Friday, December 19, 2008

VH-1's 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs


Compilation (various artist)

A couple of months ago, VH-1 did another one of their Top 100 lists. While I usually think these things are a waste of time, the topic of this one was something very near and dear to my heart-- hip hop music! Yes folks, your tour guide is not just another pop music geek after all, although many of the songs on this countdown are just as pop as any Monkees song you'd care to mention. And then there are the songs that transcend any sort of definition whatsoever, like this one...



Pretty much all the big names are represented: Biggie, P.E., Pac, NWA, Eminem, Wu-Tang, 50 Cent, Kanye and Snoop all appear within the Top 20, for example. You can find a complete list of all the songs here. Like I said, it ain't nothin' but wall to wall classic hip-hop anthems, with many old skool joints I hadn't heard since I was a young g riding my BMX bike around the suburbs with my Sony cassette Walkman going full stop. Anyway, the whole package fits really nicely on six discs, and barring an official release (which, with the myriad of labels involved, will most likely never happen) the Crystal Sphere is the only place you're gonna get this joint. Discs: 1| 2| 3| 4| 5| 6