GET ON DOWN: Jukebox Series – Hip-hop classics on 45 for first time (2015)

Jukebox Series hip-hop Get On DownAs seven inch mania metastasizes, prestige re-issue label Get On Down is all set to release a number of hip-hop classics on 45 (including MOP’s Ante Up) that have never previously been on the format because, as one of the label’s co-founders has discovered, not that many hip-hop singles were released on seven inch back in the day. Quite possibly this had something to do with hip-hop djs’ predilection for doing a thing called ‘scratching’ and a twelve inch platter with it’s greater stability and purchase area facilitates the process. Still that’s not to say you can’t scratch with seven inches – and now of course you can shove them in your jukebox as well. That’s assuming you have the several grand required for a quality model – or at least the three hundred required for the budget Argos version. Hip-hop seven inches are also, of course, perfect for northern soul djs who secretly love a bit of Bronx heat but would commit career suicide were they ever to be seen in public with album-sized vinyl. Full list of tracks below and promo vid. below that…

Raekwon “Criminology” b/w “Glaciers of Ice”
Mobb Deep “Shook Ones” (Pt.1 / Pt. 2) [Commercial version of “Pt. II”
M.O.P. “Ante Up” b/w “Ante Up Remix”
Ghostface Killah “Camay” b/w “Daytona 500”

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