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Stax Records to reveal The Soul of Hip Hop
Listen to any influential hip-hop artist from the last few decades, and you'll hear it: the familiar hook that you swear you've heard before. Chances are, you probably have.
Hip-hop artists have long payed homage to their soul-music roots through samples in their songs. Now Stax Records is celebrating its reputation as a sampling mainstay with the release of The Soul of Hip Hop, Volume I. The 14-track compilation, which features hits from Isaac Hayes, Booker T. & The MGs, The Dramatics and more, will be released March 31 by the recently re-born label.
1. "Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth" - 24 Carat Black
2. "Blind Alley" - The Emotions
3. "Melting Pot" - Booker T. & The MGs
4. "Humpin" - The Bar-Kays
5. "Get Up and Get Down" - The Dramatics
6. "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymsitic" - Isaac Hayes
7. "Hung Up On My Baby" - Isaac Hayes
8. "I'm Afraid the Masquerade Is Over" - David Porter
9. "After the Laughter (Comes Tears)" - Wendy Rene
10. "As Long As I've Got You" - Charmels
11. "Why Marry" - The Sweet Inspirations
12. "Do the Funky Penguin (Part 1)" - Rufus Thomas
13. "Packed Up and Took My Mind" - Little Milton
14. "I Forgot To Be Your Lover" - William Bell