released February 25 2011
THE ULTIMATE HIP HOP COLLECTION HAS ARRIVED. SPANNING 3 DECADES OF CLASSIC CUTS!
Just over 30 years ago a revolution was taking place deep in South Bronx, loops and breaks were being fused beneath African and Jamaican rhyme and prose, a new musical and cultural movement was starting. 5 miles away from the cultural epicenter, Master Gee, Wonder Mike and Big Bank Hank, added the final touches to a record which would drive the musical coop and change the shape of music forever –a six-and-a-half minute funk-jam titled ‘Rappers Delight’. Hip Hop had arrived - and over 30 years later, Ministry of Sound is keeping the block party going with the latest installment in their Anthems series - Anthems: 30 Years of Hip Hop!
Celebrating the genre’s achievements, Ministry of Sound have been crate digging and dusting off the original 33’s, 45’s and LPs to bring you 54 of the greatest hip-hop tracks released across the past three decades, in an essential collection of Hip Hop. Ministry of Sound Anthems: 30 Years of Hip Hop is an exploration of the genre’s roots, it’s journey through the years, and where it sits today. Featuring tracks from Hip Hop illuminati like Grandmaster Flash, Naughty By Nature, Cypress Hill, Afrika Bambaataa, Dj Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Outkast, Blackstreet, Busta Rhymes, Jurassic 5, Dr. Dre, Salt N Pepa and many many more.
So, kick back and educate yourself in a sound that is still breaking barriers and rocking dancefloors in the biggest of nightclubs and dancehalls to this day!