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Various - UK Rap Pack 1 FLAC Album

Tracklist

1Cash Money And MarvelousPlay It Kool
2T La RockBass Machine
Producer – Mantronik
3Nice & SmoothFunky For You
4E.P.M.D.It Wasn't Me It Was The Fame
52 Smooth M.C.'sThe Inventor
6Nice & SmoothNo Bones In Ice Cream
7T La RockOn A Warpath
8Cash Money And MarvelousNew Sheriff In Town
9Solid PosseUnity Rap
10Just IceGoing Way Back
11Just IceThe Ice Man Cometh
12T La RockCome And Give It To Me (Ecstasy)
Producer – Todd TerryRap [Featuring] – MC Glamorous

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
706247Various UK Rap Pack 1 ‎(Cass, Comp)Sleeping Bag Records706247UK1990
SBUK MC11Various UK Rap Pack 1 ‎(Cass, Album, Comp)Sleeping Bag RecordsSBUK MC11UK1990
SBUKCD 11Various UK Rap Pack 1 ‎(CD, Comp)Sleeping Bag RecordsSBUKCD 11UK1990

Barcodes

  • Barcode: 5 014563 005216

Companies

  • Distributed By – Spartan
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sleeping Bag Records
  • Copyright (c) – Sleeping Bag Records
  • Designed At – Bill Smith Studio

Various - UK Rap Pack 1 FLAC Album
Performer:
Various
Title:
UK Rap Pack 1
FLAC size:
1059 mb
MP3 size:
1740 mb
WMA size:
2754 mb
Country:
UK
Released:
1990
Label:
Sleeping Bag Records
Style:
Swingbeat, Electro, Hip Hop
Rating:
4.7
Catalog №:
SBUK LP11
Acebiolane
Confusingly-titled (none of the artists are from the UK, it's a UK release) but solid Golden-Era hip-hop compilation, released in 1990 but reaching back a couple of years for the tracks.

Stand-outs include "No Bones In Ice Cream" -- one of Nice & Smooth's finest & most surreal outings from their early days, and pretty hard to find at the time (no LP release, only on the "Funky For You" 12 b-side). Nuts lyrics, a dope little piano loop and what sounds like pitched-down Synthetic Substitution drums, what more do you want?

Add to that two bona-fide classic Just-Ice tracks which need no introduction to the hardcore (both sampled/cut-up to death ever since) and it's already a winner. "Going Way Back" harks back to first-gen hip-hop and features KRS on production & backing vox, whilst "The Ice Man Cometh" cheekily lifts the same bassline as Biz's "Albee Square Mall" for guaranteed smiles despite the typically fierce delivery from Just.

T La Rock's classic "On A Warpath" exemplifies the uptempo battle style popular at the time ("This is only the half / Of T La Rock's wrath") and is one of T's most ferocious tracks, DJ Hollywood on top production from bringing tuff drums and varied sample drops that sit together beautifully, still more than capable of destroying savvy dancefloors.

The EPMD and Cash Money & Marv contributions are certainly not their finest early tracks, and are widely-available -- but are much, much more than mere album fillers. "Play It Kool" (some of Marv's best rhymes and exemplifying his patented "back & forth" style -- surely it's time for a modern bite of this?) and "It Wasn't Me, It Was The Fame" still sound dope in 2010. The Solid Posse's "Unity Rap" is relatively unknown compared to the rest, but it's much slept-on these days and was huge in UK clubs at the time thanks to the Bob Marley hook.

Add a nice slice of the immortal Mantronik's 808 beat magic featuring T La again, and err a dodgy swingbeat number from Todd Terry of all people, and you got a nice find if you're missing any of these tracks. I can forgive the latter, as seemingly all US hip-hop LP's from the time had to finish with a wack hip-house, ragga or swingbeat track, so I put it down to tradition :)

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