Yoiks! Here’s a definitive history of hip hop, all mixed up and ready for download.
I’m not a massive fan of MTV Base style R&Bized modern hip hop, and Westwood makes me want to purchase knock-off Uranium and do something really bad to mankind.
On the other hand these mixes are jammed with stone-cold classics that you and your momma can enjoy. The guys from The Rub (Cosmo, Eleven & Ayres) really know their shizzle. Mixing up well known favourites along with some more obscure stuff.
Featuring artists like:
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, Africa Bambaataa, The Beastie Boys, Eric B. & Rakim – My Melody, Kool Moe Dee, Run DMC, Ultramagnetic MCs, Stetsasonic, Kool G Rap, Public Enemy, BDP, Jungle Brothers, Kid N Play, 45 King, Rob Base, 2 Live Crew, NWA, MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, EPMD, Doug Lazy, Biz Markie, Digital Underground, Slick Rick, 3rd Bass, etc. etc. etc.
Each mix documents a particular year from ’79 to ’95 and counting… Archive of 1979-89 is available here. The more recent years are available for download here.
If you’ve always thought that you should or might like hip hop, this is a great place to get started with the good stuff. And if you’re a lapsed fan, it’s the place to re-light your fire.