#HIPHOP50 Classic Material Edition #9 (1995)

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Burb 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 #9 in this year by year series pays tribute to the Hip Hop of 1995, a year which arguably typifies what is often referred to as the ‘mid 90s sound’, with filtered and layered grooves accompanying crisp programmed drums at a tempo generally far lower than in previous years. The general trend for decreasing tempos peaked in ’95 with a significant proportion of single releases barely breaking the 90bpm mark. 1995 is also notable for the rise of a darker more melancholy production style with even the darkest of backdrops (Mobb Deep’s Shook Ones Part 2 being a good example) scoring as unlikely club hits. Artwork pays tribute to heavy hitting 90s imprint Loud Records.”

1. Classic Material Intro
2. Das EFX – Intro
3. Grand Puba – I Like It (Instrumental)
4. Chris Read – Theme #3 (Scratchapella)
5. Mic Genronimo – Masta I.C (Instrumental)
6. Funkdoobiest – Dedicated (Acapella)
7. Jamal – Fades ‘Em All (Pete Rock Remix Instrumental)
8. Mark B feat MCM – A Certain Special Skill (Instrumental)
9. Das EFX – Here It Is
10. Das EFX – Can’t Have Nuttin (Instrumental)
11. Bushwackas – Caught Up In The Game
12. Supreme NTM – Tout N’est Pas Ci Facile
13. Blahzay Blahzay – Danger
14. Show & AG – Time For…
15. Ill and Al Scratch – Don’t Shut Down on a Player (Acapella)
16. Organised Confusion feat O.C – You Won’t Go Far
17. World Renown – Long Jev (Vocal)
18. World Renown – Long Jev (Instrumental)
19. Common – Resurrection ’95 (Acapella)
20. Show & AG – You Know Now (Buckwild Remix)
21. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Searching (Remix)
22. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Searching (Remix Instrumental)
23. Erick Sermon – Bomdigi (Acapella)
24. Masta Ase Incorporated – Phat Kat Ride (Instrumental)
25. Masta Ase Incorporated – Terror
26. Mobb Deep – Give Up The Goods (Instrumental)
27. Lords of the Undergound – What I’m After (Acapella)
28. Lords of the Undergound – What I’m After (Bonus Beats)
29. Funkdoobiest – Who Ra Ra (Instrumental)
30. Chubb Rock, Masta Ase and Special Ed – Brooklyn Dodgers Part 2