Best of 1988 Hip Hop
Hip Hop,  Mixtapes/Compilation Albums,  Music

Best of 1988 Hip Hop for Mixtape Friday

We have finally arrived at Friday once again, so you know what that means? It’s time for another Mixtape Friday and I’m hoping all my old-school hip hop heads will enjoy it. After traveling back to the 90s with Suave House Records last week, we’re going to the 80s. As far as the 80s go, we’re going to the year of 1988. By all accounts, this was the year of the original Golden Age of Hip Hop. Eric B & Rakim, Slick Rick, EPMD, Big Daddy Kane, Public Enemy, N.W.A. and Boogie Down Productions all dropped classics. This was the era that made me fall in love with hip hop. For this week’s Mixtape Friday, the Best of 1988 Hip Hop will be featured. There will be a total of 41 songs, and it’s split into two different playlists. Check the track listing and stream links below.

1988 Volume 1

  1. Children’s Story- Slick Rick
  2. It Takes Two- Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock
  3. Ain’t No Half Steppin- Big Daddy Kane
  4. Follow the Leader- Eric B & Rakim
  5. My Philosophy- Boogie Down Productions
  6. You Gots to Chill- EPMS
  7. I’m Your Pusher- Ice T
  8. Straight Outta Compton- N.W.A.
  9. Rebel Without A Pause- Public Enemy
  10. Posse on Broadway- Sir-Mix-A-Lot
  11. Hype- Kid-N-Play
  12. Mary, Mary- Run DMC
  13. Kid-N-Play- Rollin With Kid-N-Play
  14. Crush- Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock
  15. We Want Eazy- Eazy-E
  16. Top Billin- Audio Two
  17. Colors- Ice T
  18. Express Yourself- N.W.A.
  19. Parents Just Don’t Understand- DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
  20. Hey Young World- Slick Rick

1988 Volume 2

  1. Teenage Love- Slick Rick
  2. Fuck Tha Police- N.W.A.
  3. Don’t Believe the Hype- Public Enemy
  4. Set It Off- Big Daddy Kane
  5. Microphone Fiend- Eric B & Rakim
  6. La Di Da Di- Slick Rick ft. Doug E. Fresh
  7. Eazy Duz It- Eazy-E
  8. Raw Remix- Big Daddy Kane
  9. The R- Eric B & Rakim
  10. High Rollers- Ice T
  11. The Ruler’s Back- Slick Rick
  12. I’m Still #1- Boogie Down Productions
  13. Run’s House- Run DMC
  14. Vapors- Biz Markie
  15. Gangsta Gangsta- N.W.A.
  16. Talkin All That Jazz- Stetsasonic
  17. Joy and Pain- Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock
  18. Boyz-N Da Hood Remix- Eazy E
  19. Night of the Living Baseheads- Public Enemy
  20. Move Something- 2 Live Crew
  21. 8 Ball Remix- N.W.A.

What are some of your favorite tracks from 1988? How about your favorite albums? What do you think about my Mixtape Friday featuring 1988 Hip Hop? Leave some feedback below about anything related to my tribute to 1988 Hip Hop.

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