#HIPHOP50: Classic Material Edition #3 (1989)

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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 #3 of this mixtape series pays tribute to the Hip Hop of 1989, another year in which the genre’s dominant sounds changed drastically. As the James Brown influenced sound that had dominated the late 80s played out its final days, a new wave of acts including De La Soul burst on to the scene injecting a light hearted honesty into their lyrical content which paved the way for the emerging ‘new school’ sound of the early 90s. Early releases from the likes of X Clan hinted at the ‘afrocentric’ sound that would come to prominence in the following years. Artwork pays homage to classic late 80s imprint ‘Cold Chillin’.

Track list:

1. Classic Material Intro
2. Chris Read – Theme #3 (Scratchapella)
3. Chill Rob G – Future Shock
4. Chill Rob G – Ride the Rhythm
5. Big Daddy Kane – Smooth Operator
6. Chill Rob G – Let Me Show You
7. Steady B – Going Steady
8. Steady B – Ego Trippin’
9. Heavy D – You Ain’t Heard Nuttin Yet
10. Ice T – You Played Yourself (DJ Alladin Remix)
11. Kwame – The Rhythm
12. Main Source – Think
13. Markey Fresh – Mack of Rap
14. Main Source – Atom
15. EPMD – Big Payback
16. EPMD – So Wat Cha Sayin’
17. Stezo – It’s My Turn
18. Heavy D & The Boyz – More Bounce
19. X-Clan – Heed the Word of the Brother
20. Chubb Rock – Nothing Can Stop Us Now
21. Stezo – Freak the Funk
22. Ultramagnetic MCs – Chorus Line
23. MC Twist and the Def Squad – U Getting Ill 2 Much
24. Chubb Rock – Caught Up (Remix)
25. De La Soul – Say No Go
26. Jungle Brothers – U Make Me Sweat
27. Jungle Brothers – Feelin’ Alright
28. 3rd Bass – Brooklyn Queens (1st Bass Mix)
29. Heavy D – We Got Our Own Thang (Acapella)
30. Big Daddy Kane – Another Victory
31. Big Daddy Kane – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now