Instrumental Series Vol.6 Classics

I started putting this together last year and I'm just now finishing it. I don't know where the time goes. There just never seems to be enough hours in the day. I can't even take a nap without feeling like I should be doing something more productive (so I don't).

So this time I give you a classic (mostly) 90's instrumental mix. I didn't really get turned onto rap until 95-96. Before that I just listened to whatever my mom listened to (go ahead and laugh... stuff like Ace of the Base lol!) and when I was much younger whatever my dad listened to (REAL music 70's soul) when I was held hostage on fishing trips. I would actually tape videos from Rap City, Yo! MTV Raps, The Box, Video Soul, and whatever the countdown show was at the time. Life sucked pretty bad otherwise. 95 to 98 was just bad! I was in a car accident. Then I fell down the steps and had to have a surgery. They told me I would never walk again... after I started walking again. The music kept me sane.

Disc 1 - RS - MF

01. Black Rob - You Don't Know Me
02. A Tribe Called Quest - Check The Rhyme
03. Mad Lion - Take It Easy
04. Gangstarr - You Know My Steez
05. Junior Mafia - Get Money
06. LL Cool J - Doin' It
07. Jay-Z - Politics As Usual
08. Big L - Flamboyant
09. Camp Lo - Luchini
10. Royce Da 5'9" - I'm the King
11. Showbiz & A.G. - Next Level
12. 2Pac - California Love Remix
13. Noreaga - N.O.R.E.
14. Kris Kross - Tonight's Tha Night
15. Cam'ron - 357
16. Lil Kim - Crush On You
17. The Fab 5 - Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka
18. Lauryn Hill - The Sweetest Thing
19. Poor Righteous Teachers - Word Iz Life
20. The Roots - Concerto of the Desperado
21. Timbaland & Magoo - Clock Strikes
22. Ras Kass - Miami Life

Disc 2 - RS - MF

01. Black Moon - Who Got The Props
02. MC Lyte - Keep On Keepin' On
03. The Pharcyde - Somethin' That Means Somethin'
04. LL Cool J - 1234
05. Heltah Skeltah - Operation Lockdown
06. Sauce Money - For My Hustlaz
07. Dr. Dre - Been There Done That
08. Violator - Beatnuts Forever
09. Cam'ron - Glory
10. Wutang - Fragments
11. Nas - The World Is Yours
12. Bone Thugs N Harmony - When Thugs Cry
13. Missy Elliot - Beep Me 911
14. The Lox - Money Power Respect
15. Big Tymers - Big Ballin'
16. Tracey Lee - The Theme
17. Dr. Dre - Nothin' But a G Thang
18. Cappadonna - The Pillage
19. Outkast - Da Art of Storytellin'
20. Young Gunz - Life We Chose
21. Coolio - Too Hot
22. Kris Kross - Live and Die for Hip Hop

I remember there were at least 2 (east coast) movements at the time (I was in middle school). West coast was in a league of its own 93-96. Everybody was torn between Bad Boy and Wu-tang and on a larger scale Bad Boy and Death Row. I sided with the Wu definitely (most dudes did and most chicks liked Puff Daddy and Ma$e... no surprise). I do have a fond memory though of the dread head cats in NY like Boot Camp Click and Lost Boyz. Hip Hop was so raw back then.