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Charlotte Krol
14 June 2023, 13:17

New vinyl compilation, ‘Raised By Rap’, celebrates 50 years of hip-hop evolution

Songs by A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang Clan, Future and M.I.A. feature on Sony's release

Image of ‘Rap: 50 Years Of Hip Hop’ vinyl cover and double LP

Sony Music has shared details of a double LP compilation that looks at the development of hip-hop over the last 50 years.

‘Rap: 50 Years Of Hip Hop’ is released on double black vinyl on 29th July (pre-order here) as part of Sony's ongoing ‘Certified’ series, which celebrates hip-hop cuts from the label's archive.

Classic tracks from legendary acts including A Tribe Called Quest, Cypress Hill, Fugees, Outkast and Wu-Tang Clan feature on the compilation as well as contemporary names such as Future, M.I.A., and 21 Savage.

In other recent hip-hop news, a photozine exploring hip-hop culture from the early 1980s was released recently.

Hip Hop Years The B Sides 1982-2020 by British-born photographer Janette Beckman features 36 pages of original black-and-white photography of hip-hop icons including Roxanne Shanté, Rakim, Missy Elliott, Scott La Rock, Cash Money, Flavor Flav, EPMD, Kurtis Blow, Salt-N-Pepa, Joey Bada$$, Stetsasonic and others.

‘Rap: 50 Years Of Hip Hop’ tracklist:

Side A:
Dr Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde  – ‘Genius Rap’ (7” single version)
Run DMC – ‘It’s Tricky’
Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock – ‘It Takes Two’
A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Can I Kick It?’
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – ‘Summertime’ (single edit)
Da Brat – ‘Funkdafied’

Side B:
Cypress Hill – ‘Insane In The Brain’
Wu-Tang Clan – ‘C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Rules Everything Around Me)’ feat. Method Man, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck & Buddha Monk
Mobb Deep – ‘Shook Ones, Pt. II’
Fugees – ‘Ready Or Not’
NAS – ‘N.Y. State Of Mind’
The Beatnuts – ‘Watch Out Now’ feat. Yellaklaw

Side C:
Outkast – ‘Ms. Jackson’
Clipse – ‘Grindin’’
Dead Prez – ‘Hip-Hop’
Three 6 Mafia – ‘Poppin’ My Collar’
Too $hort – ‘Blow The Whistle’
UGK (Underground Kingz) – ‘Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You)’ feat. Outkast

Side D:
Travis Scott – ‘Goosebumps’
21 Savage – ‘A Lot’
Doja Cat – ‘Streets’
Future  – ‘Mask Off’
Skepta – ‘Praise The Lord (Da Shine)’ feat. A$AP Rocky feat. Skepta
Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus – ‘Old Town Road’ feat. Billy Ray Cyrus (Remix)
MIA – ‘Whole Lotta Money’