Ego Trip's The Big Playback

Ego Trip's The Big Playback

by Ego Trips


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Ego Trip's The Big Playback

The soundtrack to Ego Trip's Book of Rap Lists salutes its namesake by offering a dozen classic tracks from the mid-'80s golden age of hip-hop. Still, rap fans may be a bit surprised at the track list; there's nobody here with the name recognition of the period's heroes (Eric B. & Rakim, Public Enemy, EPMD, LL Cool J) or even those with renewed underground cred during the late '90s (Ultramagnetic MC's, Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo). Instead, this compilation focuses on real obscurities, not necessarily the best tracks of all time, but top-rate cuts that never got the attention they deserved. Obviously, it's required listening for readers of the book, the perfect way to actually hear some of the out of print classics mentioned in sections like "Quarter Pound of Underacknowledged Hip Hop Cuts" and "Disses You Might Have Missed." Even for fans who aren't interested in a book of rap lists, Ego Trip's the Big Playback is a stellar compilation, providing a couple of the original tracks whose samples might sound very familiar to '90s fans: "Holy War (Live)" by Divine Force (used by DJ Premier on a Jeru the Damaja cut) and "Get Retarded" by MC EZ & Troup (used by Dr. Dre on "Zoom" from the Bulworth soundtrack). Other highlights among these rarities include "Marly Marl Scratch," the first solo-billed track by Marly Marl, and "Get Down Grandmaster" by Grandmaster Caz, a great latter-day cut by the old-school legend.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/25/2000
Label: Priority Records
UPC: 0724352560820
catalogNumber: 25608

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ego Trips   Primary Artist
Alliance   Track Performer
MC Shan   Track Performer
Bizzie Boyz   Track Performer
Positive K   Track Performer
Latee   Track Performer
Marley Marl   Track Performer
Grandmaster Caz   Track Performer
Troup   Track Performer
MC EZ   Track Performer
Divine Force   Track Performer
Shafiyq   Track Performer
Grandmaster Bizzie Boyz   Track Performer
Ultimate Force   Track Performer
MC Mitchski   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Chris Rock   Liner Notes
Bizzie Boyz   Producer
45 King & Louie   Producer
Vaughan Mason   Engineer
Jazzy Jay   Producer,Executive Producer
Craig Mack   Producer
Skeff Anselm   Engineer
Gary Clugston   Engineer
Diamond D   Producer
Marley Marl   Arranger,Producer
Nat Robinson   Executive Producer
Jean-Michel Basquiat   Arranger,Producer
Yorum Vazan   Engineer
Rocky Bucano   Executive Producer
Brent Rollins   Art Direction
Teddy Lee   Producer
Maxwell Dixon   Producer
Ramsey Gbelawoe   Executive Producer
Elliot Wilson   Executive Producer
Rodney Lundy   Arranger,Producer
Kenny Scott   Engineer
Divine Force   Producer
Sacha Jenkins   Executive Producer
Gabriel Alvarez   Executive Producer
Cedric "Ced Gee" Miller   Producer

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