Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Mtv Party to Go Platinum Mix
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
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William M. Rand | Washington, DC | 10/18/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"MTV for a long time put together a series of mix CDs every year that basically was composed of some of the most popular party songs from that year. There were 10 volumes in the original set and I have all 10, they took a couple of years off and have recently started releasing the same series but numbering them by the year instead of just a number so the most recent is MTV Party To Go 2000. This CD is a collection of the most popular tracks from this series over the years remixed into one continuous party stream.By mixes I do not claim that these are very advanced stuff, not anything close to what you get from an even a minimally competent DJ at a good club, however the songs do blend into each other fairly well, of course over the years there have been a couple of tracks they have had no way to blend and just kind of cut directly over to the new song. The same is the case here in a couple of tracks.I listen to a lot of music so why do I still listen to this stuff which many consider to be nothing but the sugar sweet pop of the world? I must admit I enjoy clubbing and I also enjoy playing songs when I have friends over that they recognize and can get into, and this collection is a perfect example of that, it is a great combination of some of the most popular and accessible hip-hop and R&B from the past several years. Besides I've always prided myself on being able to hold a conversation on just about any subject so pop music is something I try to keep up on. Finally, a lot of these songs bring back memories from my young adult life and therefore are important to me.The CD starts out with the classic "California Love" by 2Pac which is a great all around tune has some nice flowing in it and also just has a great beat and overall sound. It then moves into a so-so Busta Rhymes track ("Put Your Hands Where Your Eyes Can See" would have been a better choice), and then heads into "Creep" by TLC a really great song all around and truly showing off TLC's fantastic ability. And where would any greatest hits collection of party music be without the eminent Salt 'N Pepa and their classic song "Shoop", a great track with some great lyrics and a really easy to get into beat.Then we hit one of the most classic rap songs of all time, "Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang" by Dre and Snoop. This track which pretty much brought gangsta rap to the forefront of American culture is also one of the best tracks of all time and really deserves to be on a greatest hits collection. Mary J. Blige follows up that track with "Real Love" an okay tune. Then we truly go old school with the classic Will Smith (then The Fresh Prince) "Summertime" Everytime I think of this song I think of the line "5 mile per hour so everybody sees you" and I realize how true a statement that is about high school life in general. It's all about appearances unfortunately.Then you can't swing a dead cat in the party music genre without hitting a Janet Jackson song and of course there is one on here to though I am confused as to their choice, they chose "Love Will Never Do", it seems to me something like "Escapade" is a better choice. The next track is the great "This Is How We Do It" which though it has an extremely nasally lead track at times is a decent song all around. There's also A Tribe Called Quest track, and then it moves into another one of the biggest party songs of all time "O.P.P." by Naughty Nature."Here Comes The Hotstepper" by Ini Kamoze is an often overlooked in many people's consideration of hip-hop and R&B but I think this song definitely deserves a place on this CD. "Express Yourself" by Madonna is a fairly decent song and does a good job of blending into "Now That We Found Love" by Heavy D and The Boyz which is a great track to the end CD with, being another classic of the hip-hop scene.Overall if you like party music/pop hip-hop/r&b then this CD is a must have. If you aren't too interested but want to find out what the best of the best of this music sounds like then this is a great CD to pick up as well. I think this CD is a lot of fun and it often winds up finding its way into my player when I'm having people over to just have fun and hang out."
MTV: Music for the Numb
William M. Rand | 01/06/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The mixing is horrible, no skills at all. The songs are all pop which have the INC. next to them. Phuck MTV. Come on people, open your ears and listen to music that gives life not depression. -Dj NuYorikan Seoul"
William M. Rand | 10/22/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This Cd is the sweetest party-to-go Mtv has ever made. If you need a good mix to play at a party this is a must get.It is just... too... sweet!"