Old School Mondays:: Classics 88-90 Vol. 1 - Part 2

After the rousing success of last week’s OSM (according to me anyway), I decided to keep the tape-fueled fun going with a part 2. To recap, last week I found a mix tape I made who knows when, that was entitled “Classics 88-90″, and so I decided to post the first five songs on the tape. This week? We flip the tape to side B, post another 5 songs, and the posting magic continues.

The first song on side two of a good mix tape is tricky business, you’ve got to find a way to crank things up again after the excellence of side one, but you’d like it to be a little different if possible. Twin Hype’s Do It To The Crowd is a pretty damn good choice - it’s a killer track and it features one of my favorite intros of all time. Follow that up with a song that is pretty much universally liked by anyone who’s ever heard it, Digital Underground’s The Humpty Dance, and you’ve got yourself a pretty solid 1-2 punch for the second side of your mix. Song three is kind of an odd choice, More Bounce from Heavy D. & The Boyz, but how can you really go wrong with anything that sampled More Bounce to the Ounce?

The next song might seem like a curious choice, but Wreckx-N-Effect’s Leave the Mic Smokin’ has always been a favorite of mine. The beat is crazy (not sure if Teddy Riley produced that one) and although MC Aqil “A-Plus” Davidson isn’t usually thought of as a lyrical legend, but he sounds like one to me on this song. As for the next song, I was either completely oblivious, or I was pulling a funny when I put Stetsasonic’s Speaking of a Girl Name Suzy on next. Why, you ask? Well Aqil mentions Stet in the WNE song and says something to the effect of “By the way, the new kid, yo he sucks” which one assumes is a reference to Wyze, who took up MC duties when Frukwon left the group. Either way, Suzy is a classic jam as well, so it doesn’t much matter. Enjoy.

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MP3:: Twin Hype - Do It To The Crowd

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MP3:: Digital Underground - The Humpty Dance

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MP3:: Heavy D. & The Boyz - More Bounce

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MP3:: Wreckx-N-Effect - Leave the Mike Smokin’

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MP3:: Stetsasonic - Speaking Of A Girl Named Suzy

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