Borough to Borough: A Trip Down Hip Hop Memory Lane. (Music History)


If after all that Christmas themed music from Grandma’s house in the suburbs has got you illin’, and you’ve been jonesing for some old school hip hop flavour to rinse you clean of your daughter’s Miley Cyrus wailing; look no further. Back in 2000, Alex Belth, before Bronx Banter fame, got together with friend Alan Friedman and began working on a stupendous mix cd for several months. Not only does it contain an impressive array of old school beats, it’s also packing a fully customized stack of samples from pop culture icons – Jack Nicholson, Bill Murray, Richard Pryor and Joe Pesci to name but a few. The result is a seamless collection of old school flavour peppered with delicious scratch work and teeming with rhymes and melody. This music is food for your soul. So eat up, son!
(Above photo of Alex Belth, taken by Alan Friedman)
Original post here with the full list of samples.

Track Listing:
Intro. Beat by DJ Desue (Barber Shop Emcess…”Music, Money and Women”)
Yes. J-Live, produced by Emmai Allaqueva
Hotshit. Nextman
Tour Guide. People Under the Stairs
I Don’t Know. Slum Village
Crookie Monster. Produced by the Alchemist
Oooh. De La Soul
Dew It. Biz Markie. Produced by Ill Chemist/Al D
What’s Up Fatlip? Fatlip
Microphone Mathmatics. Madlib
Lyrical Fluctuation. Jigmastas, beat by DJ Spinna
Service. Dialated Peoples. Cuts by Babu
Take Over. Joey Chavez. Cuts by DJ Revolution
Any Champion. Pacewon. Cuts by DJ Revolution.
Worldwide. Defari. Beats by Joey Chavez
Love/Hate. Encore. Beat by Nextmen
Rhymes. Get Open featuring Sadat X
Nasty or Nice. Beat by Y@k Ballz
Lesson of Today. Rah Digga. Produced by DJ Premier
Rockaparty. J B Lee. Produced by Ill Chemist, Al D
Loop Diggin’. Madlib
Ass Finish First. Beat by DJ Nu-Mark
J-Liveness: Produced by Pete Rock
Players/Fall in Love. Slum Village
Barhopper. Kid Koala
Just One More Thing. People Under the Stairs
Them That’s Not. J-Live
Nighty Night. Beat by Madlib


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Just Blaze :: The Story of a Hacker Turned Hip Hop Producer
Ice Cube’s It Was A Good Day Gets Decoded
Houston Rap :: New Book Profiles Southern Hip Hop Culture

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