Yo! MTV Raps: A Journey Back in Rhyme

Yo! MTV Raps: A Journey Back in Rhyme

     
 
An excellent compilation that encapsulates much of what made Yo! MTV Raps such an invaluable part of hip-hop culture, Rhino's Yo! MTV Raps: A Journey Back in Rhyme focuses on some of the most memorable singles that the show helped make popular with urbanites and suburbanites alike. (During the era covered here, most U.S. cities had no radio stations

Overview

An excellent compilation that encapsulates much of what made Yo! MTV Raps such an invaluable part of hip-hop culture, Rhino's Yo! MTV Raps: A Journey Back in Rhyme focuses on some of the most memorable singles that the show helped make popular with urbanites and suburbanites alike. (During the era covered here, most U.S. cities had no radio stations devoted to playing these songs; if you were lucky, you'd get to hear some of them very late at night on one-hour specialty programs.) All of these tracks are unassailable classics, making it an unforgettable history course for younger rap fans. It starts off with late-'80s East Coast (Boogie Down Productions' "South Bronx," Salt-n-Pepa's "Push It," Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock's "It Takes Two"), rolls through South Central (the D.O.C.'s "It's Funky Enough," N.W.A's "Express Yourself"), hits upon the Native Tongues (De La Soul's "Me, Myself and I," A Tribe Called Quest's "Can I Kick It"), and closes out with an equally solid selection of early-to-mid-'90s faves (Wu-Tang Clan's "C.R.E.A.M.," Mobb Deep's "Shook Ones, Pt. 2," Craig Mack's "Flava in Ya Ear"). There was such a wealth of great material floating around during Yo! MTV Raps' run that there's no way this could possibly cover all of the ground. Needless to say, it wouldn't be hard for Rhino to turn this into a six-volume series with nothing in the way of filler.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/16/2003
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227390129
catalogNumber:
73901

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Technical Credits

Ice Cube   Composer
Lou Reed   Composer
Leon F. Sylvers   Composer
Edwin Birdsong   Composer
Philippe Wynne   Composer
Charles Wright   Composer
Dr. Dre   Contributor
Mark James   Composer
Craig Mack   Composer
Sean "Puffy" Combs   Composer
Harvey Fuqua   Composer
Hurby "Luv Bug" Azor   Composer
Albert Johnson   Composer
KRS-One   Composer
Scott La Rock   Composer
Queen Latifah   Composer
James K. Lloyd   Composer
Ali Shaheed Muhammad   Composer
Peter Phillips   Composer
Ricky Walters   Composer
Wu-Tang Clan   Composer
Paul Huston   Composer
Vincent Mason   Composer
Shane Faber   Composer
Robert Ginyard   Composer
Jerobi White   Composer
Ed Lover   Contributor
Patrick Milligan   Executive Producer
Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie   Composer
Steve Woolard   Annotation
Lori Carfora   Art Direction
Gene Robinson   Composer
Malik Taylor   Composer
Lisa Glines   Art Direction
Dana Owens   Composer
David Styles   Composer
Trey Curry   Composer
Antonio Hardy   Composer
Kimmerli Jones   Composer
Christopher Wallace   Composer
Rodolfo "Clark Kent" Franklin   Composer
Kevin Mangini   Executive Producer
Jason Phillips   Composer
Kelvin Mercer   Composer
David Ponak   Licensing
Charlie Braxton   Liner Notes
Sean D. Jacobs   Composer
Fab 5 Freddy Braithwaite   Contributor
Ted Demme   Contributor
Mohandas Dewese   Composer
Kejuan Muchita   Composer
Jonathan Davis   Composer
Corey Penn   Composer
Kirk Robinson   Composer
David Jolicouer   Composer
Anthony Peaks   Composer
Mark Howard James   Composer
Shane Harbin Farber   Composer
Simone Antoinette Johnson   Composer

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