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DJ Return - A Message From The Eighties

TheReturn on May 22, 2012 21:06

Old School Hip Hop

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    This mix tries to capture a certain mood in the early 80s. All of these tracks tell a story of hard times, of struggle against racism, unemployment, poverty, drug addiction, urban life, Reaganism and violence. But most importantly they also say “there has got to be a better way”

    Many of these songs look to the future. Some are afraid that there is worse to come, while others view computers and technology as a positive way forward. However, the overarching message is that change is possible, especially if you take the initiative.

    Stay in school, get a job, vote, save your money and say no to drugs!!

    1. T.S.G – You Should Know To Say No [Jump Back 198?]
    2. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five – New York New York [Sugarhill 1983]
    3. Mr. Magic - Magic's Message (There Has To Be A Better Way) [Posse 1984]
    4. Shahid – 1984 (Future Shock) [Clockwork 1984]
    5. CD III – Get Tough [Prelude 1984]
    6. Malcolm X – No Sell Out [Tommy Boy 1983]
    7. Abiodun Oyewole – There Was A Man [OBA 1985]
    8. Tranquilizing 3 – A Fact of Life [Apexton 1983]
    9. Carver High – Boogie With A Book (Let's Read) [Challenger 1985]
    10. Kool Kyle (The Original Star Child)* – Getting Over [Frills 1982]
    11. The Last Poets – Long Enough [Kee Wee 1984]
    12. Brothers Unique – School Daze [Sutra 1981]
    13. The Unknown Rapper – Election 80 Rapp [ALA 1980]
    14. Abdul Tariq – Education [Sutra 1986]
    15. Chill Fac-Torr – Cen’er City Rock [B Leaf 1984]
    16. I.R.T. (Interboro Rhythm Team) – Watch The Closing Doors! [RCA 1983]
    17. Cholly Rock And The Avenue B. Boogie Band – Cash Money [General Music 1981]
    18. Community People – Education Wrap [Max Music 1980]

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