Various Artists

Urban Hits [EMI]

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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
1 4:29
2 2:27
3 3:42
4 3:12
5 3:09
6 4:03
7 3:17
8 2:50
9 2:51
10 3:37
11
4:10
12
4:11
13
3:05
14 3:04
15 3:25
16 5:59
17 2:42
18 3:34
19 3:03
20 3:23
21 3:58

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 4:15
2 3:18
3 3:02
4 3:59
5 3:19
6 3:36
7 3:12
8 4:10
9 3:35
10 4:42
11
4:10
12
4:35
13 2:58
14 3:56
15 4:23
16 4:01
17 3:37
18 4:20
19 3:34
20 3:49
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