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The release of Tommy Boy's Classic Cuts makes you step back and realize just how powerful a lineup they had back in the late eighties and early nineties. The compilation hits hard and furious with smash hits that remain classics, like House of Pain's 'Jump Around,' Digital Underground's 'The Humpty Dance,' De La Soul's 'Me Myself and I,' and Naughty By Nature's 'O.P.P.' and 'Hip Hop Hooray.'
The compilation also ventures into the depths of the past digging up Afrika Bambaataa classics like 'Planet Rock' and 'Looking for the Perfect Beat.' Unfortunately they also include one song from within the past 10 years: Noreaga's out-of-place 'SuperThug.'
The greatest moment of this album lies within Stetsasonic's 'Sally.' This 1988 song hit my virgin ears and left me craving for more of the dog-panting pandemonium created by Daddy-O and Prince Paul.
Tommy Boy's Classic Cuts is a great compilation of some of their finest hip-hop hits. Although a couple tracks don't fit into the mix, it still manages to keep me craving more. Be forewarned: you may have already heard some of these songs so many times, that you'll find yourself gritting your teeth and hitting the skip button. For those unfamiliar, it's definitely worth picking up!Troy Neilson
This review was written June 25, 2003
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