This Mix Of 1980s Hip-Hop Travels A Road Of Riches That Will Leave You Paid In Full (Audio)

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When we look back in Hip-Hop, our gaze often hones in on the 90s, and rightfully so, as that era spawned Nas, Biggie, Wu-Tang Clang, Tupac, Jay-Z, OutKast, Snoop and so many other all-time greats. However, each of those legends will say it was MCs from the 80s who inspired them. Those names include artists like Eric B. & Rakim, Kool G. Rap, Biz Markie, Big Daddy Kane, Public Enemy, Run-D.M.C. and many more.

Veteran Hutton, United Kingdom producer/DJ Dave Trax sent Ambrosia For Heads his Beat Freaks 1 mix. The mix re-visits 1980s Hip-Hop (with some sample-centric Soul mixed in), and features hits, deep cuts, and some vinyl-savvy rarities, all blended live. It’s a time travel machine that delivers a smooth ride with a funky soundtrack.

Here is the tracklist:

Boogie Down Productions – Essays in BDPism
Kid Dynamite – Uphill Peace of Mind
Just Ice – Going Way Back
Freda Payne – The Unhooked Generation
J.V.C Force – Strong Island
Marley Marl – The Symphony
Cool C – Juice Crew Dis
Eric B. & Rakim – Eric B For President
Dave & Ansel Collins – Double Barrel
Biz Markie – Biz Is Goin’ Off
Synthetic Substitution
Ultramagnetic MC’s – Ego Trippin’
Tuff Crew – Going The Distance
Run DMC – Sucker M.C.’s
Zapp – More Bounce To The Ounce
EPMD – You Gots To Chill
EPMD – So Wat Cha Sayin’
The Emotions – Blind Alley
Big Daddy Kane – Ain`t No Half Steppin’
Jungle Brothers – Straight Out The Jungle
Ice T – High Rollers
Lafayette Afro Rock Band – Darkest Light
Public Enemy – Show Em Whatcha Got
Public Enemy – Your`e Gonna Get Yours
Masta Ace – I Got Ta Inst
Masta Ace – I Got Ta
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – Poison
7A3 – Coolin In Cali
Lakim Shabazz – Pure Richteousness
Stetsasonic – Talking All That Jazz
Jackie Wilson – Light My Fire
Above The Law – Untouchables
James Brown – Funky Drummer
Eric B. & Rakim – Lyrics Of Fury
MC Lyte – Paper Thin
Ultramagnetic MC’s – Feelin` It
Masta Ace – Letter To The Better (Instrumental)
Masta Ace – Letter To The Better (RMX)
3 Most Wanted – Calm Down
3D – Straight Up
Ultramagnetic MC’s – Housin Things
Big Daddy Kane – Wrath Of Kane
Intelligent Hoodlem – Arrest The President

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