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Golden Era Hip Hop Mix Vol.1: 1986

Golden Era Hip Hop Mix Vol.1: 1986

Playing tracks by

Run-D.M.C., Whodini, Joeski Love, Whistle, Doug E. Fresh & the Get Fresh Crew and more.

The "Golden Era" in Hip Hop refers roughly to the mid 1980's through the mid 90's when lyrical style, content, and production were at it's creative peak.

In my opinion, 1986 was the the year that kicked it off with its release of Run-DMC third album "Raising Hell." Run-DMC completely redifined what a Hip-Hop album could sound like and how its produced. The cornerstone of the album is the song "Peter Piper". This song featured the first use of sophistcated sampling techniques that had not been done yet. Jam Master Jay lifted Bob James's "Take Me To The Madi Gras" and basically created the sound of modern Hip-Hop. Also the Beastie Boys would release " Licensed to Ill" which furthered the sampling revolution.

Another significant event was the emergence of Rakim on the scene with the groundbreaking single "Eric B. Is President"/ "My Melody." Rakim raised the bar for MC technique higher than it had ever been, through his intricate rhyme style and his use of internal rhymes.

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