The Electric Adolescence Hip Hop Hall of Fame

The Electric Adolescence Hip Hop Hall of Fame

Back when the hip-hop was an open source phenomenon, a generation of producers and emcees raced to define it, having no road-map to mainstream success, and an industry still skeptical of what they dismissed as a fad. Eventually this acceptance came, as did the cash, and hip-hop found itself aligned with the pop-charts in a way its pioneers would have considered unthinkable. The following is a selection of cuts from back in the day when rap was like freshly poured concrete waiting for a new generation of street kids to leave a mark that would last forever.

Public Enemy – Brothers Gonna Work It Out (Bomb Squad Philly Remix)
Naughty By Nature – Uptown Anthem
Showbiz & AG – Party Groove
Black Sheep – The Choice is Yours (Revisited)
KRS-One – Outta Here
Ahmad, Rass Kass, Safir – Come Widdit
Das FX – Real Hip Hop
Smif N Wessun – Sound Bwoy Bureill (Remix)
Mobb Deep – Shook Ones Pt. II
Brand Nubian – Word Is Bond
Jeru the Damaja – Come Clean
Gang Starr – Mass Appeal
Nas – Represent
Raekwon – Incarcerated Scarfaces
GZA feat. RZA, Ghostface, Killah Priest – Liquid Swords
D.I.T.C. – Day One
Group Home – 12 o’ Clock Brooklyn
Dark Skinned Assassins – Lock Shit Down (Raw Mix)
O.C. – Time’s Up
Organized Konfusion – Black Sunday
Sadat X and Akinyele – Loud Hangover (Dirty)
Junior M.A.F.I.A. – Oh My Lord
Tha Dogg Pound – New York, New York
Digable Planets feat. Jeru the Damaja – Graffiti
A Tribe Called Quest – Keep It Rollin’
De La Soul – I Am I Be
Compton’s Most Wanted – Late Night Hype
The Roots – Distortion To Static (Bob Power Bass Mix)
The Roots feat. Bahamadia – Proceed III
Digital Underground – Same Song (Edit)
The Brand New Heavies feat. The Pharcyde – Soul Flower
Souls Of Mischief – 93 ‘Til Infinity
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – They Reminisce over You (T.R.O.Y.)
Grand Puba – Back It Up
Gang Starr – DJ Premier in Deep Concentration

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DJ Cash Money & Marvelous Marv – The Music Maker
Kurtis Blow – Aj Scratch
The Classical Two – New Generation
The Furious Five ¬- Step Off
Kool Moe Dee – 50 Ways
Whodini – Life Is Like a Dance
Schoolly D – We Don’t Rock, We Rap
Three Times Dope – Greatest Man Alive (Acknickulous Beats)
Ultramagnetic MC’s – Give The Drummer Some
De La Soul – Jenifa (Taught Me) (12′ Version)
The UMC’s – Hey, Here We Go (Full Version)
Slick Rick – Mona Lisa
Stetasonic – In Full Gear
Big Daddy Kane – Somethin’ Funky
Biz Markie – Nobody Beats the Biz
Masta Ace – Music Man
Busy Bee – Suicide
Positive K feat. MC Lyte – I’m Not Havin It (Uncensored)
Special Ed – I’m The Magnificent (Magnificent Remix)
Craig G – Dropping Science
Nice & Smooth – Gold
Red Hot Lover Tone – Give it Up (Dirty Original)
EPMD – So Wat Cha Sayin’
Eric B. & Rakim – Microphone Fiend
Audio Two – Top Billin’
N.W.A. – Parental Discretion Iz Advised
Gucci Crew II & Disco Rick – Dating Game
2 Live Crew – I Ain’t Bullshittn’
Boogie Down Productions – The P Is Free (Original 12″ Version)
Jungle Brothers – Straight Out the Jungle
Kwame – The Rhythm
Heavy D & The Boyz – A Better Land
Gang Starr – Love Sick
Toddy Tee – I Need A Girl
LL Cool J – I Need Love
Cherlie D – Your Love Is Dead

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Grandmaster Flash – Wildstyle Intro
Malcolm Maclaren – Buffalo Girls
Run DMC – Beats to the Rhyme
LL Cool J – B.A.D.
Kool Moe Dee – How You Like Me Now?
Kid n’ Play – Getting’ Funky
Heavy D & the Boyz – Somebody For Me
Three Times Dope – Funky Dividends
D Nice – Crumbs on the Table
Boogie Down Productions – My Philosophy
Public Enemy – A.N.M.
The West Coast Rap All Stars – We’re All In the Same Gang
De La Soul feat. Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers – Buddy
A Tribe Called Quest – Electric Relaxation
Big Daddy Kane – Nuff Respect
Jeru tha Damaja – Can’t Stop the Prophet
Kool G Rap & Polo – Streets of New York
Brand Nubian – Punk Jump Up to Get Beat Down
Gangstarr – Just To Get a Rep