Soundwave’s Excursion: Old Skool Hip Hop Mix

Posted: December 5, 2008 in Music
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Part of the Deceptikons 2006 release Universal as the fourth bonus disc as an MP3, I never got around to creating the tracklisting. Essentially, I was having a conversation with my man Mcginty about the heyday of hip hop in the eighties and decided to rip some battle CDs and go to town. I recorded my first attempt at practicing this set, and lo and behold, it was decent enough for publication. Since I no longer do compilations for the holiday season (though there might be a box set of everything in the future), and I have recently been posting some epic long mixes, I thought I would throw this oldie but goodie out there for your enjoyment.

Like all discussions of music, you can evaluate the tracklisting for what is “really” old skool hip hop, but I tried to keep the flow going throughout the mix, and I can argue the inclusion of more modern tracks for some of the backstory involved. For example, Eve’s Satisfaction was produced by Dr Dre, and has that signature flavor to it. Furthermore, as time goes on, I expect that many of the newer tracks will age gracefully into the annals of signature hip hop as the older representations are still serious booty-shakers when dropped on the dance floor of a crowded and enthusiastic club or house party; gems that shouldn’t be forgotten like Public Enemy, Eazy E, and any track by Sir Mix-a-Lot that ISN’T “Baby Got Back”. In addition, you’ll find some of those one hit wonders that are too easy to forget about, like Paperboy, Father MC, Positive K, Onyx, Pharcyde, and Skee Lo.

KRS-ONE said it best: “Rap is what you do; Hip Hop is what you live”.

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TRACKLISTING:

  1. Rachid Taha — Barra Barra (from the Black Hawk Down soundtrack)
  2. Panjabi MC featuring Jay-Z — Beware of the Boys (Funkymix)
  3. Ludacris – Area Codes (DJ A2B Remix)
  4. Paperboy — Ditty (Funkymix)
  5. Onyx — Slam! (Ultimix)
  6. Cypress Hill — Insane in the Brain (Beavis and Butthead Funkymix)
  7. Ice Cube featuring Das Efx — Check Yourself (Radio Remix ‘The Message’)
  8. Das Efx — They Want Efx (Funkymix)
  9. Young MC — Principal’s Office (Impact Remix)*
  10. De La Soul featuring Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers, Monie Love and Queen Latifa — Buddy (12″ Remix)
  11. Doug E. Fresh featuring Slick Rick — The Show (Ultimix)
  12. Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince — Megamix
  13. NWA – Express Yourself (Extended Mix)*
  14. Snoop Dogg featuring Dr Dre and Nate Dogg — The Next Episode (Funkymix)
  15. Snoop Dogg — Gin and Juice (Wicked Mix)
  16. Eazy E — Boyz N Tha Hood (G-Mix)
  17. Digital Underground — Freaks of the Industry (Ultimix)
  18. Sir Mix-a-Lot — Posse on Broadway (The Godzilla Mix)*
  19. Run DMC — Megamix
  20. Black Sheep — The Choice is Yours (Funkymix)
  21. Beastie Boys — Shake Your Rump / Hey Ladies (Funkymix)
  22. Positive K — I Got a Man (Ultimix)
  23. Public Enemy — Night of the Living Bassheads (Anti-High Blood Pressure Encounter Mix)*
  24. Missy Elliott featuring 50 Cent — Work It (Remix)
  25. Skee Lo — I Wish (Funkymix)
  26. Naughty by Nature featuring Zhane — Jamboree (DJeez Club Mix)
  27. PM Dawn — Set Adrift on Memory Bliss (Richie’s Street Groove)*
  28. Nas — Made You Look (Original Mix)
  29. Busta Rhymes featuring Sean Paul and Spliff Star — Make it Clap (Remix)
  30. Snow — Informer (Ultimix)
  31. Ja Rule featuring Ashante — Always on Time (Funkymix)
  32. Fat Joe featuring Ashante and DMX — What’s Luv? (Funkymix)
  33. Big Pun — Still Not a Player (Original Mix)
  34. Eve — Satisfaction (Funkymix)
  35. Pharcyde — Passin’ Me By (Funkymix)
  36. Afroman — Because I Got High (Funkymix)
  37. Styles P — I Get High (Original Mix)
  38. Chingy featuring Ludacris and Snoop Dogg — Holidae Inn (Funkymix)
  39. Puff Daddy featuring Mase and Notorious BIG — Mo Money, Mo Problems (Supreme Ultimix)
  40. Father MC — I’ll Do 4 U (Ultimix)
  41. De La Soul — Eye Know (Daisy Bass Mix)*
  42. Jungle Brothers — What U Waitin’ 4? (Jungle Fever Mix)*

* Recorded from vinyl especially for this mix.

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