Hip Hop Culture

Guide to Hip Hop Culture and Rap Music Resources.

An Essential Music Compilation Discography

                                    

COMPILATIONS

 

BAD BOY 20TH ANNIVERSARY BOX SET EDITION

Various Artists. Bad Boy 20th Anniversary Box Set Edition [The Box Set, Digitally Remastered]. New York: Bad Boy Records, 2016.

Faith Evans; Puff Daddy & The Family; The Notorious B.I.G.; Mase; Diddy; Cassie; French Montana; Puff Daddy; Total; 112; Craig Mack; Mario Winans; The Lox; Shyne; Black Rob; 8Ball & MJG; Nelly; Da Band; Yung Joc; Boyz n da Hood; Gorilla Zoe; G. Dep; MGK; Elephant Man; Carl Thomas; Diddy – Dirty Money; Loon; New Edition; Red Café; Cheri Dennis; Danity Kane; Cassie; Janelle Monáe; Day26.  Publisher: New York: Bad Boy Records: Burbank: Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, 2016. 


DEF JAM 25TH ANNIVERSARY BOX SET
Various Artists. Def Jam 25th Anniversary Box Set [Limited Edition]. New York: Island Def Jam Music Group, 2009.


3rd Bass; Beanie Sigel; The Beastie Boys; Boss; Cam'ron; Diplomats; DMX; Downtown Science; EPMD; Erick Sermon; Fabolous; Foxy Brown; Freeway; Ghostface Killah; Hollis Crew; Ja Rule; Jay-Z; Kanye West; LL Cool J; Ludacris; Method Man; Montell Jordan; Musiq Soulchild; Nas; Ne-Yo; Nice and Smooth; Nikki D; Onyx; Oran "Juice" Jones; Public Enemy; Redman; Rihanna; The Roots; Scarface; Sisq; Slick Rick; T-La Rock; The-Dream; Warren G.  Publisher: New York: Island Def Jam Music Group, 2009.


FUNK BOX
Various Artists. Funk Box. Santa Monica, CA: Hip-O, 2000.  


James Brown; Charles Wright; Aretha Franklin; Bobby Byrd; Billy Preston; Lyn Collins; Marvin Gaye; Barry White; Curtis Mayfield; Gil Scott-Heron; Chaka Khan; George McCrae; Jermaine Jackson; Johnny "Guitar" Watson; Patrice Rushen; Roy Ayers; Rick James; Teena Marie; George Clinton; Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band; War; Chakachas; Jimmy Castor Bunch; Fatback; The JB's; Cymande; New Birth; Tower of Power; O'Jays; Kool & the Gang; Rufus; Blackbyrds; B.T. Express; Meters; Ohio Players; Temptations; Average White Band; Isley Brothers; Graham Central Station; Parliament; Brothers Johnson; Brass Construction; Brick; Bootsy's Rubber Band; Slave; Commodores; Bar-Kays; Bohannon; Funkadelic  Soul Searchers; Cameo; Pleasure; Zapp; Gap Band.  Publisher: Santa Monica, CA: Hip-O: Distributed by Universal Music & Video Distribution, 2000.


HIP HOP BOX
Various Artists. The Hip Hop Box. Santa Monica, CA: Hip-O Records, 2004.


Dana G Smart; Kurtis Blow; Afrika Bambaataa; Grandmaster Flash; Melle Mel; Duke Bootee; Roxanne Shanté; Too Short; Kool Moe Dee; Eric Barrier; Rakim; Ice-T; M C Hammer; Biz Markie; Q-Tip; Phife; Queen Latifah; Monie Love; Chubb Rock; D. J. Jazzy Jeff; Fresh Prince; DJ Quik; Pete Rock; C L Smooth; Warren G; Nate Dogg; Craig Mack; Method Man; Mary J Blige; Redman; Little Caesar; Lil' Kim; Notorious B. I. G.; Scarface; Tupac Shakur; Johnny P.; Busta Rhymes; Timbaland; D M X; Magoo; N O R E; Jill Scott; Dr Dre; 50 Cent; Snoop Dogg; Common; Sugar Hill Gang; Treacherous Three; Soulsonic Force; Furious Five; Run-D.M.C.; UTFO; Salt-n-Pepa; Boogie Down Productions; Public Enemy; 2 Live Crew; De La Soul; Jungle Brothers; 3rd Bass; Tribe Called Quest; Main Source; Naughty by Nature; Black Sheep; Arrested Development; Digable Planets; Pharcyde; Onyx; Wu-Tang Clan; Junior M.A.F.I.A.; Bone Thugs-n-Harmony; Gang Starr; Roots. Publisher: Santa Monica, CA: Hip-O Records, 2004.


OLD SCHOOL JAMS
Various Artists. Old School Jams.: 4 Cd Box Set. Toronto: SPG Music, 2001.


One Way Ride; George Clinton; Kool & the Gang; The Sugarhill Gang; James Mtume; The Whispers; Cheryl Lynn; Barbara Mason; Parliament ; Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five; The Gap Band; Full Force/Lisa Lisa; Kurtis Blow; Slave; Class Action; Man Parrish; Tony Cool/Party People; Fonda Rae/Wish; Loose Joints; Midnight Star; Joyce Sims; Lakeside; Donnie Calvin/Rockers Revenge; Cheryl Lynn; Imagination; Princess; Chaka Khan; Cameo; Rick James; Dazz Band; Rock Master Scott & the Dynamic Three; Midnight Star; Man Parrish; The Mary Jane Girls; The Gap Band; Shalamar; Jermaine Stewart; Timex Social Club; New Edition; Blondie; Indeep; Gwen Guthrie; D Train; Taana Gardner; Newcleus; Planet Patrol; Doug E. Fresh.
Publisher: Toronto, Canada: SPG Music, 2001, 1997.


OLD SCHOOL RAP
Various Artists. Old School Rap: Box Set. Walnut, CA: Thump, 2000. Various Artists --- Vol. 3 mixed by Grandmaster Flash.


Kool Moe Dee; Whistle; Afro-rican; Grand Master Flash; Kurtis Blow; Sugar Hill Gang; MC Shy D; The Gucci Crew; Whodini ;Toddy Tee; UTFO; Doug E. Fresh & the Get Fresh; Slick Rick; Rock Master Scott & the Dynamic Three; The Beastie Boys; Run-DMC; L.A. Dream Team; The World Class Wreckin' Cru; Kid N Play; Ice-T; Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock; L.A. Dream Team; DJ Quik; Eric B & Rakim; Kool Moe Dee; Biz Markie; Doug E. Fresh; Special Ed; Dana Dane; Boogie Down Productions; Big Daddy Kane; Rock Master Scott; Roxanne Shante; Young MC; Tone Loc; Chubb Rock; Vanilla Ice; Tone Loc; N2Deep; Stereo MC's; AMG; Too Short; Kid N Play; M.C. Breed; T LA Rock; King Tee; West Coast Crew; Schoolly D.   Publisher: Walnut, CA: Thump, 2000, 1997, 1996.


THE TOMMY BOY STORY. VOL. 01
Various Artists. Tommy Boy Story: Vol. 1. Burbank: Rhino, 2006.


Afrika Bambaataa; Whiz Kid.; Lisa Stansfield; Queen Latifah; K7; Soulsonic Force; Planet Patrol; Club Nouveau G.L.O.B.E.; Jonzun Crew; 808 State Jazzy 5; Special Request; Force M.D.'s; Pressure Drop; Latin Rascals; Information Society Coldcut; TKA;  Publisher:  New York: Tommy Boy Burbank: Rhino, 2006.


THE ULTIMATE DEATH ROW COLLECTION
Various Artists. The Ultimate Death Row Collection. Toronto: WIDEawake Entertainment Group, 2009.


Jojo; K-CI; Tupac Shakur; Dr. Dre; Snoop Dogg; Nate Dogg; Warren G; Danny Boy; Makaveli; Dogg Pound Posse; Tha Dogg Pound; The Lady of Rage; LBC Crew; Kurupt; Jewell; Storm; J. Flexx; Sixx Feet Deep, Kurupt, O.F.T.B., Big Pimpin', Lil C-Style, Crooked I, Swoop G; Petey Pablo; Ice Cube; Daz Dillinger; Too Short; Doobie; Soopafly; Crooked I; Top Dogg; Tray Deee.  Publisher: The Ultimate Death Row Collection (CD & DVD - WIDEawake Entertainment Group / WideAwake #210129).


RHYME & REASON: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK
Various Artists. Rhyme & Reason: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Los Angeles: Priority Records, 1997.


Nothin' but the cavi hit (Mack 10 and Tha Dogg Pound) -- Wild hot (Busta Rhymes and A Tribe Called Quest) -- Reason for rhyme (Eight Ball and MJG) -- Uni-4-Orm (Ras Kass, Heltah Skeltah and Canibus)   --Bogus mayn (Crucial Conflict) --Every year (E-40) -- Tragedy (the RZA) -- Represent (MC Eiht) -- Niggaz don't want it (Lost Boyz) -- Bring it back (KRS-ONE) -- Is there a heaven 4 a gangsta? (Master P) -- Liquor store run (Volume 10) -- The way it iz (Guru, Kai:Bee and Lil'Dap) -- Business first (Nyoo and DeCoca) -- No identiy (Delinquent Habits).  Publisher: Los Angeles: Priority Records, 1997.


THE SHOW : THE SOUNDTRACK
 Various Artists. The Show: The Soundtrack. New York: Def Jam, 1995.

                                                                                                                                                                                           Hip hop is (Kid Creole, Kid Capri, Ecstasy) --Live!!! (Onyx) --Move on (Slick Rick) --My block (2 Pac) --What's up star? (Suga) --Headbanger boogie (Method Man) --How high (Redman ; Method Man) --It's entertainment (Dr. Dre) --Everyday thang (Bone, Thugs n Harmony) --Everyday it rains (Mary J. Blige) -- It's all I had (The Notorious B.I.G.)--Ol' Skool (Isaac 2 Isaac) --Domino's in the house (Domino) --Summertime in the LBC (The Dove Shake) --The West Coast (Treach) --Sowhatusayin (South Central Cartel Productions) --Zoom zooms and wam wam (Jayo Felony) --Droppin bombz (Tray D ; So. Sentrelle) --Save yourself (Snoop Doggy Dogg) --Still can't fade it (Warren G Productions) --Papa luv it (L.L. Cool J) --Glamour and glitz (A Tribe called Quest) --Nuttin' but a drumbeat(Russell Simmons) --Kill dem all (Kali Ranks) --Me and my bitch (live from Philly) (The Notorious B.I.G.) --It's what I feel inside (Kid Creole, Ecstasy) --The show theme (Stanley Clarke featuring Slick Rick). Publisher: New York: Def Jam, 2014, 1998, 1995.


Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap

the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap Various Artists.  Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 2020.

Disc 1-Fatback - King Tim III Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight The Sequence - Funk You Up Kurtis Blow - The Breaks Funky Four +1 - That's the Joint Spoonie Gee feat. The Sequence - Monster Jam Treacherous Three - The Body Rock Blondie - Rapture Grandmaster Flash – The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force - Planet Rock
Disc 2- Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message The Fearless Four - Rockin It Cold Crush Brothers - Punk Rock Rap Herbie Hancock – Rockit Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force - Looking for the Perfect Beat Run-DMC - It's Like That Whodini – Friends Cold Crush Brothers - Fresh, Fly, Wild & Bold T. La Rock - It's Yours The World's Famous Supreme Team - Hey! DJ Newcleus - Jam On It UTFO - Roxanne, Roxanne
Disc 3-Roxanne Shanté - Roxanne's Revenge Fat Boys - Fat Boys Doug E. Fresh & MC Ricky D - La Di Da Di LL Cool J - I Can't Live without my RadioSchoolly D - P.S.K. ‘What Does It Mean?’ Run-DMC feat. Aerosmith - Walk This Way Beastie Boys - Paul Revere Ultramagnetic MC's - Ego Tripping Ice-T - 6 'N The Mornin' Kool Moe Dee - How Ya Like Me Now LL Cool J - I Need Love Eric B feat. Rakim - Eric B is President Mantronix - King of The Beats
Disc 4-Stetsasonic feat. the Rev. Jesse Jackson & Olatunji - A.F.R.I.C.A. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Parents Just Don't Understand Audio Two - Top Billin' MC Lyte - Lyte As A Rock Big Daddy Kane – Raw Marley Marl feat. Master Ace, Craig G, Kool G Rap, & Big Daddy Kane - The Symphony MC Lyte - I Cram to Understand U (Sam) Tone Lōc - Wild Thing Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock - It Takes Two Jungle Brothers – I’ll House You N.W.A. - Fuck Tha Police Public Enemy - Fight the Power The Stop the Violence Movement - Self Destruction Too Short - Life Is...Too Short Slick Rick - Children's Story 3rd Bass - The Gas Face
Disc 5-Queen Latifah feat. Monie Love - Ladies First Public Enemy - Bring the Noise De La Soul - Me Myself and I Biz Markie - Just a Friend The D.O.C. - It's Funky Enough
2 Live Crew - Me So Horny Digital Underground - The Humpty Dance MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby Brand Nubian - All for One Geto Boys - Mind Playing Tricks on Me A Tribe Called Quest – Scenario Black Sheep - The Choice is Yours Salt-N-Pepa - Let's Talk About Sex Yo-Yo feat. Ice-Cube - Can't Play with My Yo-Yo Naughty By Nature - O.P.P.-Disc 6 Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang Ice Cube - It Was a Good Day Sir Mix-A-Lot - Baby Got Back Arrested Development – Tennessee Digable Planets - Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat) House of Pain - Jump Around Positive K - I Got a Man Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth – They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) UGK - Pocket Full of Stones Wu-Tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M. Cypress Hill - Insane In The Brain The Pharcyde - Passin' Me By Eightball & MJG - Comin Out Hard Common Sense - I Used to Love H.E.R. Da Brat - Funkdafied
Nas – N.Y. State of Mind Craig Mack feat. The Notorious B.I.G., Rampage, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes - Flava In Your Ear
Disc 7-Beastie Boys – Sabotage The Notorious B.I.G. – Juicy Gang Starr feat. Nice & Smooth – DWYCK Warren G feat. Nate Dogg – Regulate Snoop Doggy Dogg - Murder Was The Case E-40 feat. Suga T - Sprinkle Me Goodie Mob - Cell Therapy Coolio feat. L.V. - Gangsta's Paradise 2Pac - Dear Mama Mobb Deep - Shook Ones, Part 2 Method Man feat. Mary J. Blige - I'll Be There For You / You're All I Need To Get By Foxy Brown feat. Jay-Z - I'll Be Lil Kim feat. Puff Daddy - No Time Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Tha Crossroads Wu-Tang Clan feat. Cappadonna – Triumph Busta Rhymes - Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See Master P feat. Silkk The Shocker, Mia X, Fiend - Make ‘Em Say Uhh!
Disc 8-Missy Elliot - The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing) DMX - Ruff Ryders’ Anthem The Roots - The Next Movement Mos Def – Mathematics BG - Bling Bling dead prez - Hip Hop Eminem feat. Dido – Stan OutKast - Ms. Jackson Nelly - Country Grammar (Hot Shit) Ludacris feat. Pharrell - Southern Hospitality Nas - One Mic 50 Cent - In Da Club Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz feat. Ying Yang Twins - Get Low
Disc 9-Talib Kweli - Black Girl Pain Kanye West - Jesus Walks Three 6 Mafia feat. Young Buck, Eightball & MJG - Stay Fly Rick Ross – Hustlin’ Lupe Fiasco feat. Nikki Jean – Hip-Hop Saved My Life Young Jezzy feat. Nas - My President David Banner feat. Chris Brown & Yung Joc - Get Like Me Lil Wayne feat. Robin Thicke - Tie My Hands Jay Electronica - Exhibit C Nicki Minaj - Super Bass Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz - Thrift Shop J Cole feat. TLC - Crooked Smile Kanye West - Blood On The Leaves Drake - Started From the Bottom. Publisher: Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings, 2020.


SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP: [ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK].
Various Artists. Something from Nothing: the Art of Rap: [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]. New York: Sony Music Entertainment, 2012. 

Freestyle (live acapella) (Ice-T) --Straight out of Compton (N.W.A.) --Sucker M.C.'s (Krush-groove 1) (Run-DMC) --Follow the leader (Eric B & Rakim) --Freestyle (live acapella) (KRS-One) --Raw (Big Daddy Kane) --The world is yours (Nas) --Full clip (Gang Starr) --Immortal technique (live acapella) (New Jack Hustler) --As high as Wu-Tang can get (Wu-Tang Clan) --Real hip-hop (Das EFX) --Freestyle (live acapella) (Melle Mel) --P.S.K. 'What does it mean'? (Schoolly D) --Ego Trippin' (Ultramagnetic MC's) -- Bentleys & bitches (live acapella) (Ras Kass) --King of the beasts (Mantronix) --It takes two (Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock) --Don't stop--planet rock (Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force) --The kid magic (Lord Jamar) --Vivrant thing (Q-Tip) --Cold rock a party (Mc Lyte) --Harder than you think--just like that (Public Enemy) --The art of rap (live acapella) (Grandmster Caz). Publisher: New York: Sony Music Entertainment, 2012. 

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