The Source Presents: Hip Hop Hits, Volume 7 is the seventh annual music compilation album to be contributed by The Source magazine. Released December 9, 2003, and distributed by Def Jam Recordings, Hip Hop Hits Volume 7 features fifteen hip hop and rap hits (one of them being the bonus track). It went to number 49 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and number 86 on the Billboard 200 album chart.
The Source Presents: Hip Hop Hits Volume 2 (Cass, Comp).
It's neither understatement nor condescension to say that the Source is the Rolling Stone of hip-hop culture. It did for rap what Rolling Stone did for rock & roll; gave it a forum in which to be impartially presented and critically (but fairly) examined by some of the finest music journalists around. Accordingly, the first SOURCE PRESENTS compilation was a wide-ranging cross-section of hip-hop, representing the various, often disparate strains that make up the complex tapestry of the music. THE SOURCE PRESENTS VOL. 2 is very much in the same vein.
Another fine compilation album for true Hip Hop fans, filled with great performances by top lyricists such as Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch, Kool G Rap, Big L, Ghostface Killah, Talib Kweli and others. Maybe not as surprising or grassroots raw as the first Lyricist Lounge, nor as epic as the second Soundbombing compilation – but a dope album nevertheless. 6. Anticon Presents: Music For The Advancement Of Hip Hop (1999). Anticon – an indie Hip Hop label based in Los Angeles – dropped a slept on gem with Music For The Advancement Of Hip Hop. Music For The Advancement Of Hip Hop may be a hate-it-or-love-it kind of album, as it is not run of the mill Hip Hop. Avant-garde, left-field, experimental – these are all labels that can be stuck to this release, but make no mistake: this is Hip Hop to the core, with creative and dope beats, intelligent lyrics and real turntablism.
50 Hip Hop Classics Various Artists. Listen on Apple Music. Dukedagod Presents 40 Cal. & JR Writer. 50 Songs, 3 Hours 24 Minutes.
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The 50 Best Hip-Hop Album Covers. ByAndrew Noz. Oct 28, 2011. Dating back to its earliest ties to graffiti culture, the visual component has always played a large part in hip-hop culture . From the Daisy Age fluorescence of De La Soul to the digital age fluorescence of Kanye West, we're proclaiming the finest moments of three decades' worth of hip-hop album art with our list of The 50 Best Hip-Hop Album Covers. Words by Andrew Noz (@Noz).