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The Show: the Soundtrack [Explicit Lyrics, Soundtrack]

Various Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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1. Hip Hop Is... - Kid Creole, Kid Capri, Ecstasy
2. Live!!! - Onyx
3. Move On... - Slick Rick
4. My Block - 2 Pac
5. What's Up Star? - Suga
6. Headbanger Boogie - Method Man
7. How High - Redman/Method Man
8. It's Entertainment... - Dr. Dre
9. Everyday Thang - Bone Thugs N Harmony
10. Everyday It Rains - Mary J. Blige
11. It's All I Had - The Notorious B.I.G.
12. Ol' Skool - Isaac 2 Isaac
13. Domino's In The House - Domino
14. Summertime In The LBC - The Dove Shack
15. The West Coast - Treach
16. Sowhatusayin - South Central Cartel Productions
17. Zoom Zooms And Wam Wam - Jayo Felony
18. Droppin Bombz - Tray D/So. Sentrelle
19. Save Yourself - Snoop Doggy Dogg
20. Still Can't Fade It - Warren G Productions
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3.0 out of 5 stars Some great songs, but really a hit-or-miss album Feb. 13 2003
Format:Audio CD
I really don't think that this album is a good representation of how hip-hop was in 1995. Sure, most of the artists on here were hot, but they showed their skills on their own albums, not on here.
First, the good news: 2Pac's "My Block" has a tight beat by Easy Mo Bee (who produced his "Temptations") and tight lyrics, making it a nice song to ride to. Onyx's "Live!!!" got me hyped for a minute, and who can forget "How High" with Method Man and Redman? That song still sounds good today.
But most of the time I found myself pressing "fast-forward" rather than "rewind". "Poppa Luv It" finds LL Cool J basing a song off of his verse from "Flava in Ya Ear Remix", yet again. Bone thugs-n-harmony's "Everyday Thang" is far from their best song, and I mean "FAR". I'm always down for hearing Biggie, but the live version of "Me and My B" isn't much different from the album version. "Everyday It Rains" from Mary J. Blige is good but it uses the same "Who's Making Love" sample that Bad Boy used twice already for "Flava in Ya Ear (radio version)" and "One More Chance (remix of the remix)". And Suga's "What's Up Star" and Isaac 2 Issac's "Ol' Skool" are pure filler tracks.
As you can see, there are a lot of mediocre tracks, but I rated this album a 3 instead of 2 because the good tracks are really, REALLY good. I would still skip this album because you can't play it straight through without being annoyed.
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By Knyte
Format:Audio CD
... But in urban music, it was the first year that Suge Knight's Death Row Records had finally met its musical match, in the form of Puffy's Bad Boy Records. 1995 was also the first time that the Source Awards were ever televised, and it was during that ceremony that the East Coast/West Coast feud turned unmistakably real. In the summer of 1995, I was even lucky enough to see the late (great) Notorious B.I.G. live in performance at 106.1 KMEL's "Summer Jam". CA. But more than anything else, in 1995, urban music just seemed to keep getting better, and better (Nas, Keith Murray, Brandy, Soul 4 Real, Faith, LL Cool J, O.D.B, Groove Theory, I could go on...)
1995 was the year that Russell Simmons' rapumentary, "The Show" hit theatres. Featuring performances, interviews, and insights on the state of Hip-Hop from its roots to the present day, it was an exciting and refreshing take on an artform that was quickly replacing rock'n'roll as the new sound of the "youth". This accompanying soundtrack reflects the amazingly vibrant spirit that lived within Hip-Hop during this explosive time period. Although everyone will have their favorites (and there is something for everyone), I'll only highlight the tracks that I found to be a cut above the rest:
Easy Mo Bee, a producer best known for his work on the Notorious B.I.G.'s classic 'Ready To Die' album, provided the sonic backdrop for the late (great) 2Pac's contribution to this album, "My Block". The beat and lyrics of "My Block" are tight, and totally capture the spirit of the artistic integrity that urban music (in general) was evoking around that time. This was the era when folks were talking about "keepin' it real". Makes you wanna smile, doesn't it? Especially if you can remember those days...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic In This Hip Hop Era March 17 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Word to my mother, this is a classic without a doubt, Tupac & Biggie's vocals on one record, Meth & Redman's duet that set off the "Month of the Man" that's still going, West Coast & East Coast on one record, The 1st real Dancehall artist to touch hip hop like no other "Kill Dem All..Kali Ranks plus an array of super stars like LL Cool J, Mary J and the list continues...if you don't have this in your collection, you are not a true hip hop head..peace!
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3.0 out of 5 stars i totally dissagree with ej rupert Aug. 8 2003
Format:Audio CD
everyday thang is VINTAGE bone.so ej really need to evaluate what he/she think bone sounds like.that aside from a few other trax this is the only song worth listening too.i do agree with rupert that this soundtrack is kinda off. because it doesn't represent the time period that well.its missing artists like,
naughty by nature das efect
digable planets
de la soul
das efect
ice cube
why biggie has 2 songs?
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4.0 out of 5 stars This music is the best rap I've heard yet!!! Nov. 24 1998
Format:Audio CD
If you're in the mood to listen to some really great rap, then check this CD out!!! A mix of all the coolest rappers, so you'll get the different kinds all in one! You just gotta check out Tupac, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Onyx, Mary J. Blige, and a lot of other great artists to!!! It's the BoMb!!! You'll be dancing and singing along to all of the songs! I know I was!!! :)
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