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‘Classic Material Edition #13 (1999)’ Mixtape

  • Release date: 2011-11-05
  • Label: Classic Material

Edition#13 of our monthly Classic Material series pays tribute to the hip hop of 1999, a year which marked a coming of age for the Indie Hip Hop scene. Whereas the previous year had been dominated by leftfield and arguably less accessible indie releases, 1999 delivered more accomplished and club friendly indie releases with labels such as Rawkus really growing into their hype. At the more commercial end of the spectrum big budget albums including Dre’s Chronic 2001 delivered on expectations. Other notable albums from the year include DJ Spinna’s Heavy Beats Volume 1 and underground classics including MF Doom’s ‘Operation Doomsday’ and Lootpack’s ‘Soundpieces’.

The Classic Material 1999 party takes place at City Arts and Music Project, London on Saturday 19th November 2011.


1. Classic Material Intro (Leaders of the New School – Classic Material)
2. The Roots – Act Won
3. Rakim – When I Be On The Mic (Instrumental)
4. Chris Read – Theme #3 (Scratchapella)
5. Quasimoto – Microphone Mathematics (Excerpt)
6. Common feat Sadat X – 1999 (Instrumental)
7. Rob Swift feat Large Professor – The Ablist (Acapella)
8. Cactus Jack feat Ed O.G – Act Like What You Say (Instrumental)
9. Black Rob – Whoa (Acapella)
10. Quasimoto – Microphone Mathematics
11. Nextmen feat Grap Luva – Break the Mould (Instrumental)
12. 45 King feat Common – Car Horn (Acapella)
13. Truth Enola feat De La Soul – Voicetress
14. Travis Blaque feat Fabian, Future & Mac – The Bachelors (Acapella)
15. Phife Dawg – Thought U Wuz Nice (Instrumental)
16. Natural Resource – Heavy Loungin’
17. Ugly Duckling – Now Who’s Laughing
18. Paul Nice feat AG, Gennessee and Babu – Definition of Nice (Bonus Beats)
19. Pharoahe Monch – Simon Says (Acapella)
20. Rip Shop – Crabfakers (Instrumental)
21. M Boogie feat Iriscience & Babu – On Deadly Ground (Acapella)
22. Mos Def – Mathematics
23. J Live – The Best Part
24. Q-Tip – Let’s Ride (Instrumental)
25. Aboriginals – The Essence (Acapella)
26. Phife Dawg – Bend Ova (Instrumental)
27. Mos Def & Talib Kweli – Another World (Instrumental)
28. J-88 – The Look of Love (Acapella)