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Classic Material Bonus Mix #6: Dancehall Hip Hop ’91-99

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The Classic Material ‘bonus’ mixes fill the gaps in the original Classic Material Hip Hop History mixtape series, exploring specific sub genres or spin off genres not covered in the main series. #6 delves into Mid 90s Dancehall Hip Hop, the pairing of Ragga/Dancehall vocals with classic Hip Hop production. The mix features artists who hung their hat on that particular fusion (Mad Lion, Bobby Konders), Hip Hop styled remixes of Dancehall cuts (see DJ Muggs’ remix of Danny Red), Dancehall artists who vocalled Hip Hop beats (Mega Banton, Lady Apache), pairings of Dancehall Acapellas with Hip Hop production from the era exclusive to this mix and similar pairings put together by others (thanks Matt Nelkin). The date range of ’91-99 is slightly misleading – most of the action really occurs around ’92-95 and the tracks all boast the classic Early to Mid 90s production sound. Tracks from either end of the decade are really outliers (there’s only one track from ’91 or ’99 and none at all from ’98 for example).

As with previous editions, the artwork is a pastiche of a popular sleeve from the era, in this case Nervous/Wreck‘s ‘Weeded‘ sub-label, responsible for the imprint’s more Reggae influenced output and several of the tracks on this mix.

Tracklist:

  1. Louie Rankin – Typewriter (1992)
  2. Crown Jam Crew feat Mayjah Kid – Warning (1997)
  3. DJ Excel – East Coast Reggae Mix (1997)
  4. Lady Apache – Rock and Comeen (Nite Time Mix) (1995)
  5. Ruder Ranks – Pump Up The Sound (In Ah Your Jeep) (Matt Nelkin Remix) (1996)
  6. Danny Red – Rolling Stone (DJ Muggs Remix) (1994)
  7. Masters at Work feat Screechie Dan – Give It To Me (1993)
  8. Funkmaster Flex & The Ghetto Celebs feat Mad Lion, Rayvon & Ricksta – Safe Sex, No Freaks (1995)
  9. Jeru The Damaja – Can’t Stop The Prophet (Pete Rock Instrumental) (1994)
  10. DJ AP Presents Tiger Ranks – Copper Shot (Acapella) (1999)
  11. Das EFX – Real Hip Hop (Instrumental) (1995)
  12. General Levy – Breeze (Acapella) (1992)
  13. The Fugees – Killing Me Softly (Instrumental) (1996)
  14. Group Home – Supa Star (Instrumental) (1994)
  15. Buju Banton – Champion (Acapella) (1994)
  16. Lady Lee – Situation (Matt Nelkin Remix) (1995)
  17. General Levy – Goodas Girl (A-Class Remix) (1994)
  18. On The Down Low – Booma Dem (1993)
  19. Shabba Ranks – Original Woman (Matt Nelkin Remix) (1994)
  20. Mad Lion – Own Destiny (1995)
  21. Super Cat – Girlstown (BW Vibe Mix) (1995)
  22. Rayvon – No Guns, No Murder (Matt Nelkin Remix) (1994)
  23. The Fugees – Nappy Heads (Remix Instrumental) (1994)
  24. General Levy – Heat (Acapella) (1992)
  25. Supercat – Warning (1995)
  26. Shabba Ranks feat KRS One – The Jam (1991)
  27. Poor Righteous Teachers – Easy Star (Acapella) (1992)
  28. A Tribe Called Quest – Scenario (Remix Instrumental) (1992)
  29. Red Fox – Dem a Murderer (1993)
  30. Black Moon – Buck Em Down (Instrumental) (1993)
  31. Mega Banton – Graveyard Shift (Acapella) (1996)
  32. Mad Lion – Take It Easy (1994)
  33. Capleton – Tour (Dynamik Duo Mix) (1994)
  34. Frankie Cutlass – Puerto Rico (’94 Mix) (1994)
  35. General Levy – Ism Scism (Acapella) (1994)
  36. Super Cat – Ghetto Red Hot (Hip Hop Mix) (1992)
  37. Funkmaster Flex – Six Million Ways to Die (Instrumental) (1993)
  38. Black Moon – Who Got Da Props (MW Smooth Instrumental) (1992)
  39. Cutty Ranks – Limb By Limb (Acapella) (1993)
  40. Jamalski – Jump, Spread Out (1993)
  41. Skadanks – 2 Ruff (1994)
  42. Louie Rankin – The Muscle (Funk Mix) (1992)
  43. Louie Rankin – The Sting (1992)
  44. Frankie Cutlass Presents Rayvon – Girls Fresh (Funkmaster Flex Street Jam) (1994)
  45. Daddy Freddy – Haul & Pull (1992)
  46. Kenny Dope feat Shaggy – Gunshot (Trooper Mix) (1992)
  47. Bobby Konders & Massive Sounds – Mack Daddy (1992)
  48. Mad Lion – Love Woman So (Acapella) (1994)
  49. A Tribe Called Quest – Scenario (Instrumental) (1991)

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