OLD SCHOOL HIP-HOP 1999

  • J-Love & Large Professor - "Cool" (4.01)
    J-Love
    The self-proclaimed "King of Mixtapes", he is responsible for most of the Wu-Tang affiliated mixtapes and is the official tour DJ for Ghostface Killah.

    J-Love & Large Pro* ‎– "Rap Professionals"
    Label:
    Replay Records (3) ‎– 36004-12
    Format:
    Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
    Country:
    US
    Released:
    1999
    Genre:
    Hip Hop
    Style:

    Tracklist
    A1 Rap Professionals (Clean)
    A2 Rap Professionals (Dirty)
    A3 Rap Professionals (Instrumental)
    A4 Rap Professionals (Acapella)
    B1 Cool (Clean)
    B2 Cool (Dirty)
    B3 Cool (Instrumental)
    Credits
    Engineer [Recording] – Tim Wayne
    Mastered By – Chris Scott (2)
    Mixed By – Da Phatheadz*
    Producer – J-Love
    Notes
    Produced for Greatness Productions.
    Recorded at Skyelab Studios.
    Mixed at Unique Recordings.
    Mastered at Westside Sound.

    J-Love ‎– Unstoppable
    Label:
    Let It Fly Records ‎– none
    Format:
    CD, Mixed
    Country:
    US
    Released:
    06 Sep 2009
    Genre:
    Hip Hop
    Style:

    Tracklist
    1 –J-Love Hip Hop 3:30
    2 –Raekwon Heavy Weights 3:16
    3 –50 Cent & Mobb Deep Outta Control 3:50
    4 –J-Love & NYC Krooks Fire Burnz 3:51
    5 –Gang Starr Tha Squeeze 2:56
    6 –LA The Darkman & Willie The Kid When The Money Comes 2:48
    7 –AZ Return Of S.O.S.A. 2:13
    8 –Killa Sha Acknowledge The Vet 3:43
    9 –Ghostface Killah & Trife & Wigz* Late Night Arrival 2:18
    10 –Big L Danger Zone 3:34
    11 –Tragedy Khadafi & Trife & Killa Sha One Hand Washes The Other 4:29
    12 –Tru Life* L.E.S. 1:22
    13 –Slick Rick Women Lose Weight 4:13
    14 –Meyhem Another Hustle 4:30
    15 –RZA I'm Back 3:41
    16 –M.O.P. Return Of The Warriorz 4:07
    17 –Shyheim & Killa Sha Bottom 2 The Top 3:09
    18 –Large Professor Cool 3:48
    19 –Cuban Link Gangsta 1:52
    20 –Jay-Z Stop 2:30
    21 –Rakim Keep The Mic Hot 3:35
    22 –Masta Ace 3 Some 3:23
    23 –ODB* Don't Stop 2:18
    Credits
    DJ Mix – J-Love
  • Mos Def & Talib Kweli - Feat. Black Thought - "Respiration" (Flyin...
    "Respiration"

    Single by Black Star featuring Common
    from the album Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
    Released February 23, 1999
    Format 12-inch single, CD, Vinyl
    Genre Conscious hip hop, hip hop
    Length 6:05
    Label Rawkus Records
    Producer(s) Hi-Tek
    Pete Rock
    Black Star chronology
    "Definition"
    (1998) "Respiration"
    (1999) -
    Common chronology
    "One-Nine-Nine-Nine"
    (1999) "Respiration"
    (1999) "Car Horn"
    (1999)
    "Respiration" is the second single from Black Star's eponymously titled 1998 album (see 1998 in music). It features guest rapping from Common and guitar playing by DeChown Jenkins. It also features a Hi-Tek produced beat that samples "The Fox" by Don Randi. In addition, the song's introduction samples a monologue from the hip hop documentary Style Wars. It is found on Best of Decade I: 1995-2005, a compilation of Rawkus Records' best songs. It can also be found on Howie B's compilation album Another Late Night: Howie B.

    The lyrics of the album version of "Respiration" are a melancholy ode to city life. Whereas cities are often derided as inorganic, the song makes many references to features of organic life such as breathing, eating, and sleeping. However, most of these speak to a dark reality of life in the city. Mos Def compares the New York City to an apple, but not necessarily the benign "Big Apple" of myth: "the shiny apple is bruised but sweet/and if you choose to eat/you could lose your teeth." Talib Kweli talks about "breathing in deep city breaths/sitting on shitty steps/we stooped to new lows, hell froze/the night the city slept." In another line, Kweli gives life and flight to the aspirations of city dwellers, most of which go unrealized: "you look up in the sky for God/and what you see besides the smog/are broken dreams flying away on the wings of the obscene." In his verse, Common, who talks about Chicago, not New York City, remarks on how the city can represent the only environment many individuals will ever know: "I asked my man how he thought traveling the world sounds/Found it hard to imagine, he hadn't ever been past downtown."

    Two remixes were made for "Respiration": 'Flying High Mix' contains production by Pete Rock and a verse by Black Thought of The Roots. Another remix found on the Hip Hop Classics Vol. 1 compilation album also features Pete Rock production, but has a guest verse by Common instead of Black Thought.

    Contents [hide]
    1 Single track list
    1.1 A-Side
    1.2 B-Side
    2 See also
    Single track list[edit]
    A-Side[edit]
    "Respiration (Album Version Radio Edit)"
    "Respiration (Album Version Instrumental)"
    B-Side[edit]
    "Respiration (Flying High Radio Mix)"
    "Respiration (Flying High Main Mix)"
    "Respiration (Flying High Instrumental)"
  • MF Doom - "Rhymes Like Dimes" Feat. DJ Cucumber Slice (4.20) [HD]
    "Operation: Doomsday"

    Studio album by MF Doom
    Released April 20, 1999
    Recorded 1997-1998
    Genre Underground hip hop
    Length 57:58
    Label Fondle 'Em Records
    Producer MF Doom, DJ Subroc, Percy Carey (Executive producer)
    MF Doom chronology
    Operation: Doomsday
    (1999) MF EP
    (2000)
    Operation: Doomsday (Complete)

    Cover for the 2011 reissue
    Professional ratings
    Review scores
    Source Rating
    Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
    Pitchfork Media (8.9/10)[2]
    Robert Christgau (B+)[3]
    RapReviews (9/10)[4]
    Amazon.com (favourable)[5]
    Spin (8/10)[6]
    Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars[7]
    A.V. Club (A)[8]
    "Operation: Doomsday" is the debut solo album by American hip hop artist MF Doom, marking his return to the hip hop scene after KMD's demise. It was released as CD & 2/LP on Fondle 'Em Records in April 20, 1999, and reissued by Sub Verse Records in 2011 with a slightly altered track listing.[9]

    Despite being reissued, the CD went out of print sometime between 2003 and 2004, quickly becoming an expensive collector's item, while the LP stayed in print for much longer.

    The original cover was designed by LORD SCOTCH 79th.

    The album was released on iTunes in May 2007 and widely re-released on MF Doom's Metal Face Records on October 7, 2008.

    It was announced on December 16, 2010 that Operation: Doomsday was being reissued in 2011. The reissue cover was designed by Jason Jagel, who did the art for Mm.. Food.[10] It was reported that there were licensing issues with the original artwork that caused problems with reissuing. Stones Throw Records stated that Doom was working on a track-listing for the reissue.[11]

    Track listing[edit]
    No. Title Producer(s) Length
    1. "The Time We Faced Doom" (Skit) MF Doom 2:04
    2. "Doomsday" MF Doom 4:58
    3. "Rhymes Like Dimes" (featuring Cucumber Slice) MF Doom 4:18
    4. "The Finest" (featuring Tommy Gunn) MF Doom 4:01
    5. "Back in the Days" (Skit) MF Doom 0:45
    6. "Go with the Flow" MF Doom 3:36
    7. "Tick, Tick…" (featuring MF Grimm) MF Doom 4:04
    8. "Red and Gold" (featuring King Geedorah) MF Doom 4:42
    9. "The Hands of Doom" (Skit) DJ Subroc 1:50
    10. "Who You Think I Am?" (featuring X-Ray, Rodan, Megalon, K.D., King Geedorah and Kong) MF Doom 3:24
    11. "Doom, Are You Awake?" (Skit) MF Doom 1:12
    12. "Hey!" MF Doom 3:46
    13. "Operation: Greenbacks" (featuring King Geedorah & Megalon) MF Doom 3:46
    14. "The Mic" MF Doom 3:02
    15. "The Mystery of Doom" (Skit) MF Doom 0:21
    16. "Dead Bent" MF Doom 2:22
    17. "Gas Drawls" MF Doom 3:43
    18. "?" (featuring Kurious) MF Doom 3:33
    19. "Hero vs. Villain (Epilogue)" (featuring E. Mason) MF Doom 3:33
    Notes and sample credits
    "The Time We Faced Doom (Skit)" contains a sample from "No Stranger To Love", written by Roy Ayers and William Allen, and performed by Ayers; and a dialogue from the film Wild Style.
    "Doomsday" contains samples from "Kiss of Life" written by Sade Adu and Stuart Matthewman, and performed by Sade; and "Poetry", written by L. Parker and S. LaRock, and performed by Boogie Down Productions.
    "Rhymes like Dimes" samples "One Hundred Ways" written by Quincy Jones and James Ingram and performed by the latter.
    "The Finest" contains a sample from "The Finest", written and performed by The SOS Band.
    "Go With The Flow" contains a sample from "Aint' No Price on Happiness", written by Charles Simmons, Joseph B. Jefferson and Bruce Hawes, and performed by The Spinners.
    "Tick, Tick..." contains a sample from "Glass Onion", written by Lennon–McCartney and performed by The Beatles.
    "Red and Gold" contains a sample from "Shoot 'Em Up Movies", written by Kenny Nolan and performd by The Deele.
    "The Hands of Doom (Skit)" contains a sample from "There Was a Time" written by James Brown and Bud Hobgood, and performed by Dee Felice Trio; and a dialogue from the film Wild Style.
    "Who You Think I Am?" contains a sample from "Eastern Market" composed by Yusef Lateef and "It's A New Day", written and performed by Skull Snaps.
    "Doom, Are You Awake? (Skit)" contains a sample from "Vykkii" by Isaac Hayes Movement.
    ”Hey!” contains samples from the opening theme to The New Scooby-Doo Movies, composed by Hoyt Curtin.
    "Operation: Greenbacks" contains a sample from "I Need Your Lovin'", written and performed by Teena Marie.
    "The M.I.C." contains a sample from "Microphone Fiend", written by Eric Barrier and Rakim Allah, and performed by Eric B. & Rakim; and "All in the Name of Love", written by Sam Dees and performed by Atlantic Starr.
    ”Dead Bent” contains a sample of “Walk On By”, written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David and performed by Isaac Hayes.
    "Gas Drawls" contains a sample from "Black Cow", written by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, and performed by Steely Dan.
    "?" contains a sample from "Vykkii" by Isaac Hayes Movement and "Catch The Beat" by T. Ski Valley.
    "I Hear Voices Pt. 1" contains a sample from "For Love (I Come Your Friend)", written and performed by George Duke.
    ”Hero vs. Villain (Epilogue)” was replaced by “I Hear Voices Pt. 1” in the 2001 remastered edition of the album.
  • Notorious B.I.G. - "I Really Want To Show You" Feat. Nas, K-Ci & ...
    "Born Again"

    Studio album by The Notorious B.I.G.
    Released December 7, 1999 (US)
    Recorded 1993–1994
    (The Notorious B.I.G.'s vocals)
    1998–1999
    (Production, guest vocals, and mixing)
    Genre Hip hop
    Label Bad Boy Records
    Producer Daven "Prestige" Vanderpool, DJ Clark Kent, DJ Premier, Nottz, Mannie Fresh, Nashiem Myrick, Deric Angelettie, Clemont Mack
    The Notorious B.I.G. chronology
    Life After Death
    (1997) Born Again
    (1999) Duets: The Final Chapter
    (2005)
    Singles from Born Again
    "Notorious B.I.G."
    Released: October 24, 1999
    "Dead Wrong"
    Released: January 6, 2000
    Professional ratings
    Review scores
    Source Rating
    Allmusic 3/5 stars link
    Robert Christgau (dud) link
    The A.V. Club (favorable) link
    Entertainment Weekly B+ link
    Rolling Stone (2000) 3/5 stars link
    Rolling Stone (2004) 2/5 stars link
    Los Angeles Times 3.5/4 stars link
    "Born Again" is a posthumous album by The Notorious B.I.G.. It was released on December 7, 1999. Unlike the first album released after his death (Life After Death), this album was created with no input from Biggie himself. It is composed primarily of unfinished material and unreleased verses recorded mainly during his Ready to Die era from 1993 to 1994, with new production and guest rappers. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 485,000 albums sold in the first week, and was later certified Double-platinum. Along with the usual guest roster of P. Diddy, Lil' Kim, and Junior M.A.F.I.A., the album also featured appearances from Nas, Ice Cube, Eminem, Busta Rhymes, Mobb Deep, Missy Elliott, Method Man, Redman, Beanie Sigel, Too Short, Snoop Dogg, and the Hot Boys. Before his death, Biggie had intended his third album to be a three disc collection. However, there was not enough finished material to piece together such a massive project. This is the final album of Biggie to contain mainly original material. However, in 2005, a remix album was released called Duets: The Final Chapter.

    Contents [hide]
    1 Reception
    2 Track listing
    2.1 Unused tracks
    3 Charts and certifications
    3.1 Weekly charts
    4 See also
    5 References
    Reception[edit]
    [icon] This section requires expansion. (January 2014)
    The album received moderately poor reviews from critics. Upon its release, Rolling Stone wrote that the "album won't damage his legacy. But Born Again won't improve that legacy much, either."[1] In a retrospective review of his output in 2004, the magazine wrote "The posthumous Born Again proved Biggie was still dead, but his place in the MCs Hall of Fame remains untouchable."[2] Robert Christgau, who gave the release a "dud" rating, later wrote, "Remember that posthumous outtakes CD Bad Boy attributed to Biggie? No? Good then—it was foul, not just ill shit but stupid ill shit."[3]

    Track listing[edit]
    No. Title Producer(s) Length
    1. "Born Again" (Intro) Harve "Joe Hooker" Pierre, J Dub 1:28
    2. "Notorious B.I.G." (featuring Puff Daddy and Lil' Kim) Daven "Prestige" Vanderpool 3:11
    3. "Dead Wrong" (featuring Eminem) Chucky Thompson, Mario Winans 4:57
    4. "Hope You Niggas Sleep" (featuring Hot Boys and Big Tymers) Mannie Fresh 4:10
    5. "Dangerous MC's" (featuring Mark Curry, Snoop Dogg and Busta Rhymes) Nottz 5:15
    6. "Biggie" (featuring Junior M.A.F.I.A.) Nashiem Myrick 5:22
    7. "Niggas" Mario Winans, Clemont Mack, Ramahn Herbert 3:48
    8. "Big Booty Hoes" (featuring Too Short) Daven "Prestige" Vanderpool 3:27
    9. "Would You Die for Me?" (featuring Lil’ Kim and Puff Daddy) Daven "Prestige" Vanderpool 3:36
    10. "Come On" (featuring Sadat X) DJ Clark Kent 4:37
    11. "Rap Phenomenon" (featuring Method Man and Redman) DJ Premier 4:02
    12. "Let Me Get Down" (featuring Craig Mack, G-Dep and Missy Elliott) Deric Angelettie 4:33
    13. "Tonight" (featuring Mobb Deep and Joe Hooker) Cornbread 6:08
    14. "If I Should Die Before I Wake" (featuring Black Rob, Beanie Sigel and Ice Cube) Henri Charlemagne, Coptic, Deric Angelettie 4:51
    15. "Who Shot Ya?" Nashiem Myrick 3:48
    16. "Can I Get Witcha" (featuring Lil' Cease) Chucky Thompson 3:43
    17. "I Really Want to Show You" (featuring Nas and K-Ci & JoJo) Andreao Heard 5:09
    18. "Ms. Wallace" (Outro) Harve Pierre, Voletta Wallace 3:18
    Notes
    "Dead Wrong" was an unreleased song from a demo tape back in 1994. The first verse of the original version was used in this version.
    Biggie's verse from "Hope You Niggas Sleep" comes from the second verse of the original version of "Dead Wrong".
    Biggie's verse in "Dangerous MC's" comes from an unreleased song called "The Ugliest" which was originally going to be on Busta Rhymes' 1996 album The Coming. Because he had subliminal disses aimed towards 2Pac the track was not included on the album to avoid beef between 2Pac and Busta Rhymes. The original is produced by J. Dilla.
    The Notorious B.I.G.'s part in "Biggie" was from "Let's Get It On" from the album Eddie F. and the Untouchables on the title track "Let's Get It On" featuring 2Pac, Heavy D and Grand Puba. The compilation featured the only known in-studio collaboration of two up-and-coming hip-hop MC's at the time, 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G..
    "Niggas" is a remix of an original unreleased version from 1993.
    Biggie's verses in "Big Booty Hoes" comes from the song "Bust a Nut" by Uncle Luke, produced by Frankie Cutlass.
    "Come On" is a remix of the original unreleased song from 1993 produced by Lord Finesse.
    Biggie's part in "Rap Phenomenon" comes from the song "Keep Your Hands High" by Tracey Lee.
    "Tonight" has Biggie's first verse from "Long Kiss Goodnight", from Life After Death.
    "If I Should Die Before I Wake" has Biggie's verse from a song called "Stop The Breaks" which features Raekwon, Killa Sin, O.C. and KRS-One. It was recorded without portion of lyrics, so verse is censored too.
    "Who Shot Ya?" is a B-Side to his 1995 single "Big Poppa".
    "I Really Want To Show You" has Biggie's verses from "Everyday Struggle", from Ready to Die.
    Sample credits
    "Notorious B.I.G." contains a sample of "Notorious", performed by Duran Duran.
    "Dead Wrong" contains a sample of "I'm Glad You're Mine", performed by Al Green.
    "Biggie" contains a sample of "Hang Your Head in Shame", performed by New York City.
    "Big Bootie Hoes" contains a sample of "Crab Apple", performed by Idris Muhammad
    "Would You Die for Me" contains a sample of "Kiss", performed by Prince.
    "Come On" contains a sample of "Hey Mama", performed by Doc Severinson and excerpts from the film Harlem Nights.
    "Rap Phenomenon" contains a sample from "Keep Your Hands High", performed by Tracey Lee.
    "Let Me Get Down" contains a sample of "Love Serenade (Part II)", performed by Barry White.
    "Tonight" contains a sample of "Just Say Just Say", performed by Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross.
    "If I Should Die Before I Wake" contains a sample of "This Is For The Lover In You", performed by Shamalar.
    "Who Shot Ya?" contains a sample of "I'm Afraid the Masquerade Is Over", performed by David Porter.
    "Can I Get Witcha" contains a sample of "Livin' It Up (Friday Night)", performed by Bell & James, "Humpin", performed by The Gap Band, "Charisma", performed by Tom Browne, "Life Will Pass You By", performed by Faith Evans and "Come and Talk to Me", performed by Jodeci.
    "I Really Want to Show You" contains interpolations of "Come and Talk to Me", performed by Jodeci.
    Unused tracks[edit]
    "Party and Bullshit" (Remix): a remix of the 1993 song. It had a new beat and Faith Evans singing the chorus and also featured Will Smith. It was not released due to concerns about harming Smith's clean image.[citation needed]
    "Tribute Song" (featuring Lauryn Hill)[citation needed]
    "You'll See" (Remix): a remixed version of the 1996 mixtape song by The Notorious B.I.G. and The Lox. This version had Puff Daddy, Black Rob and G. Dep.[citation needed]
    "House of Pain" (Remix) (featuring 2Pac and Stretch): a Bad Boy remix of the unreleased 1993 song.
  • Karim Jamal - "Pelon Rising" (Lord Finesse Production) (1999)
    Karim Jamal ‎– "Pelon Rising" / "Ghetto Appeal"
    Label:2
    Official Jointz Recordings ‎– OJ 500
    Format:
    Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
    Country:
    US
    Released:
    1999
    Genre:
    Hip Hop
    Style:
    Conscious
    Tracklist
    A1 Pelon Rising (Street)
    A2 Pelon Rising (Clean)
    A3 Pelon Rising (Inst.)
    B1 Ghetto Appeal (Street)
    B2 Ghetto Appeal (Clean)
    B3 Ghetto Appeal (Inst.)
    Credits
    Producer – Lord Finesse