MTV Presents: Hip-Hop Back in the Day

MTV Presents: Hip-Hop Back in the Day

     
 
Released to coincide with the first showing of MTV's program This Is Music: Hip-Hop Back in the Day, MTV Presents: Hip-Hop Back in the Day is an excellent collection of early rap hits. While a handful of the songs stretch past old-school and into the late '80s (

Overview

Released to coincide with the first showing of MTV's program This Is Music: Hip-Hop Back in the Day, MTV Presents: Hip-Hop Back in the Day is an excellent collection of early rap hits. While a handful of the songs stretch past old-school and into the late '80s (Boogie Down Productions' "South Bronx," LL Cool J's "Rock the Bells," Tone-Loc's "Funky Cold Medina," MC Shan's "The Bridge"), the majority of the collection is devoted to early- and mid-'80s hits like Kurtis Blow's "The Breaks," Grandmaster Flash's "The Message," Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock," the Fat Boys' "Fat Boys," U.T.F.O.'s "Roxanne, Roxanne," Doug E. Fresh's "The Show," Whodini's "Freaks Come Out at Night," and Heavy D's "The Overweight Lovers in the House." Almost every one of these tracks was a hip-hop milestone, and this isn't a bad way to pick them up on one disc, even if the presence of the bonus 1998 remix of "The Message" leaves a bitter aftertaste.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/17/1998
Label:
Priority Records
UPC:
0049925107029
catalogNumber:
51070
Rank:
67429

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kurtis Blow   Track Performer
Boogie Down Productions   Track Performer
Fat Boys   Track Performer
Heavy D & the Boyz   Track Performer
Anthony Smith   Track Performer
U.T.F.O.   Track Performer
Whodini   Track Performer
MC Shan   Track Performer
Afrika Bambaataa   Track Performer
Duke Bootee   Track Performer
LL Cool J   Track Performer
Grandmaster Melle Mel   Track Performer
Doug E. Fresh & the Get Fresh Crew   Track Performer
Grandmaster Flash   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Kurtis Blow   Composer
Heavy D & the Boyz   Composer
Robert Ford   Composer
Dave Pirner   Composer
Russell Simmons   Composer
Young MC   Composer
J.B. Moore   Composer
Michael Ross   Composer
Larry Smith   Composer

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