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‘Classic Material Edition #4 (1990)’ Mixtape

  • Release date: 2011-02-01
  • Label: Classic Material

Edition #4 of our monthly Classic Material series pays tribute to the hip hop of 1990, a year when hip hop really spread its wings with a diverse range of new sounds breaking in all corners of the US and overseas. 1990 is probably most celebrated as being the birth of the ‘afro-centric’ era, with debut albums from X-Clan, Professor X, Poor Righteous Teachers, Tribe, Brand Nubian and many others hitting the stores during the year. But 1990 was also an important year for the artists from the opposite end of the spectrum: Compton’s Most Wanted, CPO and Above The Law all released debut albums proving LA had more to offer than just NWA. Aside from new developments, established artists including LL Cool J, Big Daddy Kane, Public Enemy and EPMD all dropped certified classics.

The Classic Material Edition#4 party takes place at City Arts and Music Project, London on 19th February 2011 with special guest Mr Thing (Extended Players / BBE).


1. Classic Material Intro
2. Professor X – Definition of a Sissy
3. Chris Read – Theme #1 (Scratchapella)
4. Big Daddy Kane – Taste of Chocolate Intro
5. Mantronix – King of the Beats
6. Boogie Down Productions – Exhibit E
7. King Tee feat Ice Cube and Breeze – Played Like a Piano
8. K Solo – Fugitive
9. A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum (Why Remix)
10. Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth – Baby You Nasty (DJ Premier Remix)
11. Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth – Strictly for the Ladies
12. Compton’s Most Wanted – I Mean Biznez
13. Compton’s Most Wanted – This Is Compton
14. LL Cool J – Boomin System (Extended Remix)
15. Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth – Bad Mutha
16. Poor Righteous Teachers – Word for the Wise
17. Poor Righteous Teachers – Rock Dis Funky Joint (Extended Mix)
18. Poor Righteous Teachers – Self Styled Wisdom
19. Special Ed – Livin Like A Star
20. EPMD – Give the People
21. EPMD – Brothers on my Jock
22. Above the Law – Wat Cha Can Prove (Mega Mix)
23. LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out
24. Masta Ace- I Gotta (Instrumental)
25. Masta Ace- I Gotta (Brixton Bass Remix)
26. A Tribe Called Quest – Luck of Lucien
27. A Tribe Called Quest – Description of a Fool
28. Isis feat Professor X – The Power of Myself is Moving
29. X-Clan – Verbs of Power