Def Jam 25th Anniversary Box Set [5 CD Box Set] Box set, Limited Edition
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Times may have changed and the so-called 'music' tossed out there into our ears may taste worse than a Big Mac, but this collection, presented over 5 CDs and 60 songs, is an anthology of some of the greatest rap and hip-hop ever laid down on vinyl. The time line literally goes from 1985 to 2010 (well, 2009), and the highlights are fantastic.
The value of this box set is immeasurable - legendary rappers such as LL Cool J, The Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, Slick Rick, EPMD, Montell Jordan, Nikki D and many more of the original brothers (and sisters) of rap music are featured here, many of them originating even their sound on this one label.
Def Jam was even smart enough to venture into hard rock, releasing the band Slayer (one of the hardest metal bands to lay it down in the 80's and 90's).
We go from rap to hip-hop, and we go hard: Beanie Sigel and DMX to the likes of early Rhianna and Ja Rule, and don't forget Ludacris and Foxy Brown!
The tracks on the 5 CD's go like this:
01. LL Cool J - I Need A Beat [04:01]
02. Hollis Crew - It's The Beat [04:15]
03. Public Enemy - Bring The Noise [03:46]
04. Beastie Boys - Paul Revere [03:42]
05. Oran "Juice" Jones - The Rain [05:08]
06. LL Cool J - Goin' Back To Cali [04:10]
07. Beastie Boys - Brass Monkey [02:39]
08. T-La Rock - It's Yours (feat. Jazzy Jay) [04:21]
09. LL Cool J - I Need Love [05:23]
10. Slick Rick - Children's Story [03:59]
11. 3rd Bass - The Gas Face (Remix) [02:08]
12. Public Enemy - Fight The Power [04:37]
01. LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out [04:49]
02. EPMD - Gold Digger [05:02]
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
I I had problem with the lyrics on disc 4 so I got rid of it and kept everything else.Published on September 11, 2013 by Morgan Anthony Richardson
It would be so nice if collections were automatically the radio versions instead of the explicit ones. Read morePublished on February 15, 2010 by MoLo