On my other website, Daddy’s Hangout I used to feature a dope mixtape every Friday that was called Mixtape Friday. The last one was done almost two years ago, and this is something I wanted to bring back. With my new site up and running, this is the perfect place for it. Sometimes I may feature an actual mixtape and there will be times that something I put together will be featured. Most likely it’ll have to do with hip hop, but occasionally there will be some R&B or old-school slow jams. With Eric B & Rakim celebrating the 30th anniversary of their iconic Follow the Leader album I had an idea. Let’s kick things off with something from the original Golden Age of Hip Hop. On Spotify, this playlist I put together is title, Best of 1988 Volume 1 and the other one drops next Friday.
Volume 1 features some of the dopest track from the year of 1988. This was around the time that I became in love with hip hop by staying the summer with my grandma. My uncle had just graduated high school and I thought he was the coolest dude ever. Most of the time he let me chill in his room, rock his gear and play around with his records. Before then, all I pretty much knew was Motown and trust me, that’s cool. Hip Hop came along, and it changed everything for me. With this playlist, it brings back so many memories and hopefully this will bring appreciate to hip hop in its earlier years. Eric B & Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, N.W.A and many others are featured. Check out the playlist above and enjoy your Friday.
What do you think about this playlist? Who’s your favorite artists from this era? What’s your favorite album from 1988? Leave a comment below and enjoy!