In 2023,
Hip hop has been around for 50 years.
Hip hop culture continues to evolve and become more diverse.

In this special year, we would like to introduce "KENNY DOPE (MAW) - HIP HOP FOREVER".


This compilation was released by the BBE label in 1998.
(Jacket is awesome)


A1 EPMD - You Got To Chill
A2 Redman - Tonight's Da Nite
A3 Basement Khemists - Everybody

B1 De La Soul - She Fe MC's feat. A Tribe Called Quest
B2 The Beatnuts - Off The Books feat. Big Punisher, Cuban Link
B3 Breez Evahflowin' - Forsaken

C1 Gang Starr - DWYCK
C2 Sunz Of Man - Shining Star
C3 Special Ed - I Got It Made

D1 Jungle Brothers - Straight Out The Jungle
D2 Common Sense - Resurrection '95 (Extra P Mix)
D3 Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Ill Street Blues

E1 Black Sheep - Flavor of the Month
E2 YZ - Thinkin' Of A Masterplan
E3 The Wascals - Hard Rhymes

F1 Jeru The Damaja - Come Clean
F2 Xzibit - Los Angeles Times
F3 Jamose - The Rhythologist

G1 Rawcotiks - Hardcore Hip-Hop
G2 Reflection Eternal - Fortified Live (Dirty Original Mix) feat. Mos Def, Mr. Man
G3 Black Moon - Who Got Da Props

H1 Naughty By Nature - Uptown Anthem
H2 Ed OG & Da Bulldogs - I Got To Have It
H3 Method Man - Bring The Pain
H4 The Alkaholiks - Make Room


Contains 25 timeless classics that need no introduction.
It's a four-disc blockbuster.

I bought this record at a used record shop in my hometown of Niigata when I was in high school.
(KING KONG, I think)

To digress a little, I spent three months buying two turntables and a mixer using the money I had saved from a part-time job at the time.

I bought my first turntable with the money I earned from my first part-time job.
Next, the mixer.
In the third month, I bought another turntable and was very happy when I completed my DJ set.

Then I finally started collecting records.

At the time I had little information and no knowledge, but I remember the moment I found this record I immediately decided to buy it.

This is a timeless work that fully teaches us the charm of hip hop.
The record is out of print so it may be difficult to get hold of, but there are songs available digitally so be sure to check it out.

By the way...

As a sequel,

In 2006, JAZZY JEFF produced "HIP HOP FOREVER Ⅲ."

They're all great, so be sure to listen to them this year.

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