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Various Artists - In tha Beginning...There Was Rap

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IN THA BEGINNING...THERE WAS RAP brings together the hip-hop superstars of today to cover the classic Rap cuts that started it all. The tracks hark back to a time when the music was a bit less sample-heavy; Wu-Tang Clan's take on "Sucker MC's" by Run-DMC reminds the listener just how sparse those early tracks were--often little more than a beat and some lyrics. For the most part, the new versions maintain a loyalty to the originals that seems borne of historical reverence. Snoop Doggy Dogg swaggers his way through Too $hort's "Freaky Tales," and the Def Squad provides the album's most straightforward-sounding cover, the Sugar Hill Gang's "Rapper's Delight." Cypress Hill uses "I'm Still #1" to provide updated shout-outs to its contemporaries. IN THA BEGINNING...THERE WAS RAP serves as a trip back to the days of human beat boxes and burgandy windbreakers. It also provides some schooling for those fans who are too young to remember.

1) Sucker M.C.'s - Wu-Tang Clan (03:46)
2) Fuck tha Police - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (05:02)
3) Big Ole Butt - Sean Combs (05:23)
4) 6 'N Tha Mornin' - Master P (02:59)
5) Freaky Tales - Snoop Dogg (03:55)
6) Knick Knack Patty Wack - Tha Dogg Pound (04:19)
7) Rapper's Delight - Keith Murray / Redman / Erick Sermon (06:55)
8) I'm Still #1 - Cypress Hill (05:12)
9) I Need a Freak - Too $hort (05:19)
10) Dopeman - Mack 10 (04:03)
11) Money (Dollar Bill Y'all) - Coolio (04:42)
12) The Show - The Roots (06:24)

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In tha Beginning...There Was Rap | Various Artists