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The greatest rappers of all time, with Public Enemy, Dr. Dre, Wu-Tang Clan, Jay-Z, House of Pain, A Trib Called Quest, Gang Starr, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, Nas, 2Pac, Snoop Dogg, N.W.A, The Notorious B.I.G, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Coolio, Young Thug, Kanye West, OutKast, Cypress Hill, Missy Elliott, Mac Miller... Photo: Jay-Z

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Title Artist Album Duration
Fight The Power
Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet (Deluxe Edition) 00:04:44

Branford Marsalis, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Carlton Ridenhour, ComposerLyricist - Keith Shocklee, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Eric Sadler, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Public Enemy, MainArtist - Chris Shaw, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hank Shocklee, Producer - Kirk Yano, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - The Bomb Squad, Producer - DAN WOOD, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Steve Loeb, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rod Hui, Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Nick Sansano, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Carl Ryder, Producer

℗ 1990 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Nuthin' But A "G" Thang
Dr. Dre The Chronic (Explicit) 00:03:58

Snoop Dogg, FeaturedArtist - Dr. Dre, MainArtist - Universal Music Group Publishing, MusicPublisher - Ent One Publishing (ASCAP)/Suge Publishing (ASCAP), MusicPublisher

2001 Death Row Records / Entertainment One U.S., LP 2001 Death Row Records / Entertainment One U.S., LP

C.R.E.A.M. (Album Version)
Wu-Tang Clan Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) [Expanded Edition] 00:04:12

Prince Rakeem, Producer - Prince Rakeem, Mixing Engineer - Prince Rakeem, Arranger - Prince Rakeem, Programmer - Wu-Tang Clan, Composer - Wu-Tang Clan, Lyricist - Wu-Tang Clan, Performer - Ethan Ryman, Engineer - 4th Disciple, Scratches

(P) 1993 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Where I'm From (Sound Track Version)
Jay-Z In My Lifetime Vol.1 00:04:26

Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Ron Lawrence, Producer - Jay-Z, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Lane Craven, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Norman Whitfield, ComposerLyricist - Ronald Anthony "Amen-ra" Lawrence, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1997 S. Carter Enterprises, LLC.

Jump Around (LP Version)
House Of Pain House of Pain (Fine Malt Lyrics) 00:03:34

Larry Muggerud, Composer - Eric Schrody, Composer - Grandmixer Muggs, Producer - House Of Pain, Vocals, MainArtist

© 2004 Atlantic Recording Corp. Manufactured & Marketed by Warner Strategic Marketing ℗ 1992 Tommy Boy Music Inc.

Check the Rhime
A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory 00:03:36

Malik Taylor, Composer - Malik Taylor, Lyricist - Bob Power, Recording Engineer - Bob Power, Mixing Engineer - Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Composer - Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Lyricist - Kamaal Fareed, Composer - Kamaal Fareed, Lyricist - A Tribe Called Quest, Performer - A Tribe Called Quest, Producer - A Tribe Called Quest, Arranger - A Tribe Called Quest, Recording Engineer - A Tribe Called Quest, Mixing Engineer

(P) 1991 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Full Clip
Gang Starr Full Clip: A Decade Of Gang Starr 00:03:36

Guru, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Gang Starr, Producer, MainArtist - Keith Elam, ComposerLyricist - DJ Premier, Producer - C Martin, ComposerLyricist

(C) 1999 Virgin Records America, Inc ℗ 1999 Virgin Records

In Da Club (Album Version (Explicit))
50 Cent Get Rich Or Die Tryin' 00:03:13

Curtis Jackson, ComposerLyricist - Mike Elizondo, Producer, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Co-Producer, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Andre R. Young, ComposerLyricist - 50 Cent, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Sha Money XL, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Ruben Rivera, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dr. Dre, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Mauricio "Veto" Iragorri, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Francis Forde, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James "Flea" McCrone, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2003 Shady Records/Aftermath Records/Interscope Records

Lollipop (Album Version (Explicit))
Lil Wayne Tha Carter III 00:04:59

Jim Jonsin, Producer, Unknown, Other - Fabian Marasciullo, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Chad Jolley, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Miguel Scott, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lil Wayne, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - James Scheffer, ComposerLyricist - Sean Garrett, ComposerLyricist - Static Major, FeaturedArtist - Ludas Charles, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Darius "Deezle" Harrison, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - R. Zamor, ComposerLyricist - Furious, ComposerLyricist - Joe G, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2008 Cash Money Records Inc.

Life's a Bitch
Nas Illmatic XX 00:03:30

Nas, Associated Performer, Co-Producer, Main Artist, Associated Performer, Co-Producer - L.E.S., Producer - Nasir Jones, Composer, Lyricist - A.Z. - Anthony Cruz, Composer, Lyricist - Olu Dara, Composer, Lyricist, Trumpet - Ronnie Wilson, Composer, Lyricist - Oliver Scott, Composer, Lyricist

(P) 1994 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Fuck Tha Police (Remastered 2000)
N.W.A Straight Outta Compton 00:05:46

L. Patterson, ComposerLyricist - O. Jackson, ComposerLyricist - Brian "Big Bass" Gardner, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - A. Young, ComposerLyricist - Dr. Dre, Producer - Donovan Sound, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - DJ Yella, Producer - N.W.A., MainArtist - Kris Solemn, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1988 Priority Records LLC, Licensed courtesy of EMI Music Australia Pty Limited

Sound of da Police
KRS-One Return of the Boom Bap 00:04:19

KRS-One, Mixing Engineer - KRS-One, Performer - L. Parker, Composer - L. Parker, Lyricist - Showbiz, Producer

(P) 1993 Zomba Recording LLC

Sabotage (Remastered 2009)
Beastie Boys Ill Communication 00:02:58

Mario Caldato Jr., Producer - Adam Yauch, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Adam Horovitz, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Eric Bobo, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Beastie Boys, Producer, MainArtist - Adam Keefe Horovitz, ComposerLyricist - Michael Louis Diamond, ComposerLyricist - Mark Ramos Nishita, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Mike D, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

(C) 2009 Capitol Records, LLC ℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC

Insane in the Brain (Explicit Album Version)
Cypress Hill Black Sunday 00:03:28

Larry Muggerud, Composer - Larry Muggerud, Lyricist - Andy Kravitz, Engineer - Jason Roberts, Engineer - Louis Freese, Composer - Louis Freese, Lyricist - Jon Gamble, Engineer - Manuel Lecuona, Engineer - Senen Reyes, Composer - Senen Reyes, Lyricist - Chris Schwarz, Executive Producer - Joe Nicolo, Mixing Engineer - Cypress Hill, Performer - Chris Shaw, Engineer - D.J. Muggs, Producer - D.J. Muggs, Executive Producer - D.J. Muggs, Mixing Engineer - Joe "The Butcher" Nicolo, Executive Producer

(P) 1993 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

I Know You Got Soul (Album Version)
Eric B. & Rakim Paid In Full 00:04:43

C. Simon, ComposerLyricist - William Griffin, ComposerLyricist - Eric Barrier, ComposerLyricist - Eric B., Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - JAMES BROWN, ComposerLyricist - Bobby Byrd, ComposerLyricist - Clarence Haskins, ComposerLyricist - Eric B. & Rakim, Producer, MainArtist - Charles Fred A. Bobbit, ComposerLyricist - Rakim, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Grady thomas, ComposerLyricist - Elai Tubo, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Michael Dewayne Williams, ComposerLyricist - Patrick Peter Adams, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1987 UMG Recordings, Inc., Mit freundlicher Genehmigung: Universal Music International Division - a division of Universal Music GmbH

Juicy (2005 Remaster) (Album Version)
The Notorious B.I.G. Ready To Die The Remaster (U.S. Explicit Version 94567) 00:05:02

Jean Claude Oliver, Writer - Sean "Puffy" Combs, Producer - Sean Puffy Combs, Writer - The Notorious B.I.G., MainArtist - Mario Rodriguez, MixingEngineer, RecordingEngineer - Notorious B.I.G., Vocals, Writer - Total, Additional Vocals - James Mtume, Writer - Jean "Poke" Oliver, Producer

© 2004 Bad Boy Records, LLC. ℗ 2004 Bad Boy Records

Dear Mama (Album Version (Explicit))
2Pac Me Against The World 00:04:39

JOE SAMPLE, ComposerLyricist - Tony Pizarro, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Moses, Producer - Tupac Shakur, ComposerLyricist - 2PAC, MainArtist - Df Master Tee, Producer

℗ 1995 Interscope Records

Kanye West Graduation 00:05:11

Mike Dean, Guitar, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Edwin Birdsong, ComposerLyricist - Lamar Edwards, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Timbaland, Programmer - Jared Robbins, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - MANNY MARROQUIN, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Andy Chatterley, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Kanye West, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Nate Hertweck, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, ComposerLyricist - Andrew Dawson, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Anthony Kilhoffer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bram Tobey, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Jason Agel, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Thomas Banghalter, ComposerLyricist - DJ A-Trak, AssociatedPerformer, Turntablist - Kengo Sakura, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Seiji Sekine, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kengo Sakurai, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2007 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Strictly Business
EPMD Strictly Business 00:04:45

Parrish Smith, ComposerLyricist - Erick Sermon, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Charlie Marotta, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - EPMD, MainArtist - PMD, Producer

(C) 2010 Priority Records LLC ℗ 1988 Priority Records LLC

They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) (Single Version)
Pete Rock & CL Smooth Mecca And The Soul Brother 00:04:47

PETE ROCK & C.L. SMOOTH, MainArtist - Maxwell Dixon, Composer - Edward "DJ Eddie F." Ferrell, Executive Producer - Dj Pete Rock, Producer - Raoul Roach, Executive Producer - Peter Phillips, Composer - Mr. Dante Ross, Executive Producer

© 1992 Elektra Entertainment for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. ℗ 1992 Elektra Entertainment for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

Gin And Juice (feat. Dat Nigga Daz)
Snoop Dogg Doggystyle 00:03:31

Snoop Dogg, MainArtist


Regulate (Album Version (Explicit))
Warren G Regulate... G Funk Era - Special Edition 00:04:08

Nathaniel Hale, ComposerLyricist - Nate Dogg, Rap Vocalist, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Warren G, Producer, Rap Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - John Morris, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Greg Geitzenauer, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1994 UMG Recordings, Inc., Mit freundlicher Genehmigung: Universal Music International Division - a division of Universal Music GmbH

Get Money
Various Artists Hip-Hop - The Old Skool Collection 00:04:34

Lamont Porter, Writer - Kimberly Jones, Writer - R. AYERS, Writer - S. Striplin, Writer - Kenny Ortiz, MixingEngineer, RecordingEngineer - Craig Kallman, ExecutiveProducer - Christopher Wallace, Writer, ExecutiveProducer - Notorious B.I.G., Performance - B. Bedford, Writer - EZ Elpee, Producer - Junior M.A.F.I.A., MainArtist - DJ Clark Kent, Mixer, Associate Executive Producer - Jacob York, Associate Executive Producer - Lance Rivera, ExecutiveProducer - Little Kim Aka Big Momma, Performance

© 2013 Rhino UK, a division of Warner Music UK Ltd. ℗ 1996 Big Beat Records

Get Ur Freak On (LP Version)
Missy Elliott Miss E... So Addictive 00:03:56

Jimmy Douglass, MixingEngineer - Grayson Sumby, Assistant Recording Engineer - Jesse Gorman, Assistant Mixing Engineer, Assistant Recording Engineer - Steve Penny, Assistant Mixing Engineer - Angie Fisher, Additional Vocals - Missy Elliott, Producer, Lead Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Bernie Grundman, MasteringEngineer - Senator Jimmy D, Engineer - Timbaland, Producer, Writer, MixingEngineer

© 2001 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. ℗ 2001 Elektra Entertainment Group Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

Gucci Mane Trap House 00:04:43

R. Davis, Composer - Gucci Mane, MainArtist - Young Jeezy, Composer - Xavier Dotson, Composer

(C) 2005 Big Cat Records (P) 2005 Big Cat Records

Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)
Digable Planets Reachin' (A New Refutation Of Time And Space) 00:04:21

Ishmael Butler, Producer - Digable Planets, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

(C) 1993 Capitol Records, Inc. ℗ 1993 Capitol Records, LLC

Ms. Jackson
Outkast Stankonia 00:04:30

Earthtone III, Producer - D. Sheats, Composer - D. Sheats, Lyricist - A. Patton, Composer - A. Patton, Lyricist - A. Benjamin, Composer - A. Benjamin, Lyricist - OutKast, Performer

(P) 2000 Arista Records LLC

Case of the P.T.A.
Leaders Of The New School A Future Without A Past 00:03:43

J. Jackson, Writer - B. Higgins, Writer - S. Scott, Writer - T. Smith, Writer - Cut Monitor Milo, Producer - Leaders Of The New School, Rapper Vocals, MainArtist

© 1991 Elektra Records ℗ 1991 Elektra Entertainment for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

Slow Down (Explicit LP Version)
Brand Nubian One For All (Explicit Version) 00:05:03

M. Dixon, Composer, Writer - J. Bush, Writer - Dante Ross, Executive Producer - L. Dechalus, Writer - D. Murphy, Composer, Writer - Brand Nubian, Producer, Arranger, Production, MainArtist - A. Aly, Writer - Lorenzo DeChalus, Writer - Maxwell Dixon, Writer - Grand Puba Maxwell, Producer - L.Dechlaus, Composer - Derrick Murphy, Writer - E. Brickell, Writer - J Houser, Writer - K. Winthrow, Writer

© 1990 Tommy Boy Music ℗ 1990 Elektra Entertainment, A Division of Warner Communications Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

Passin' Me By
The Pharcyde Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde 00:05:03

E. Wilcox, ComposerLyricist - T. Hardson, ComposerLyricist - J. Boone, ComposerLyricist - D. Stewart, ComposerLyricist - J. Martinez, ComposerLyricist - J. Sebastian, ComposerLyricist - The Pharcyde, MainArtist - R Robinson, ComposerLyricist - M Sebastian, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1992 The Bicycle Music Company

O.P.P (LP Version)
Naughty By Nature Naughty By Nature 00:04:31

V. Brown, Writer - Deke Richards, Writer - A. Mizell, Writer - B. Gordy, Writer - K. Gist, Writer - a. criss, Writer - Naughty By Nature, MainArtist - Freddie Perren, Writer

© 2004 Tommy Boy Music ℗ 1991 Tommy Boy Music

The Nigga Ya Love To Hate
Ice Cube The Greatest Hits 00:03:13

Eric Sadler, ComposerLyricist - Ice Cube, Producer, Co-Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Sir Jinx, Producer, Co-Producer - The Bomb Squad, Producer

(C) 2001 Priority Records (USA), a division of Capitol Records IncThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2001 Virgin Records Ltd ℗ 1990 Priority Records Inc.

Mama Said Knock You Out
LL Cool J Mama Said Knock You Out (Deluxe Edition) 00:04:49

David Kennedy, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Marlon Williams, ComposerLyricist - Marley Marl, Producer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - George Karras, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - LL Cool J, Producer, Rap Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Ivan "Doc" Rodriguez, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - James Mccants, ComposerLyricist - Leroy Mccants, ComposerLyricist - Bob Erwin, ComposerLyricist - Everette, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - DJ Clash, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bob Ervin, Producer, Assistant Producer

℗ 1990 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (Explicit Version)
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city (Deluxe Edition) 00:05:10

Braun, ComposerLyricist - Kendrick Lamar, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - M. Spears, ComposerLyricist - Vindahl Friis, ComposerLyricist - Liv Lykke Schmidt, ComposerLyricist - Sounwave, Producer

℗ 2012 Aftermath/Interscope Records

Doo Wop (That Thing)
Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 00:05:20

Lauryn Hill, Associated Performer, Composer, Executive Producer, Lyricist, Main Artist, Producer - Jenni Fujita - Rasheem "Kilo" Pugh - Fundisha Johnson - James Poyser, Celeste, Piano - Lenesha Randolph - Dean Frasier, Saxophone - Everol Ray, Trumpet - Nambo Robinson, Trombone - Devon Kirkpatrick, Editor - Errol Brown, Assistant Engineer - Storm Jefferson, Assistant Engineer - Warren Riker for Rikers Island Productions, Mixing Engineer - Comissioner Gordon, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Jr. Herb Powers, Mastering Engineer - Vada Nobles, Drum Programmer - Che guevara, Drum Programmer

(P) 1998 Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

My Name Is
Eminem The Slim Shady LP 00:04:28

Andre R. Young, ComposerLyricist - Eminem, Rap Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Richard "Segal" Huredia, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Labi Siffre, ComposerLyricist - Dr. Dre, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1999 UMG Recordings, Inc.

It Was A Good Day
Ice Cube Greatest Hits 00:04:19

DJ Pooh, Producer - Ice Cube, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist

(C) 2001 Priority Records LLC ℗ 1992 Capitol Records, LLC

Shook Ones, Pt. II (LP Version)
Mobb Deep The Infamous 00:05:25

Louis Alfred III, Mixing Engineer - Mobb Deep, Producer - Mobb Deep, Mixing Engineer - Mobb Deep, Performer - Leon Zervos, Mastering Engineer - Kejuan Muchita, Composer - Kejuan Muchita, Lyricist - Albert Johnson, Composer - Albert Johnson, Lyricist

(P) 1995 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Push It
Salt-N-Pepa Hot, Cool & Vicious 00:04:32

Fingerprints, Producer - Ray Davies, ComposerLyricist - Salt-n-Pepa, MainArtist - Herby Azor, ComposerLyricist - Cheryl "Salt" James, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Sandy "Pepa" Denton, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1986 UMG Recordings, Inc., Mit freundlicher Genehmigung: Universal Music Group, Inc

Children's Story
Slick Rick The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick 00:04:01

Ricky Walters, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Slick Rick, Rap Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1988 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Walk This Way (Album Version)
RUN DMC Raising Hell 00:05:10

Steve Ett, Engineer - Joe Perry, Guitar - Joe Perry, Composer - Joe Perry, Lyricist - Rick Rubin, Producer - Russell Simmons, Producer - Jason Mizell, Co-Producer - RUN-DMC Featuring Aerosmith, Performer - Steven Tyler, Vocal - Steven Tyler, Composer - Steven Tyler, Lyricist - Joseph Ward Simmons, Co-Producer

(P) 1986 Arista Records, LLC

Weekend (feat. Miguel)
Mac Miller GO:OD AM 00:03:28

Miguel, FeaturedArtist - Miguel Pimentel, Writer - Chris Athens, MasteringEngineer - E. Dan, Producer, MixingEngineer - Ben Adamson, Trumpet - Vic Wainstein, Audio Recording Engineer - Big Jerm, Producer - Mac Miller, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Josh Berg, Audio Recording Engineer - Malcolm McCormick, Writer - Jamil Chammas, Writer - Christian Wunderlich, Guitar - Jamil "Digi" Chammas, Producer - Sayez, Producer - FKI, Producer - Ryan Vojtesak, Writer - Rex Kudo, Additional Production - Dave Huffman, MasteringEngineer - Charlie Handsome, Producer - Masamune Kudo, Writer - Trocon Roberts Jr, Writer

© 2015 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 2015 Warner Records Inc.

Hot (feat. Gunna)
Young Thug So Much Fun (Deluxe) 00:03:13

Young Thug, MainArtist - Gunna, FeaturedArtist

© 2019 300 Entertainment / Atlantic Recording Corporation ℗ 2019 300 Entertainment / Atlantic Recording Corporation

Low Life
Future EVOL 00:05:13

Future, Associated Performer, Main Artist - The Weeknd, Associated Performer, Featured Artist - Future feat. The Weeknd, Associated Performer - Nayvadius Wilburn, Composer, Lyricist - Abel Tesfaye, Composer, Lyricist, Producer - Ben Billions, Producer - Benjamin Diehl, Composer, Lyricist - Daheala, Composer, Lyricist, Producer - Doc McKinney, Composer, Lyricist - Metro Boomin, Producer - Seth Firkins, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Jason "DaHeala" Quenneville, Recording Engineer

(P) 2016 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

U.N.I.T.Y. (Greatest Hits Version)
Various Artists Women Of R&B 00:04:11

Dana Owens, ComposerLyricist - JOE SAMPLE, ComposerLyricist - Queen Latifah, Artist, MainArtist

℗ 1993 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Xxxtentacion ? 00:02:15

John Cunningham, Producer, Keyboards, Programmer, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Dave Kutch, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Kevin Peterson, Unknown, Other - Xxxtentacion, MainArtist - Jahseh Onfroy, ComposerLyricist - Robert Soukiasyan, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2018 Bad Vibes Forever

Tyler, The Creator Goblin 00:04:09

James Ingram, Engineer - Brian "Big Bass" Gardner, Engineer - Sydney Bennett, Mixer, Engineer - Tyler, The Creator, MainArtist - Tyler Gregory Okonma, Producer, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist

2011 Tyler, The Creator under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd 2011 Tyler, The Creator under exclusive license to XL Recordings Ltd

California Love (remix) (ft. Dr. Dre, Roger Troutman)
2Pac All Eyez On Me 00:06:25

ROGER TROUTMAN, FeaturedArtist - 2PAC, MainArtist - Dr. Dre, FeaturedArtist

2005 Death Row Records 2005 Death Row Records

Gangsta's Paradise (feat. L.V.) (LP Version)
Coolio Gangsta's Paradise 00:04:00

Larry Sanders, Writer - Doug Rasheed, Producer, Writer - Stevie Wonder, Writer - Coolio, Writer, Rap, MainArtist - L.V., Rap, FeaturedArtist

© 2004 Atlantic Recording Corp. Manufactured & Marketed by Warner Strategic Marketing ℗ 1995 Tommy Boy Music Inc.

Rapper's Delight (Single Version)
The Sugarhill Gang The Sugarhill Gang - 30th Anniversary Edition (Expanded Version) 00:03:56

Wright, Composer - Richard Rodgers, Composer - Jackson, Composer - The Sugarhill Gang, MainArtist - Edwards, Composer - O'BRIEN, Composer

© 2010 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company ℗ 1979 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd

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The greatest rappers of all time, with Public Enemy, Dr. Dre, Wu-Tang Clan, Jay-Z, House of Pain, A Trib Called Quest, Gang Starr, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, Nas, 2Pac, Snoop Dogg, N.W.A, The Notorious B.I.G, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Coolio, Young Thug, Kanye West, OutKast, Cypress Hill, Missy Elliott, Mac Miller...

Photo: Jay-Z

Run The Jewels: Stick it to the Man

by Damien Besançon

As they neared their fortieth birthdays, Killer Mike (a black rapper from Atlanta with close links to OutKast) and El-P (a white Brooklyn b-boy and proponent of experimental rap) formed Run The Jewels, a rap supergroup which could easily have been yet another addition to a long list of hiphop misfires. But on the contrary, they are now an institution, a group that delights audiences and awakens consciences. Their new album RTJ4 is their most political and devastating. Let us take a look back at Killer Mike and El-P’s story.

Meow the Jewels, a parody remix album made entirely out of cat meows was released in September 2015 amidst a monumental tour which passed through big European and North American festivals. Run The Jewels 3, which was released at the end of 2016, was again no crude political statement - El-P and Killer Mike are a lot more subtle than that - but it was also the first rap album of the Trump era, elected into office some weeks earlier. America was more divided and violent than ever, the world was getting increasingly gloomy and Run The Jewels held a voice that carried weight and conviction to match.

Released as a single the day after the election, 2100 is a real assault. “Here at the abyss / I will be your tour guide / It is war time”, raps El-P on opening with a couplet calling for revolution: “They don’t see the size of the fight.” He spits: “Fear’s been the law for so long rage feels like therapy” on Thieves! (Screamed the Ghost) while Killer Mike is more direct than ever: “No more arms in the air / We put firearms in the air.” The soundtrack behind the lyricism is equally hard-hitting: overpowered beats and bass, clipped vocal samples played in loop (Stay Gold), sirens, scratches and megaphones (Talk to Me), cosmic saxophone (Kamasi Washington on Thursday in the Danger Room)… It’s like Blade Runner, Mad Max and Heart of Darkness all at once.

Why wait? The world is infested with bullshit so here’s something raw to listen to while you deal with it all”. Is what Run The Jewels had to say on the anticipated release of RTJ 4 on the 3rd of June when the world was very much gripped by the pandemic and protests raged in America following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. It must be said that you rarely get the impression of listening to an album made for its time.

A critic once compared El-P’s beats on Cannibal Ox’s Raspberry Fields to the sounds of mines exploding in succession; twenty years later on the first bars of Yankee and the Brave which opens RTJ 4, Killer Mike raps on top of what sounds like knocks on a closed door. Incendiary and rebellious, this fourth work in the adventures of Run The Jewels is their most radical and direct, their strongest and most violent. With institutional racism, systematic oppression and late capitalism in their crosshairs, El-P and Killer Mike deliver a devastating chapter to their buddy movie but also one of the most pertinent and timely soundtracks of our era.

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