#HIPHOP50: Classic Material Edition #2 (1988)

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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. Edition #2 of this mixtape series pays tribute to the Hip Hop of 1988, a year which many consider the ‘golden year’ of the late 80s. As samplers took over from drum machines as the producer’s tool of choice, the James Brown drum sound ruled supreme and lyrical subject matter explored new territory. With seminal (and at the time controversial) album releases from the likes of Public Enemy and NWA, this was a year that changed hip hop forever. This mix features classic cuts from singles and albums released during this important year. Artwork pays homage to iconic late 80s imprint ‘Fresh Records’.

Track list:

1. Classic Material Intro
2. Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – Truly Yours
3. Chris Read – Theme #1 Scratchapella
4. Bomb the Bass – Megablast (Excerpt)
5. Public Enemy – Terminator X to the Edge of Panic
6. Boogie Down Productions – Still Number One
7. Ice T – Colors (Acapella)
8. Boogie Down Productions – My Philosophy
9. Eric B & Rakim – Microphone Fiend
10. NWA – Express Yourself
11. Chill Rob G – Chillin’
12. Chill Rob G – Wild Pitch
13. Craig G & Marley Marl – Droppin’ Science
14. Public Enemy – Security of the First World
15. Positive K – Step Up Front
16. Intelligent Hoodlum – The Rebel
17. Public Enemy – Don’t Believe the Hype
18. Kid N Play – Gettin’ Funky (Acapella)
19. Kev E Kev & Ak B – Listen to the Man
20. Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – It’s a Demo
21. 7A3 – That’s How We’re Livin’
22. Steady B – Serious (BDP Remix)
23. Supreme Nyborn – Versatility
24. Cash Money & Marvellous – Where’s the Party At?
25. Craig G & Marley Marl – Duck Alert
26. Stetsasonic – DBC Let the Music Play
27. Uptown – Dope On Plastic (Acapella)
28. Def Jef – On the Real Tip (Instrumental)
29. Real Roxanne – Her Bad Self (Posse Mix)