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Various Artists

Original Rap & Hip Hop Classics

Cat. No.: METRSL170
Barcode: 4050538492439

Rap and hip-hop culture exploded out of New York in the 1980s thanks to the architects that built the genre, that is, Sugar Hill Records.


Sugar Hill was home to the first and most important rap records ever made. Gathered across this 2CD are 28 original recordings from Harlem, Brooklyn and The Bronx that changed the world forever. The legendary rap pioneers featured on this disc include Grandmanster Flash, The Sugarhill Gang, Spoonie Gee, Mellie Mel,  Busy Bee, Crash Crew, West Street Mob plus many more. This set pays homage to the roots of hip-hop culture and all the original breakers, the b-boys, the fly b-girls, the Adidas superstars to twisted baseball caps, the graffiti tags that adorned the New York city subways and the euphoric all-night block parties. 


These are hits to take you back to the old skool!

 

CD
Various Artists - Original Rap & Hip Hop Classics - CD
CD 1
01.
 The Sugarhill Gang - Apache (Jump On It)
02.
 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash On the Wheels of Steel
03.
 Funky 4 + 1 - That's the Joint
04.
 The Sugarhill Gang - 8th Wonder
05.
 Melle Mel & Scorpio & The Furious Five & Cowboy - Step Off
06.
 West Street Mob - Break Dance - Electric Boogie
07.
 Sugarhill All Stars - Malcolm X - No Sell Out
08.
 Fine Quality - Aah Dance
09.
 Busy Bee - Busy Bee's Groove
10.
 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - Scorpio
11.
 Melle Mel - Beat Street
12.
 Positive Force - We Got the Funk (12" Mix)
13.
 Super-Wolf - Super-Wolf Can Do It
14.
 The Sequence - Funk You Up (12'' Version)
CD 2
01.
 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - Freedom
02.
 Funky Four - Feel It (The Mexican)
03.
 The Sugarhill Gang - The Lover In You
04.
 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - It's Nasty (Genius of Love)
05.
 The Sequence - And You Know That (Short Version)
06.
 Spoonie Gee & The Sequence - Monster Jam
07.
 The Sugarhill Gang - Hot Hot Summer Day
08.
 Crash Crew - We Want to Rock
09.
 Reggie Griffin - Mirda Rock
10.
 The Sugarhill Gang - Livin' In the Fast Lane
11.
 The Treacherous 3 - Yes We Can-Can
12.
 Busy Bee - Making Cash Money
13.
 West Street Mob - I Can't Stop
14.
 The Sugarhill Gang - The Downbeat
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