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update: sorry for the delay, tracklist is in the comment box

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TuneTuesdays

Motivating me as I write an essay for Contextual Studies on Hip Hop


oldirtyR

The best mix ive heard on 8tracks.


Sargento

Love the Masta Ace shout out.


jon.king

For all those asking, here's the tracklist:

’93 til Infinity – Mighty Souls of Mischief
Hip Hopdead prez
Harder Than You Think – Public Enemy
Rather Unique – AZ
Made You Look – Nas
Survival of the Fittest – Mobb Deep
Get Busy – The Roots
Land of the Gun – Immortal Technique
It Was a Good Day – Ice Cube
Get By – Talib Kweli
Ice Cream – Fat Joe feat. Raekwon and T.A.
Mighty D-Block – Sheek Louch feat. Jadakiss, Styles P & J-Hood
Travellin’ Man – DJ Honda & Mos Def
We Want Eazy – Eazy-E
Feelin’ It – Jay-Z
Part II – Method Man & Redman
They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) – Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth
Time’s Up – O.C.
Incarcerated Scarfaces – Raekwon
Dreams – The Game
Halftime – Nas
All That I Got Is You – Ghostface Killah
Guilty Conscience – Eminem
Breathe and Stop – Q-Tip
Can I Kick It? – A Tribe Called Quest
Me Against the World – Tupac
Gangsta’s Paradise – Coolio
Breathe – Fabolous
N.Y.C. Everything – RZA
Flava In Ya Ear (Remix) – Crack Mack feat. The Notorious B.I.G., Rampage, LL Cool J & Busta Rhymes
Regulate – Warren G feat. Nate Dogg
Strictly Business – EPMD
Still D.R.E. – Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg
Passing Me By – The Pharcyde
Dead Presidents II – Jay-Z
Mind Playing Tricks On Me – Geto Boys
I Used to Love H.E.R. – Common
Paid in Full – Eric B & Rakim
What U See is What U Get – Xzibit
Spottieottiedopaliscious – Outkast
Wrong Side Of Da Tracks – Artifacts
Insane in the Brain – Cypress Hill
Recognize – The LOX
Just a Friend – Biz Markie
Everyday Struggle – The Notorious B.I.G.
God’s Bathroom Floor – Atmosphere
Hip Hop Hooray – Naughty by Nature
Mass Appeal – Gang Starr
Buddy – De La Soul
Still Not a Player – Big Pun feat. Joe
Streets of New York – Kool G Rap
You Can’t Stop the Prophet – Jeru the Damaja
Hate It or Love It – The Game feat. 50 Cent
Shook Ones, Part II – Mobb Deep
Who Am I (What’s My Name?) – Snoop Dogg
Crossroads – Bones Thugs-n-Harmony
Slippin’ – DMX
‘Til I Collapse – Eminem feat. Nate Dogg
4th Chamber – GZA/Genius
Daylight – Aesop Rock
Notorious Thugs – The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Bones Thugs-n-Harmony
Gimme That Nut – Eazy-E
Keep Ya Head Up – Tupac
6 in the Morning – Ice-T
Alphabet Soup – Masta Ace
Respiration – Black Star
Get it Together – Beastie Boys
It’s Like That – Run D.M.C.
Let Me Ride – Dr. Dre
Step Into Da Cipher – Brand Nubian
Fall Back – Big L feat. Kool G Rap
MCs Act Like They Don’t Know – KRS-One
You Gots to Chill – EPMD
Bring the Pain – Method Man
Liquid Swords – GZA feat. RZA
Looking at the Front Door – Main Source
The Truth – Pharoahe Monch
Bonita Applebum – A Tribe Called Quest
Victory – Puff Daddy feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Busta Rhymes
Feel So Good – Mase
C.R.E.A.M. – Wu-Tang Clan
The Message – Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
Criminal Minded – Boogie Down Productions
Lyte as a Rock – MC Lyte
Feel Me Flow – Naughty By Nature
It Ain’t Hard to Tell – Nas
Mama Said Knock You Out – LL Cool J
The Show – Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick
Summertime – DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince
Gin and Juice – Snoop Dogg
Brooklyn Zoo – ‘Ol Dirty Bastard
Now That We Found Love – Heavy D. and the Boyz
Blu Collar Worker – Blu & Exile
Juicy – The Notorious B.I.G.
Paul Revere – Beastie Boys
Livin’ in the Jungle – Schoolly D
Playa’s Anthem – Junior M.A.F.I.A.
Rock Bottom – Eminem
The Ways – Masta Ace
Midnight in a Perfect World – DJ Shadow
One Day – UGK
So Many Tears – Tupac
Paparazzi – Xzibit
Now I Feel Ya – Scarface
Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta – Geto Boyz
Ready or Not – Fugees
Hip Hip Quotables – Ludacris
Fats Cats and Bigga Fish – The Coup
Protect Ya Neck – Wu-Tang Clan
Enta Da Stage – Black Moon
Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop – Diamond and the Psychotic Neurotics
Move Somethin’ – Talib Kweli
Boyz-N-The-Hood (Remix)– Eazy-E
Same Song – Digital Underground feat. Tupac
Rapper’s Delight – The Sugarhill Gang
Get Money – Junior M.A.F.I.A.
Players – Slum Village
Doin’ It – LL Cool J
Bring It On – Organized Konfusion
Where I’m From – Digable Planets
It’s Funky Enough – D.O.C.
Desire – Pharoahe Monch
The Seed (2.0) – The Roots
Bring It On – Jungle Brothers
Dope Boys – The Game feat. Travis Barker
If You Must – Del tha Funky Homosapien
Family and Friends – Pep Love
The Format – AZ
Warm It Up, Kane – Big Daddy Kane
Kick, Push – Lupe Fiasco
Fight Music – D12
Against the Grain – Kenn Starr
I Got 5 On It – Luniz feat. Michael Marshall
Deep Cover – Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg
Concrete Schoolyard – Jurassic 5
Definitive – Company Flow
Warning – The Notorious B.I.G.
Mighty Healthy – Ghostface Killah
Stand and Deliver – Abstract Rude
Kick Push, Pt. II – Lupe Fiasco
Below the Heavens – Blu & Exile
Here I Am – Freestyle Fellowship
Put It On – Big L
Worst Comes to Worst – Dilated Peoples
The Ghetto – Too $hort
Oakland Blackouts – Hieroglyphics
Maaad Crew – Method Man & Redman
Vapors – Biz Markie
The Way I Am – Eminem
B.Y.S. – Gang Starr
Take You There – Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth
Jurass Finish First – Jurassic 5
Through the Wire – Kanye West
Crooklyn Dodgers – Chubb Rock, O.C. & Jeru the Damaja
Mathematics – Mos Def
Jam On It – Newcleus
The 6th Sense – Common feat. Bilal
1-Luv – E-40
Going Back to Cali – The Notorious B.I.G.
To Live & Die in L.A. – Tupac
Children’s Story – Slick Rick

Deleted By 8tracks:

I Left My Wallet in El Segundo – A Tribe Called Quest
Memory Lane – Nas
Unbelievable – The Notorious B.I.G.


keanume

SSOOOOO glad the mix is back! I cried. CRIED when it left!


El.Gnaoui

"not just the paycheck and mainstream success." You did it RIGHT, man! Thank You


Hellmouth

Sajebiss:)


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