K-Def Featuring LL Cool J ‎– Year Of The Hip Hop

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SSR-005 K-Def Featuring LL Cool J K-Def Featuring LL Cool J - Year Of The Hip Hop(10", Ltd, Num) Slice-of-Spice, Ghetto Man Beats SSR-005 US 2011 Sell This Version
SSR-005 K-Def Featuring LL Cool J K-Def Featuring LL Cool J - Year Of The Hip Hop(10", Ltd, Num, Promo, Ora) Slice-of-Spice, Ghetto Man Beats SSR-005 US 2011 Sell This Version
SSR-005 K-Def Featuring LL Cool J K-Def Featuring LL Cool J - Year Of The Hip Hop(10", Ltd, Ora) Slice-of-Spice, Ghetto Man Beats SSR-005 US 2011 Sell This Version
SSR-005, none K-Def Featuring LL Cool J K-Def Featuring LL Cool J - Year Of The Hip Hop(10", TP) Slice-of-Spice, Ghetto Man Beats SSR-005, none US 2011 Sell This Version
SSR-005.5, none K-Def Featuring LL Cool J K-Def Featuring LL Cool J - Year Of The Hip Hop(7", TP) Slice-of-Spice, Ghetto Man Beats SSR-005.5, none US 2011 Sell This Version

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venomousmc

venomousmc

March 31, 2017
referencing Year Of The Hip Hop, 10", Ltd, Num, SSR-005
Tim Westwood played this on Radio One back in '94 (Source: I have the show on tape!) - This was before the days of mp3 so I wonder how many other DJ's have an original copy from '94? And was it on Tape, CD or Vinyl?
shylok

shylok

July 23, 2012
referencing Year Of The Hip Hop, 10", Ltd, Num, SSR-005
"Back in 1994 K-Def was working on some beats out of the B Room in Marley Marl’s House Of Hits when LL Cool J walked in on his session and said “let’s make some tracks together”. Uncle L had always wanted to rhyme on a track using the famous ESG breakbeat ‘UFO’, so he had Def lay it down with some scratches and then went to town with the mic. Both thought they had a sure fire hit on their hands but unfortunately it was never used.

The DAT tape of the studio session was feared lost for several years before it eventually turned up stuck behind a radiator! Now, 17 years later, K-Def and Slice-of-Spice are proud to present ‘Year Of The Hip Hop’ in all its vinyl glory." source http://www.hiphopsite.com/2011/09/13/ll-cool-j-year-of-the-hip-hop/
stylus_inc

stylus_inc

December 24, 2011
referencing Year Of The Hip Hop, 10", Ltd, Num, SSR-005
This recording was remasterd by K-Def himself from the original DAT tape so its the best quality they could offer. The Vocal and TV track were mastered differently when this was recorded back in the day so thats where the difference comes from.
HM-2

HM-2

December 18, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Year Of The Hip Hop, 10", Ltd, Num, SSR-005

Now that's a record a lot of people have been waiting for. Only to be disappointed by the fact that the vocal version is apparently taken from a cassette copy. The TV track has much better sound quality while the vocal version is ridden with hiss and sounds overall thinner. The music is out of question, you can't go wrong with the UFO break but the sound quality is a true let down