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Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap

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Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap
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The Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap is a first-of-its-kind multimedia collection chronicling the growth of the music and culture from the parks of the Bronx to solidifying a reach that spans the globe. The set includes 129 tracks on 9 CDs and a 300–page book with original design by Cey Adams, artist and founding creative director of Def Jam Recordings, as well as essays by some of hip-hop’s leading writers and critics and hundreds of photographs spanning decades of history. Through the music, writing, and extensive liner notes, the Anthology reveals the many trends within this multifaceted genre, its social and political implications, and its influence on popular culture.

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The Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap product gallery
The Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap product gallery
The Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap product gallery
The Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap product gallery

The Anthology is the third major compendium produced by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings that tells the story of a defining era of music “of, by, and for the people,” following the Anthology of American Folk Music and Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology. It frequently highlights the objects and stories of hip-hop displayed in the National Museum of African American History and Culture galleries, offering perspective on the African American experience and its impact on American culture. Curation of the Anthology was headed by a committee including rappers Chuck D and MC Lyte; writers and scholars Jeff Chang and Mark Anthony Neal; early Def Jam senior executives-turned-cultural-advisors Bill Adler and Bill Stephney; artist and writer Questlove; and producer and educator 9th Wonder.

This release is a collaboration between the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Tracklist
Disc 1
  • Fatback - King Tim III
  • Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight
  • The Sequence - Funk You Up
  • Kurtis Blow - The Breaks
  • Funky Four +1 - That's the Joint
  • Spoonie Gee feat. The Sequence - Monster Jam
  • Treacherous Three - The Body Rock
  • Blondie - Rapture
  • Grandmaster Flash – The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel
  • Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force - Planet Rock
Disc 2
  • Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message
  • The Fearless Four - Rockin It
  • Cold Crush Brothers - Punk Rock Rap
  • Herbie Hancock - Rockit
  • Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force - Looking for the Perfect Beat
  • Run-DMC - It's Like That
  • Whodini - Friends
  • Cold Crush Brothers - Fresh, Fly, Wild & Bold
  • T. La Rock - It's Yours
  • The World's Famous Supreme Team - Hey! DJ
  • Newcleus - Jam On It
  • UTFO - Roxanne, Roxanne
Disc 3
  • Roxanne Shanté - Roxanne's Revenge
  • Fat Boys - Fat Boys
  • Doug E. Fresh & MC Ricky D - La Di Da Di
  • LL Cool J - I Can't Live without my Radio
  • Schoolly D - P.S.K. ‘What Does It Mean?’
  • Run-DMC feat. Aerosmith - Walk This Way
  • Beastie Boys - Paul Revere
  • Ultramagnetic MC's - Ego Tripping
  • Ice-T - 6 'N The Mornin'
  • Kool Moe Dee - How Ya Like Me Now
  • LL Cool J - I Need Love
  • Eric B feat. Rakim - Eric B is President
  • Mantronix - King of The Beats
Disc 4
  • Stetsasonic feat. the Rev. Jesse Jackson & Olatunji - A.F.R.I.C.A.
  • Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Parents Just Don't Understand
  • Audio Two - Top Billin'
  • MC Lyte - Lyte As A Rock
  • Big Daddy Kane - Raw
  • Marley Marl feat. Master Ace, Craig G, Kool G Rap, & Big Daddy Kane - The Symphony
  • MC Lyte - I Cram to Understand U (Sam)
  • Tone Lōc - Wild Thing
  • Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock - It Takes Two
  • Jungle Brothers – I’ll House You
  • N.W.A. - Fuck Tha Police
  • Public Enemy - Fight the Power
  • The Stop the Violence Movement - Self Destruction
  • Too Short - Life Is...Too Short
  • Slick Rick - Children's Story
  • 3rd Bass - The Gas Face
Disc 5
  • Queen Latifah feat. Monie Love - Ladies First
  • Public Enemy - Bring the Noise
  • De La Soul - Me Myself and I
  • Biz Markie - Just a Friend
  • The D.O.C. - It's Funky Enough
  • 2 Live Crew - Me So Horny
  • Digital Underground - The Humpty Dance
  • MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This
  • Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby
  • Brand Nubian - All for One
  • Geto Boys - Mind Playing Tricks on Me
  • A Tribe Called Quest - Scenario
  • Black Sheep - The Choice is Yours
  • Salt-N-Pepa - Let's Talk About Sex
  • Yo-Yo feat. Ice-Cube - Can't Play with My Yo-Yo
  • Naughty By Nature - O.P.P.
Disc 6
  • Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang
  • Ice Cube - It Was a Good Day
  • Sir Mix-A-Lot - Baby Got Back
  • Arrested Development - Tennessee
  • Digable Planets - Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)
  • House of Pain - Jump Around
  • Positive K - I Got a Man
  • Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
  • UGK - Pocket Full of Stones
  • Wu-Tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M.
  • Cypress Hill - Insane In The Brain
  • The Pharcyde - Passin' Me By
  • Eightball & MJG - Comin Out Hard
  • Common Sense - I Used to Love H.E.R.
  • Da Brat - Funkdafied
  • Nas – N.Y. State of Mind
  • Craig Mack feat. The Notorious B.I.G., Rampage, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes - Flava In Your Ear
Disc 7
  • Beastie Boys - Sabotage
  • The Notorious B.I.G. - Juicy
  • Gang Starr feat. Nice & Smooth - DWYCK
  • Warren G feat. Nate Dogg - Regulate
  • Snoop Doggy Dogg - Murder Was The Case
  • E-40 feat. Suga T - Sprinkle Me
  • Goodie Mob - Cell Therapy
  • Coolio feat. L.V. - Gangsta's Paradise
  • 2Pac - Dear Mama
  • Mobb Deep - Shook Ones, Part 2
  • Method Man feat. Mary J. Blige - I'll Be There For You / You're All I Need To Get By
  • Foxy Brown feat. Jay-Z - I'll Be
  • Lil Kim feat. Puff Daddy - No Time
  • Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Tha Crossroads
  • Wu-Tang Clan feat. Cappadonna - Triumph
  • Busta Rhymes - Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See
  • Master P feat. Silkk The Shocker, Mia X, Fiend - Make ‘Em Say Uhh!
Disc 8
  • Missy Elliot - The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
  • Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing)
  • DMX - Ruff Ryders’ Anthem
  • The Roots - The Next Movement
  • Mos Def - Mathematics
  • BG - Bling Bling
  • dead prez - Hip Hop
  • Eminem feat. Dido - Stan
  • OutKast - Ms. Jackson
  • Nelly - Country Grammar (Hot Shit)
  • Ludacris feat. Pharrell - Southern Hospitality
  • Nas - One Mic
  • 50 Cent - In Da Club
  • Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz feat. Ying Yang Twins - Get Low
Disc 9
  • Talib Kweli - Black Girl Pain
  • Kanye West - Jesus Walks
  • Three 6 Mafia feat. Young Buck, Eightball & MJG - Stay Fly
  • Rick Ross – Hustlin’
  • Lupe Fiasco feat. Nikki Jean – Hip-Hop Saved My Life
  • Young Jezzy feat. Nas - My President
  • David Banner feat. Chris Brown & Yung Joc - Get Like Me
  • Lil Wayne feat. Robin Thicke - Tie My Hands
  • Jay Electronica - Exhibit C
  • Nicki Minaj - Super Bass
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz - Thrift Shop
  • J Cole feat. TLC - Crooked Smile
  • Kanye West - Blood On The Leaves
  • Drake - Started From the Bottom