Various Artists

The Source Presents: Hip Hop Hits, Vol. 2

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It's neither understatement nor condescension to say that the Source is the Rolling Stone of hip-hop culture. It did for rap what Rolling Stone did for rock & roll; gave it a forum in which to be impartially presented and critically (but fairly) examined by some of the finest music journalists around. Accordingly, the first SOURCE PRESENTS compilation was a wide-ranging cross-section of hip-hop, representing the various, often disparate strains that make up the complex tapestry of the music.

THE SOURCE PRESENTS VOL. 2 is very much in the same vein. From Snoop Dogg's stoner self-confidence on "Still a G Thing" to Wyclef Jean's crossover moves on "Gone Till November," this collection peeks into every area of the hip-hop world. From Noreaga to Queen Pen to the late, great 2pac, what you get here amounts to a musical state-of-the-union address. And if these selections are any indication, the union is doing just fine.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:56
2 4:14
3 4:30
4 5:03
5 4:40
6 4:38
7 4:09
8 3:57
9 3:05
10 4:20
11 4:04
12 4:34
13 4:02
14 3:13
15 4:16
16 4:23
17 4:18
18 3:27
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