Totally essential! The Cold Chillin' label has had a legendary influence on hip hop – from their early days as an indie, to their largest days distributed by Warner, to more recent life as a stripped down indie again. But through it all, they've always delivered some totally high quality hip hop – most of which has only ever been reissued on halfway-legit compilations, or poorly packaged reissues. Now, the folks at BBE have gone straight to the source – and have asked Marley Marl (the genius behind so many of these cuts), to select some of the finest moments from the label. The set includes 2 rare unreleased cuts – "QB Rockin" by Marley Marl and "Raw" by Kool G Rap and Big Daddy Kane
– plus loads of other classics, including "The Bridge" by MC Shan
, "Ain't No Half Steppin" by Big Daddy Kane
, "Me & The Biz" by Masta Ace, "Poison" by Kool G Rap & Polo, "The Doo Doo" by Biz Markie, "Have A Nice Day" by Roxanne Shan
te, "Droppin Science" by Marley Marl & Craig G, and the legendary "Symphony" by Marley Marl and the Juice Crew All Stars. The CD comes as a 2-disc set – one CD featuring the tracks in their original format, the other CD featuring the whole deal mixed together live by Marley Marl!
(Out of print.)