Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The MJ Show #84 (Hip To The Hop - 30th Anniversary Of Hip Hop)

Now if you've heard me, back when I was on radio, or if you knew me in real life, you'd know that I'm not really a BIG hip hop fan. I mean...sure it's great music to dance to when you're at a party but it's not often that you'll see a lot of hiphop on my ipod...or me listening to it when I'm sitting at home.

Recently I got an album from Universal music which almost compelled me to sit down and pay attention. I've always loved going to the roots of a music form...going back in history to see how things began and then tracing their way to the present.
This album helped me do that.
It's a fabulous compilation called "Hip To The Hop - 30th Anniversary Of Hip Hop" and it's got some of the best old school and modern rap and hiphop songs.

However, the best thing it has is a small booklet that documents the history of hiphop. It's an absolutely fascinating read and I highly recommend it not only to hiphop fans but also to a lot of others who're not exactly in love with the genre.

I've always said that don't be a metal or a rock or a jazz or a blues or a "genre" fan. Be a fan of good music and you'll find it in every genre.
Have an open mind about music. You'll never know when you find something spectacular in each genre!

The collection is a 2 cd set with 35 songs. What I'm going to do right now is pick my favourite songs from both cds and give them to you here. And then you can go pick up the album and check out all the songs.

Here's what it looks like:

First up I'm going to give you some songs from CD Two because they're the old school songs.

1st Song - MC Hammer - You Can't Touch This

2nd Song - Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby

3rd Song - N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton

4th Song - LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out

5th Song - Salt-N-Pepa - Push It

6th Song - Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel - White Lines (Don't Do It)

And here are a few songs from CD One
1st Song - Eminem - We Made You

2nd Song - 50 Cent - In Da Club

3rd Song - Kanye West - Love Lockdown

4th Song - 2Pac ft Elton John - Ghetto Gospel

5th Song - Jay Z - Song Cry

6th Song - Black Eyed Peas - Pump It

7th Song - Nelly - Hot In Here

8th Song - Lil Wayne ft Static Major - Lollipop

9th Song - Fergie - Fergalicious

10th Song - Soulja Boy Tell 'Em - Crank Dat

11th Song - Eve ft Gwen Stefani - Let Me Blow Your Mind

12th Song - K'naan - Wavin' Flag

Great songs right? Let me know what you think on twitter (@MusicmanMihir) or here in the comments.

Right is now time for me to say...take care...and Good Night! :)
This is your Musicman Mihir...signing off!

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