Mix Tape, Vol. 1: 60 Minutes of Funk

Mix Tape, Vol. 1: 60 Minutes of Funk

by Funkmaster Flex
     
 

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The mix tape and the deejay are such um, fundamental, parts of hip-hop that it's a wonder no label thought of doing this sort of project before 1995. Funkmaster Flex is one of hip-hop's leading deejays, his radio show on New York's WQHT is a hip-hop house party on the air. This hour-long disc captures the flavor. There are freestyle segments from See more details below

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The mix tape and the deejay are such um, fundamental, parts of hip-hop that it's a wonder no label thought of doing this sort of project before 1995. Funkmaster Flex is one of hip-hop's leading deejays, his radio show on New York's WQHT is a hip-hop house party on the air. This hour-long disc captures the flavor. There are freestyle segments from The Fugees, Q-Tip, Fat Joe & Big Pun, Erick Sermon, Busta Rhymes, Redman, Method Man, and Keith Murray. The musical highlights include jazzy R&B from Yvette Michelle, A Tribe Called Quest's classic Award Tour, Eric B and Rakim's Eric B is President, and Akinyele and Sadat X's "Loud Hangover." In contrast to the hit-filler-hit formula of many hip-hop CDs, flex provides an hour long highlight reel that doesn't lag.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Funkmaster Flex's The Mix Tape, Vol. 1 recalls hip-hop's past while pointing toward its future. Featuring a wide array of hip-hop styles graced by amazing freestyle raps by some of the '90s top MCs, the album sounds like a mixtape compiled from the radio and 7" singles -- there's simply nothing but first-rate music, with no filler whatsoever. Although there are elements of old-school rap as well as modern funk, the daring production and stunning rhymes make The Mix Tape a rarity of mid-'90s hip-hop -- it's a record that sounds like none of its competition. It announces itself as an instant classic.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972494128
catalogNumber:
724941
Rank:
32608

Tracks

  1. Everyday & Everynight  - Yvette Michele
  2. Get Up
  3. Freestyle
  4. Zulu War Chant
  5. Loud Hangover
  6. 20 Minute Workout  - DJ Kool
  7. Award Tour
  8. Freestyle
  9. Shook Ones, Pt. 2 /Wu Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing Ta F' Wit
  10. Incarcerated Scarfaces
  11. Freestyle
  12. 20 Minute Workout  - DJ Kool
  13. I-Ight (Alright)
  14. Freestyle  - Fat Joe
  15. Let's Be Specific  - Cool Whip
  16. Hey Girlfriend Promo
  17. 900 Number  - 45 King
  18. All for One
  19. Party Groove  -  Show & A.G.
  20. Freestyle
  21. Give up the Goods (Just Step)
  22. Puff Daddy Promo
  23. Freestyle
  24. Freestyle
  25. 20 Minute Workout  - DJ Kool
  26. Puerto Rico
  27. Freestyle
  28. Peter Piper
  29. Eric B. Is President  -  Eric B. & Rakim
  30. Make the Music with Your Mouth, Biz
  31. Nobody Beats the Biz
  32. I Got It Made  - Special Ed
  33. Rock the Bells
  34. Droppin' Science
  35. Freestyle
  36. KRS One Speech
  37. Flex Outro

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Funkmaster Flex   Primary Artist
Brand Nubian   Track Performer
Special Ed   Track Performer
Akinyele   Track Performer
Masters at Work   Track Performer
Mobb Deep   Track Performer
Time Zone   Track Performer
Fugees   Track Performer
Tribe Called Quest   Track Performer
Biz Markie   Track Performer
Busta Rhymes   Track Performer
Frankie Cutlass   Track Performer
DJ Kool   Track Performer
Freddie Foxxx   Track Performer
Doug E. Fresh   Track Performer
LL Cool J   Track Performer
Marley Marl   Track Performer
45 King   Track Performer
Q-Tip   Track Performer
Rakim   Track Performer
Run-D.M.C.   Track Performer
Erick Sermon   Track Performer
Wu-Tang Clan   Track Performer
Raekwon   Track Performer
Fat Joe   Track Performer
Eric B.   Track Performer
Havoc   Track Performer
Michelob   Multi Instruments
Tragedy   Track Performer
Kaotic Style   Track Performer
Cool Whip   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Biz Markie   Composer
Marley Marl   Composer
Ali Shaheed Muhammad   Composer
Erick Sermon   Composer
Kieran Walsh   Engineer
Benjamin F. Wright   Art Direction
Funkmaster Flex   Producer,Executive Producer
Tony McAnany   Composer
Chris Lighty   Executive Producer
Leon Zervos   Mastering
Malik Taylor   Composer
Joseph "Run" Simmons   Composer
Jonathan Davis   Composer

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