Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Hip Hop Classics 1
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
Perfectly titled: for the appreciation of the connoisseur.
Conrad Risher | Washington, DC USA | 07/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I generally refrain from writing reviews unless I feel I have more to say than, "This is fantastic." But, well, "This is FANTASTIC!" (Does emphasis count as more?) The cuts on this collection bear little resemblance to what passes for hip hop in today's mainstream. The things that make Ja Rule, Jadakiss, and Jay-Z platinum sellers are conspicuously and completely absent from this record. (Remember records?) For anyone looking for a taste of, as the title indicates, hip hop classics, however, this album is perfectly put together. Running the gamut from the hardcore East Coast classic opener "Eric B. Is President" to Too Short's ridiculously-enjoyable-for-something-so-ridiculous "Freaky Tales", this album provides an excellent sampling of excellent beats and lyrics. As I said, I haven't much too say on it, but am convinced that the devotee will enjoy it as much as the neophyte will likely be disappointed and confused by it."
Contrary to other reviews.........
snaqdaddy70 | Los Angeles, Ca. | 01/13/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This cd is bangin' from top to bottom. If you know and appreciate the whole of hip-hop (ol' school as well as new), then you will get the full enjoyment of this disk."