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RWD: The Legacy

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Starting in 2001, RWD magazine documented developments in U.K. garage, grime, and dubstep. This valuable triple-disc set will likely infuriate some followers who collected the stuff on a variety of labels and formats, both readily available and obscure. (During the early part of the 2000s, a fair amount of tenacity and patience was required for those who used file-sharing services, too.) Dozens of essentials and notables are scattered throughout, from underground faves to crossover hits. Among the best and most significant: Oxide & Neutrino's "Bound 4 da Reload," Sticky featuring Ms. Dynamite's "Booo!," So Solid Crew's "21 Seconds," the Streets' "Fit but You Know It," Tinchy Stryder's "Game Over," and Wiley's "Wearing My Rolex." Within the first verse of Dizzie Rascal's opening "Fix Up, Look Sharp," outsiders will have some understanding as to why these small scenes were such a big deal.

Track Listing - Disc 3

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
2:47
2
4:10
3
3:01
4
4:04
5
JME
3:15
6
4:05
7
4:38
8
3:55
9
3:27
10
3:30
11
2:33
12
3:17
13
3:24
14
4:28
15
C4
3:32
16
4:09
17
3:35
18
3:15
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