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Format: CD
Sku: 60162316
UPC: 049925107029
UPC 14: 00049925107029
Release Date: 2/17/1998
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Breaks, The - Kurtis Blow ~ Various Artists
2. Message, The - Grandmaster Flash/Melle Mel/Duke Bootee ~ Various Artists
3. Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaataa/Soul Sonic Force ~ Various Artists
4. Fat Boys - The Fat Boys ~ Various Artists
5. Roxanne, Roxanne - UTFO ~ Various Artists
6. Show, The - Doug E. Fresh & Get Fresh Crew/The Get Fresh Crew ~ Various Artists
7. Freaks Come Out At Night - Whodini ~ Various Artists
8. Overweight Lovers In The House, The - Heavy D & The Boyz ~ Various Artists
9. South Bronx - Boogie Down Productions ~ Various Artists
10. Rock The Bells - LL Cool J ~ Various Artists
11. Bridge, The - M.C. Shan ~ Various Artists
12. Funky Cold Medina - Tone Loc ~ Various Artists
13. Message, The - Grandmaster Flash/Melle Mel/Duke Bootee ('98 remix) ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote MTV HIP HOP BACK IN THE DAY hearkens back to the scratch-happy early days of hip-hop music, when what would become a billion dollar industry was still the property of the streets. Beginning with Kurtis Blow's hard-times classic "The Breaks" and continuing through to Tone-Loc's 1989 smash "Funky Cold Medina," the album traces the rise of hip hop from urban party entertainment to global conquest.
Muze PNote Contrasted with ultra-violent '90s rap, the tracks on MTV HIP HOP BACK IN THE DAY possess a sort of innocence, though they were the stuff of public outrage then, much as the early days of rock seem tame by today's standards, though they weren't viewed that way at the time. Doug E. Fresh's "The Show" and the Fat Boys' self-titled track seem to be more about entertainment than intimidation--there's plenty of dissing going on, (especially in U.T.F.O.'s "Roxanne," which resulted in a war waged almost entirely on wax between rival groups), but it's more in the spirit of fun, and the artists are quicker to go in for self-deprecation than for drive-by shootings. By the time of Boogie Down Productions' "South Bronx," that lesson may have already been missed.

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 02/17/1998
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1998
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 51070
Music Label Name Label : Priority
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00049925107029

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