The Year in Rap – 1993

September 19, 2009 – 9:59 pm

The second entry in The Year in Rap series still was more compilation than mix, but it’s still head and shoulders above the previous year’s entry and stands as a really solid example of that classic 1993 sound.

It kicks off with a mix of a Malcolm X speech laid over top of Stanley Clarke’s “Black On Black Crime” from the Boyz n the Hood soundtrack (I used this same blend on a high school Media/TV Tech video project about the Rodney King beating and ensuing riots). Appropriately, it then runs into Masta Ace’s “Jeep Ass Niguh.” Also representing 1993: Raw Breed, Art of Origin, Hiero (three times!), Original Flavor, PRT, and Jeru. I’d venture to say there’s not a single dud on this mix.

One track you probably haven’t heard but will want to check out is Martay and B-Right’s “Smokin’ Joints.” These two guys were part of the East Coast Tribe, a crew out of Atlanta’s underground. (Martay’s name may sound familiar from Upski’s Bomb the Suburbs (page 19).) Martay’s still kicking and every couple of years I get an e-mail from B-Right. Good people who made good music that wasn’t heard by nearly enough people.

The cover was designed by nerdcore star Devo Spice.

I should also note that the liner notes on this one are even more embarrassingly awful than 1992.

Dig in.

The Year in Rap - 1993
Download: Front cover / Liner notes

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  1. 2 Responses to “The Year in Rap – 1993”

  2. you should edit the liner notes link:

    By khal on Sep 20, 2009

  3. Fixed.

    By laze on Sep 20, 2009

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