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Def Jam Recordings Classics, Vol. 1

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I've heard better.

This album is definitly classics, but I have heard a TON better than this crap. I don't even know how the Beastie Boys managed to put two freakin' songs on this CD.

Original Concept

I don't have anything against new hip hop artist coming up but I think they are getting a few things wrong. It is about beats, delivery and the absence of DJs. So I say to you Def Jam, actually I beg you, please rerelease Original Concept's masterpiece and sole album, Straight from the Basement of Kooley High. If you want to hear what a great old school hip hop album should sound like you should check this out. First off, if you wanted to know were all the people came from that hosted Yo MTV Raps besides Fab Five Freddy or Ed Lover, like Dr. Dre or T-Money, they came from Original Concept. Kooley High was a breath of fresh air after having RUN DMC, The Beasties and LL shoved down our throats back in the day and it only has a handful of contemporaries that are just as good as it. They are Ultramagnetic MCs, Mantronix's In Full Effect, Stetsasonic's second effort, Davy D's Davie's Ride, Public Enemy's Yo Bum Rush the Show, BDP's second joint, Rhyme Syndicate, Divine Styler, Bronxe Style Bob, Super Lover Cee and Casanova Rud's brilliant Girls I got em locked, Eric B and Rakim's Paid in Full, EPMD's first release, 7A3's classic Kooling in Cali, Schooley D's Saturday night the album, Doug E Fresh's first two, anything that had a beat attached to it that was created by Marly Marle, Early Native Tongue stuff, Slick Rick's first one and Ice Tee's first two or three.

i dont see wats so bad about this album

its got a bad rating and i have no idea why...these are all great personal favorite is fight for your right to party listen to the lyrics every teen can relate to it

Def Jam Recordings Classics, Vol. 1
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Hip-Hop/Rap, Music
  • Released: Jan 01, 1989
  • Parental Advisory

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