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REDISCOVER The '70s: Roots of Hip-Hop

Curated by Amazon's Music Experts

These artists weren't Hip-Hop, but their tracks became the blueprint for the genre's architects.

75 SONGS • 6 HOURS AND 3 MINUTES

1Funky Drummer (Bonus Beat Reprise)2Apache3Take Me To The Mardi Gras4Amen Brother5Use Me6Ashley's Roachclip7Impeach the President8The Big Beat9Hihache10The Revolution Will Not Be Televised11Good Times12I Want'a Do Something Freaky To You13Mothership Connection (Star Child)14Little Ghetto Boy (Live)15Footsteps in the Dark, Pts. 1 & 216I Get Lifted (2004 Remaster)17U.F.O18It's a New Day19It's Your Thing20Get out of My Life Woman21Papa Was Too22I Know You Got Soul (Extended Version)23The Payback24Hyperbolicsyllablecsesquedalymistic (Album - Remaster)25The Edge26Hum Along And Dance27Spinning Wheel (Remastered)28You're Getting a Little Too Smart29I'm so Glad You're Mine30Why Can't People Be Colors Too?31(You) Got What I Need32Kissing My Love33When the Revolution Comes34Down Here On The Ground (Live At The Cliche' Lounge, Newark, New Jersey, 1970 / Remastered 2000)35Nautilus36Hospital Prelude Of Love Theme37Wildflower38I Just Wanna Stop39Funky President (People It's Bad) (Single Version)40Walk On By (Single Edit - Remaster)41Never Gonna Stop42Be Alright43Backstrokin'44One Nation Under A Groove45Vegetable Wagon46Living Together is Keeping Us Apart47Ode To Billie Joe48Bam Bam49Jungle Fever50Jungle Boogie51Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)52Love Don't Live Here Anymore53Do Your Thing54Big Sur Suite55Brother's Gonna Work It Out56Dem Niggers Ain't Playing57Express Yourself58Move on Up (Extended Version)59San Juan Sunset60Cantaloupe Island (Remastered 1999/Rudy Van Gelder Edition)61Fight the Power, Pts. 1 & 262Little Miss Lover (Olympic Studios, London, UK, October 1, 1967)63Make It Funky (Pt. 1)64Funky Worm65Bound66Didn't I67(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right68A Garden Of Peace69That's All Right with Me70Daylight71Mystic Brew72Man Oh Man73Sister Sanctified74Think Twice [feat. Kay Haith]75Red Clay