Old Skool Rap

by BlueBeatTimeMachine

Old Skool Rap

by BlueBeatTimeMachine

35 artists, 826 songs

Although Kurtis Blow enjoyed incredible commercial success and was signed to a major label in the early '80s, independent labels like Sugarhill, Def Jam and Tommy Boy issued the most exciting rap music. Artists like Grandmaster Flash, LL Cool J and Afrika Bambaataa released chart-topping singles, and multi-million-selling albums by Run DMC and the Beastie Boys proved that rap and hip-hop music was commercially viable. Featuring the "wikki-wikki" sounds of Newcleus, the seductive raps of Roxanne Shante and more, this collection will take you back to the days of Adidas shell toes, track suits and breakin'.

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