Hip-Hop’s Worldviews w Jeff Chang and Dr. Dawn Elissa-Fischer

Author and journalist Jeff Chang along with Dr. Dawn Elissa-Fischer joined the show this week to discuss hip-hop activism, politics and ideology. We also talked a bit about mixtapes, hip-hop in Japan, as well as, gave a quick birthday shout out to Prince!   And with his permission we offer the companion mixtape to Jeff Chang’s Can’t Stop Won’t Stop. This mixtape is brilliant in its presentation of hip-hop history, is extremely valuable as a teaching tool and as a reminder of the importance and genius of the under-appreciated mixtape tradition. Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: The Next Lesson   From the website: The mixtape was “produced by me [Jeff Chang], mixed by DJ D-Sharp and DJ Icewater and features the voices of the pioneers, readings by the Quannum fam…”

PROLOGUE
1 D-Sharp Just Can’t Stop

SIPPLE OUT DEH
2 Kingston /73 – Lyrics Born
Zen’s in this time mix
3 Ballistic Affair – Leroy Smart
War ina Babylon – Max Romeo
Leggo – Jah Lion
Black Vest – The Upsetters
4 Dub Explosion – Lyrics Born
King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown – Augustus Pablo

BLOOD AND FIRE, WITH MORE MUSIC
5 Bronx ’68 – Lateef the Truth Speaker
6 War and Peace – The Gangs of the Bronx
7 Ghetto Brother Power – Ghetto Brothers

DJ KOOL HERC MAKES A NAME
8 A Creation Myth – Joyo
D-Sharps Back to Sedgewick Mix
9 Fencewalk – Mandrill
I Wouldn’t Change a Thing – Coke Escovedo
You’ll Like It Too – Funkadelic
Son of Scorpio – Dennis Coffey
Give It Up Turnit Loose – James Brown
Kool is Back – Funk Inc.
10 Call Me Herc – DJ Kool Herc
Shaft in Africa – Johnny Pate
11 The Start of Something Big – Joyo

SOUL SALVATION
12 BAM POWER! – Pow Wow & Jazzy Jay
Bambaataa’s Theme – Afrika Bambaataa
13 Bam’s Faith – Afrika Bambaataa & Jazzy Jeff
14 Live at the Bronx River – Lisa Lee

FURIOUS STYLES
15 The Summer of ’79 at the T-Connection – Grandmaster Melle Mel
16 Three Anonymous Rappers – Lyrics Born
Good Timing – DJ Icewater
17 Hip Hop on a records!?!! – Chuck D
D-Sharp’s Hip-Hop on Wax Supreme B-Boy Mix
18 Rapping Ain’t No Thing – The Boogie Boys
Philosophy Rappin’ Spree – Super 3
19 Superappin’ – Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
Rapping & Rocking the House – Funky 4 + 1 More
At the Party – Treacherous Three
Daisy Lady – 7th Wonder
Expansions – Lonnie Liston Smith
Dance to the Drummer’s Beat – Herman Kelly & Life
It’s Just Begun – Jimmy Castor Bunch

1982 ETERNAL
20 Worldwide Understanding – Crazy Legs
D-Sharp’s at the Roxy Mix
21 At the Dixie – Fantastic Five Freaks
Rapture – Blondie
Jazzy Sensation – Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force
Mt. Airy Groove – Pieces of a Dream
22 Going Downtown – Popmaster Fabel
23 The Reagan Era – Kool Lady Blue
Genius of Love – Tom Tom Club
Here Comes That Beat – Pumpkin All Stars
The Message – Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five

THINGS FALL APART
24 The Other Planet Rock – Chief Xcel
Indio Danca Na Roda – Curumin
(Quannum Exclusive)
25 Cokane in My Brain – Dillinger
26 Rick’s Ready Rock – Chief Xcel
27 The Batteram (Commercial Version) – Toddy Tee

WHAT WE GOT TO SAY
28 The Ultimate Black Melting Pot – Chuck D
D-Sharp’s Whylin’ On The Island Mix
29 Strong Island – JVC Force
Pump That Bass (Get a Little Stupid Yo..) – Original Concept
30 The Name That Changed Everything – Bill Stephney
Don’t Believe the Hype – Public Enemy
Eric B. is President – Eric B. & Rakim
It’s My Thing – EPMD
It’s My Turn – Stezo
Rebel Without a Pause – Public Enemy
I Ain’t No Joke – Eric B. & Rakim

THE CULTURE ASSASINS
31 West Coast Poplock – Ronnie Hudson
32 Uncle Jam’s Army – Gift of Gab
33 Things Done Change – Gift of Gab
34 The New Blues – Gift of Gab
35 Murder Rap – Above the Law
Ya Better Bring a Gun -King Tee & Mixmaster Spade
Gangsta Gangsta – NWA
Rhyme’s Too Funny – Compton’s Most Wanted
How Ya Livin’ – Low Profile
Ruthless Villain – Eazy E & MC Ren
Feck Tha Police – NWA

GONNA WORK IT OUT
36 Risking it All – Joyo Velarde
37 A Vision of Peace – Daude Sherrills
38 Peace Treaty (White Label Mix) – KAM

NEW WORLD ORDER
39 The First Coast – DJ Kool Herc
40 Revelation Time -Lateef The Truth Speaker
41 Cell Therapy – Goodie Mob
42 A New Generation – Lateef The Truth Speaker
Icewater’s Better World Mix
43 If – Maroons
44 Last Trumpet Remix – Lyrics Born
(Quannum Exclusive)
45 Cade O Mocoto (Essa Coisa) – Curumin
(Quannum Exclusive)

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Author: Jared Ball
Emancipatory Journalism & Media Jared A. Ball is a father and husband. After that he is a professor of Media and Africana Studies and produces multimedia for imixwhatilike.org. > Dr. Jared A. Ball

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