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Old School Rap Party, Vol. 2

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Thump's Old School Rap Party discs are another way to recycle a bunch of popular songs that were compiled too frequently to begin with. This series tends to focus on late-'80s and early-'90s singles that crossed over into the mainstream, and everything is most certainly party oriented. For better or worse (mostly worse), some inclusions merely have rapping in them and have played no role in hip-hop culture whatsoever (Tony! Toni! Toné!'s "Let's Get Down"). Highlights include Gucci Crew's "Sally That Girl," Heavy D & the Boyz' "We Got Our Own Thing," Pharcyde's "Runnin'," and Mantronix's "Fresh Is the Word." With a handful of Tone-Loc and Young MC picks, the disc is actually more of a sampler of the Delicious Vinyl label than old-school rap.

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