Calling Dr. Track Listing - Disc 2. Superappin No. At the Party. Body Rock. Feel the Heart Beat. Treacherous Three. Feel the Heartbeat. Put the Boogie in Your Body. The New Rap Language. It's Rockin Time. Track Listing - Disc 3. Rockin It. Its Magic. Funk Box Party. Gonna Get You Hot. Paid the Cost. Ghetto Life. Track Listing - Disc 4. Here We Go. All Systems Go. Jaza Funk. Just Havin' Fun. Doug E. I'm the Packman. Bobby Robinson. The Masterdon Committee Musicgram 6. The Source Ghetto Life 9.
Tracks on Disc 4: 1. Jazai All Systems Go 3. Jazai Jaza Funk 4. Doug E. Fresh Just Havin Fun 6. Spanish Fly Spanglish 9. DLB It's Magic Ninja Crack Attack At four discs and 40 songs, First Generation Rap may be a tad excessive for the casual fan. But to rap aficionados, there is quite a lot here to absorb. Featuring some of old-school rap's true innovators, this collection shows some of the first examples of things that most people take for granted when listening to rap.
One example is the hard street anthem "Ghetto Life," one of the very first reality-based rap songs from the little-known rapper Source. Virtually every rapper today writes the same sort of true life stories into their rhymes, but at the time there were few other musicians outside of Grandmaster Flash and Los Angeles punk rockers who would talk about what was really going on in the American ghetto.
A very young Doug E. Fresh appears, performing one of the first songs to incorporate the human beat box, "Get Fresh Doug and Do the Box Beat.
These are only examples of the sort of musical breakthroughs that appear on this compilation. These may not be the very first instances of these trends, but to hear the framework for the future of hip-hop being built is still an important experience.
Anyone curious to hear rap's origins should look to this album, as it is not only quite interesting but the music is still quite good. The Treacherous Three Body Rock 5. Includes liner notes by Stephen Hagar.
Old school rap fanatics might want to seek out Collectables' First Generation Rap, a four-volume series that compiles many rare sides and instrumental versions.
Not every track is a bona fide classic, but everything here is of some value, if only for the sake of history. The series definitely has collectors and DJs in mind, since vocal versions are often followed by instrumental or extended versions. Genres: Urban. Perry Como. Save for Later. How to Order.
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