Various Artists

Urban Hits [EMI]

  • AllMusic Rating
    7
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman

This two-disc compilation from EMI U.K. gathers a somewhat random assortment of R&B, rap, garage, and dance-pop hits. It reaches back to the early and mid-‘90s (House of Pain’s “Jump Around,” D’Angelo’s “Brown Sugar”) but concentrates on the latter half of the 2000s’ first decade. The bulk of it is feel-good, party-ready material, led by Estelle’s “American Boy,” Wiley’s “Wearing My Rolex,” Kelis’ “Milkshake,” Missy Elliott’s “Get Ur Freak On,” the Ill Blu mix of Roll Deep’s “Good Time,” and Chingy’s “Right Thurr.”

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Tinie Tempah 04:29 Amazon
2 Naughty Boy 02:27 Amazon
3 Professor Green 03:42 Amazon
4 Chiddy Bang 03:12 Amazon
5 Ironik 03:09 Amazon
6 American Boy 04:03 Amazon
7 Dizzee Rascal 03:17 Amazon
8 Wiley 02:50 Amazon
9 Skepta 02:51 Amazon
10 Roll Deep 03:37 Amazon
11
Blame 04:10 Amazon
12
The Streets 04:11 Amazon
13
Pow
Lethal Bizzle 03:05 Amazon
14 Pitbull 03:04 Amazon
15 Flo Rida 03:25 Amazon
16 David Guetta 05:59 Amazon
17 Honorebel 02:42 Amazon
18 House of Pain 03:34 Amazon
19 Kelis 03:03 Amazon
20 Missy Elliott 03:23 Amazon
21 Snoop Dogg 03:58 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Jay-Z 04:15 Amazon
2 Jason Derulo 03:18 Amazon
3 Iyaz 03:02 Amazon
4 Lupe Fiasco 03:59 Amazon
5 03:19 Amazon
6 Alesha Dixon 03:36 Amazon
7 Jay Sean 03:12 Amazon
8 T.I. 04:10 Amazon
9 Gym Class Heroes 03:35 Amazon
10 Dem Franchize Boyz 04:42 Amazon
11
Chingy 04:10 Amazon
12
Bed
J. Holiday 04:35 Amazon
13 Mims 02:58 Amazon
14 Houston 03:56 Amazon
15 D'Angelo 04:23 Amazon
16 Coolio 04:01 Amazon
17 Gang Starr 03:37 Amazon
18 Mark B & Blade 04:20 Amazon
19 N.E.R.D 03:34 Amazon
20 Jay-Z 03:49 Amazon
blue highlight denotes track pick