hip hop ‘n’ cool

Release Date: 16th August 2004 Label: V2TV (V2TV1028572)

hip hop ‘n’ cool – commercial feelgood hip hop at it’s finest! We’re taking you on an uplifting hip hop journey back to when Soul II Soul and Arrested Development elevated our minds with conscious verbal expression and all girl trio Salt & Pepa schooled the ladies on the particulars of a ‘mighty good man’. So grab hold of hip hop ‘n’ cool and get ready for the ride as we travel through time with some of rap’s pioneers.


This double album is packed with tracks from legends like Snoop Doggy Dogg with “Who Am I” and soul sister Jean Knight with the massively popular “Mr Big Stuff” – not just hip hop, but hip hop ‘n’ cool! It’s got a dash of early 90’s flavour from artists such as De La Soul with ‘Eye Know’ and PM Dawn with ‘Set Adrift On Memory Bliss’. Also featured on the album is ’1980’ - the exclusive single from bright young UK hip hop star Estelle who is truly a talent to behold; she’s already being compared to rap’s finest Lauryn Hill and success is definitely on the cards.

If you’ve had enough of gangster rap bravado it’s highly recommended that you grab a copy of hip hop ‘n’ cool. The album for the summer bbq, the album for the motor with the windows down, hip hop ‘n’ cool….the ultimate feelgood hip hop album.

Final Tracklisting


1. Estelle - 1980
2. Salt ‘N Pepa with En Vogue - Whatta Man
3. Soul II Soul feat. Caron Wheeler – Keep On Movin’
4. Arrested Development - Mr Wendal
5. Tone Loc - Funky Cold Medina
6. Eric B & Rakim - I Know You Got Soul
7. James Brown – The Payback Mix
8. 2Pac feat. Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman – California Love
9. Snoop Doggy Dogg – Who Am I? (What’s My Name?)
10. LL Cool J - Phenomenon
11. The 45 King - The 900 Number
12. Young MC - Know How
13. Herbie Hancock - Rockit
14. Grandmaster Flash - Adventures Of Flash On The Wheels of Steel
15. Funky Four Plus 1 – That’s The Joint
16. Maceo And The Macks - Cross The Tracks (We Better Go Back)
17. Cash Money & Marvellous - Mighty Hard Rocker
18. Double Trouble & The Rebel MC - Street Tuff
19. Warren G feat Nate Dogg – Regulate
20. P.M. Dawn - Set Adrift On Memory Bliss

1. De La Soul - Eye Know
2. The Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight
3. Tone Loc - Wild Thing
4. Jean Knight – Mr Big Stuff
5. Dream Warriors – My Definition of A Boombastic Jazz Style
6. C & C Music Factory (presenting Freedom Williams - Things That Make You Go Hmmmm
7. Gang Starr - Jazz Thing
8. Jurassic 5 - Jayou
9. Jungle Brothers – Because I Got It Like That
10. Pharcyde - Ya Mama
11. Dr. Dre feat Snoop Doggy Dogg - Ain't Nuthin But A ‘G’ Thang
12. YZ - Thinking Of A Masterplan
13. Young MC - Bust A Move
14. Sugar Bear - Don't Scandalize Mine
15. Fatboy Slim - Gangster Trippin’
16. Wiseguys - Ooh La La
17. Izit - Stories
18. MC Lyte – Cold Rock A Party
19. King Bee – Back By Dope Demand