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Wild Style (1982 Film)
Various Artists, Fab 5 Freddy
Wild Style (1982 Film)
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B, Soundtracks
 
  •  Track Listings (17) - Disc #1

From the film that crystallized a subculture comes the soundtrack, finally reissued on Rhino, that first gave people a window into the exciting and innovative world of hip-hop. The names--like Grand Wizard Theodore & Kevie...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists, Fab 5 Freddy
Title: Wild Style (1982 Film)
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Release Date: 8/19/1997
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B, Soundtracks
Styles: Old School, Pop Rap, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 081227289225

Synopsis

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From the film that crystallized a subculture comes the soundtrack, finally reissued on Rhino, that first gave people a window into the exciting and innovative world of hip-hop. The names--like Grand Wizard Theodore & Kevie Kev Rockwell, Double Trouble, and The Cold Crush Brothers--may not have lasted, but their continuing influence on contemporary rap music is easily apparent. Digging through the minimalistic, hard-hitting tracks that fill this compilation, it is easy to discover where everyone from A Tribe Called Quest to LL Cool J and DJ Shadow found the original impetus to create their music. Wild Style is not so much about individual artists or songs as it is overall effect; highlighting the manic turntable scratching, the precise synthesizer beats and the spirited verbal gymnastics crucial to classic hip-hop. This soundtrack serves as a vital history lesson for anyone interested in the origins of the last major cultural revolution, or those who simply appreciate raw energy gelling into a new art form. A pair of bonus tracks and a long-lost Fab 5 Freddy cut make this nothing less than a crucial purchase. --Aidin Vaziri
 

CD Reviews

One of the most sampled albums of all time!
H. Brumfield | St. Louis, MO | 11/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Not only is this record a great listen in and of itself, it's also fun to come across the sources for countless hip-hop scratches. Cypress Hill sampled and stole their name from Rammellzee on this album. Public Enemy, the Beasties, A Tribe Called Quest, Common, Marley Marl, Gang Starr, Nas, and House of Pain, among others, all picked this record clean to dress up their own. If you have even a passing interest in the history of hip-hop, or musicology in general, be happy that the Wild Style Soundtrack is back in print."
"The bible of Hip-Hop culture"
"Old Skool" Ran-Dee | "Da' Bronx" | 08/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD here embodies the true essence of Hip-Hop culture in every aspect. This is the soundtrack of of all B-Boys and true Hip-Hoppers world wide. Before MTV2, Yo! MTV Raps!, Rap-City, HOT97, The Source, Breakin' and Beat-Street there was "Wild-Style"! If you ever owned the record, you'll notice the extra trks. on this CD edition. This is the real deal people! The Fantastic Romantic 5, Cold Crush Bros., double trouble are all in here! this is a CLASSIC!!! All true Hip-Hop heads should own a copy!"
SUPERB!!!
Funky Freak | London,UK | 06/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This cd definitely reminds me the time of real old-school.You can find all hip-hop masters on this album to listen.More importantly if you've never seen that film before i recommend you.Its must have album and film as well.whay are waitin for?Don't waste your time purchase them.Time to reveal real old-school now!!!"