Tommy Boy's Greatest Beats 1981-1996 [Box Set] [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Keith Farley
Only one label, Tommy Boy, spans hip-hop's entire recorded history with no loss of hits or perfect beats over the course of those ten years. The five-disc box released to commemorate the label's 15th anniversary includes a wealth of hip-hop classics, everything from "Planet Rock" to "Plug Tunin" to "Humpty Dance" to "Jump Around" to "Play at Your Own Risk" to "Hip Hop Hooray" to "Gangsta's Paradise." The addition of a few dance cuts -- from Information Society, Coldcut, and 808 State -- don't work quite as well as they should, but on the whole Tommy Boy's Greatest Beats 1981-1996 is an excellent collection that sums up hip-hop better than any other label could. The fifth ...
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All Music Guide - Keith Farley
Only one label, Tommy Boy, spans hip-hop's entire recorded history with no loss of hits or perfect beats over the course of those ten years. The five-disc box released to commemorate the label's 15th anniversary includes a wealth of hip-hop classics, everything from "Planet Rock" to "Plug Tunin" to "Humpty Dance" to "Jump Around" to "Play at Your Own Risk" to "Hip Hop Hooray" to "Gangsta's Paradise." The addition of a few dance cuts -- from Information Society, Coldcut, and 808 State -- don't work quite as well as they should, but on the whole Tommy Boy's Greatest Beats 1981-1996 is an excellent collection that sums up hip-hop better than any other label could. The fifth disc includes nine Tommy Boy classics given the remix treatment, resulting in intriguing combinations like Grooverider with Jonzun Crew's "Pack Jam," Dimitri From Paris with Stetsasonic's "Talkin' All That Jazz," and DJ Premier with Queen Latifah's "Wrath of My Madness."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/9/2001
  • Label: Tommy Boy
  • UPC: 016998153321
  • Catalog Number: 1533

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Planet Rock - Soul Sonic Force (5:22)
  2. 2 Everything's Going to Be Alright - Naughty by Nature (4:52)
  3. 3 Doowutchyalike - Digital Underground (4:46)
  4. 4 Plug Tunin' (Are You Ready for This) - De La Soul (3:45)
  5. 5 Can't You See - Total (4:54)
  6. 6 Move It Like This - K7 (4:23)
  7. 7 Gordy's Groove - Choice Mc (4:14)
  8. 8 Play at Your Own Risk - Planet Patrol (7:51)
  9. 9 Sally - Stetsasonic (4:34)
  10. 10 Ladies First - Queen Latifah & Monie Love (3:55)
  11. 11 Renegades of Funk - Soul Sonic Force (6:46)
  12. 12 Lean on Me - Club Nouveau (5:51)
  13. 13 Tears - The Force M.D.'s (4:21)
  14. 14 Unity, Pt. 1: The Third Coming - Afrika Bambaataa (3:27)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Jump Around - House of Pain (3:40)
  2. 2 Uptown Anthem - Naughty by Nature (3:03)
  3. 3 Jealousy - Club Nouveau (4:46)
  4. 4 Cheap Thrills - Planet Patrol (6:48)
  5. 5 Come Baby Come - K7 (4:07)
  6. 6 1-2-3-4 (Sumpin' News) - Coolio (3:23)
  7. 7 Come Into My House - Queen Latifah (4:18)
  8. 8 Buddy - Monie Love (7:15)
  9. 9 Jazzy Sensation - Jazzy 5 (5:44)
  10. 10 Feel Me Flow - Naughty by Nature (3:34)
  11. 11 The Humpty Dance - Digital Underground (6:31)
  12. 12 Let Me Love You - The Force M.D.'s (3:44)
  13. 13 Pacific - 808 State (5:41)
  14. 14 Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey) - De La Soul (5:06)
Disc 3
  1. 1 O.P.P. - Naughty by Nature (4:31)
  2. 2 Go Stetsa I - Stetsasonic (7:33)
  3. 3 Me, Myself and I - De La Soul (3:41)
  4. 4 Shamrocks and Shenanigans (Boom Shalock Lock Boom) - House of Pain (3:57)
  5. 5 Looking for the Perfect Beat - Soul Sonic Force (4:31)
  6. 6 What's on Your Mind (Pure Energy) - Information Society (4:36)
  7. 7 Maria - TKA (6:58)
  8. 8 People Hold On - Lisa Stansfield (3:57)
  9. 9 Fantastic Voyage - Coolio (5:35)
  10. 10 Why You Treat Me So Bad - Club Nouveau (5:07)
  11. 11 Same Song - Digital Underground (3:58)
  12. 12 Break The Grip Of Shame - Paris (3:35)
  13. 13 Latifah's Had It Up to Here - Queen Latifah (4:29)
  14. 14 Here I Go Again - The Force M.D.'s (6:28)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Gangsta Bitch - Apache (4:51)
  2. 2 Hip Hop Hooray - Naughty by Nature (4:25)
  3. 3 Potholes in My Lawn - Prince Paul (3:49)
  4. 4 Pack Jam (Look Out for the Ovc) - The Jonzun Crew (4:30)
  5. 5 Louder Than Love - TKA (4:34)
  6. 6 Running - Information Society (7:43)
  7. 7 Supermodel (You Better Work) - RuPaul (3:46)
  8. 8 Kiss You Back - Digital Underground (6:12)
  9. 9 Rock The House (You'll Never Be) - Pressure Drop (4:24)
  10. 10 Talkin' All That Jazz - Stetsasonic (4:50)
  11. 11 Non Stop - Sweet Trio (5:51)
  12. 12 Play That Beat Mr. DJ - G.L.O.B.E (4:02)
  13. 13 Tender Love - The Force M.D.'s (3:57)
  14. 14 Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio (3:50)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Jump Around - House of Pain (2:53)
  2. 2 Wrath Of My Madness - Queen Latifah (4:46)
  3. 3 Talkin' All That Jazz - Stetsasonic (10:01)
  4. 4 Me, Myself and I - De La Soul (4:02)
  5. 5 Looking for the Perfect Beat - Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force (8:20)
  6. 6 Pack Jam (Look Out for the Ovc) - The Jonzun Crew (6:50)
  7. 7 Play at Your Own Risk - Planet Patrol & Lathun (4:04)
  8. 8 Planet Rock - Soul Sonic Force (6:17)
  9. 9 Tender Love - The Force M.D.'s (5:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Digital Underground Track Performer
Jungle Brothers Track Performer
Naughty by Nature Track Performer
James Brown Track Performer
Club Nouveau Track Performer
The Force M.D.'s Track Performer
Information Society Track Performer
Planet Patrol Track Performer
TKA Track Performer
Apache Track Performer
Coldcut Track Performer
The Jonzun Crew Track Performer
House of Pain Track Performer
RuPaul Track Performer
Coolio Track Performer
The Notorious B.I.G. Track Performer
K7 Track Performer
808 State Track Performer
A Tribe Called Quest Track Performer
Afrika Bambaataa Track Performer
De La Soul Track Performer
Queen Latifah Track Performer
Monie Love Track Performer
Pressure Drop Track Performer
Lisa Stansfield Track Performer
Stetsasonic Track Performer
Total Track Performer
Fresh Gordon Track Performer
Paris Track Performer
Lathun Track Performer
Soul Sonic Force Track Performer
Whiz Kid & YSL Track Performer
Choice Mc Track Performer
Sweet Trio Track Performer
Technical Credits
Digital Underground Producer
Naughty by Nature Composer, Producer
Little Walter Composer
Steve Wariner Composer
Arthur Baker Composer
Bill LaBounty Composer
David Toop Liner Notes
Walter "Junie" Morrison Composer
Michael Jonzun Producer
K7 Producer
808 State Composer
A Tribe Called Quest Producer
Afrika Bambaataa Producer
Bootsy Collins Composer
Ron Brooks Composer
Jammin' James Carter Producer
Sean "Puffy" Combs Producer
Marvin Craig Composer
Anthony Criss Composer
DJ Lethal Producer
Daddy O Producer
Dobbs the Wino Producer
Brian Dobbs Composer
Denzil Foster Producer
Joey Gardner Producer
Jimmy Jam Composer
Jay King Producer
Eric Kupper Producer
Queen Latifah Composer, Producer
Terry Lewis Composer, Producer
Fred Maher Producer
Tiemeyer McCain Composer
Thomas McElroy Producer
Prince Paul Producer
Doug Rasheed Producer
Paul Robb Producer
John Robie Composer, Producer
Tom Silverman Producer, Executive Producer
Michael Small Composer
Lisa Stansfield Composer
Maurice Starr Producer
Stetsasonic Producer
Mark Woods Composer
The 45 King Producer
Robin Halpin Composer, Producer
Paul Huston Composer
Monica Lynch Executive Producer
Vincent Mason Composer
William Becton Composer
James Harris Producer
Fresh Gordon Producer
Jason Nevins Remixing
Chris Woehrle Art Direction
Trisco Pearson Composer
Jonathan More Composer, Producer
Matt Black Composer, Producer
Dana Owens Composer
Antoine Lundy Composer
Mr. Magic Producer
John Scott Richardson Composer
Vincent Brown Composer
J. Miller Composer
Poison Ivey Producer
Underground Production Squad Producer
M. James Composer
Patric "Too Big" Hall Composer
Kelvin Mercer Composer
Alonzo Williams Composer
Keir Gist Composer
Jonathan Davis Composer
David Elliot Composer
David Jolicouer Composer
Mark Howard James Composer
Terence Raymon Woodford Composer
Artis Ivey Jr. Composer
Norman Berwers Composer
M. Konar Composer
P. Wynn Composer
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