Monday, January 17, 2011

Mucchio Classic Rock #12 - Hip Hop Old Skool (1981-1991)

Walk this way, will you?

Twelfth music history lesson, courtesy of italian magazine Il Mucchio and its old Classic Rock special features (published in Italy in the 1990s). After Punk, New Wave, Dark/Gothic, Hard Rock, Psychedelia, Power Pop, Canterbury, Reggae, Krautrock, White Man's Blues and Hardcore-Punk, this time we turn off the guitars and go studyin' at the Old Skool of Hip Hop. Enjoy!

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The Playlist
(16 albums out of 20, 80%)

10 Pivotal Albums
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - Greatest Messages (Sugarhill, 1983)
LL Cool J - Radio (Def Jam, 1985)
Run DMC - Raising Hell (Profile, 1986)
Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (Def Jam, 1986)
Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush the Show (Def Jam, 1987)
Eric B & Rakim - Paid in Full (4th & Broadway, 1987)
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton (Ruthless, 1988)
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (Tommy Boy, 1989)
A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (Jive, 1990)
Gang Starr - Step in the Arena (Chrysalis, 1991)

10 Albums More
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force - Planet Rock/The Album (Tommy Boy, 1986)
Boogie Down Productions - By All Means Necessary (Jive, 1988)
Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill (Columbia, 1991)
Jungle Brothers - Done By The Forces of Nature (WB, 1989)
Leaders of the New School - A Future Without A Past (Elektra, 1991)
Queen Latifah - All Hail The Queen (Tommy Boy, 1989)
Slick Rick - The Great Adventures Of (Def Jam, 1988)
Stetsasonic - In Full Gear (Tommy Boy, 1988)
3rd Bass - The Catus Album (Def Jam, 1989)
Tone Loce - Loc-ed After Dark (Delicious Vinyl, 1989)

Listen to it on Spotify:
Mammoth (full albums): HTTP Link, URI. (SR0543)
Lite (3 songs each "pivotal" album, 2 songs each "more" album): HTTP Link, URI. (SR0544)

Mucchio Classic Rock - Top 20 Albums series:

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