#HIPHOP50: Classic Material Bonus Mix #5 (90s Dancehall Hip Hop)

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Blurb from Wax Poetics:

“In celebration of Hip Hop’s 50th year, we’ve teamed up with London based ‘Classic Material’ to present a chronologically themed series of mixtapes celebrating the history of recorded Rap music, mixed by Chris Read. This fifth bonus mix focuses on another sub-genre popularised in the 90s, the fusion of Hip Hop and Dancehall vocals. 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) plus some pairings of Dancehall Acapellas with Hip Hop production from the era exclusive to this mix. The cover art references Nervous Records’ ‘Weeded’ sub-label responsible for a number of key releases in this particular lane.”


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