This is Q Ball here! I was talking to GrandSinister Ice, Danger S, and Da Emazing One a while back about dope Hip Hop tracks every head must own in their collection. At first we talked about songs that set the trend or songs that changed the game, but the conversation simply evolved into creating an essential collection every Hip Hop culture enthusiast, music lover, street dancer, DJ, beat junkie, or aspiring artist must own in their collection.
These banging joints range from game breaking classics and obvious hits to bangers you may have slept on. Understand, these recordings are not always going to be just Hip Hop songs but absolute break beat essentials that are indeed crucial for the crate! Back in the days, DJs often battled to see who would win props with the beat of the week. Afrika Bambaataa definitely was the trailblazer in that category going where no DJ has gone before! And that was long before Hip Hop was even recorded or anyone knew what an SP12 was!
If you are new to Hip Hop music’s immense variety because you have been imprisoned by the media outlets, then we have a special treat for you. Today we begin the Crucial For The Crate series where we at Old School Scholar make 10 random recommendations of dope songs everyone should have on their playlist; especially DJs!
I hope we have created a fantastic scavenger hunt for many of you new and old to Hip Hop music. Some songs may need an acquired taste. Some may have to grow on you. Some songs may have easily been forgotten by you for whatever reason. And some may have missed you completely making you feel like you ain’t down by law no more, but that is okay! We are hear to save the day!
Let’s begin the quest to collect essential dope songs that are Crucial For The Crate per our first round of recommendations by Da Emazing One himself!