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MTV the First 1000 Years: Hip Hop
     

MTV the First 1000 Years: Hip Hop

 
Here's where the party goes boom! Like Rhino's unbelievably fun MILLENNIUM HIP HOP PARTY, this survey of hit-hop from "The Message" to "Make Em Say Uhh!" is a floor shaker unmarred by one less-than-great cut. Focusing on booty beats, novelty classics, and pop flava, this is the rap that infiltrated suburban high-school

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Here's where the party goes boom! Like Rhino's unbelievably fun MILLENNIUM HIP HOP PARTY, this survey of hit-hop from "The Message" to "Make Em Say Uhh!" is a floor shaker unmarred by one less-than-great cut. Focusing on booty beats, novelty classics, and pop flava, this is the rap that infiltrated suburban high-school dances and parking lots the nation over. Run-DMC's "Walk This Way," Tone Loc's "Wild Thing," Digital Underground's "The Humpty Dance," House of Pain's "Jump Around," and Coolio's "Fantastic Voyage" roll off the assembly line like shiny new Jeeps. Throw in a little gangsta lean, via NWA's "Express Yourself," Ice Cube's low-riding "It Was a Good Day," and Dr. Dre's "Nothin' but a 'G' Thang," plus some boho flow from Digable Planets and Arrested Development, and you've got one of the best rap compilations ever manufactured.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It may be hard to get beyond the title of Rhino's series MTV the First 1000 Years, which just may be the dumbest title in the first 1000 years of the recording industry, but the actual discs aren't bad at all. For instance, the Hip Hop volume is a terrific collection of hip-hop staples from "The Message" to "Player's Ball." Most of these songs were regularly played on MTV, and not just on Yo! MTV Raps either. "Walk This Way," "Wild Thing," "The Humpty Dance," "Jump Around," "Tennessee, " "What's My Name," "It Was a Good Day," "Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang," "Fantastic Voyage," and "California Love" were all some of the biggest hits of their era, and listening to them here -- along with "Colors," "Express Yourself," and "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)," which were never crossover hits -- is an exhilarating journey through the past. There are a lot of hip-hop collections, but few are as consistently entertaining as this one.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/02/1999
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227597528
catalogNumber:
75975

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Performance Credits

Arrested Development   Track Performer
Digital Underground   Track Performer
Ice Cube   Track Performer
N.W.A   Track Performer
Anthony Smith   Track Performer
Joe Perry   Track Performer
Master P   Track Performer
House of Pain   Track Performer
Dr. Dre   Track Performer
Digable Planets   Track Performer
Snoop Dogg   Track Performer
Coolio   Track Performer
2Pac   Track Performer
Duke Bootee   Track Performer
Ice-T   Track Performer
OutKast   Track Performer
Run-D.M.C.   Track Performer
Roger   Track Performer
Steven Tyler   Track Performer
Mystikal   Track Performer
Melle Mel Plowden   Track Performer
Mia   Track Performer
Grandmaster Flash   Track Performer
Fiend   Track Performer
Silkk the Shocker   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Joe Cocker   Composer
Dr. Dre   Composer
2Pac   Composer
Greg Allen   Art Direction
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Speech   Composer
Chris Stainton   Composer
Larry Troutman   Composer
Roger   Composer
Calvin Broadus   Composer
Ishmael Butler   Composer
Daniel Goldmark   Editorial Research
Garson Goos   Executive Producer
Ed Paparo   Executive Producer
Artis Ivey   Composer

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