1. Comparing Lauryn Hill’s reharmonizations of Kurtis Blow and the Delfonics in “If I Ruled the World” to the original recordings. 

    Performer: Lauryn Hill; Song: “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)”; Artist: Nas; Album: It Was Written; Year 1996.
    Listen: “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)

    Song: “If I Ruled the World”; Artist: Kurtis Blow; Album: America; Year: 1985.
    Listen: “If I Ruled the World

    Song: “Walk Right Up to the Sun”; Artist: The Delfonics; Album: Tell Me This is a Dream; Year 1971.
    Listen: “Walk Right Up to the Sun

     

  2. 20th Anniversary: Enter the Wu-Tung (36 Chambers), November 9,
    1993. 


    Rapper: GZA; Song: “Protect Ya Neck”; Time Mark: 4:25; Artist: Wu-Tang Clan; Album: Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).
    Listen: ”Protect Ya Neck

     

  3. 20th Anniversary: Enter the Wu-Tung (36 Chambers), November 9, 1993. 

    Rapper: Ghostface Kiillah; Song: “Bring Da Ruckus”; Time Mark: 0:27; Artist: Wu-Tang Clan; Album: Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).
    Listen: “Bring Da Ruckus

     

  4. Rapper: Guru; Song: “Full Clip”; Time Mark: 2:52; Artist: Gang Starr; Album: Full Clip. 
    Listen: “Full Clip

     

  5. Producer: OutKast; Song: “SpottieOttieDopaliscious”; Time Mark: 0:37; Year: 1998; Artist: OutKast; Album: Aquemini. 
    Listen: “SpottieOttieDopaliscious

     

  6. Artist: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five; Song: “Superappin’”; Time Mark: 2:32; Year: 1979. 
    Listen: “Superappin’

     

  7. Producer: The Neptunes; Song: “Grindin’”; Time Mark: 0:58; Year: 2002; Artist: Clipse; Album: Lord Willin’.
    Listen: “Grindin’ 

     

  8. Rapper: 2Pac; Song: “Keep Ya Head Up”; Time Mark: 2:42; Artist: 2Pac.
    Listen: “Keep Ya Head Up

     

  9. The Bridge Wars

    Passage 1:
    Rapper: MC Shan; Song: “The Bridge”; Time Mark: 1:00; Artist: MC Shan; Album: later appeared on Down By Law.
    Listen: “The Bridge

    Passage 2 (Response): 
    Rapper: KRS-One; Song: “South Bronx”; Time Mark: 0:54; Artist: Boogie Down Productions; Album: later appeared on Criminal Minded. 
    Listen: “South Bronx

     

  10. Rapper: Q-Tip; Song: “Check the Rhime”; Time Mark: 2:54; Artist: A Tribe Called Quest; Album: The Low End Theory. 

     

  11. Rapper: E-40; Song: “Sprinkle Me”; Time Mark: 0:32; Artist: E-40; Album: In a Major Way.
    Listen: "Sprinkle Me"

     

  12. Rapper: Dizzee Rascal; Song: “Fix Up, Look Sharp”; Time Mark: 1:00; Artist: Dizzee Rascal; Album: Boy in da Corner.
    Listen: "Fix Up, Look Sharp"

     

  13. Producer: Dr. Dre; Song: “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang”; Year: 1992; Artist: Dr. Dre; Album: The Chronic.
    Listen: Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang”

     

  14. Producer: Easy Mo Bee; Song: “Flava in Ya Ear”; Year: 1994; Artist: Craig Mack; Album: Project: Funk da World.
    Listen: "Flava in Ya Ear"

     

  15. Rapper: Mos Def; Song: “Hip Hop”; Time Mark: 1:18; Artist: Mos Def; Album: Black on Both Sides.
    Listen: "Hip Hop"