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The Sound of Old-School Hip-Hop

Pioneering, early rap and electro records that paved the way for hip-hop as we know it today.

41 songs (3 hours and 54 minutes) curated by Amazon's Music Experts
1
King Tim III (Personality Jock)
Fatback Band - Hustle! The Ultimate Fatback
4:06
2
Rapper's Delight (Single Version)
The Sugarhill Gang - The Sugarhill Gang - 30th Anniversary Edition (Expanded Version)
3:55
3
The Message [Explicit]
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - Grandmaster Flash, Grandmaster Melle-Mel & The Furious Five: The Greatest Hits
3:14
4
Sucker M.C.'s (Krush-Groove 1)
RUN-DMC - RUN-DMC (Expanded Edition)
3:09
5
If I Ruled The World
Kurtis Blow - The Best Of Kurtis Blow
3:55
6
Zulu Nation Throwdown
Afrika Bambaataa, Zulu Nation & Cosmic Force - Looking for the Perfect Beat 1980 -1985
7:06
7
That's the Joint
The Funky Four Plus One - The Sugar Hill Hip-Hop Box Set
9:19
8
The New Rap Language
Spoonie Gee & The Treacherous Three - Soul Jazz Records Presents Boombox: Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro And Disco Rap 1979-82
8:09
9
To the Beat Y'all
Lady B - The Sugar Hill Hip-Hop Box Set
5:19
10
We Rap More Mellow (Micro Version)
The Younger Generation - We Rap More Mellow
3:34
11
Drop The Bomb
Trouble Funk - Go Go Crankin' - Paint The White House Black (Digitally Remastered)
5:18
12
West Coast Poplock
Ronnie Hudson And The Street People - Chef - OST
5:29
13
Rhapazooty in Blue
Sicle Cell & Rhapazooty - P&P Hits Hits Hits: The Complete Collection
16:34
14
Spoonin' Rap
Spoonie Gee - The Sugar Hill Hip-Hop Box Set
7:01
15
Beat Bop
Rammellzee & K-Rob - Giant Single: Profile Records Rap Anthology [Explicit]
6:10
16
A Heartbeat Rap
Various artists - Hip Hop Fever
5:35
17
Change The Beat (French & English Rap)
Fab 5 Freddy - Change The Beat - The Celluloid Records Story 1979 - 1987
7:37
18
Body Rock [Explicit]
Ice T - The Early Years [Explicit]
5:40
19
Positive Life
Lovebug Starski & Harlem World Crew - Positive Life
7:18
20
Egypt Egypt
The Egyptian Lover - On the Nile
5:19
21
Radio Activity Rapp
M.C. Frosty & Lovin C - Lowrider Magazine Soundtrack Vol. 2
9:23
22
808 Beats
The Unknown DJ - The Best of LA Techno Rap
3:47
23
Rockit
Herbie Hancock - The Essential Herbie Hancock
5:24
24
Making Cash Money
Busy Bee - A Complete Introduction to Sugar Hill Records
6:28
25
Magic's Wand
Whodini - The Collection
5:38
26
Buffalo Gals (Edit)
Malcolm McLaren & The World Famous Supreme Team - Buffalo Gals Stampede
3:40
27
Gangbusters (DJ Grand Wizard Theodore Mix)
DJ Grand Wizard Theodore - Wild Style (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - 25th Anniversary Edition)
1:21
28
It's Yours (Radio Mix)
T La Rock - It's Yours
4:21
29
Malcolm X - No Sell Out
Sugarhill All Stars - A Complete Introduction to Sugar Hill Records
6:35
30
South Bronx Subway Rap
Granmaster Caz - Wild Style (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - 25th Anniversary Edition)
2:23
31
Cooky Puss [Explicit]
Beastie Boys - Some Old Bullshit [Explicit]
3:19
32
Everlasting Bass
Rodney O, Joe Cooley - Me And Joe [Explicit]
3:50
33
Jam On Revenge (The Wikki Wikki Song)
Newcleus - Jam On Revenge
6:35
34
Juice (Edited)
World Class Wreckin Cru - World Class
4:13
35
Light Years Away
Warp 9 - It's a Beat Wave
7:43
36
Rapture (Remastered)
Blondie - Autoamerican
6:31
37
Jail House Rap
Fat Boys - The Best Of The Fat Boys
5:08
38
Rap-O Clap-O (2013 - Remaster)
Joe Bataan - Tropical Classics: Joe Bataan (2013 Remastered Version)
3:51
39
Let's Dance (Make Your Body Move)
West Street Mob - A Complete Introduction to Sugar Hill Records
6:50
40
MC Rock
Jazzy 4 MCs - Rock It, Don't Stop It - compiled by Sean P
8:48
41
What I Like - Original
2 Live Crew - Soul Classics: This Beat Is Def
4:35