For our second installment of The Orchard’s Catalogue Cuts, Orchard-ite Ben Wexler brings you the best of Hip Hop and Rap music from our vast repertoire.
We’ve got some “legendary” (quite literally) tunes from all coasts: Pigeon John, Murs, and Fashawn from the West; Lord Jamar, The RZA, R.A. The Rugged Man, and G.U.R.U. from the East; Royce Da 5’9″ and Nick Speed from the Midwest; and Stat Quo, Scarface, and K. Gates from the Dirty South.
You’ll notice some classics from back in the day like “Game Type” by Tragedy fka the Intelligent Hoodlum to the Hip-House smash “Turn Up The Bass” by Tyree Cooper featuring Kool Rock Steady, and some more recent tracks from the past 18 months including “Mega Fresh X” by Cormega feat. KRS-One, Kool DJ Red Alert, Big Daddy Kane, Grand Puba, and Parrish Smith of EPMD, “A’s & E’s” by Edo G. and Masta Ace feat. Marsha Ambrosius, and “What I’m Here For” by Rasheed Chappell feat. EPMD’s DJ Scratch.
If you want an eclectic mix of Hip-Hop, look no further than this totally dope playlist.