#HIPHOP50: Classic Material Edition #6 (1992)

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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 #6 in this year by year series pays tribute to the Hip Hop of 1992, a year most notable for shifts in production techniques and styles and, perhaps more importantly, sampling trends. Abandoning over-saturated funk standards in favour of obscure jazz samples, producers such Showbiz, Diamond D, Q-Tip and many others besides laid the foundations for the laid back jazz led sound that characterised countless East Coast classics of the early to mid 90s. On the West Coast, Dr Dre’s seminal Chronic LP also broke new ground in terms of production style with a polished, classicly LA sonic template that formed the blueprint for the G Funk sound which ruled supreme throughout the early 90s. Artwork pays tribute to iconic logo of Nervous Records Hip Hop sub-label ‘Wreck Records’.

Track list:

1. Classic Material Intro
2. Ultramangnetic MCs – Introduction to the Funk (Excerpt)
3. Beastie Boys – Jimmy James (Excerpt) 
4. Gang Starr – The Place Where We Dwell (Instrumental)
5. Chris Read – Theme #3 Scratchapella
6. Dr Dre feat Kurupt, Rage &RBX – Lyrical Gangbang (Excerpt)
7. Gang Starr – Gotta Get Over (Taking Loot)
8. Showbiz & AG – Catchin Wreck
9. Showbiz & AG feat Lord Finesse, Big L and Deshaun – Represent
10. Chubb Rock feat Rob Swinga & Red Hot Lover Tone – Yabba Dabba Do (Instrumental)
11. Chubb Rock feat Rob Swinga & Red Hot Lover Tone – Yabba Dabba Do (Vocal)
12. Pete Rock & CL Smooth feat Grand Puba – Skins
13. Showbiz & AG feat Diamond D – Still Diggin
14. Hard Knocks – Strictly from the Bronx
15. Double XX Posse – The Headcracker
16. Positive K – Flower that Grows in Brooklyn
17. Brand Nubian – Steal Ya Ho
18. Black Sheep – On the Wall
19. Apache – Gangsta Bitch (Loop)
20. Diamond D – Best Kept Secret (45 King Remix)
21. Supercat – Ghetto Red Hot (Bobby Konders Mix) (Loop)
22. Afrika Bambaataa presents Time Zone – Zulu War Chant
23. Keefy Keef – Cause I’m Keefy Keef
24. Demon Boyz – Glimmety Glammety (Don Gorgon Mix)
25. Gang Starr – Now You’re Mine (Instrumental)
26. Gang Starr feat Nice & Smooth – DWYCK (Acapella)
27. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – On and On (Instrumental)
28. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Straighten It Out (Instrumental)
29. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Straighten It Out (Vocal)
30. Zhigge – Rakin In the Dough
31. Diamond D – Sally Got a One Track Mind (Two Track Beatdown)
32. Diamond D – Sally Got a One Track Mind (Showbiz Remix)
33. K Solo – The Formula (House Party) (Excerpt)