard Composer
Gwendolyn Chisholm Composer
Cheryl Cook Composer
Maxwell Dixon Composer
Kamaal Fareed Composer
Kevin Wolahan Art Direction
Edward Fletcher Composer, Producer
Ralph Williams Composer
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