OLD SCHOOL HIP-HOP 1997

  • Hieroglyphics - "The Who" (A-Plus Remix) (4.16)
    Hieroglyphics, also known as the Hieroglyphics Crew and Hiero, are an American underground hip hop collective based in Oakland, California. The collective was founded in the early-1990s by rapper Del tha Funkee Homosapien. The collective is currently composed of rappers Del the Funky Homosapien, Casual, Pep Love, producer/manager Domino, DJ Toure, and the four individual members of the rap group Souls of Mischief: Phesto, A-Plus, Opio, and Tajai.

    The Hieroglyphics combine fundamentally sound deliveries and lyrical content with original and sometimes jazzy or funky beats and samples.[1] Since their inception, Hieroglyphics have found a following largely through their live concerts, podcasts ("Hierocasts"), and promotion through their website.[2]

    The collective uses a three-eyed, straight-lipped face logo that figures prominently on their albums, website, stickers, and clothing.[3]

    Contents [show]
    History[edit]
    As a collective, the Hieroglyphics have released three studio albums: 3rd Eye Vision in 1998, Full Circle in 2003, and The Kitchen in 2013.

    In 2005, the collective released a live DVD and accompanying CD of the Hiero's 2003 Full Circle Tour.

    The collective has also released five compilation albums: Hieroglyphics B-Sides and Hieroglyphics Oldies, Vol. I in 1997, Hieroglyphics Oldies, Vol. II in 1998, The Building in 2004, The Corner in 2005, and most recently, Over Time, in March, 2007.

    Individual members of the collective have also released albums of their own, either through solo projects or outside group projects.

    In August 2013, Hieroglyphics' album Full Circle was included in UrbanSouth's elite list of underground hip hop albums.[4]

    Logo[edit]

    Hieroglyphics' Logo
    The collective's ubiquitous, third eye logo is the Mayan numerical for 8, also used as a symbol for infinite. Created by Del tha Funkee Homosapien, the son of an abstract artist and has been used to promote the collective through reproduction on the Hieroglyphic's album covers, website, promotional materials, stickers, and clothing.[3]

    In a 2000 interview with the SF Weekly, Del commented:

    “ When I invented that symbol, I never thought it would get this big. I've seen about 20 people with that tattoo. I saw a comic book -- like Clerks or something -- and one of the fools in there had a Hiero shirt on. I saw a Redman and Method Man video, and there's somebody in the crowd with a Hiero shirt on. I think slowly but surely people are starting to pay attention to us.[3] ”
    The Clerks comic in question was drawn by underground comic artist Jim Mahfood who has worked various rap and hip hop items into his work over his career and has had his live art shows compared to hip hop musicians. In an interview with halftimeonline.net in 2004, Mahfood mentioned Del and the Hieroglyphics by name:

    “ Working in comics, especially the way I do, is totally comparable to an underground emcee or rap crew because you can actually make a living off of it without selling out or compromising your vision. Some of my heroes are Del The Funkee Homosapien from the Hieroglyphics crew, Jurassic 5, or my homeboy Z-Trip are all people who have developed a following for doing something really specific.[5] ”
    It was also in Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead in Issue #5. One of the characters, Glenn, wore a shirt with the logo on it when the survivors were having target practice. Glenn also wears the shirt in the first episode of the Walking Dead video game series.

    Hieroglyphics
    Background information
    Also known as Hieroglyphics Crew, Hiero
    Origin Oakland, California, USA
    Genres Hip Hop
    Years active 1991 - present
    Labels Hieroglyphics Imperium
    Associated acts Extra Prolific, Souls of Mischief
    Website Hieroglyphics.com
    Members Casual
    Del tha Funkee Homosapien
    Domino
    Pep Love
    A-Plus
    Opio
    Tajai
    Phesto
    DJ Toure
    Past members Snupe
    Mike G
    Jay-Biz

    Hieroglyphics ‎– "The Who / After Dark"
    Label:
    Hiero Imperium ‎– HI 001
    Format:
    Vinyl, 12"
    Country:
    US
    Released:
    1997
    Genre:
    Hip Hop
    Style:

    Tracklist
    A1 The Who (A-Plus Mix)
    Producer – A-Plus
    A2 The Who (Del Mix)
    Producer – Del Tha Funkee Homosapien
    A3 After Dark
    Producer – Domino (3)
    B1 The Who (Del Instrumental)
    Producer – Del Tha Funkee Homosapien
    B2 After Dark (Instrumental)
    Producer – Domino (3)
    B3 The Whocapella
  • Wu-Tang Clan - "Projects" (International Remix) (4.00)
    "Wu-Tang Forever"

    Studio album by Wu-Tang Clan
    Released June 3, 1997
    Recorded 1996-1997
    Genre Hip hop
    Length 44:58 (Disc 1)
    67:08 (Disc 2- US)
    77:53 (Disc 2- International)
    Label Loud/RCA/BMG
    07863-66905 (North America)
    74321-45768 (international)
    Producer RZA, 4th Disciple, True Master, Inspectah Deck
    Wu-Tang Clan chronology
    Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
    (1993) Wu-Tang Forever
    (1997) The W
    (2000)
    Wu-Tang Clan solo chronology
    Ghostface Killah:
    Ironman
    (1996) Wu-Tang Forever
    (1997) Method Man:
    Tical 2000: Judgement Day
    (1998)
    Singles from Wu-Tang Forever
    "Triumph"
    Released: February 11, 1997
    "It's Yourz"
    Released: September 23, 1997
    "Reunited"
    Released: March 30, 1998
    "Wu-Tang Forever" is the second studio album of American hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan, released June 3, 1997, on Loud/RCA Records in the United States. Pressed as a double album, it was released after a long run of successful solo projects from various members of the group, and serves as the follow-up to their debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Forever features several guest appearances from Wu-Tang affiliates Cappadonna, Streetlife, 4th Disciple, True Master, and Tekitha.

    Despite limited radio/TV airplay, and a lead single that famously clocked at nearly six minutes with no chorus, Wu-Tang Forever debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with 612,000 copies sold in its first week.[1] The album was certified 4x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on October 15, 1997 (each disc in the double album counted as separate unit for certification purpose),[2] and has sold over 2 million copies in the United States.[3] It is the group's highest selling album to date. Upon its release, Wu-Tang Forever received favorable reviews from most music critics, while it also earned the group a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album at the 40th Grammy Awards in 1998.

    Contents [show]
    Music and lyrics[edit]
    Production[edit]
    While the group's previous album is known for its minimalistic production style, producer RZA had been expanding the musical backdrop of each solo Wu-Tang album since then. Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx..., in particular, was praised for its cinematic feel. RZA earned accolades for his new dense style of production; incorporating strings, heavy synthesizers, and the kung-fu samples of old. The production of the record also pioneered RZA's technique of chopping up and speeding up soul samples to where it is unusually high-pitched. This style of production would be influential on later producers such as Just Blaze and Kanye West.[4][5] Wu-Tang Forever marked the first group album in-which RZA assigned some of the album's production to Wu-Tang protégés True Master and 4th Disciple, as well as Wu-Tang member Inspectah Deck.

    Lyrical themes[edit]
    The group's lyrics differed in many ways from those of 36 Chambers, with many verses written in stream-of-consciousness style, while being influenced by the teachings of the Five Percent Nation. The group showed some mature depth as well, speaking on the pitfalls of life's vices ("A Better Tomorrow") and the harsh realities of the inner city life. "Impossible," for instance, even touches on the less glamorized realities of the same violence that the group often paraded.

    The Wu-Tang Clan took advantage of the double-disc format, allowing each of the nine members with a significant number of appearances, including four solo tracks. Several of the members have been recognized for particularly strong performances:

    Inspectah Deck raised his stock in the public eye with The Source's Hip-Hop Quotable for his performance on "Triumph".[6] This verse is also considered by many to be one of the greatest hip-hop verses of all time.[7] Despite being one of the last group members to release a solo album, his contributions throughout Wu-Tang Forever led to being a highly sought after guest collaborator; appearing in the near future on tracks for Gang Starr, Pete Rock and Big Pun, among others.

    Ghostface Killah continued his rise to fame with his verse in "Impossible," which was hailed by RZA in the Wu-Tang Manual as "the greatest Wu-Tang verse ever written," and was also featured in The Source's Hip-Hop Quotable. "Cash Still Rules/Scary Hours" has also been noted as one of his memorable verses on the album, for his verse cut-off, first popularizing the feel that he could "go on forever". Ghostface Killah would follow up his work on Forever with Supreme Clientele, which is generally regarded as a classic in the Hip Hop Community.[8]

    Accolades[edit]
    "Wu-Tang Forever" was ranked as one of the best albums of the year by several notable publications, such as Spin, The Village Voice, NME and Melody Maker.[19] Popular Belgium magazine HUMO, and popular German magazine Spex both ranked it number six on their albums of the year lists.[19] In 1999, Ego Trip ranked Wu-Tang Forever number three on their Hip Hop's 25 Greatest Albums by Year 1980-98 list.[19] In their March 2005 issue, Hip Hop Connection ranked the album number 57 on their 100 Greatest Rap Albums 1995-2005 list.[19] Also in 2005, Blow Up magazine from Italy included Wu-Tang Forever in their 600 Essential Albums list.[19]

    Track listing[edit]
    Disc one[edit]
    # Title Producer(s) Performer(s) Samples Time
    1 Wu-Revolution RZA
    Popa Wu & Uncle Pete
    Dialogue from Shaolin Temple
    6:46
    2 Reunited RZA
    Intro/outro: Ms. Roxy
    First verse: GZA
    Second verse: Ol' Dirty Bastard
    Third verse: RZA
    Fourth verse: Method Man
    5:21
    3 For Heaven's Sake RZA
    First verse: Inspectah Deck
    Second verse: Masta Killa
    Third verse: Cappadonna
    "Don't Leave Me Lonely" by King Floyd
    4:13
    4 Cash Still Rules/Scary Hours (Still Don't Nothing Move But The Money) 4th Disciple
    First verse: Raekwon
    Second verse: Method Man
    Third verse: Ghostface Killah
    "The End of the World" by Skeeter Davis
    3:01
    5 Visionz Inspectah Deck
    First verse: Method Man
    Second verse: Raekwon
    Third verse: Masta Killa
    Fourth verse: Inspectah Deck
    Fifth verse: Ghostface Killah
    3:09
    6 As High as Wu-Tang Get RZA
    Chorus: Ol' Dirty Bastard
    First verse: GZA
    Second verse: Method Man
    2:37
    7 Severe Punishment RZA
    First verse: U-God
    Second verse: GZA
    Third verse: Raekwon
    Fourth verse: RZA
    Fifth verse: Masta Killa
    Dialogue from Three Evil Masters
    4:49
    8 Older Gods 4th Disciple
    First verse: Ghostface Killah
    Second verse: Raekwon
    Chorus: Ghostface Killah & Raekwon
    Third verse: GZA
    3:05
    9 Maria RZA
    Intro/first verse: Ol' Dirty Bastard
    Second verse: Cappadonna
    Third verse: Ol' Dirty Bastard
    Fourth verse: RZA
    "I Love You More than You'll Ever Know" by Blood, Sweat & Tears
    "Get out of My Life, Woman" by Lee Dorsey
    Dialogue from Marco Polo (AKA 4 Assassins)
    2:55
    10 A Better Tomorrow 4th Disciple
    Intro/first verse: Inspectah Deck
    Second verse: Masta Killa
    Third verse: U-God
    Fourth verse: RZA
    Fifth verse: Method Man
    Chorus: Inspectah Deck & Masta Killa
    "A Time For Us" by Peter Nero
    4:55
    11 It's Yourz RZA
    First verse: Raekwon
    Second verse: U-God
    Third verse/chorus: RZA
    Fourth verse: Inspectah Deck
    Fifth verse: Ghostface Killah
    "Look on a Soft Side" by Jean-Pierre Decerf and Marc Saclays
    "Sing Sing" by Gaz[disambiguation needed]
    4:17
    Disc two[edit]
    # Title Producer(s) Performer(s) Samples Time
    1 Intro RZA
    RZA, GZA
    Music from the Kung-Fu Movie Duel to the Death
    2:02
    2 Triumph RZA
    Intro/intermission: Ol' Dirty Bastard
    First verse: Inspectah Deck
    Second verse: Method Man
    Third verse: Cappadonna
    Fourth verse: U-God
    Fifth verse: RZA
    Sixth verse: GZA
    Seventh verse: Masta Killa
    Eighth verse: Ghostface Killah
    Ninth verse: Raekwon
    5:38
    3 Impossible 4th Disciple,
    Co-produced by RZA
    First verse: RZA
    Second verse: U-God
    Third verse: Ghostface Killah
    Chorus: Tekitha
    Outro: Raekwon
    Pathetique Sonata by Beethoven
    4:28
    4 Little Ghetto Boys RZA
    Intro: Raekwon, RZA, Cappadonna,
    Ghostface Killah, & Method Man
    First verse: Raekwon
    Second verse: Cappadonna
    "Little Ghetto Boy" by Donny Hathaway
    "Ghetto Child" by O.V. Wright
    Dialogue from Invincible Armor
    4:49
    5 Deadly Melody RZA
    Intro & first verse: Masta Killa
    Second verse: U-God
    Third verse: RZA
    Fourth verse: Method Man
    Fifth verse: RZA, Masta Killa,
    U-God & GZA
    Sixth verse: Method Man
    Seventh verse: Streetlife
    Eighth verse: Ghostface Killah
    Ninth verse: Streetlife
    Post-song dialogue: Dreddy Kruger, RZA,
    Method Man, Inspectah Deck
    4:20
    6 The City 4th Disciple
    Inspectah Deck
    "Living For the City" by Stevie Wonder
    4:05
    7 The Projects RZA
    First verse: Shyheim & Raekwon
    Chorus : U-God & Raekwon
    Second verse: Method Man
    Third verse: Ghostface Killah
    "Cry Together" by The O'Jays
    3:17
    8 Bells of War RZA
    First verse: U-God
    Second verse: Method Man
    Third verse: RZA
    Fourth verse: Masta Killa
    Interludes: Method Man & Raekwon
    Fifth verse: Ghostface Killah
    Outro: RZA
    "Sneakin' in the Back" by Tom Scott
    5:12
    9 The M.G.M. True Master
    Ghostface Killah & Raekwon
    2:38
    10 Dog Shit RZA
    Ol' Dirty Bastard
    Interludes: RZA & Method Man
    3:34
    11 Duck Seazon RZA
    Intro & first verse: Raekwon
    Second verse: RZA
    Third verse: Method Man
    Fourth verse: Raekwon
    Dialogue from "Unbeaten 28"
    5:42
    12 Hellz Wind Staff RZA
    First verse: Streetlife
    Second verse: Ghostface Killah
    Third verse: Inspectah Deck
    Fourth verse: Method Man
    Fifth verse: RZA
    Sixth verse: Raekwon
    "Signed D.C." by Love
    Dialogue from "Unbeaten 28"
    4:52
    13 Heaterz True Master
    First verse: Raekwon
    Second verse: Inspectah Deck
    Third verse: Ol' Dirty Bastard
    Fourth verse: U-God
    Fifth verse: Cappadonna
    "Giving Up" by Gladys Knight & the Pips
    5:26
    14 Black Shampoo RZA
    U-God; Post-song dialogue: Method Man
    3:49
    15 Second Coming RZA
    Tekitha
    4:39
    16 The Closing RZA
    Raekwon
    2:37
    *17 Sunshower
    (international track only) RZA
    RZA
    6:11
    *18 Projects (International Remix)
    (international track only) RZA
    Identical to original
    4:34
    Personnel[edit]
    RZA - performer, producer, engineer, mixing, executive producer
    GZA - performer
    Ol' Dirty Bastard - performer
    Method Man - performer
    Raekwon - performer
    Ghostface Killah - performer, executive producer
    Inspectah Deck - performer, producer, mixing
    U-God - performer
    Masta Killa - performer
    Cappadonna - performer
    Street Life - performer
    Tekitha - vocals
    Popa Wu - vocals
    Uncle Pete - vocals
    Fourth Disciple - producer, engineer, mixing
    True Master - producer, engineer, mixing
    Mitchell Diggs - executive producer
    Oli Grant - executive producer
    Divine - production coordination
    P.O.W.E.R. - production coordination
    Ney Pimentel - Creative direction, album artwork, design and layout
    Carlos Bess - drums, mixing, mixing engineer
    Ramsey Jones - drums
    Miri Ben-Ari - violin
    Scott Harding - mixing, mixing engineer
    Michael Reaves - mixing
    Troy Staton - mixing
    Tom Coyne - mastering
    Eugene Nastasi - editing
    Arlene Godfrey - A&R
    Che Harris - A&R
    Laurie Marks - A&R
    Ola Kudu - design & layout
    Sherin Baday - photography, A&R
    Bob Berg - photography
    Philippe McClelland - photography
  • Ol' Dirty Bastard - "Dirty The Moocher" (4.09)
    "Hoodlum"

    Soundtrack album by Various artists
    Released August 12, 1997
    Recorded 1997
    Genre Hip hop, R&B
    Label Interscope
    Producer Mobb Deep, Sean "Puffy" Combs, RZA, Dred Scott, Adriana Evans, Organized Noize, Chico DeBarge, El DeBarge, Tony Rich
    Madukwu Chinwah
    "Hoodlum" is the soundtrack to the 1997 American crime film, "Hoodlum". It was released on August 12, 1997 through Interscope Records and consisted of a blend of hip hop and R&B music. The soundtrack peaked at 94 on the Billboard 200 and 23 on the Top R&B Albums and contained Mobb Deep's single "Hoodlum", which went to 29 on the Hot Rap Singles. None of these songs appear in the 1997 film Hoodlum.

    Track listing[edit]
    1."Hoodlum" - 4:16
    (performed by Mobb Deep, Big Noyd & Rakim)
    2."So Good"- 4:13
    (performed by Davina & Raekwon)
    3."Basin Street Blues"- 2:08
    (performed by L.V.)
    4."I Can't Believe"- 3:27
    (performed by 112 & Faith Evans)
    5."Dirty the Moocher"- 3:11
    (performed by Wu-Tang Clan)
    6."Lucky Dayz"- 3:26
    (performded by Adriana Evans)
    7."Gangsta Partna"- 5:18
    (performed by Cool Breeze & Big Boi)
    8."Zoom"- 4:52
    (performed by Big Bub)
    9."Street Life"- 5:15
    (performed by Rahsaan Patterson)
    10."Certainly"- 4:57
    (performed by Erykah Badu)
    11."No Guarantee"- 4:06
    (performed by Chico DeBarge)
    12."Harlem Is Home"- 4:31
    (performed by Tony Rich)
    Soundtrack's Score[edit]
    A second soundtrack, featuring Elmer Bernstein's score for the film, was issued by BMG at the time of the film's release. The score was recorded in London by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the composer. The album was produced by the composer's daughter, Emilie A. Bernstein (who also orchestrated the score).

    Track listing[edit]
    1. Prologue - 5:12
    2. Bumpy and the Queen - 4:13
    3. Bub and Company - 2:08
    4. The Present - 3:27
    5. Francine - 3:11
    6. Death and the Opera - 3:26
    7. Mourning - 5:18
    8. Revenge - 4:52
    9. From the Womb to the Tomb - 5:15
    10. Dangerous Mission - 4:57
    11. The Aftermath - 4:06
    12. Goodbyes - 4:31
    13. Amazing grace - 2:42

    Total Playing Time: 53:35
  • Mobb Deep Feat. Rakim & Big Noyd - "Hoodlum" (HQ Video / Dirty) (4...
    "Hoodlum"

    Soundtrack album by Various artists
    Released August 12, 1997
    Recorded 1997
    Genre Hip hop, R&B
    Label Interscope
    Producer Mobb Deep, Sean "Puffy" Combs, RZA, Dred Scott, Adriana Evans, Organized Noize, Chico DeBarge, El DeBarge, Tony Rich
    Madukwu Chinwah
    "Hoodlum" is the soundtrack to the 1997 American crime film, "Hoodlum". It was released on August 12, 1997 through Interscope Records and consisted of a blend of hip hop and R&B music. The soundtrack peaked at 94 on the Billboard 200 and 23 on the Top R&B Albums and contained Mobb Deep's single "Hoodlum", which went to 29 on the Hot Rap Singles. None of these songs appear in the 1997 film Hoodlum.

    Track listing[edit]
    1."Hoodlum" - 4:16
    (performed by Mobb Deep, Big Noyd & Rakim)
    2."So Good"- 4:13
    (performed by Davina & Raekwon)
    3."Basin Street Blues"- 2:08
    (performed by L.V.)
    4."I Can't Believe"- 3:27
    (performed by 112 & Faith Evans)
    5."Dirty the Moocher"- 3:11
    (performed by Wu-Tang Clan)
    6."Lucky Dayz"- 3:26
    (performded by Adriana Evans)
    7."Gangsta Partna"- 5:18
    (performed by Cool Breeze & Big Boi)
    8."Zoom"- 4:52
    (performed by Big Bub)
    9."Street Life"- 5:15
    (performed by Rahsaan Patterson)
    10."Certainly"- 4:57
    (performed by Erykah Badu)
    11."No Guarantee"- 4:06
    (performed by Chico DeBarge)
    12."Harlem Is Home"- 4:31
    (performed by Tony Rich)
    Soundtrack's Score[edit]
    A second soundtrack, featuring Elmer Bernstein's score for the film, was issued by BMG at the time of the film's release. The score was recorded in London by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the composer. The album was produced by the composer's daughter, Emilie A. Bernstein (who also orchestrated the score).

    Track listing[edit]
    1. Prologue - 5:12
    2. Bumpy and the Queen - 4:13
    3. Bub and Company - 2:08
    4. The Present - 3:27
    5. Francine - 3:11
    6. Death and the Opera - 3:26
    7. Mourning - 5:18
    8. Revenge - 4:52
    9. From the Womb to the Tomb - 5:15
    10. Dangerous Mission - 4:57
    11. The Aftermath - 4:06
    12. Goodbyes - 4:31
    13. Amazing grace - 2:42

    Total Playing Time: 53:35

    Mobb Deep Featuring Big Noyd And Rakim ‎– "Hoodlum"
    Label:
    Interscope Records ‎– INT12-95013, Loud Records ‎– INT12-95013
    Format:
    Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
    Country:
    US
    Released:
    1997
    Genre:
    Hip Hop
    Style:
    Thug Rap
    Tracklist
    A1 Hoodlum (Main) 4:15
    A2 Hoodlum (Clean Version) 4:15
    B1 Hoodlum (Instrumental) 4:15
    B2 Hoodlum (A-Cappella) 3:18
    Credits
    Producer – Mobb Deep
    Written By – A. Johnson, K. Muchita, W. Griffin, T. Perry
    Written-By – A. Johnson*, K. Muchita*, T. Perry*, W. Griffin*
    Notes
    Key identifier: No parent advisory logo on label.

    Published by Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc./Albert Johnson. Administered by Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI)/BMG Songs, Inc./Juvenile Hell Publishing. Administered by BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP)/W. Griffin, EMI Blackwood/The 18th Letter (BMI).

    Mobb Deep appears courtesy of Loud Records.
    Rakim appears courtesy of Universal Records.
    From the Loud/Interscope release 'Hoodlum - Music From and Inspired by the Motion Picture.
  • O.C - "Can't Go Wrong" (3.36)
    O.C. ‎– "Can't Go Wrong / Dangerous"
    Label:
    Payday ‎– 314-570-069-1, FFRR ‎– 314-570-069-1, Payday ‎– 314-570 069-1, FFRR ‎– 314-570 069-1
    Format:
    Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
    Country:
    US
    Released:
    1997
    Genre:
    Hip Hop
    Style:

    Tracklist Hide Credits
    A1 Can't Go Wrong (Remix)
    Featuring – Changing Faces
    3:57
    A2 Can't Go Wrong (LP Version) 3:46
    A3 Dangerous The Sequel (Instrumental) 4:17
    A4 Can't Go Wrong (Instrumental) 4:01
    B1 Dangerously Makin' Money (Street)
    Featuring – Fatman Scoop, Lord Tariq, Peter Gunz*
    3:57
    B2 Dangerous The Sequel (Street)
    Featuring – Big L, Lost Boyz
    4:17
    B3 Dangerous (LP Version)
    Featuring – Big L
    4:17
    Companies etc
    Phonographic Copyright (p) – FFRR
    Copyright (c) – FFRR
    Published By – Organimz Music, Inc.
    Published By – Stress Mode Music
    Published By – Shades Of Brooklyn Music
    Published By – Commodores Entertainment Publishing Corp.
    Published By – Copyright Control
    Produced For – Stress Mode
    Recorded At – Unique Studios
    Recorded At – D&D Studios
    Mixed At – D&D Studios
    Mixed At – Battery Studios, New York
    Mastered At – Masterdisk
    Mastered At – Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs
    Pressed By – Hub-Servall Record Mfg. Corp.
    Manufactured By – PolyGram Records, Inc.
    Marketed By – PolyGram Records, Inc.
    Credits
    A&R – Mr. Dave
    A&R [Asst. A&R] – Phat Gary (2)
    Design – Aahmek Richards
    Engineer – Kieran Walsh (tracks: A2, A4, B3), Steve* (tracks: A1)
    Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – Dejuan P.* (tracks: B3), Dexter "You Never Call Me" Thibou* (tracks: A2, A4 to B2)
    Engineer [Mix Engineer] – Ken Duro Ifill* (tracks: A1)
    Executive-Producer – Mr. Dave, Patrick Moxey
    Mastered By – Tony "I Like This One" Dawsey*
    Mastered By [Vinyl] – RCE*
    Photography By – Danny Clich*
    Producer, Mixed By – Ogee* (tracks: A2, A4), Da Beatminerz (tracks: B3)
    Producer, Mixed By, Remix, Other [And All That] – Ogee* (tracks: A1), Mr. Walt A Beatminer* (tracks: B1, B2)
    Vocals [Vocals Performed By] – Miles Anthony Of Dyeverse* (tracks: A2, A4), Petawane Of Dyeverse* (tracks: A2, A4)
    Written By – O. Credle, G. Scott (tracks: A2, A4), O. Credle, W. Dewgarde, R. LaPread, L. Coleman (tracks: B3)
    Written-By – G. Scott* (tracks: A2, A4), L. Coleman* (tracks: B3), O. Credle* (tracks: A2, A4, B3), R. LaPread* (tracks: B3), W. Dewgarde* (tracks: B3)
    Notes
    Can't Go Wrong:

    Produced and Mixed […] for Stress Mode.
    Published by Organimz Music, Inc. (BMI)|Stress Mode Music (ASCAP)
    Recorded at Unique Studios.
    Mixed at D&D Studios.
    Engineered by Kieran Walsh. Assistant Engineer: Dexter “you never call me” Thibou.

    Can't Go Wrong (feat. Changing Faces):

    Produced, Mixed, Remixed and All That […] for Stress Mode.
    Mixed at Battery Studios.
    Changing Faces appear courtesy of Big Beat/Atlantic.

    Dangerous (feat. Big L):

    Published by Organimz Music, Inc. (BMI)|Shades Of Brooklyn (ASCAP)|Commodores Entertainment Pub. Corp. (ASCAP)|Copyright Control.
    Recorded and Mixed at D&D Studios.
    Contains a sample from "Daisy Lady" (R. LaPread) Commodores Entertainment Pub. Corp. (ASCAP), as recorded by 7th Wonder, under license from PolyGram Special Markets, a division of PolyGram Group Distribution, Inc.

    Dangerous The Sequel (feat. Big L & Lost Boyz):
    Lost Boyz appear courtesy of Group Home Entertainment/Universal Records.

    Mastered […] at Masterdisk, NY.

    "Jewelz"

    Studio album by O.C.
    Released August 19, 1997
    Recorded 1996–1997
    Genre Hip hop
    Length 61:18
    Label PayDay/FFRR/PolyGram Records
    524 399
    Producer DJ Premier
    DJ Ogee / O.Gee
    Buckwild
    Da Beatminerz
    Showbiz
    Lord Finesse
    O.C. chronology
    Word...Life
    (1994) Jewelz
    (1997) Bon Appetit
    (2001)
    Professional ratings
    Review scores
    Source Rating
    Allmusic 4/5 stars link
    Sputnikmusic 3.5/5[1]
    "Jewelz" is the second album by the rapper O.C.. Unlike his debut, 1994's Word...Life, Jewelz features a wider number of guest producers and rappers. Legendary producer DJ Premier (who also oversaw and mixed other parts of the album) lends his hand on four songs, while Buckwild, Da Beatminerz and O.Gee all drop 3 songs each. D.I.T.C. members Showbiz and Lord Finesse each contribute one number each and as the album was released the production was highly praised for its clean, crispy but at the same time dark and menacing sound.

    O.C. plays with a wide array of styles on the album; from the war-metaphor battle song "War Games" to abstract stories on the haunting "The Crow" and a very special history on a mystique woman that enters Credles life in "Stronjay". Though the differences between O.C.'s two first efforts are very noticeable many fans are constantly, and still, arguing which was the better album out of them.

    This album, like his first, received strong reviews, but lacked in sales. He made his first appearance on the Billboard 200 album chart with the album, and also, his first appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, with the single "Far From Yours".

    As part of the concept for Jewelz, the CD was sold with different colored disc art inspired by the color palate of various jewels.

    Contents [hide]
    1 Track listing
    2 Album singles
    3 Samples Used
    4 Album chart positions
    5 Singles chart positions
    6 References
    Track listing[edit]
    # Title Songwriters Producer(s) Performer (s)
    1 "Intro" *Interlude*
    2 "My World" O. Credle, C. Martin DJ Premier O.C.
    3 "War Games" O. Credle, C. Martin DJ Premier O.C., Organized Konfusion
    4 "Can't Go Wrong" O. Credle, G. Scott DJ Ogee/O.Gee O.C.
    5 "The Chosen One" O. Credle, A. Best Buckwild O.C.
    6 "Dangerous" O. Credle, W. Dewgarde,
    L. Coleman, R. Lapread Da Beatminerz O.C., Big L
    7 "Win The G" O. Credle, C. Martin,
    J. Campbell DJ Premier O.C., Freddie Foxxx
    8 "Far From Yours" O. Credle, A. Best,
    M. Bryant, G. Johnson,
    L. Johnson, E. Barrier,
    W. Griffin Buckwild O.C., Yvette Michele, Roc Raida
    9 "Stronjay" O. Credle, W. Dewgarde Da Beatminerz O.C.
    10 "M.U.G." O. Credle, C. Martin,
    J. Campbell DJ Premier O.C., Freddie Foxxx
    11 "The Crow" O. Credle, R. Lemay Showbiz O.C.
    12 "You & Yours" O. Credle, G. Scott DJ Ogee/O.Gee O.C.
    13 "Hypocrite" O. Credle, A. Best,
    W. Garfield, C. Clay Buckwild O.C.
    14 "It's Only Right" O. Credle, W. Dewgarde,
    C. Ward Da Beatminerz O.C.
    15 "Jewelz" O. Credle, R. Hall Lord Finesse (intro interlude by DJ Premier[2] O.C.
    Album singles[edit]
    Single information
    "Far From Yours"
    Released: July 28, 1997
    B-Side: "My World"
    "Can't Go Wrong"
    Released: December 16, 1997
    B-Side: "Dangerous"
    Samples Used[edit]
    "Intro"
    "Anna" by Lucio Battisti
    "My World"
    "Killer's Lullaby" by Love Unlimited Orchestra
    "War Games"
    "It's My Thing Pt. 1 & 2" by Marva Whitney
    "Can't Go Wrong"
    "Funny How Time Flies" by Intro
    "American Tango" by Weather Report
    "Ancient Source" by Caldera
    "The Chosen One"
    "White Clouds" by Hiroshi Fukumura
    "Dangerous"
    "Daisy Lady" by 7th Wonder
    "Far From Yours"
    "Tomorrow" by Brothers Johnson
    "I Don't Want To Do Wrong" by Esther Phillips
    "M.U.G."
    "The Saddest Thing of All" by Michel Legrand
    "The Crow"
    "Zen-Gun" by Ryuichi Sakamoto
    "You and Yours"
    "Garden of Peace" by Lonnie Liston Smith
    "Hypocrite"
    "Sensitize" by Roy Ayers
    "It's Only Right"
    "Do You Like It" by B.T. Express
    "Jewelz"
    "I'll Take Time" by John Kasandra
    "Changing Face" by J. J. Band
  • The Beatnuts Feat. Hostyle & Blaq Poet - "Thinkin' 'Bout Cash...
    "Stone Crazy"

    Studio album by The Beatnuts
    Released June 24, 1997
    Recorded 1996-1997
    Genre Hip hop
    Length 50:49
    Label Relativity Records
    Epic Records
    Producer The Beatnuts
    The Beatnuts chronology
    The Beatnuts: Street Level
    (1994) Stone Crazy
    (1997) Hydra Beats, Vol. 5
    (1997)
    Singles from Stone Crazy
    "Find That"
    Released: December 24, 1996
    "Do You Believe?"
    Released: March 11, 1997
    "Off the Books"
    Released: September 16, 1997
    "Here's a Drink"
    Released: November 3, 1997
    Professional ratings
    Review scores
    Source Rating
    Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
    RapReviews.com 8.5/10 stars[2]
    The Source 3.5/5 stars[3]
    For the Beautiful People song, see If 60's Were 90's.
    "Stone Crazy" is the second full-length album by hip hop group The Beatnuts. It was released on June 24, 1997 by Relativity Records and Epic Records in later pressings. It is the first album released by The Beatnuts after rapper Kool Fashion left the group to pursue a solo career. The album is produced solely by The Beatnuts and features guest appearances by artists including Big Pun, Cuban Link and two rappers in the group Screwball. The album contains four singles, two of which charted. Stone Crazy had the best charting positions of any Beatnuts album upon its release, and is considered their breakthrough album.[4]

    Contents [show]
    Track listing[edit]
    # Title Featuring (s) Time Samples
    1 "World Famous" 1:29
    2 "Bless the M.I.C." Gab Gacha 3:22
    3 "Intermission" 1:10
    4 "Here's a Drink" 3:04
    "1nce Again" by A Tribe Called Quest
    5 "Off the Books" Big Pun & Cuban Link 3:42
    "Break that Party and Opening" by Melvin Van Peebles
    "Sign Song" by Buddy Baker
    "Hihache" by Lafayette Afro Rock Band
    "Get out of My Life, Woman" by George Semper
    6 "Be Proud Interlude" 0:27
    "Me" by Bob McGrath
    7 "Do You Believe?" 3:20
    "Fueron Tres Anos" by Los Angeles Negros
    8 "Finger Smoke" 0:46
    "30 Poplar" by Chrysalis
    9 "Stone Crazy" 3:35
    "Stone Crazy" by The Bozone
    10 "Niggaz Know" 4:11
    "General Confessional" by The Electric Prunes
    11 "Horny Horns" 0:33
    12 "Find That" 3:53
    13 "Supa Supreme" 3:27
    14 "Thinkin' 'Bout Cash" Hostyle & Blaq Poet (of Screwball) 4:57
    "Lifetime Monologue" by Lou Rawls
    "Losing My Mind" by Dick Hyman
    15 "Uncivilized" Don Gobbi 3:47
    "Bedroom" by Galt MacDermot
    "Straight out the Jungle" by Jungle Brothers
    16 "Give Me Tha Ass" 3:49
    "Forget Me Nots" by Patrice Rushen
    17 "Strokes" Horny Man 3:15
  • Guru, Lil’ Dap & Kai:Bee – "The Way It Iz" (3.59)
    "Rhyme & Reason"

    Soundtrack album by Various artists
    Released January 14, 1997
    Recorded 1996
    Genre Hip hop
    Length 64:40
    Label Priority
    Producer Dat Nigga Daz, Busta Rhymes, The Ummah, Crazy C, Fabian Hamilton, E-40, Studio Ton, RZA, MC Eiht, KRS-One, Beats By the Pound, Guru, Blac Earl, O.G. Style
    Lil' Dap is from Group Home, and Guru is from Gang Starr.
  • O.C. Feat. Yvette Michele – "Far From Yours" (4.30)
    "Jewelz"

    Studio album by O.C.
    Released August 19, 1997
    Recorded 1996–1997
    Genre Hip hop
    Length 61:18
    Label PayDay/FFRR/PolyGram Records
    524 399
    Producer DJ Premier
    DJ Ogee / O.Gee
    Buckwild
    Da Beatminerz
    Showbiz
    Lord Finesse
  • Cam’ron (a.k.a. Killa Cam) – "A Star Is Born" (feat. Bloodshed) Music ...
    A throwback from 1997 "A Star Is Born" with members of Children of the Corn; Cam'ron featuring his cousin Bloodshed (R.I.P.). Features 16mm footage of a drive through Harlem, New York in the late 80's. C.O.C. was comprised of artists Ma$e Murda, Digga, Killa Cam, Bloodshed & Big L.

    "Children of the Corn: The Collector’s Edition"

    Compilation album by Children of the Corn (Both Killa Cam & Bloodshed were part of this Hip-Hop group)
    Released 2003 (track originally released in 1997)
    Genre Hip hop
    Underground Rap
    Gangsta rap
    Label Six Figga Entertainment
    Producer Big L
    Mase
    Killa Cam
    McGruff
  • Lil’ Kim feat. Lil Cease – "Crush On You" (1997) (3.33)
    "Crush on You" is a single by Lil' Kim from her debut album and features fellow Junior M.A.F.I.A. members Lil' Cease & The Notorious B.I.G.. It landed at number twenty-three in the UK Singles Chart and number sixteen on the Billboard Hot 100. The original album version had Lil' Cease rapping alone, while the single version featured him with Lil' Kim. Aaliyah and Sheek Louch of The LOX are featured in the music video. The song contains a sample of Jeff Lorber Fusion's "Rain Dance" from their 1979 album Water Signs.
    Single by Lil’ Kim featuring The Notorious B.I.G. & Lil Cease
    from the album Hard Core
    Released June 13, 1997 United States
    June 23, 1997 United Kingdom
    Format CD single, cassette single, 7″ single, 12″ single
    Recorded 1996
    Genre Hip hop, R&B, dirty rap
    Length 4:32
    Label Atlantic, Queen Bee Entertainment
    Writer(s) Kimberly Jones, Mason Betha, Christopher Wallace, Cameron Giles
    Producer(s) Andraeo “Fanatic” Heard
  • Wu-Tang Clan featuring CappaDonna – "Triumph" (6.17)
    “Triumph”

    Single by Wu-Tang Clan featuring Cappadonna
    from the album Wu-Tang Forever
    Released August 4, 1997
    Format 12″ single, CD single
    Recorded 1996
    Genre Hip hop
    Length 5:38
    Label Loud Records
    Writer(s) Wu-Tang Clan
    Producer(s) RZA
  • Alkaholiks – Feat. Ol’ Dirty Bastard – "Hip Hop Drunkies" (3.54)
    "Likwidation"

    Studio album by Tha Alkaholiks
    Released August 12, 1997
    Recorded 1996-1997
    Genre Hip Hop
    Label Loud Records
    Producer E-Swift
    Easy Mo Bee
    Madlib
    T-Smoov
  • Notorious B.I.G – "Kick in The Door" (3.34)
    "Life After Death"

    Studio album by The Notorious B.I.G.
    Released March 25, 1997
    Recorded September 1995 – January 1997
    Genre Hip hop
    Length 109:12
    Label Bad Boy
    Producer Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie, Carlos “6 July” Broady, Buckwild, Clark Kent, Sean “Puffy” Combs, DJ Enuff, DJ Premier, Easy Mo Bee, Havoc, Stevie J, Jiv Poss, Daron Jones, Kay Gee, Ron “Amen-Ra” Lawrence, Nashiem Myrick, Notorious B.I.G., Paragon, RZA, Chucky Thompson
  • Common - "Real Nigga Quotes" (4.29)
    "One Day It'll All Make Sense"

    Studio album by Common
    Released September 30, 1997
    Recorded 1995-1997
    Genre Conscious hip hop, Chicago hip hop
    Length 70:10
    Label Relativity
    Producer No I.D., Spike Rebel and Rob Carter, Karriem Riggins, Lauryn Hill, Ynot, Dug Infinite
  • KRS One – "A Friend" (3.57)
    "I Got Next"

    Studio album by KRS-One
    Released May 20, 1997
    Recorded 1996–1997
    Genre Hip-hop, East Coast Hip Hop,[1] Conscious hip hop [2]
    Length 51:58
    Label Jive/BMG Records
    01241-41601
    Producer KRS-One
    Showbiz
    DJ Muggs
    Puff Daddy
    Stevie J
    Commissioner Gordon
    Domingo
    Jesse West
    DJ Cipher
    Thembisa
    Edward Nappi
    Peter Hines
    Peter Mengede
  • Group Home – "East NY Theory" (Original Version 1997) (5.30)
    "East NY Theory" 12" Single
    Producer: Mix Master G-Flexx
    Label: Tape Kingz
    Very rare track from Group Home (Lil Dap & Melachi the Nutcracker from the Gang Starr Foundation) and Brainsick Mob!
    Original Version^^
  • Camp Lo – "Luchini (AKA This Is It)" (Original Video) (1997) (3.41)
    “Luchini AKA This Is It”

    Single by Camp Lo
    from the album "Uptown Saturday Night"
    Released February 28, 1997
    Format 12″, CD, Cassette
    Recorded 1996
    Genre Hip hop
    Length 3:59
    Label Profile
    Writer(s) Saladine Wallace, Salahadeen Wilds
    Producer(s) Ski

    LYRICS:

    (Chorus)
    This is it (What?)
    Luchini pouring from the sky
    Lets get rich (What?)
    The cheeky vines
    The sugar dimes
    Cant quit (What?)
    Now pop the cork and steam the vega
    And get lit (What? What? What?)

    (Geechi Suede)
    Introducing phantom of the dark Walk through my heaven with levitation
    From efficient ten divas and they seven showboating with Rugars
    Flash vines Belafonte vigga Lets get for what it's worth As we confiscate your figgas

    (Sonny Cheeba)
    Casanova brown levitatin jiggy in da shiggy's
    In la hotta Car 54 chasin diamond runners
    Headin ice bound where every chilla dime make them bitch
    Your Harlem buck strut freezin world hice Hollywood
    Madame Butterfly let me in your house of pleasure
    From the knuckle swat shadowboxin catchin black-eye blues

    I play the deef (What) Sensations at the Monte Barbie screamin (Cheeba)
    For fillin pleasures at my castles (Blow the smoke out) The boss of Vegas substitutes when the Dutch is gone
    The Lo don't stop give me shouts Its the season sauters
    Souflers for swervin no corners
    We magnets to moolah
    Livin wit Charlie's Angels hornets
    No smilin were slidin
    That gets you caught up in the octa
    Or deaded for movin
    Its just like that as we proceed

    Saturday night special better take it lightly to Ja-Jiyah
    A happy time quest to the coast of Key Largo wire-ah and
    The chain gang keep your ears out for our years
    Sippin' fountain root house of bamboo paradise

    Chorus

    For these feral herd of seas of black cheese that I can't miss the Silky Days satin nights taken flights down we gone We sensation spanish flyin with the lady Scarface
    Bottoms up sunshine Love Potion Number 9

    And we headin from the magic city chessin this sweet On your orifachiny in London
    Relaxation in Bora Bora Got notion to bring it sing it
    Love up in my function Stonin robbin We heistin merchandising gunnin
    Love it leave it
    But bless the war chief or his bison
    Get it got it
    The Lo forever will be nicin

    Yeah the Sonny Cheeba he be sippin Armaretta
    The Geechi Gracious he be sippin Armaretta
    We float the tri-state drink in this satin vines
    This Coolie High jack pack from the sugar shack
    Then what we do after we sip the Armaretta
    We start the Harlem River quiver
    Dig it sweet daddy
    Sharpen the crimson blade
    High Sierra Seranade
    Anatomy for seduction be this here

    Yeah As we exit the place with grace
    Jersey Armaretta the burstin of clouds
    It pours everything seems better
    Or flats with love we move
    Only in the mist
    Its Lo its life
    And we can't get enough of this

    Chorus
  • Jay-Z Feat. Foxy Brown & Babyface – "(Always Be My) Sunshine" (HQ ...
    “(Always Be My) Sunshine”

    Single by Jay-Z featuring Foxy Brown and Babyface
    from the album In My Lifetime, Vol. 1
    Released September 16, 1997
    Format CD
    Genre East coast hip hop
    Length 4:43
    Label Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
    Writer(s) Shawn Carter, Daven “Prestige” Vanderpool, Daryl Barksdale, Bobby Robinson, Terry Lewis, James Harris III
    Producer(s) Daven “Prestige” Vanderpool
  • Artifacts – "The Ultimate" (Showbiz Remix) (4.26)
    "That’s Them"

    Studio album by Artifacts
    Released April 15, 1997
    Recorded 1996-1997
    Genre Hip hop
    Length 62:58
    Label Big Beat Records (Atlantic subsidiary)
    Producer Shawn J Period
    Lord Finesse
    Da Beatminerz
    Showbiz
      • 1
      (deleted) Already uploaded by me lol ;) But you know it's all good haha. We have the same taste *thumbs up*
      • 0 1 vote
  • 2pac – "nothing to lose" (3.40)
    "R U Still Down? (Remember Me)"

    Studio album by 2Pac
    Released November 25, 1997
    Recorded 1991–1994
    (2Pac’s Vocals)
    1992
    (“I Wonder If Heaven Got a Ghetto” Original Version and Instrumental)
    1996–1997
    (Production, guest vocals, and mixing)
    Genre West coast hip hop, gangsta rap, g-funk, R&B
    Length 102:40
    Label Amaru, Jive Records, Interscope Records
    Producer Afeni Shakur (exec.), Lisa Smith-Putnam (exec.), Tony Pizarro, Akshun, Choo, Def Jef, DJ Daryl, Warren G, Khalid A. Hafiz, Johnny “J”, Laylaw, Live Squad, Levant Marcus, Michael Mosley, QDIII, Quimmy Quim, Chris Rosser, Conrad Rosser, Ricky Rouse, Soulshock & Karlin, 2Pac
  • Diamond D Feat. Big L, A.G., Lord Finesse & Fat Joe – "5 Fingas Of Deat...
    "Hatred, Passions, and Infidelity"

    Studio album by Diamond D
    Released August 26, 1997
    Recorded 1996-1997
    Genre Hip hop
    Length 56:48
    Label Mercury/PolyGram Records
    534 900
    Producer Diamond D
    Kid Capri
    Buckwild
    Sha-Eaze
  • Coolio – "C U When U Get There" (4.28)
    “C U When U Get There”

    Single by Coolio featuring 40 Thevz
    from the album "My Soul"
    Released July 7, 1997
    Recorded 1996
    Genre Hip hop
    Length 3:40
    Label Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records
    Writer(s) Artis Ivey Jr.
    Dominic Aldridge
    Henry Straughter
    Malieek Straughter
    Producer(s) Coolio
  • Jungle Brothers – "Brain" (3.57)
    "Raw Deluxe"

    Studio album by Jungle Brothers
    Released June 3, 1997
    Recorded 1996-1997
    Genre Hip hop
    Length 51:28
    Label Gee Street/V2/BMG Records
    63881-27001

    The Jungle Brothers are an American hip hop group that pioneered the fusion of jazz and hip-hop and also became the first hip-hop group to use a house-music producer. The group began performing in the mid-1980s and released its first album, Straight Out the Jungle, in 1988. With Afrocentric lyrics and innovative beats, the Jungle Brothers were critically acclaimed and soon joined the influential Native Tongues collective. The trio is composed of Michael Small (Mike Gee), Nathaniel Hall (Afrika Baby Bam, a homage to Afrika Bambaataa) and Sammy Burwell (DJ Sammy B). Sammy B left the group after the group released Raw Deluxe.

    Their first album, Straight Out the Jungle, was released on an independent label(warlock). In spite of the commercial failure of Straight Out the Jungle, Warner Bros. Records soon signed the group and released Done By the Forces of Nature in 1989. The album was a critical smash at the time, though it has since been largely ignored by hip-hop critics in favor of the similarly acclaimed alternative hip-hop album 3 Feet High and Rising by De La Soul, released the same year. Following a four year break, the Jungle Brothers returned in 1993 with J Beez Wit the Remedy, another commercial disappointment. V.I.P. was produced by Alex Gifford of Propellerheads and, during production, they found time to add their vocal stylings to the Propellerheads tracks "Take California (And Party)" and "You Want It Back". Their latest album to contain any new releases is 2002's All That We Do.

    In 2001, their song "What's the Five 0" was featured in the music video game FreQuency.

    In 2004, the Jungle Brothers joined with British producer Mr On to produce "Breathe (Don't Stop)", a version of "Breathe and Stop" by Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest, combined with a sample of Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" (the idea was taken from a bootleg remix combining vocals from "Breathe and Stop" and music from "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough").

    In 2005, the Jungle Brothers released a greatest hits and classic remixes & rarities double-CD titled This Is..., which included remixes by The Wiseguys, Urban Takeover, Natural Born Chillers and Stereo MCs.

    Presently, their status as a group is in question, as Mike G and Sammy B are touring (Sammy B also toured as fellow Native Tongues member Black Sheep Dres' DJ), and Afrika Baby Bam now goes by B.A.M. and has a new movement called Pagan Society. In an interview with AllHipHop.com, B.A.M. expressed his discontent with today's rap music industry. B.A.M. also stated his disappointment in Pos (De La Soul) and Q-Tip (A Tribe Called Quest) in a Vibe magazine article, saying that they are the reason that a full-fledged Native Tongue reunion hasn't transpired.

    In 2008, their single "What U Waitin 4" was ranked number 88 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.
  • Kool Keith – "Sex Style" (3.25)
    Sex Style

    "Sex Style"

    Studio album by Kool Keith
    Released February 1997
    Recorded 1994-1996
    Genre Dirty rap
    Label Funky Ass
  • Gravediggaz "The Night The Earth Cried" [HD] (4.59)
    “The Night the Earth Cried”

    Single by Gravediggaz
    from the album "The Pick, the Sickle and the Shovel"
    Released November 10, 1997
    Format Vinyl, CD
    Recorded 1997
    Genre Hip hop
    Length 4:32
    Label Gee Street
    Writer(s) Gravediggaz
    Producer(s) RZA, 4th Disciple
  • DJ Premier – "Head Over Wheels" – G-Depp (5.56)
    DJ Premier Remix of Head Over Wheels by G-Depp
    Track 5 From "The New York Reality Check 101" Mixtape
  • Chubb Rock – “What A Year” [Unreleased] (3.49)
    A Buckwild beat produced for Chubb Rock in 1997, but not released until 2007 on a Buckwild compilation album called ‘Diggin’ In The Crates (Rare Studio Masters 1993-1997)’
    Compilation album
    Released 2007
    Recorded 1993-1997
    Genre Hip hop
    Label Ground Floor Recording
    Producer Buckwild
  • Shabaam Sahdeeq – "Arabian Nights" (4.14)
    "Soundbombing"

    Compilation album by Rawkus Records
    Released October 14, 1997
    Recorded 1996-1997
    Genre Hip hop
    Label Rawkus Records
  • Big Pun - "I'm Not A Player" (with lyrics) (3.41)
    “I’m Not a Player”
    Single by Big Punisher
    from the album Capital Punishment
    B-side “Twinz (Deep Cover ’98)”
    Released October 14, 1997
    Genre East Coast hip hop, Latin hip hop
    Length 3:41
    Label RCA Records
    Writer(s) Big Punisher
    Producer(s) Minnesota and Raul “RAZ” Zeballos
    Big Pun singles chronology
    “I’m Not a Player”
    (1997) “Off the Books”
    (1997)
  • 2pac – “Starin’ Through My Rear View” (Music Video) (5.07) From the 1997 Soundtr...
    "Gang Related"

    Soundtrack album by Various artists
    Released October 7, 1997
    Recorded 1994 (Life’s So Hard, verses 1-3); 1996-1997
    Genre Gangsta Rap
    Length 114:33
    Label Death Row/Priority
    Producer 2Pac, Arthur Griffith, Binky Mack, Brian G, Bud’da, Carl “Butch” Small, Carlas Closson, Chris Jackson, Daz Dillinger, Johnny “J”, Les Pierce, Nate Dogg, QD III, Regi Devell, Sean “Barney” Thomas, Tommy D. Daugherty, Tyrone Wrice, Young Soldierz