Street Jams: Hip-Hop from the Top, Vol. 3

Street Jams: Hip-Hop from the Top, Vol. 3

     
 
As rap became more of a commercial property in the '80s, the artists' major lyrical intention often seemed to be staking out territorial rights and proclaiming their superiority at the mic. Doug E. Fresh & the Get Fresh Crew, the Furious Five, the Boogie

Overview

As rap became more of a commercial property in the '80s, the artists' major lyrical intention often seemed to be staking out territorial rights and proclaiming their superiority at the mic. Doug E. Fresh & the Get Fresh Crew, the Furious Five, the Boogie Boys, Kurtis Blow and Marley Marl featuring MC Shan all do some variation on these themes on this 12-song anthology. "Romeo (Part 1)" by the Real Roxanne featuring Howie Tee is a put-down of the male romantic predator, while Whodini's "Freaks Come out at Night" was one of the prime pop-rap hits of its day. While most of these cuts now sound simplistic and old, they were quite influential in helping cement rap's popularity, and Run-D.M.C.'s "Here We Go (The Funhouse)" remains a favorite among hip-hop historians.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/22/1994
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227155520
catalogNumber:
71555

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Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kurtis Blow   Track Performer
Fat Boys   Track Performer
Real Roxanne   Track Performer
Roxanne Shanté   Track Performer
U.T.F.O.   Track Performer
Whodini   Track Performer
MC Shan   Track Performer
Boogie Boys   Track Performer
Howie Tee   Track Performer
Marley Marl   Track Performer
Run-D.M.C.   Track Performer
Bad Boys   Track Performer
K Love   Track Performer
Doug E. Fresh & the Get Fresh Crew   Track Performer
Grandmaster Flash   Track Performer
Scorpio   Track Performer
Cowboy   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Juice the Electric Wire   Producer
Dave Pirner   Composer
Steve Yano   Producer
Geoff Gans   Art Direction
Jes Rothbeind   Artwork,Illustrations,Cover Art
Sean Ross   Liner Notes

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