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The Sound of Hip-Hop's Golden Era

Ground-breaking, sample-laden masterpieces from the golden age of rap.

33 songs (2 hours and 18 minutes) curated by Amazon's Music Experts
1
MC's Act Like They Don't Know [Explicit]
KRS-ONE - A Restrospective [Explicit]
4:44
2
Microphone Fiend
Eric B. & Rakim - Follow The Leader
5:14
3
Don't Believe The Hype
Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back [Explicit]
5:19
4
Check the Rhime
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
3:36
5
Halftime [Explicit]
Nas - Illmatic [Explicit]
4:20
6
93 'Til Infinity [Explicit]
Souls Of Mischief - 93 'til Infinity
4:46
7
Oh Shit [Explicit]
The Pharcyde - Cydeways: The Best Of The Pharcyde [Explicit]
4:28
8
Da Mystery of Chessboxin' [Explicit]
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) [Expanded Edition] [Explicit]
4:47
9
Strictly Business
Epmd - Strictly Business [Explicit] (25th Anniversary Expanded Edition)
4:43
10
Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat) [Explicit]
Digable Planets - Reachin' (A New Refutation Of Time And Space)
4:21
11
They Want EFX
Das EFX - Dead Serious [Explicit]
3:41
12
Going Back To Cali
LL Cool J - Walking With A Panther
4:09
13
Cha Cha Cha [Explicit]
MC Lyte - The Very Best Of MC Lyte [Explicit]
3:00
14
If It Ain't Ruff [Explicit]
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton [Explicit]
3:34
15
Ain't No Half-Steppin' [Explicit]
Big Daddy Kane - Long Live The Kane [Explicit]
5:19
16
Ill Street Blues (Illest Version) [Explicit]
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Ill St. Blues [Explicit]
3:49
17
The Choice Is Yours [Explicit]
The Black Sheep - A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing [Explicit]
3:23
18
Straighten It Out
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Mecca And The Soul Brother [Explicit]
4:13
19
Just To Get A Rep [Explicit]
Gang Starr - Step In The Arena [Explicit]
2:42
20
Doin' Our Own Dang
Jungle Brothers - Done By The Forces Of Nature
4:18
21
Give The Drummer Some
Ultramagnetic McS - Critical Beatdown (Special Version)
3:43
22
Looking at the Front Door (2017 Remastered Version)
Main Source - Breaking Atoms (2017 Remastered Version) [Explicit]
4:09
23
Children's Story
Slick Rick - The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick
3:59
24
What's It All About
RUN-DMC - Back From Hell
4:48
25
Case Of The P.T.A.
Leaders of the New School - A Future Without A Past
3:42
26
The Phuncky Feel One [Explicit]
Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill [Explicit]
3:28
27
Reign of the Tec [Explicit]
The Beatnuts - Classic Nuts Vol. 1 [Explicit]
3:20
28
Take It EZ [Explicit]
Common - Can I Borrow A Dollar? [Explicit]
4:08
29
How Many Emcee's (Bushwick Jeep Mix)
Black Moon - How Many Emcee's (Must Get Dissed) B/W Act Like U Want It [Explicit]
4:01
30
Vapors
Biz Markie - Biz's Baddest Beats: The Best Of Biz Markie [Explicit]
6:02
31
Blow Your Mind [Explicit]
Redman - Whut? The Album [Explicit]
3:17
32
Funky Child [Explicit]
The Lords Of The Underground - Here Come The Lords [Explicit]
4:31
33
Brand Nubian
Brand Nubian - One for All [Explicit]
4:38